Trade ministers from the USA, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim countries opened final-stretch negotiations on Wednesday trying to seal a deal on the world’s largest free-trade pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
In 2013, some 32,000 computers in South Korean banks and broadcasters were compromised by a major cyberattack from a Chinese IP address, though South Korean media reported suspicions that the attack was orchestrated by North Korea.
Park and Ban, a former South Korean foreign minister, did not hold specific consultations on sanctions the United Nations could impose on North Korea in case Pyongyang launches a long-range rocket, Ju said.
This week activists in South Korea launched balloons full of anti-Kim Jong Un leaflets across the border into the north. In the past, Pyongyang called the balloon launches provocations and demanded they be stopped before any inter-Korean engagement efforts could proceed.
Although the current post-war constitution – which barred troops from taking part in combat except in pure self-defence – was imposed by US occupiers, many Japanese feel strongly any change would alter the country’s pacifist character.
North Korea has deployed six more patrol vessels near the sea border with South Korea as Pyongyang continues its campaign to invalidate the maritime boundary in the Yellow Sea. The information was announced by a member of the National Assembly’s Public Administration &...
“We hope through commemorating and reviewing the joint statement and its spirit, we will be able to… find a new way to restart the dialogue on the basis of balancing concerns held by each related party”, said Su Ge, president of China Institute of global...
It also stressed that it has a “sovereign right” to strengthen nuclear deterrence for self-defense and to push for a satellite launch, which many suspect would be a long-range rocket test to advance its missile technology.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s certification scores surged following the deal, that most South Korean mass media retailers held up for being come out on top for her emotional positioning resistant to the North.