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S. Korea, China Discuss Stability in N. Korea

China’s Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun and South Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Park Suk-hwan met in Seoul to discuss matters pertaining to peace and stability of the peninsula. After the death of leader Kim Jong-Il and...

Hong Kong Shares Inch Higher

After the drop in the Hang Seng Index due to the news of Kim Jong-il’s death and fears of instability in the region, Hong Kong stocks were able to rebound and close up 0.1 percent. Business Week reports: The Hang Seng...

China Trip By North Korean Leader Kim Jong-il Ends

Chinese media have confirmed that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il did indeed visit China, perhaps underscoring his growing dependence on Chinese support. From BBC: It was Kim Jong-il’s third visit to China in a year, in a...

China Pushes Talks on North Korea as Kim Visits

Reports surfaced last week that Kim Jong-un, son and heir apparent of Kim Jong-il, was visiting China. However, over the weekend, it was revealed that Kim the elder was in fact in China, on his third trip there in a year, and it...

China and North Korea: Greetings, Comrades

Kim Jong-il’s surprise visit to China last week has generated much speculation over his motivations. From the Economist: China has complained loudly about America’s recent muscle-flexing, particularly its joint military...

China Silent on North Korea’s Kim Visit

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s secretive visit to China the second this year, has now been confirmed but his agenda there is still unclear. From Reuters: China kept silent on Friday about a reported visit by North...

Kim Jong-il Reported to Be in China

Once again, reports are surfacing that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il may, or may not, be in China, or is arriving there shortly. From the New York Times: The South Korean authorities were checking signs that the North Korean...

Kim’s Visit Shows Limits of Chinese Influence

The Financial Times looks at China-North Korea relations in the wake of KimJong-il’s recent trip to Beijing: When North Korea tested its second atomic warhead last year, South Korean diplomats said with satisfaction their...

Kim’s Visit Sparks Anger

Chinese netizens do not approve of the actions of Kim Jong-il during his visit to China, according to a report from RFA: Chinese netizens have reacted angrily to a visit to China by North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, with large...

Kim Jong-il Shows Unusually High Profile in China

After his surreptitious journey across the border, Kim Jong-il is now stepping out in public in China on a rare visit. From South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo: Kim also publicly ventured out of the hotel three times, taking with...

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