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Fri, September 22, 2023 | 00:44
China tries to prevent South Korea from joining US-led coalition
Chinese leader Xi Jinping's invitation to President Yoon Suk-yeol on the day of his inauguration reflects Beijing's attempt to keep Seoul from getting closer to Washington amid an ever-intensifying U.S.-China rivalry. In an unprecedented move, China's Vice President Wang Qishan, the highest-level official sent by the Chinese government to Seoul on the occasion of Korea's lead...
| 2022-05-11 17:03
300 foreign guests attend Yoon's inauguration ceremony
High-profile foreign dignitaries from key neighboring countries, headlined by the Chinese vice president and the spouse of the U.S. vice president, celebrated President Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration, Tuesday. According to Yoon's presidential office, some 300 foreign dignitaries, including 143 foreign envoys to Korea, were present at his inauguration ceremony that took place at...
| 2022-05-10 15:45
Domestic dignitaries reveal Korea's turbulent modern history
Diplomatic headaches lie ahead for Yoon
Managing to survive a hard-fought, nail-biter election, President Yoon Suk-yeol now faces even tougher diplomatic challenges. An unanswered nuclear threat is just sitting across the border, while a strategic dilemma over the country's balancing act amid the U.S.-China rivalry will continue to vex the new South Korean government. Plus, the new administration should find ways t...
| 2022-05-10 09:41
Economic security tops Yoon's trade policy
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 ...
| 2022-05-09 17:14
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.
| 2022-05-08 22:27
'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...
| 2022-05-03 15:59
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.
| 2022-05-02 16:10
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...
| 2022-04-29 15:35
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 ...
| 2022-04-27 17:02
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...
| 2022-04-26 16:12
30 people purchased 8,000 homes: data
National Assembly passes motion to arrest DPK chief
Civil servant mentor reappointed as labor ministry spokesman
Gender equality minister nominee in hot seat over remarks on abortion
Seoul invites ambassadors to introduce new halal foods in Korea
KG Mobility seeks breakthrough in Europe
S. Korea condemns Russia, seeks to mend ties with China
Honey-dipped cookie to represent 'K-desserts' at global food expo in Germany
COVID-19 deaths hit record high in Korea for 2022
Shilla hotel in Da Nang recognized at World Travel Awards
More than 2,800 killed by earthquake in Morocco
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