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With focus on North Korea, China continues South China Sea buildup – think tank

While attention in Asia has been distracted by the North Korean nuclear crisis in the past year, China has continued to install high-frequency radar and other facilities that can be used for military purposes on its man-made islands in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank said on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonDec 15th, 2017

President Trump heads to Manila for Asian Summit

The U.S. State Department announced Wednesday that President Donald Trump will focus on three major issues, North Korea, the South China Sea and terrorism at the upcoming ASEAN (Association of Southea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

North Korean foreign minister meets counterpart in Beijing

BEIJING: North Korea’s foreign minister held talks with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing on Tuesday, a week after Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong Un made a surprise trip to China before planned summits with the US and South Korean presidents. The latest visit, disclosed by China’s foreign ministry, is part of a flurry of diplomacy that [...] The post North Korean foreign minister meets counterpart in Beijing appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

North and South Agree agree to hold summit on April 27

SEOUL, South Korea – The two Koreas on Thursday, March 29 set a date for a rare inter-Korean summit, following a high-level meeting that was held days after the nuclear-armed North's leader Kim Jong Un made his international debut with a surprise trip to China.  "According to the will of both leaders, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

Two Koreas to hold high-level talks ahead of summit

SEOUL, South Korea – A top South Korean official set off Thursday, March 29 for a high-level meeting with the North's officials in the Demilitarized Zone to prepare for an inter-Korean summit, days after Kim Jong Un made his international debut with a surprise trip to China.  Kim is due to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

Kim, Xi portray strong ties after NKorea leader’s China trip

BEIJING --- With smiles and firm handshakes, North Korea and China used a surprise summit this week to show that despite recent tensions, Pyongyang still has a powerful backer and Beijing will not be sidelined in discussions about the fate of its unpredictable neighbor. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's secretive talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing appear aimed at improving both countries' positions ahead of Kim's anticipated meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and President Donald Trump in the coming weeks. A key objective for Beijing is to reassert its relevance to the talks, from which it has been excluded. China has appeared increasingly shut out...Keep on reading: Kim, Xi portray strong ties after NKorea leader’s China trip.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

North Korean leader s trip to China confirmed

BEIJING — South Korea and Chinese media have confirmed that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has visited China......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

North Korea s Kim met China s Xi on first foreign trip

BEIJING, China (UPDATED) – North Korea's Kim Jong-Un has made his  first ever foreign trip as leader to meet China's president, vowing he is "committed to denuclearization" and willing to hold summits with the South and the US. The secretive visit was confirmed Wednesday, March 28, by Chinese and North Korean state media ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

S. Korea says watching China closely as senior North Korean visits

BEIJING/SEOUL — South Korea said on Tuesday it was closely watching events that are unfolding rapidly in Beijing, where diplomatic sources said a senior North Korean official was visiting amid reports it was leader Kim Jong Un ahead of a series of historic summits. Bloomberg, citing three unidentified sources, reported on Monday that Kim was […] The post S. Korea says watching China closely as senior North Korean visits appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

ASEAN urges South China Sea calm, backs sanctions vs North Korea

SYDNEY – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its neighbor Australia vowed to boost defense ties while stressing the importance of non-mili.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

China urges North, South Korea to ‘seize opportunity’

BEIJING:China has cautiously welcomed an agreement by North and South Korea to hold a historic summit, urging both sides to “seize the current opportunity” to promote the denuclearisation of the peninsula. The foreign ministry issued a statement late Tuesday praising the “positive outcomes” of a meeting between South Korean envoys and North Korean leader Kim [...] The post China urges North, South Korea to ‘seize opportunity’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

North Korea cyber threat more aggressive than China – US firm

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean hackers are becoming more aggressive than their Chinese counterparts, a leading US cybersecurity firm warned on Tuesday, February 20, as it identified a Pyongyang-linked group as an "advanced persistent threat". It was the first time that FireEye had used the designation for a North Korean-based ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Chinese, SKorean envoys to discuss North in Seoul

BEIJING: China will send a special envoy to Seoul to discuss the situation on the Korean peninsula ahead of proposed talks between North and South Korea, the foreign ministry said Thursday. China’s Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou will visit Friday and Saturday to “exchange views” with Lee Do-Hoon, Seoul’s envoy on Korean peninsula peace talks, [...] The post Chinese, SKorean envoys to discuss North in Seoul appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

South Korea says any delay in military drills depends on North Korea’s behavior

Any delay in joint military drills with the United States would depend on North Korea’s behavior during the 2018 Winter Olympics, officials in Seoul said, while a halt to group tours from China suggested Beijing is still wary. #BeFullyInformed South Korea says any delay in military drills depends on North Korea’s behavior South Korean President… link: South Korea says any delay in military drills depends on North Korea’s behavior.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

China dismisses ‘hype’ over military buildup

BEIJING --- China has defended its construction on disputed islands in the South China Sea as "normal," after a US think tank released new satellite images showing deployment of radar and other equipment.   Beijing claims nearly all of the sea and has been turning reefs in the Spratly and Paracel chains into islands, installing military facilities and equipment on them.   The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (Amti) said the buildup continued this year despite rival claims across the sea from Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan.   Responding to the report, foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang on Friday said: "If China is conduct...Keep on reading: China dismisses ‘hype’ over military buildup.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Analyst: China continues expansion in South China Sea as int l focus shifts away

MANILA, Philippines — As international attention “shifts away” from the “slow-moving” maritime dispute, there has been no letup in China’s construction activ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

WATCH | North Korea says U.S. threats make war unavoidable as China urges calm

Two U.S. B-1B heavy bombers joined large-scale combat drills over South Korea on Thursday amid warnings from North Korea that the exercises and U.S. threats have made the outbreak of war “an established fact.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

North Korea says US threats make war unavoidable, China urges calm

Two U.S. B-1B heavy bombers joined large-scale combat drills over South Korea on Thursday amid warnings from North Korea that the exercises and U.S. threats have made the outbreak of war “an established fact.” Source link link: North Korea says US threats make war unavoidable, China urges calm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

North Korea says U.S. threats make war unavoidable as China urges calm

Two American B-1B heavy bombers joined large-scale combat drills over South Korea on Thursday amid warnings from North Korea that the exercises and U.S. threats have made the outbreak of war “an established fact”......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Dogged at home, Trump sets out on longest Asia trip by a U.S. president in years

WASHINGTON – Beset by challenges at home, President Donald Trump on Friday embarked on the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than a quarter century, looking for help to pressure North Korea to stand down from a nuclear crisis. Trump’s tour of Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines from […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

Weakened Trump readies for high-stakes Asia trip

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Weakened on the domestic front, US President Donald Trump embarks this week on a long and challenging Asian tour set to be dominated by the North Korean nuclear threat after months of verbal escalation between Washington and Pyongyang. Taking him from Japan to South Korea, China, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017