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Hu Gives Speech On 15th Anniversary of HK’s Return to China

Hu Gives Speech On 15th Anniversary of HK’s Return to China

HONG KONG, July 1 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Hu Jintao on Sunday delivered a speech at the meeting marking the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China and the inaugural ceremony of the fourth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The attached file is the full text of his speech: Hu Jintao […]

Activists bolster NK rights drive

Activists bolster NK rights drive

When visiting U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen attended a rally here to call on China to release a group of detained North Korean defectors in May, the moment carried extra significance for American activist Dan Bielefeld. One of the small handful of foreign residents in Seoul specifically to work on North Korean human rights, it elucidated […]

Hu pledges continuous support for Macao’s development

Hu pledges continuous support for Macao’s development

MACAO, July 1 (Xinhua) — Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) Chui Sai On said here Sunday that Chinese President Hu Jintao had pledged the central government will continue to support the development of the region. Chui, who just finished a two-day visit to Hong Kong for celebrations marking the 15th anniversary […]

UN meeting on Syrian crisis starts in Geneva

The talks on a way to resolve the increasingly bloody conflict in Syria started in Geneva hosted by the United Nations at its European headquarters. Representatives of global and regional powers along with legions of diplomats from five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council – Britain, China, France, Russia and the U.S. – and […]

New HK gov’t vows to improve people’s livelihood, maintain stability

New HK gov’t vows to improve people’s livelihood, maintain stability

HONG KONG, June 28 (Xinhua) — Hong Kong Chief Executive-elect Leung Chun-ying and his newly appointed governing team made debut on Thursday, vowing to improve people’s livelihood, seek changes while preserving stability of the city in the coming five years. “It is our common wish to devote ourselves to changing the prolonged sluggishness of our […]

NK Defector claims her repatriation to the North

NK Defector claims her repatriation to the North

A North Korean woman said Thursday that she was tricked into defecting six years ago by South Korean agents who offered to arrange a reunion with her father who went to the South during the Korean War. The rare public account that 66-year-old Pak Jong Suk told to local and foreign reporters at a news […]

Korea-Japan military pact draws fire

The government’s envisioned military accord with Japan is being heavily criticized by the main opposition party and civic groups amid lingering animosity over Japan’s brutal military rule (1910-1945) and its move to become a nuclear power. Seoul said it will sign the General Security of Military Information Act (GSOMIA) with Tokyo today, which will allow […]

President’s brother to be summoned

President’s brother to be summoned

Lee Sang-deuk faces bribery allegations The prosecution said Thursday it will summon the elder brother of President Lee Myung-bak, a former ruling party lawmaker, next Tuesday to question him on allegations of bribe-taking from two suspended savings banks. The Central Investigation Bureau at the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office said it has decided to question Lee Sang-deuk, […]

Turkish PM: We’ll teach aggressors lesson

Turkish PM: We’ll teach aggressors lesson

Turkey has no intention of attacking anyone, but will “teach those who dare to test the limits of its might,” Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Wednesday as he introduced Turkey’s first domestically produced training jet to the public in a show of the nation’s increasing defense capacity. Erdoğan did not refer to Syria […]

Annan invites Turkey to Geneva meeting on Syria

Annan invites Turkey to Geneva meeting on Syria

UN envoy Kofi Annan has invited Turkey to the upcoming Geneva meeting of world powers to find ways of ending the violence in Syria. Annan said on Wednesday that the action group for Syria will convene at the ministerial level in Geneva on Saturday. US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister […]

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