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N. Korea building monument for 2017 missile launch: U.S. monitor

N. Korea building monument for 2017 missile launch: U.S. monitor

North Korea appears to be building a monument to mark the first launch of its Hwasong-12 intermediate range ballistic missile in May 2017, a U.S. monitor said Thursday, citing satellite imagery. The Center for Strategic and International Studies said satellite imagery from May 24 shows the probable construction of a monument at the launch site […]

U.S. attempts to contain China are doomed to fail: Russian Communist Party leader

U.S. attempts to contain China are doomed to fail: Russian Communist Party leader

U.S. attempts to contain China are doomed to fail, said Gennady Zyuganov, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in an interview with People’s Daily. Some U.S. politicians are just used to stifling their competitors, and are trying to sabotage Chinese economy by a variety of tools including sanctions, […]

S. Korea, China hold economic cooperation talks amid U.S. campaign against Huawei

S. Korea, China hold economic cooperation talks amid U.S. campaign against Huawei

South Korea and China held their annual vice-ministerial economic cooperation talks Wednesday amid a U.S. campaign to push allies to shun Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. Vice Foreign Minister Lee Tae-ho and officials from other related ministries met with a Chinese delegation headed by Beijing’s Assistant Minister of Commerce Li Chenggang at the 23rd […]

Xi’s visit to N. Korea may help restart nuclear talks with U.S.

Xi’s visit to N. Korea may help restart nuclear talks with U.S.

Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit to North Korea, his first as China’s leader, signals to the United States a possible opportunity to resume nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has held talks with Xi before and after major diplomatic events, including his first and second summits with U.S. President Donald Trump. During the […]

White House on Xi’s N.K. visit: Focus is on denuclearization

White House on Xi’s N.K. visit: Focus is on denuclearization

  Adding weight to the theory is the current stalemate in denuclearization negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang. No working-level talks have taken place since Trump and Kim abruptly ended their second summit in February without an agreement. Trump said last week, however, that he had received another “beautiful” letter from the North Korean leader and […]

N.K. leader says negotiations with U.S. are first step to recognition as nuclear power: report

N.K. leader says negotiations with U.S. are first step to recognition as nuclear power: report

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un told military leaders last year that talks with the United States are the “first step” to solidifying Pyongyang’s status as a nuclear power, a news report said Monday. Kim made the remarks in a meeting with key military commanders, Voice of America reported, citing a purported confidential document that the […]

Economic uncertainty prompts rush to safe assets

Economic uncertainty prompts rush to safe assets

Uncertainties stemming from the escalating U.S.-China trade dispute and a slowdown in Asia’s fourth-largest economy are changing the way investors here behave, with many apparently rushing to buy what they believe to be safer assets, such as bonds, gold and houses, data showed Monday. Bond prices have skyrocketed to multi-year highs and gold prices have […]

Moon hopes to meet Kim Jong-un before Trump visits S. Korea in late June

Moon hopes to meet Kim Jong-un before Trump visits S. Korea in late June

South Korean President Moon Jae-in voiced hope Wednesday that he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to the peninsula at the end of this month. Moon’s offer came amid renewed expectations for a possible breakthrough in efforts to restart nuclear talks following the news of Kim’s […]

U.S. Embassy in Seoul removes rainbow flag amid speculation of Washington’s disapproval

U.S. Embassy in Seoul removes rainbow flag amid speculation of Washington’s disapproval

A rainbow flag symbolizing sexual minorities has been taken down from the U.S. Embassy building in Seoul amid a news report that the State Department has adopted a new policy to reject all requests to raise such flags. The eight-by-four-meter flag was hoisted on the front wall of the U.S. mission in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul, […]

Trump disputes report of N.K. officials’ execution

Trump disputes report of N.K. officials’ execution

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday disputed a news report that North Korea has executed its nuclear negotiators over the collapse of February’s summit between the two countries. South Korea’s conservative Chosun Ilbo reported last week that North Korea had executed its special representative for the U.S., Kim Hyok-chol, along with four officials of the […]

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