» 09/07/2006, 00.00
SOUTH KOREA - ASIA
Theresa Kim Hwa-young
Seoul: Asian politicians' meeting starts tomorrow
The Conference for Asian Political Parties is taking place in the South Korean capital. Around 500 delegates from 40 Asian nations are expected to attend to discuss "poverty, peace and economic cooperation".
04/11/2004 ASIA USA
Asian reactions to US elections
Seoul completes operation of repatriating workers from North Korea
The future of the industrial complex in Kaesong is uncertain. It provides work for 36,000 North Koreans, thanks to investments by 88 industries from the south. Seoul raises the alarm over possible North Korean naval attacks, while the domestic opposition front calls for the resumption of peace talks.
Tokyo on the way to constitutional reform; more power to the army
For the first time since 1947, the Japanese government has tackled the Constitutional Charter written after the end of the war. The concept of a pacifist nation is fading, a victory for Premier Shinzo Abe that gives rise to fears in Beijing and Seoul.
06/11/2017 10:41:00 JAPAN - USA - ASIA
Trump’s trip to Asia: one eye on North Korea, one on trade
North Korean threat on agenda in meetings with leaders in Japan, South Korea, China. But also the balance of trade. Attempts to encircle Chinese economic power in talks with Hanoi and Manila. Overcoming the Asia-Pacific area, which now becomes "Indo-Pacific".
09/03/2010 CHINA – NORTH KOREA
Pyongyang leases port on the Sea of Japan to Beijing
China now has direct access to the Sea of Japan for the first time since the 19th century. Goods from hitherto landlocked Jilin and Heilongjiang will be able to move through the port of Rajin. Trade with Japan and South Korea will be enhanced. North Korea is showing signs it is open for international cooperation, experts say.
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