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North Korea confirms new defense chief amid leadership shake-up

Asia Pacific Jan 22, 2020

North Korea confirms new defense chief amid leadership shake-up

North Korea confirmed Wednesday that an official who has overseen leader Kim Jong Un's pet construction projects has been named the nuclear-armed country's new defense minister. The official Korean Central News Agency referred to army Gen. Kim Jong Gwan, who had been the North's vice ...

China's navy commissions biggest and 'most powerful' surface warship

Asia Pacific Jan 12, 2020

China's navy commissions biggest and 'most powerful' surface warship

China's navy commissioned its biggest and most advanced surface warship yet, the Nanchang guided-missile destroyer, on Sunday morning in the port city of Qingdao, state media reported. Observers say the commissioning of China's first 10,000-ton-class Type 055 destroyer, which is expected to accompany aircraft carriers ...