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China wins its war against South Korea’s US THAAD missile shield – without firing a shot | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

A detente between China and South Korea may be good news for the Korean economy and a necessary step towards resolving the North Korea issue, but at …

News (China)

Special envoy starts NK trip

The special envoy of General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Xi Jinping arrived in North Korea on Friday amid the …

North Korea

Democratic Governments Criticize Deathblow To Cambodia's Opposition Party, But Few Yet Take Action

While the Cambodian government rushed into dismantling the only viable threat to its long-serving prime minister’s gain, the international community has been sending mixed messages, fraternizing with top government officials while dishing threats to the country’s economy.<p>In a sweeping blow to …

Asia

U.N. Command holds off on showing N. Korean soldier's defection footage

By Lee Chi-dong<p>SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Yonhap) -- The United Nations Command (UNC) reversed a plan Thursday to make public footage of a North Korean soldier …

Korean Peninsula

The Strategy Behind South Korea’s Outreach to Southeast Asia

On November 9, South Korean President Moon Jae-in unveiled his “New Southern Policy,” aimed at deepening relations with the countries of the …

International Relations

Korea's Death Tax Should Be Put to Rest - Bloomberg Gadfly

South Korea's corporate watchdog is going after charities that the nation's family dynasties may have been using to skirt power-diluting inheritance …

Business

S Korean ex-spy chiefs arrested over corruption scandal

SEOUL: Two former heads of South Korea's spy agency were arrested Friday (Nov 17) on suspicion of paying millions of dollars in bribes to aides of …

Corruption

Korean Giants Are Under the Microscope Again, Now for Their Giving

A tumultuous year for Samsung Group and other conglomerates threatens to get worse as South Korea’s competition authority, the Korea Fair Trade …

Business

Ex-Spy Chiefs Arrested in South Korea on Corruption Charges

SEOUL, South Korea — Two South Korean spy chiefs who served under Park Geun-hye, the impeached former president, were arrested Friday on charges of illegally channeling tens of thousands of dollars a month from their agency’s secret budgets for Ms. Park’s private use.<p>The arrests resulted from a …

Korean Peninsula

China appears to have crossed Trump on North Korea

• <b>Donald Trump said Wednesday that China backed him on North Korea.</b>• <b><br>But the next day China contradicted him entirely.</b>• <b><br>Even South Korea has expressed doubts about Trump's goal in dealing with North Korea.</b><p>After a 12-day trip to Asia where President Donald Trump stressed his friendship and mutual …

North Korea

Rare 5.4-magnitude earthquake hits South Korea

The quake, which was felt across much of the country including in the capital Seoul, struck at the shallow depth of nine kilometres (six miles) near …

North Korea

Quake leaves 1,500 homeless

More than 1,500 residents in the southeastern port city of Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province, have been displaced by Wednesday’s 5.4 magnitude …

Five takeaways from Trump’s trip to Asia

President Trump finished his marathon, five-country trip to Asia on Tuesday, capping off a 13-day journey that forced the president to confront some …

World Leaders

(6th LD) Rare 5.4-magnitude earthquake strikes southeastern Korea

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details)<p>POHANG/SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Yonhap) -- A rare 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck the southeastern city of Pohang on …

China’s rise didn’t have to mean America’s fall. Then came Trump.

It’s no secret that the People’s Republic of China is nearing completion of a decades-long project to reassert itself as a global force. Whether it’s via the “One Belt, One Road” initiative to spend billions on infrastructure spanning Africa and Asia, its formation of the Asian Infrastructure …

China

Duterte warns war with North Korea would ‘end humanity’

A WAR with North Korea would bring about the “end of humanity,” Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte warned, in the strongest comments yet against …

North Korea

President Trump Triumphs In Asia — U.S. Media Fixates On Handshakes And Goldfish

President Trump is on his way home, having just completed a 12-day trip to Asia, his first as the most powerful man in the world. By all accounts, …

Conservative View

Trump Wraps Up Asia Trip Focused on Personal Ties

White House says 12-day tour was about messaging and laying groundwork for deals<p>MANILA—At each stop on his 12-day, five-country Asia tour, President Donald Trump emphasized one aspect of his visit above all else: his personal rapport with the heads of state who hosted him.<p>He golfed with Shinzo Abe, …

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Trump’s Asia trip was mostly free of incidents — until it wasn’t

MANILA — President Trump departed for a five-country, 12-day swing through Asia facing one overarching question: Could he avoid what The Onion satirical website jokingly predicted would be a “bizarre, easily avoidable international incident”?<p>The answer, it turned out, was no.<p>After an eight-day …

U.S. Politics

The Real Reason Why Koreans Won't Buy American Cars (And It's Not Tariffs)

Apologies to Donald Trump and Detroiters in advance, but the reason that Korean consumers aren’t taking to American cars has nothing to do with a “horrible” trade deal. While Korea did have tariffs of 8%, then 4%, on U.S. autos, experts are saying that a lower sticker price won’t make American cars …

Autos

An American man was arrested for trying to enter North Korea while a North Korean soldier risked his life to defect

An American citizen from Louisiana was arrested in South Korea for attempting to cross the Civilian Control Line (CCL) into North Korea for …

Korean Peninsula

China calls for advancing free trade talks with South Korea, Japan

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called on Tuesday for advancing free trade agreement talks between China, Japan and South Korea, state news agency Xinhua reported.<p>Xinhua did not immediately provide any other details.<p>(Reporting by Ben Blanchard: Editing by Nick Macfie)

News (China)

Ardern overshadowed by Trudeau at East Asia Summit

There's a small reference to New Zealand on the front page of Monday's Manila Times , underneath a giant photograph of Canadian Prime Minister Justin …

ASEAN Summit

SoKor leader seeks more vibrant tourism ties with PH

MANILA – South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday said he wants his country and the Philippines to have improved tourism ties, citing the two …

Philippines

ASEAN summit kicks off as China shadow looms

By Manash Pratim BhuyanManila, Nov 13 (PTI) Leaders of the 10-member ASEAN bloc today began a two-day summit on key challenges even as concerns over …

South China Sea

Moon vows to strengthen ties between South Korea and Asean

Publication: 7:36 p.m., Nov. 13, 2017 | Updated: 9:05 p.m., Nov. 13, 2017 Republic of Korea (ROK) President Moon Jae-in is determined to upscale the …

ASEAN Summit

Duterte’s assistant is a selfie king, and nailed his shot with Trump

MANILA — Christopher Lawrence Go is special assistant to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. He is also a something of a selfie savant known for snapping pictures of himself with just about every person he meets — with or without their permission.<p>At a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian …

World News

Trump’s incoherent message to America’s allies in Asia

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>President Trump's 12-day tour of Asia was designed to offer a vision for U.S. foreign policy in the region</b> …

World News

Duterte skips ASEAN-UN Summit

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday evening skipped a meeting between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United …

Philippines

Conflicting interpretations of China’s decision to again raise issue of THAAD deployment

Remarks by Xi reflect ongoing Chinese concern over the missile defense system<p>China’s decision to raise the THAAD deployment during the South Korea-China summit puts the spotlight back on an issue assumed to have been settled during deliberations on Oct. 31. Chinese President Xi Jinping mentioned …

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