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

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

Published 14/11/2017

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called on Tuesday for advancing free trade agreement talks between China, Japan and South Korea, state news agency Xinhua reported. [more…]

Defecting North Korean soldier in critical condition, U.N. investigating

Defecting North Korean soldier in critical condition, U.N. investigating

Published 14/11/2017

A North Korean soldier shot while defecting to the South has undergone several surgical procedures and is in a critical condition, South Korea's government and military said on Tuesday, with doctors expecting to save him. [more…]

South Korea celebrity appears in Chinese ad in subtle sign of thawing diplomatic tension

South Korea celebrity appears in Chinese ad in subtle sign of thawing diplomatic tension

Published 13/11/2017

A South Korean actress is promoting cosmetics on China's biggest online mall, in a subtle sign of easing diplomatic tension that has seen once-ubiquitous South Korean celebrities vanish from Chinese marketing campaigns. [more…]

South Korea, China nuclear envoys to meet in Beijing: South Korea government

South Korea, China nuclear envoys to meet in Beijing: South Korea government

Published 30/10/2017

South Korea's foreign ministry said Lee Do-hoon, its representative for six-party nuclear talks, and his Chinese counterpart, Kong Xuanyou, will meet in Beijing on Tuesday. [more…]

Bank of Korea seen hiking rates November 30 for first time in over six years: poll

Bank of Korea seen hiking rates November 30 for first time in over six years: poll

Published 27/10/2017

South Korea's central bank is expected to raise interest rates for the first time in more than six years at its Nov. 30 meeting, months earlier than previously anticipated, after the economy grew at a robust pace in the third quarter. [more…]

South Korea expects arms, shale gas on U.S. agenda in trade talks

South Korea expects arms, shale gas on U.S. agenda in trade talks

Published 13/10/2017

South Korea's trade minister Kim Hyun-chong said on Friday the United States may demand that Seoul guarantees it will step up arms purchases and imports of U.S. shale gas if the two countries renegotiate a free trade agreement. [more…]

South Korea bans raising money through initial coin offerings

South Korea bans raising money through initial coin offerings

Published 29/09/2017

South Korea's financial regulator on Friday said it will ban raising money through all forms of virtual currencies, a move that follows similar restrictions in China on initial coin offerings. [more…]

South Korean foreign minister says North Korea on `reckless path`

South Korean foreign minister says North Korea on `reckless path`

Published 11/09/2017

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said on Monday North Korea is on a "reckless path" with its continued nuclear and missile provocations in defiance of international condemnation. [more…]

McDonald`s cooperates with South Korea probe- halts bulgogi burger

McDonald`s cooperates with South Korea probe- halts bulgogi burger

Published 04/09/2017

McDonald's Corp said Monday its Korea unit is cooperating with an investigation by the South Korean government into a possible food contamination case that led to the company halting sales of its bulgogi burger. [more…]

Trump plans to name former Bush staffer Cha as Seoul envoy

Trump plans to name former Bush staffer Cha as Seoul envoy

Published 29/08/2017

The Trump administration plans to name a Washington-based academic and former White House official, Victor Cha, as the next U.S. ambassador to South Korea, an administration official said on Tuesday. [more…]