Feb 12, 2016

Beijing's misplaced anger

If Beijing wants to promote peace and security in Asia, it should help counter the sources of instability, instead of denying governments the means to defend themselves.

China pushes back on THAAD

Feb 12, 2016

China pushes back on THAAD

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China is critical of moves to deploy a missile defense system in South Korea in the wake of North Korea's rocket launch, but fails to offer much in the way of constructive suggestions on how the South can ensure its own security otherwise.

Feb 12, 2016

Four-nation eel talks on ice because of Chinese objections

Negotiations among Japan, China, South Korea and Taiwan on resource management of the Japanese eel, which is in danger of extinction, have been suspended since June, Jiji Press has learned. This is because China has been reluctant to accept a proposal to establish a ...

North Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factory

Feb 11, 2016

North Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factory

North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul’s earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North’s recent rocket launch a ...

U.S. Senate passes bill to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions

Feb 11, 2016

U.S. Senate passes bill to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions

Seeking to derail North Korea’s drive for nuclear weapons, Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to unanimously pass legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal. The Senate approved the sanctions bill 96-0 ...

North Korea executes military chief: report

Feb 10, 2016

North Korea executes military chief: report

North Korea has executed its military chief on corruption charges, a South Korean news agency said Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the nation’s affairs. The Yonhap news agency said Gen. Ri Yong-gil was executed this month. It said he was charged with, among ...

South Korea beefs up loudspeaker propaganda war with North

Feb 10, 2016

South Korea beefs up loudspeaker propaganda war with North

South Korea’s military said Wednesday it has stepped up border propaganda broadcasts targeting North Korean soldiers in protest at Pyongyang’s widely-condemned rocket launch. The army since last month has blasted across the heavily-fortified border a mix of news, propaganda messages and K-pop music using ...