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82% South Koreans in favor of reunification

82% South Koreans in favor of reunification

Eight out of 10 South Koreans believe unification with the North is necessary, a survey shows. The National Unification Advisory Council surveyed 1,000 adults last month and 82 percent said unification is necessary while 15.2 percent said it is not. The perception that the divided peninsula needs to be unified has grown from 71.8 percent […]

China turning hostile toward North Korean defectors

China turning hostile toward North Korean defectors

The Chinese government regards North Korean defectors as illegal immigrants, and said on Thursday that they should be forcibly repatriated. Its hostile approach came despite the United Nations’ growing criticism of Beijing’s forced repatriation of asylum seekers from the Kim Jong-un regime; and possibly reflects an improvement in relations between China and North Korea. “We […]

Two Koreas hold working-level dialogue this afternoon

Two Koreas hold working-level dialogue this afternoon

North and South Korea kicked off a working-level meeting on Thursday afternoon to decide details of a high-level talks that the two countries agreed in August to hold as soon as possible, Yonhap news agency reported Thursday. The preparatory meeting took place on the North’s side of the truce village of Panmunjeom at 12:50 p.m. […]

Kim Jong Un’s visit to Russia unlikely to meet leader’s expectations

Kim Jong Un’s visit to Russia unlikely to meet leader’s expectations

Much attention has been attracted recently by the media reports about Kim Jong Un’s likely decision to come to Moscow in May. If such a visit does indeed happen, it will be an important turning point for a remarkably reclusive North Korean leader whose unwillingness to hold summits is, indeed, unusual. There is little doubt […]

UN Calls For Donation To Help Feed NK People

UN Calls For Donation To Help Feed NK People

In this photo taken Sunday, April 8, 2012, North Koreans work near farming machinery next to a field on the outskirts of Pyongyang, North Korea. The United Nations has called for $198 million in donations for 2012 – mostly to help feed the hungry but also to invest in programs designed to prevent the chronic […]

NK Opera Group In China For Two-Month Long Road-Show

NK Opera Group In China For Two-Month Long Road-Show

DANDONG, May 29, 2012 (Xinhua) — Singers of the Sea of Blood opera group of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) arrive in Dandong, northeast China’s Liaoning Province, May 28, 2012. A 175-member crew of DPRK’s Sea of Blood opera group arrived in Liaoning’s Dandong City on May 28 for performance of one of […]

Kim Yong-nam’s Visit To Indonesia

Kim Yong-nam’s Visit To Indonesia

Kim Yong-nam, president of the Presidium of North Korea’s parliament, is currently on his first reported trip overseas since late leader Kim Jong Il’s death. The weeklong journey comes on the heels of new U.N. sanctions imposed on North Korea for launching a long-range rocket in April in defiance of Security Council resolutions banning the […]

Satellite View Of NK Military Parade

Satellite View Of NK Military Parade

This April 15, 2012 satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows a parade held to mark the 100th anniversary of Kim Il Sung’s birthday in Pyongyang, North Korea. The parade can be seen from the top left corner of the image frame as it makes it way toward Kim Il Sung Square, seen in the lower […]

NK Soldiers Chant Slogan Against Lee Myung-bak

NK Soldiers Chant Slogan Against Lee Myung-bak

P’YANG — North Korean soldiers chant at Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang, North Korea, during a rally denouncing South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Friday, April 20, 2012. North Koreans said Lee’s radio comments about North Korea last week “hurt the dignity” of the North Korean people. <AP/Newsis> news@theasian.asia

Massive Celebration For Kim Il-sung’s Birth

Massive Celebration For Kim Il-sung’s Birth

North Korean singers perform at the Pyongyang indoor gymnasium to commemorate the late President Kim Il Sung’s 100th birthday in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, April 16, 2012. Fireworks lit over an evening dancing party and performance at Kim Il Sung Square to commemorate the late President Kim Il Sung’s 100th birthday in Pyongyang, North Korea, […]

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