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Moon to meet former U.S. President Bush this week

Moon to meet former U.S. President Bush this week

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will greet former U.S. President George W. Bush at Cheong Wa Dae later this week, Moon’s office announced Sunday. Moon is scheduled to meet Bush on Thursday morning, as the former president plans to attend a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of former President Roh Moo-hyun’s death. It’s to […]

US society strongly opposes additional tariffs on Chinese commodities

US society strongly opposes additional tariffs on Chinese commodities

Opposition and condemnation from American society poured to Washington’s latest announcement to hike tariffs on Chinese imports, as they said that such a decision would only hurt the US economy. Even though China and the US are going through trade talks, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) declared on May 8 that starting […]

Biegun discusses N.K. missile launches, food aid at ‘working group’ talks with S. Korea

Biegun discusses N.K. missile launches, food aid at ‘working group’ talks with S. Korea

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun held a series of meetings with South Korean officials in Seoul on Friday, a day after the North launched two missiles, the second such military move in less than a week. Biegun and his counterpart, Lee Do-hoon, presided over a meeting of the joint “working group” aimed […]

U.S. commission calls for N. Korea to stay on religious freedom blacklist

U.S. commission calls for N. Korea to stay on religious freedom blacklist

An independent U.S. government commission has asked the State Department to keep North Korea on its blacklist of countries that repress freedom of religion, citing Pyongyang’s “systematic” and “egregious” human rights violations. In an annual report recently disclosed on its website, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) recommended maintaining the North as a […]

Trump, Abe to coordinate N.K. policy at White House meeting

Trump, Abe to coordinate N.K. policy at White House meeting

U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will coordinate their next steps to achieve North Korea’s denuclearization when they meet at the White House this week, a senior U.S. government official said Thursday. Abe will be in Washington on Friday for an official working visit, which will include bilateral meetings involving national […]

N.K. media urges South to push for inter-Korean cooperation independently of U.S.

N.K. media urges South to push for inter-Korean cooperation independently of U.S.

North Korean propaganda outlets called on South Korea on Friday to deal with inter-Korean issues free from intervention by the United States, accusing Washington of hindering cross-border cooperation. The North’s media has made a series of such appeals in recent months, as joint projects agreed between the two sides have made little headway amid a […]

Kim says Korean Peninsula peace entirely depends on Washington’s future attitude

Kim says Korean Peninsula peace entirely depends on Washington’s future attitude

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said peace and security on the Korean Peninsula will entirely depend on Washington’s future attitude during his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, state media said Friday. In the summit held in Russia’s Far East city of Vladivostok on Thursday, Kim blamed Washington’s “unilateral” attitude for the breakdown of […]

Demand for China-US cooperation far outweighs frictions: spokesperson

Demand for China-US cooperation far outweighs frictions: spokesperson

Common interests between China and the US far outweigh their differences, and the demand for cooperation far outweighs frictions, a spokesperson for the national political advisory body said Saturday. Guo Weimin, the spokesperson for the second session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), said so at a press […]

US returns 361 pieces (sets) of cultural relics, artifacts to China

US returns 361 pieces (sets) of cultural relics, artifacts to China

361 pieces (sets) of cultural relics and artifacts were returned to China by the US at a repatriation ceremony held in Indianapolis on Feb.28, local time. At the ceremony, representatives from China’s National Cultural Heritage Administration (SACH) and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) signed and exchanged certificate of transfer.   These cultural relics […]

N. Korean media airs documentary film on Trump-Kim summit

N. Korean media airs documentary film on Trump-Kim summit

North Korea aired a documentary film on leader Kim Jong-un’s summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, reaffirming its willingness to continue negotiations despite the talks’ breakdown without a deal. The 75-minute feature, aired on Korean Central TV on Wednesday, said the two countries can write a new history and future if they engage in the […]

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