» 08/12/2011, 00.00
CHINA – UNITED STATES – KOREA
Joseph Yun Li-sun
US wants “explanations” from China about its aircraft carrier
Washington calls on Beijing for explanations about the ‘Varyag’, the first aircraft carrier to fly the red flag of the People’s Republic. A Korean source tells AsiaNews the ship was refitted because the US “cut defence spending”. This is threat to everyone, “especially Taiwan.”
11/08/2011 CHINA – KOREA
China’s aircraft carrier threatens “the stability of the Pacific”
South Korean government sources tell AsiaNews that China wants to “control international waters” and “settle the Taiwan issue once and for all”. Military analysts say that the “Varyag can cause great damage”. However, for US sources, China’s is a “long way from having the military capabilities of the United States”.
U.S. sends aircraft carrier to Yellow Sea and calls on China to condemn attack
Obama is "outraged". On Sunday joint US- South Korea military manoeuvres. EU delegation leaves Pyongyang ahead of schedule. Bodies found of two civilians killed in the bombing.
03/12/2010 CHINA – UNITED STATES – JAPAN
Vast US-Japan military exercise begins today
China slams the war games, perceived as almost constituting a military threat. Japan and the United States respond saying that the war games had been planned for a long time. Everyone views them as a way to put pressure on North Korea as well as Beijing.
27/06/2006 SOUTH KOREA NORTH KOREA
Seoul to revoke aid to North if missile crisis breaks out
The South Korean government has no intention of ignoring Pyongyang's threats, while Washington is installing Patriot anti-aircraft missiles in its Japanese bases. Seoul's Foreign Affairs Minister is in China to seek a joint diplomatic solution.
03/06/2014 KOREA - UNITED STATES
US proposes a new (and expensive) missile defence system against Pyongyang
The Theatre High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system would cost about US$ 800 million. It would counter North Korea's threats and China's regional expansion. However, Seoul is not pleased that it would include Japan.
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