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Chinese businesses eye Kaesong reopening in North Korea

Chinese businesses eye Kaesong reopening in North Korea

A view of a building in Pyongyang, , with decorations to celebrate the New Year on Monday. Photo: VCG The potential resumption of North Korea‘s Kaesong industrial park, previously operated together with South Korea, and the Mount Kumgang resort has prompted Chinese entrepreneurs and travel agencies to take a new […]

North Korea?s Red Pill

North Korea?s Red Pill

Thanks to the flow of foreign information into the Hermit Kingdom, North Korea is changing from the inside out — and Kim Jong Un is running to catch up. The growing split between the North Korean people and the state is proving difficult for the Kim regime to reverse. The […]

UK launches review on global persecution of Christians

UK launches review on global persecution of Christians

LONDON: Britain has launched a review into the persecution of Christians worldwide in response to a surge in violence against members of the faith, foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt announced Wednesday. The report will make recommendations on steps the government can take to better support persecuted Christians. The foreign office cited […]

US court orders North Korea to pay US$501 million over torture and death of student Otto Warmbier

US court orders North Korea to pay US$501 million over torture and death of student Otto Warmbier

A US court on Monday ordered Pyongyang to pay US$501 million in damages for the torture and death of US college student Otto Warmbier, who died in 2017 soon after being released from a North Korea prison. Warmbier?s parents sued North Korea in April over their son?s death. The 22-year-old […]

North Korea will not denuclearise unless US first removes threat from peninsula, calling Trump-Kim ?deal? into question

North Korea will not denuclearise unless US first removes threat from peninsula, calling Trump-Kim ?deal? into question

North Korea said on Thursday it will never unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons unless the United States removes its ?nuclear threat? first, raising further doubts on whether leader Kim Jong-un will ever relinquish an arsenal he may see as his greatest guarantee of survival. The surprisingly blunt statement jars […]

Otto Warmbier?s family seeks US$1 billion in damages from North Korea, holding regime liable for torturing and killing him

Otto Warmbier?s family seeks US$1 billion in damages from North Korea, holding regime liable for torturing and killing him

Greta Warmbier climbed the stairs onto the plane in summer 2017 ecstatic, thinking it was the happiest moment of her life: Her beloved brother Otto had come home, back in Ohio, freed from nearly 18 months of imprisonment in North Korea. She had so many things to tell him: her […]

As 2018 Comes to a Close, North Korea Defines ?Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula?

As 2018 Comes to a Close, North Korea Defines ?Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula?

As 2018 comes to a close, the diplomatic process between North Korea and the United States that began earlier in the year is effectively logjammed. In the weeks and months since the June 12 Singapore summit, which was no doubt historic for the simple fact that it brought North Korean […]

Kim?s diplomatic debut

Kim?s diplomatic debut

Author: Scott Snyder, Council on Foreign Relations Supreme Leader and Korean Worker?s Party Chairman, Kim Jong-un, made a consequential shift in January of this year. From testing intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear bombs, Kim moved to testing diplomatic prospects for the normalisation of himself as an international leader and of […]

North Korea stalls on its promise to return US remains as stalemate over disarmament deepens

North Korea stalls on its promise to return US remains as stalemate over disarmament deepens

Months after the White House raised hopes for bringing home thousands of US battlefield remains from North Korea, the returns have stalled. Detailed negotiations on future recovery arrangements have not even begun. The slower pace appears linked to the more talked-about stalemate over North Korea?s nuclear weapons. At a June […]

Second Canadian detained in China amid Huawei CFO row

Second Canadian detained in China amid Huawei CFO row

BEIJING: China has detained a second Canadian citizen within a week amid the controversy over the detention of Chinese businesswoman and Huawei?s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou. The Chinese foreign ministry confirmed on Thursday that Michael Spavor, a businessman, has been detained, besides Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat. The ministry […]