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Korea tensions ease slightly as U.S. officials play down war risks

Korea tensions ease slightly as U.S. officials play down war risks

Published 14/08/2017

Tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly on Monday as South Korea's president said resolving Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions must be done peacefully and key U.S. officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea. [more…]

Amid renewed North Korea tensions, China appoints new special envoy

Amid renewed North Korea tensions, China appoints new special envoy

Published 14/08/2017

China has appointed a new special envoy for the North Korean standoff, the foreign ministry said on Monday, a relatively low-profile diplomat now in charge of Asian affairs, amid renewed international concern over China's nuclear-armed neighbor. [more…]

China says issues of U.S. trade and North Korea are not connected

China says issues of U.S. trade and North Korea are not connected

Published 14/08/2017

China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday the issues of U.S. trade and North Korea are not connected and there is no future in a trade war between China and the United States. [more…]

North Korea factories humming with `Made in China` clothes, traders say

North Korea factories humming with `Made in China` clothes, traders say

Published 13/08/2017

Lin Wong and Philip Wen [more…]

Russia probe counsel wants to interview senior White House officials: NYT

Russia probe counsel wants to interview senior White House officials: NYT

Published 12/08/2017

The special counsel investigating whether Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign wants to speak with current and former senior White House officials, the New York Times reported on Saturday. [more…]

In call with Trump, China`s Xi urges restraint over North Korea

In call with Trump, China`s Xi urges restraint over North Korea

Published 12/08/2017

China's President Xi Jinping said there needs to be a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear issue, and in a telephone call with U.S. President Donald Trump he urged all sides to avoid words or action that raise tensions. [more…]

Chinese quantum satellite sends `unbreakable` code

Chinese quantum satellite sends `unbreakable` code

Published 10/08/2017

China has sent an "unbreakable" code from a satellite to the Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribution technology has been realized, state media said on Thursday. [more…]

South Korea, U.S. agree to pressure North Korea, China hopes for North-South talks

South Korea, U.S. agree to pressure North Korea, China hopes for North-South talks

Published 07/08/2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, agreed to apply maximum pressure and sanctions on North Korea in a telephone call on Monday, while China expressed hope that North and South Korea could resume contact soon. [more…]

U.S., Japan, Australia urge world to pressure North Korea

U.S., Japan, Australia urge world to pressure North Korea

Published 07/08/2017

The United States, Australia and Japan on Monday urged the international community to pressure North Korea to abandon its "threatening and provocative path" and apply additional diplomatic and economic measures on Pyongyang over its missile tests. [more…]

Japan, Russia need to enhance trust before gas pipeline plans: minister

Japan, Russia need to enhance trust before gas pipeline plans: minister

Published 07/08/2017

Japan and Russia need to work on building a more trusting relationship before any plans to build a natural gas pipeline between the two nations can be fulfilled, Japan's Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko said on Monday. [more…]