Saturday, December 16, 2017

North Korea accuses US, Japan and UN of ‘hostile’ campaign against Pyongyang’s ‘defensive’ nuclear ambitions

North Korea accuses US, Japan and UN of ‘hostile’ campaign against Pyongyang’s ‘defensive’ nuclear...

North Korea lashed out at the US, Japan and the United Nations Security Council, blaming them for a “hostile” campaign aimed at preventing the North from pursuing a nuclear weapons programme Pyongyang sees as necessary to defend itself. Those comments came after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on China and Russia to take…
China unveils satellite network plan for round-the-clock lock on South China Sea

China unveils satellite network plan for round-the-clock lock on South China Sea

China plans to send up 10 more satellites from the southern island of Hainan over the next three years to plug surveillance gaps over the South China Sea, a move observers say is meant to consolidate Beijing’s control of the contested waters. When completed, the satellite network would be able to monitor the South China…
China and South Korea hoping Winter Olympics will herald ‘springtime’ thaw in relations

China and South Korea hoping Winter Olympics will herald ‘springtime’ thaw in relations

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has said he looks forward to the warmth of “springtime” in relations with South Korea. He was speaking on Friday during the visit to China of President Moon Jae-in, which followed a year of strained relations after Seoul deployed the American Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system. Yoon Young-chan, a…
China and South Korea look to Winter Olympics to herald ‘springtime’ thaw in relations

China and South Korea look to Winter Olympics to herald ‘springtime’ thaw in relations

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has said he looks forward to the warmth of “springtime” in relations with South Korea. He was speaking on Friday during the visit to China of President Moon Jae-in, which followed a year of strained relations after Seoul deployed the American Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system. Yoon Young-chan, a…
Actress Song Hye-kyo among South Korean stars on Moon Jae-in’s China charm offensive

Actress Song Hye-kyo among South Korean stars on Moon Jae-in’s China charm offensive

In the hit South Korean TV series Descendants of the Sun, Song Hye-kyo plays a surgeon trying to patch up lives and bodies in a fictional war-torn country. On Thursday, Song was deployed on a real-life repair mission in the Chinese capital – to help mend ties between Seoul and Beijing after a year-long row…
Actress Song Hye-kyo among South Korean stars in Moon Jae-in’s China charm offensive

Actress Song Hye-kyo among South Korean stars in Moon Jae-in’s China charm offensive

In the hit South Korean TV series Descendants of the Sun, Song Hye-kyo plays a surgeon trying to patch up lives and bodies in a fictional war-torn country. On Thursday, Song was deployed on a real-life repair mission in the Chinese capital – to help mend ties between Seoul and Beijing after a year-long row…
Britain hoping to sign deals worth US$1.3bn with China as officials head to Beijing

Britain hoping to sign deals worth US$1.3bn with China as officials head to Beijing

Britain hopes to seal a billion pounds (US$1.34 billion) worth of trade and investment agreements with China during a weekend visit by finance minister Philip Hammond, the Bank of England chief Mark Carney and senior executives. The Beijing visit is the latest instalment in long-running economic talks between the two states, but it has taken…
UK hoping to sign post-Brexit deals worth US$1.3bn with China as officials head to Beijing

UK hoping to sign post-Brexit deals worth US$1.3bn with China as officials head to...

Britain hopes to seal a billion pounds (US$1.34 billion) worth of trade and investment agreements with China during a weekend visit by finance minister Philip Hammond, the Bank of England chief Mark Carney and senior executives. The Beijing visit is the latest instalment in long-running economic talks between the two states, but it has taken…
Top Chinese commander says Australia is disturbing the peace in South China Sea

Top Chinese commander says Australia is disturbing the peace in South China Sea

China’s top commander has blamed Australia for compromising peace and stability in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, amid rising tension between the two nations. The comments were made during a meeting between navy commander Shen Jinlong and visiting Australian counterpart Tim Barrett on Thursday, the Ministry of National Defence said. “The situation…
Top Chinese commander takes aim at Australia over South China Sea military moves

Top Chinese commander takes aim at Australia over South China Sea military moves

China’s top commander has accused Australia of compromising peace and stability in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. The accusation comes amid growing wariness in Canberra over China’s roles in the region and a diplomatic row over alleged Chinese political interference in Australian politics. People’s Liberation Army Navy commander Lieutenant Admiral Shen Jinlong…
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