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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Thu, July 7, 2022 | 17:46
Why is North Korea's state media silent on recent missile launches?
Despite launching two ballistic missiles within less than a week, North Korea has remained quiet on the launches, raising questions over the silence. Diplomatic observers say the absence of reporting on the launches in the North Korean media was due to the Kim Jong-un regime's plan to promote the provocations as a routine military action, as well as China's desire to prevent ...
Two Koreas go tit-for-tat ahead of South's change in administration
South and North Korea have been going tit-for-tat as the South is scheduled to inaugurate its new president, Tuesday. In response to Pyongyang's submarine-launched ballistic missile, Saturday, Kim Sung-han, President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's pick for national security adviser, said that the incoming administration will bolster measures to handle its provocations effectively.
'North Korea issue should be solved via talks'
China's top nuclear envoy reiterated the country's stance, Tuesday, that issues regarding the Korean Peninsula, including North Korea's nuclear program, should be resolved through diplomatic engagement by relevant parties. Liu Xiaoming, China's special representative on Korean Peninsula Affairs who visited Seoul, Sunday, made the remark following a closed-door meeting with hi...
Foreign minister nominee remains cautious on additional THAAD deployment
The incoming Yoon Suk-yeol administration will take a cautious approach to deploying an additional U.S. missile defense shield on the Korean Peninsula, Foreign Minister nominee Park Jin said, Monday, taking a step back from the incoming president's pledge to do so.
Japanese prime minister unlikely to attend Yoon's inauguration ceremony
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is not likely to be present at President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's May 10 inauguration ceremony, according to a Japanese media outlet, Friday. According to the Sankei Shimbun, the Japanese government concluded that it is premature for Kishida to travel to Korea as pending bilateral issues such as wartime forced labor and sex slavery still rem...
North Korea lowers threshold for nuclear use: experts
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's commemorative speech at a recent military parade is raising fears that the totalitarian state's nuclear strategy is shifting toward using nuclear weapons for offensive purposes, not just for a retaliatory strike. On Monday night, Pyongyang staged a military showcase on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Korean People's Revolutionary ...
Yoon's delegation, Japanese PM agree to seek better ties
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's delegation and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed, Tuesday, that Korea and Japan should make diplomatic efforts to normalize their soured bilateral ties, according to the head of the delegation. However, the delegation did not extend a much-heralded formal invitation for Kishida to attend Yoon's May 10 inauguration ceremony, saying th...
Yoon's delegation, Japanese foreign minister agree on need to mend frayed ties
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's policy consultation delegation and Japan's top diplomat concurred on the need, Monday, to bolster relations between South Korea and Japan on the occasion of Seoul's leadership change, according to the head of the team. However, the delegates did not go into detail about thorny issues over wartime history such as sexual slavery and forced labor ...
KOICA promotes global sustainable development via science and technology program
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) implemented 63.5 billion won ($51 million) in science and technology innovation projects in 2021 to contribute to innovation in developing countries, according to the state-run overseas aid agency, Monday. April 21 marked Science Day in Korea, signifying support for the development of science and technology, while the United ...
Will Japanese PM attend Yoon's inauguration ceremony?
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's delegation for policy consultations with Japan flew to Tokyo, Sunday, to invite Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to his May 10 inauguration ceremony. It is the second instance of the incoming president sending delegates to Korea's allies and partners after the United States earlier this month, a sign that the new Korean government will foc...
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