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South Koreans rush to eat pork as swine fever cuts supply and threatens entire industry

On Wednesday, tests confirmed the country’s sixth case on a farm in Ganghwa, near the border with North Korea. Hundreds of officials have been deployed to inspect disinfection efforts.

26 Sep 2019 - 3:30PM

On Wednesday, tests confirmed the country’s sixth case on a farm in Ganghwa, near the border with North Korea. Hundreds of officials have been deployed to inspect disinfection efforts.

South Koreans rush to eat pork as swine fever cuts supply and threatens entire industry
Kim Jong-un vows to strengthen Pyongyang-Beijing ties, amid efforts to restart US talks

The North Korean leader says he will make every effort to strengthen ties with China, as the North also seeks to resume stalled denuclearisation talks with the US.

20 Sep 2019 - 10:40PM

The North Korean leader says he will make every effort to strengthen ties with China, as the North also seeks to resume stalled denuclearisation talks with the US.

Kim Jong-un vows to strengthen Pyongyang-Beijing ties, amid efforts to restart US talks
Police identify suspect in South Korea’s infamous cold case ‘Hwaseong murders’

Between 1986 and 1991, 10 women were raped and killed in Hwaseong County but despite a vast investigation, the culprit was never found.

19 Sep 2019 - 7:21PM

Between 1986 and 1991, 10 women were raped and killed in Hwaseong County but despite a vast investigation, the culprit was never found.

Police identify suspect in South Korea’s infamous cold case ‘Hwaseong murders’
Japan’s ‘economic sanctions’ against South Korea will backfire: Chinese ambassador to Seoul

Qiu Guohong says Tokyo will ‘suffer damage’ from its decision to curb exports of key materials to Seoul, in an apparent reference to the US-China trade war.

11 Sep 2019 - 10:57PM

Qiu Guohong says Tokyo will ‘suffer damage’ from its decision to curb exports of key materials to Seoul, in an apparent reference to the US-China trade war.

Japan’s ‘economic sanctions’ against South Korea will backfire: Chinese ambassador to Seoul
Seoul eyes intelligence-sharing pact with Bangkok as President Moon Jae-in seeks pivot to Asean

In a diplomatic shift, Seoul aims to reduce its reliance on the US, China, Japan and Russia. Partnering with Seoul could help Asean avoid debt traps with China, observers say, but others point to Beijing’s ‘unmatched’ ability to invest in the region.

1 Sep 2019 - 4:56PM

In a diplomatic shift, Seoul aims to reduce its reliance on the US, China, Japan and Russia. Partnering with Seoul could help Asean avoid debt traps with China, observers say, but others point to Beijing’s ‘unmatched’ ability to invest in the region.

Seoul eyes intelligence-sharing pact with Bangkok as President Moon Jae-in seeks pivot to Asean
Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong was ‘wrongfully’ released from prison, South Korean court rules

The Supreme Court ordered the retrial of Lee, who was convicted for bribery in a case that helped bring down former president Park Geun-hye. The decision comes as Samsung faces headwinds caused by global trade disputes.

29 Aug 2019 - 3:01PM

The Supreme Court ordered the retrial of Lee, who was convicted for bribery in a case that helped bring down former president Park Geun-hye. The decision comes as Samsung faces headwinds caused by global trade disputes.

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong was ‘wrongfully’ released from prison, South Korean court rules
Explainer | Explained: why Samsung heir’s corruption case poses a new test for embattled South Korean firm

Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong faces a return to jail if the Supreme Court rules against him in a high-profile corruption case, potentially dealing a further blow to the group which is already suffering as a result of export curbs by Japan and the US-China trade war.

29 Aug 2019 - 4:19PM

Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong faces a return to jail if the Supreme Court rules against him in a high-profile corruption case, potentially dealing a further blow to the group which is already suffering as a result of export curbs by Japan and the US-China trade war.

Explained: why Samsung heir’s corruption case poses a new test for embattled South Korean firm
South Korea’s Moon tones down Japan criticism on anniversary of World War II surrender

Japan-South Korea relations are at their lowest and all eyes were on how leaders would manage the politically-charged anniversary.

15 Aug 2019 - 10:35PM

Japan-South Korea relations are at their lowest and all eyes were on how leaders would manage the politically-charged anniversary.

South Korea’s Moon tones down Japan criticism on anniversary of World War II surrender
North Korea offers support for Beijing over Hong Kong protests, condemning ‘foreign forces’

North Korea relies on China for food and fuel. Since March 2018, Kim has visited China four times. Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Pyongyang two months ago.

12 Aug 2019 - 1:29PM

North Korea relies on China for food and fuel. Since March 2018, Kim has visited China four times. Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Pyongyang two months ago.

North Korea offers support for Beijing over Hong Kong protests, condemning ‘foreign forces’
South Korea’s Samsung scrambles to find replacements for Japanese suppliers as trade row rumbles on

Two of the materials targeted by Tokyo’s curbs are essential to making memory chips, while a third is used for hi-tech TV screens and smartphone displays.

8 Aug 2019 - 1:08PM

Two of the materials targeted by Tokyo’s curbs are essential to making memory chips, while a third is used for hi-tech TV screens and smartphone displays.

South Korea’s Samsung scrambles to find replacements for Japanese suppliers as trade row rumbles on
Seoul axes Tokyo from trusted export list in tit-for-tat move as angry South Koreans wage anti-Abe protests

South Korea has also hinted at imposing restrictions on Japanese food imports and trips to the neighbouring country.

2 Aug 2019 - 10:20PM

South Korea has also hinted at imposing restrictions on Japanese food imports and trips to the neighbouring country.

Seoul axes Tokyo from trusted export list in tit-for-tat move as angry South Koreans wage anti-Abe protests
South Korea’s Moon Jae-in warns Japan of retaliation for trusted export list removal

Tokyo said it did not intend for the move to affect relations with Seoul. But the South Korean president said his government would hold Japan responsible for what happens next .

2 Aug 2019 - 3:33PM

Tokyo said it did not intend for the move to affect relations with Seoul. But the South Korean president said his government would hold Japan responsible for what happens next .

South Korea’s Moon Jae-in warns Japan of retaliation for trusted export list removal
South Korean Grace Road Church cult founder Shin Ok-ju gets six years in jail for torturing followers in Fiji

The pastor convinced her followers to move to Fiji in 2014, claiming they would be safe there from imminent natural disasters.

30 Jul 2019 - 1:06PM

The pastor convinced her followers to move to Fiji in 2014, claiming they would be safe there from imminent natural disasters.

South Korean Grace Road Church cult founder Shin Ok-ju gets six years in jail for torturing followers in Fiji
South Korea looks to Asean for help in its ‘trade war’ with Japan

Relations between the two sides have become increasingly strained in recent months. Could an intervention by their regional trading partners be the key to normalising ties?

29 Jul 2019 - 9:09PM

Relations between the two sides have become increasingly strained in recent months. Could an intervention by their regional trading partners be the key to normalising ties?

South Korea looks to Asean for help in its ‘trade war’ with Japan
2 dead, several athletes injured in South Korean nightclub collapse near World Aquatics Championships

Among the injured were athletes from the US, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Italy and Brazil. Those killed were both South Korean. They were hit by an upper deck area that collapsed.

27 Jul 2019 - 9:40PM

Among the injured were athletes from the US, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Italy and Brazil. Those killed were both South Korean. They were hit by an upper deck area that collapsed.

2 dead, several athletes injured in South Korean nightclub collapse near World Aquatics Championships
In South Korea, No 2 to former president Roh dismisses ‘dirty tricks’ in CIA files as groundless

Park Chul-un, brother-in-law and closest aide to president Roh Tae-woo, says ‘no election fraud was planned or carried out’ in the 1987 polls, though CIA files obtained by the Post show preparations to fix the election.

22 Jul 2019 - 11:04PM

Park Chul-un, brother-in-law and closest aide to president Roh Tae-woo, says ‘no election fraud was planned or carried out’ in the 1987 polls, though CIA files obtained by the Post show preparations to fix the election.

In South Korea, No 2 to former president Roh dismisses ‘dirty tricks’ in CIA files as groundless
South Korean stars Song Hye-kyo and Song Joong-ki finalise divorce, ending romance that began on ‘Descendants of the Sun’

An amicable divorce settlement, without alimony payment or division of assets, was approved for the high-profile star couple on Monday.

22 Jul 2019 - 4:08PM

An amicable divorce settlement, without alimony payment or division of assets, was approved for the high-profile star couple on Monday.

South Korean stars Song Hye-kyo and Song Joong-ki finalise divorce, ending romance that began on ‘Descendants of the Sun’
In Seoul, man lights himself on fire in front of Japan embassy amid row over forced wartime labour

South Korea and Japan are locked in a dispute over compensation for forced labourers during the second world war and Tokyo’s controls on hi-tech exports.

19 Jul 2019 - 10:47PM

South Korea and Japan are locked in a dispute over compensation for forced labourers during the second world war and Tokyo’s controls on hi-tech exports.

In Seoul, man lights himself on fire in front of Japan embassy amid row over forced wartime labour
South Korea braces for more export curbs as Moon Jae-in warns of ‘greater damage’ to Japan’s economy

Tokyo could next week remove Seoul from its ‘white list’ of trusted trade partners and expand export restrictions to a further 40 categories of products.

15 Jul 2019 - 9:58PM

Tokyo could next week remove Seoul from its ‘white list’ of trusted trade partners and expand export restrictions to a further 40 categories of products.

South Korea braces for more export curbs as Moon Jae-in warns of ‘greater damage’ to Japan’s economy
Russia offers lifeline to South Korea amid hi-tech exports flap with Japan: Yonhap

The South Korean media outlet says Moscow wants to sell hydrogen fluoride to the country’s semiconductor makers, with the news coming as Japanese and South Korean officials met in Tokyo to discuss export controls

12 Jul 2019 - 10:44PM

The South Korean media outlet says Moscow wants to sell hydrogen fluoride to the country’s semiconductor makers, with the news coming as Japanese and South Korean officials met in Tokyo to discuss export controls

Russia offers lifeline to South Korea amid hi-tech exports flap with Japan: Yonhap
US mulls suspending sanctions if North Korea agrees to denuclearisation, Yonhap reports

Washington is considering lifting restrictions on Pyongyang’s exports of coal and textiles should the nation freeze its entire nuclear programme, a Yonhap report says.

12 Jul 2019 - 6:56AM

Washington is considering lifting restrictions on Pyongyang’s exports of coal and textiles should the nation freeze its entire nuclear programme, a Yonhap report says.

US mulls suspending sanctions if North Korea agrees to denuclearisation, Yonhap reports
South Korea seeks US intervention to heal deepening rift with Japan over hi-tech export restrictions

Seoul has warned the dispute could have negative consequences for the South Korea-US-Japan trilateral alliance, and regards Tokyo’s restrictions on exports of hi-tech materials as politically motivated.

11 Jul 2019 - 9:31PM

Seoul has warned the dispute could have negative consequences for the South Korea-US-Japan trilateral alliance, and regards Tokyo’s restrictions on exports of hi-tech materials as politically motivated.

South Korea seeks US intervention to heal deepening rift with Japan over hi-tech export restrictions
South Korea’s Moon warns Tokyo against taking trade dispute into ‘dead-end street’

President Moon Jae-in met with senior executives from 30 leading companies and criticised Japan for imposing export curbs on three materials for political purposes.

10 Jul 2019 - 9:02PM

President Moon Jae-in met with senior executives from 30 leading companies and criticised Japan for imposing export curbs on three materials for political purposes.

South Korea’s Moon warns Tokyo against taking trade dispute into ‘dead-end street’
South Korean man investigated over bid to join ISIS, theft of detonating devices

The 23-year-old allegedly propagated terrorist activities by uploading videos and materials of ISIS’ acts, and was in contact with members of the group. He is suspected of stealing the detonators during his stint in the military.

9 Jul 2019 - 7:44PM

The 23-year-old allegedly propagated terrorist activities by uploading videos and materials of ISIS’ acts, and was in contact with members of the group. He is suspected of stealing the detonators during his stint in the military.

South Korean man investigated over bid to join ISIS, theft of detonating devices
Japan-South Korea ‘trade war’: Moon warns Tokyo not to ‘force Seoul’s hand’ over export curbs on hi-tech materials

The president said Seoul preferred ‘a diplomatic settlement’ as tit-for-tat measures were undesirable for both countries. He will meet heads of 30 major conglomerates on Wednesday to discuss a response.

9 Jul 2019 - 12:25PM

The president said Seoul preferred ‘a diplomatic settlement’ as tit-for-tat measures were undesirable for both countries. He will meet heads of 30 major conglomerates on Wednesday to discuss a response.

Japan-South Korea ‘trade war’: Moon warns Tokyo not to ‘force Seoul’s hand’ over export curbs on hi-tech materials
South Koreans call for boycott of Japanese cars, beer and cosmetics as ‘trade war’ intensifies

Japan this week announced restrictions on hi-tech materials exported to South Korea, as both countries remain locked in a row over forced labour. On social media, there are calls for South Koreans to avoid Japanese cars, beer, cosmetics and clothes and at least 17,000 people have signed a petition supporting ‘economic retaliation’.

5 Jul 2019 - 7:02PM

Japan this week announced restrictions on hi-tech materials exported to South Korea, as both countries remain locked in a row over forced labour. On social media, there are calls for South Koreans to avoid Japanese cars, beer, cosmetics and clothes and at least 17,000 people have signed a petition supporting ‘economic retaliation’.

South Koreans call for boycott of Japanese cars, beer and cosmetics as ‘trade war’ intensifies
Retired South Korean baseball star Lee Yeo-sang accused of selling drugs to teenagers he coached as anti-doping crackdown continues

Lee Yeo-Sang, 35, allegedly administered anabolic steroids, growth hormone, testosterone and other drugs to seven teenagers.

3 Jul 2019 - 3:58PM

Lee Yeo-Sang, 35, allegedly administered anabolic steroids, growth hormone, testosterone and other drugs to seven teenagers.

Retired South Korean baseball star Lee Yeo-sang accused of selling drugs to teenagers he coached as anti-doping crackdown continues
Japan-South Korea ‘trade war’: has Tokyo shot itself in foot?

Japan is to restrict exports to South Korea of three key materials used in smartphone displays and chips as bilateral ties take turn for the worse. For Tokyo, it sounds like a good short-term strategy. But in the long term?

3 Jul 2019 - 12:48PM

Japan is to restrict exports to South Korea of three key materials used in smartphone displays and chips as bilateral ties take turn for the worse. For Tokyo, it sounds like a good short-term strategy. But in the long term?

Japan-South Korea ‘trade war’: has Tokyo shot itself in foot?
Thousands of Chinese flock to South Korea for easier and quicker driving licences

Number of licences issued to short-stay Chinese is on the rise, but lawmakers are being urged to crack down on the trend and change the test process amid fears of unskilled drivers.

1 Jul 2019 - 9:50AM

Number of licences issued to short-stay Chinese is on the rise, but lawmakers are being urged to crack down on the trend and change the test process amid fears of unskilled drivers.

Thousands of Chinese flock to South Korea for easier and quicker driving licences
Trump expected to visit DMZ during Moon summit in Seoul, raising hopes of resumption in denuclearisation talks with Kim

The US president and his South Korean counterpart are seen as likely to travel to the area and issue a joint statement on peace, while a Trump visit would also be a political stunt for his domestic audience, an expert says.

25 Jun 2019 - 9:29AM

The US president and his South Korean counterpart are seen as likely to travel to the area and issue a joint statement on peace, while a Trump visit would also be a political stunt for his domestic audience, an expert says.

Trump expected to visit DMZ during Moon summit in Seoul, raising hopes of resumption in denuclearisation talks with Kim