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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 […]

Signs of N. Korea reassembling part of Dongchang-ri missile site detected: source

Signs of N. Korea reassembling part of Dongchang-ri missile site detected: source

South Korea has detected signs of North Korea restoring an ancillary building of its Dongchang-ri long-range missile launch site that it partially disassembled last year, a government source in Seoul said Wednesday. On Tuesday, Beyond Parallel, a project of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, said that its satellite imagery analysis showed […]

After Singapore, Can Sizzle Be Replaced With Steak?

After Singapore, Can Sizzle Be Replaced With Steak?

WHAT can face-to-face diplomacy between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un achieve? It is wisest not to expect a revolutionary change in Trump’s approach and instead for him to play to his strengths: ceremony and personal relationships. On substance, the South Korean-led process should be allowed to take the lead […]

Talking at the Top: Past, Present and Future Summit Diplomacy in Asia

Talking at the Top: Past, Present and Future Summit Diplomacy in Asia

As the metaphor suggests, summitry sits at the pinnacle of international politics; indeed, the term was first introduced by none other than Winston Churchill. Defined most broadly as face-to-face meetings of heads of state, summits have on occasion proven to be defining historical moments: Neville Chamberlain at Munich, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev in […]

What happened, or didn’t happen, when Trump and Kim met again

What happened, or didn’t happen, when Trump and Kim met again

When Kim Jong-un chose to travel nearly 4,000 kilometers by train to meet Donald Trump, it was only the beginning of a long and bumpy road to disarmament and peace, which remains out of reach after many handshakes, pleasantries and two days of talks. The North Korean leader and the U.S. president once again became […]

Trump holds out hope for deal with North Korea

Trump holds out hope for deal with North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump has voiced hope that a nuclear deal with North Korea will be reached in the future. Trump held his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi on Wednesday and Thursday, but they failed to bridge their gaps on the issue of dismantling the North’s nuclear weapons program and […]

Trump slams military drills after N.K. summit ends without deal

Trump slams military drills after N.K. summit ends without deal

U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday that he doesn’t want military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea because they are expensive and unhelpful for diplomacy with North Korea. Trump made the remark on Twitter a day after the allies announced an end to two major combined exercises — Key Resolve and Foal Eagle.   […]

Singapore: an upbeat new year’s message

Singapore: an upbeat new year’s message

Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong delivered an upbeat new year’s message. On the political front a younger team is in place to take over the leadership after Lee who plans to step down in 2021. Poised to be the next prime minister is current finance minister Heng Swee Keat. Economically, Singapore has posted a […]

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