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U.N. special rapporteur to visit Seoul for research on N.K. human rights

U.N. special rapporteur to visit Seoul for research on N.K. human rights

The U.N. special rapporteur on North Korea’s human rights situation will visit South Korea next week to gather information on the North’s human rights issues, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Friday. During the five-day stay that starts Monday, Tomas Ojea Quintana is expected to hold a series of talks with ministry officials, including Second Vice Foreign […]

South Korea submits letter on banned North Korean coal shipments to UNSC

South Korea submits letter on banned North Korean coal shipments to UNSC

South Korea has submitted to the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) a letter detailing the results of its recent probe into illegal shipments of North Korean coal, a diplomatic source said Monday. Last Friday, Seoul’s customs office said that three South Korean firms brought in 35,038 tons of North Korean coal and pig iron, worth a […]

Bridge to nowhere?

Bridge to nowhere?

The New Yalu Bridge separates the twin cities of Sinuiju and Dandong, lying opposite each other on the Chinese and North Korean sides of the Yalu River respectively. The very existence of the bridge, however, is nowhere to be found in local Chinese media. State censors do not want a reminder of what is gradually […]

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