PYONGYANG, North Korea - In an indication that North Korea may give diplomacy a chance to end regional tension, its leader Kim Jong Un Wednesday sent a special envoy to China to win the confidence of its most important ally. The trip by Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae, a senior Workers' Party official and the military's top political officer, comes after months of ignoring Chinese warnings to ...
China underlined its commitment to the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula as Beijing received one of Pyongyang's top military officials on Wednesday as a special envoy from top leader Kim Jong-un. Choe Ryong-hae, director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People's Army and member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Workers' Party of Korea Central ...
A North Korean political poster in inter-Korean military demarcation area. The poster says there is only one country on the Korean Peninsula. (Photo: Linqong, ...
/enpproperty--> Japan is considering direct talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the government said on Wednesday, adding momentum to the cause after a top level aide to the prime minister made a surprise trip to Pyongyang. Bilateral talks are on the table as Tokyo seeks to salve the running sore of abductions of its nationals by DPRK spies in the 1970s and ...
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BEIJING (Reuters) - European aid groups said their banks in Europe had stopped sending money to North Korea in the wake of U.S. sanctions on Pyongyang's main foreign exchange bank, leaving them scrambling for a solution short of hand-carrying cash into the impoverished ...
North Korea fired a projectile into waters off its eastern coast Sunday, a day after launching three short- range missiles in the same area, officials said. North Korea routinely test-launches short-range missiles. But the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy aimed at easing recent tension, including near-daily threats by North Korea to attack South Korea and the ...
London: Aid agencies helping millions of people in North Korea could be forced to pull out after a Chinese bank cut ties with main foreign exchange bank, a humanitarian group said on Wednesday.The freeze - imposed amid growing concern over North Korea's nuclear ambitions - has made it impossible for aid agencies to transfer money to fund projects, many of them aimed at helping chronically ...
North Korea has freed Chinese fishing boat and its crew, the ship owner Yu Xuejun confirmed on May 21. 16 Chinese fishermen were missing after apparently been kidnapped by armed men from the North Korea two weeks ago. China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs is demanding that Pyongyang secure the release of the men. "China calls on the DPRK to deal with this in a proper manner, and to ...
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TOKYO (AFP) - Japan is considering direct talks with North Korea, the government said Wednesday, adding momentum to the cause after a top level aide to the prime minister made a surprise trip to Pyongyang.Bilateral talks are on the table as Tokyo seeks to salve the running sore of abductions of its nationals by North Korean spies in the 1970s and 1980s, an issue that inflames public opinion at ...
An envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met Chinese officials on Wednesday in the first such talks since Kim succeeded his late father, Kim Jong Il, Chinese state media said. Choe Ryong Hae, a military leader with close ties to the Kim family, met Wang Jiarui, head of the Chinese Communist Party's international department. Diplomatic meetings between China and North Korea are ...
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Kim Jong Un sent one of his closest advisers to Beijing Wednesday as a "special envoy" amid signs of a fraying alliance, officials say. Choe Ryong Hae, vice marshal of the Korean People's Army, met with Wang Jiarui, a senior official of the Chinese Communist Party, The Washington Post reported, ...
Kim Jong Un took power, state media reported. China's official Xinhua News Agency reports that North Korean Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae arrived in Beijing to meet with Wang Jiarui, a top official in the Communist Part of China. It was the first time a delegation from North Korean visited Beijing since Kim ascended to power in 2012, Xinhua reports. Neither side offered specifics regarding ...
TOKYO - A key North Korean military official arrived in Beijing on Wednesday as a "special envoy" of leader Kim Jong Un, state-run media reported. The trip comes amid new signs of strain between the traditional allies. Choe Ryong Hae, who holds several top Workers’ Party positions and serves as vice marshal of the Korean People’s Army, met with Wang Jiarui, a senior ...
Members of the Korea Internet Security Agency check on cyber attacks at a briefing room of KISA in Seoul on March 20, 2013. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty ...
North Korea has reappointed a hardline and loyal general as military chief in a move experts said was part of young leader Kim Jong-un's attempt to tighten his grip on the armed forces. Kim Kyok-sik, widely believed to have been behind the shelling of a South Korean island in 2010 that killed four people, was named "chief of the KPA (Korean People's Army) General Staff" by ...
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said in Tokyo on Wednesday that Japan is mulling to resume the stalled inter-governmental talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in an effort to resolve abduction issue.Suga said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is resolute to resolve the issue and that Japan seeks every possibility to communicate with the DPRK to make the issue ...
/enpproperty--> BEIJING - Wang Jiarui, a senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), met with the special envoy of Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) here Wednesday. Wang, who is vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and head of the International Department of the ...
A group of North Korean political and military leaders has arrived in Beijing for diplomatic talks. China is under pressure from the US to keep North Korea's nuclear ambitions from getting out of ...
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A special envoy of Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), left Pyongyang Wednesday for a visit to China, the official KCNA news agency ...
North Korea has sent a top military official to China as a special envoy of leader Kim Jong-Un, at a time of strained relations between Pyongyang and its allies in Beijing, state media reported. Choe Ryong-Hae, the director of the Korean People's Army politburo flew to China on Wednesday, the Korean Central News Agency said, without detailing the agenda or length of his visit. Choe is ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dispatched a high-profile official and close confidant to travel to China on Wednesday as a special envoy while Beijing is under pressure to rein in its belligerent neighbor. Choe Ryong Hae, a top Workers' Party official and a vice marshal tasked with supervising the North Korean army, departed on a chartered Air Koryo flight with a political and military ...
In this July 18, 2012 file photo, North Korea’s Vice-Marshal Choe Ryong Hae, director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People’s Army, speaks during a meeting at the April 25 House of Culture announcing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s new title of marshal, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Choe, a ';special envoy'; for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left ...
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea sent one of its top military officials to Beijing on Wednesday as a "special envoy" of its leader Kim Jong-un, state news agency KCNA ...
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has taken two Musudan missiles off launch-ready status and moved them from their position on the country's east coast, U.S. officials said on Monday, after weeks of concern that Pyongyang had been poised for a test-launch. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned DPRK last month that it would be a "huge mistake" to launch the ...
The official Korean Central News Agency said Choe Ryong Hae, the director of the General Political Bureau of the North Korean army, left Pyongyang for China Wednesday. The brief report provided no details about the purpose of the trip. Choe is believed to be the highest-level official Pyongyang has sent to Beijing since Mr. Kim took over leadership of the country following the death of his ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from left, and his wife, Ri Sol Ju, pay a visit to a children's camp at the foot of Mt. Myohyang in North Pyongan ...
(36 mins ago) North Korea has sent a top military official to China as a special envoy of leader Kim Jong Un, at a time of strained relations between Pyongyang and its allies in Beijing, state media reported. Choe Ryong Hae, the director of the Korean People's Army politburo flew to China today, the Korean Central News Agency said, without detailing the agenda or length of his ...
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BEIJING: North Korea released 16 Chinese fishermen and their boat yesterday, Chinese state media said, after reports that armed assailants had taken the sailors hostage fuelled strains between the neighbours."All the fishermen with the boat are safe on their way back," China's Xinhua news agency said, citing a Chinese embassy official in Pyongyang it said had heard the news from ...
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PYONGYANG, North Korea - In an indication that North Korea may give diplomacy a chance to end regional tension, its leader Kim Jong Un Wednesday sent a special envoy to China to win the confidence of its most important ally.
The trip by Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae, a senior Workers' Party official and the military's top political officer, comes after months of ignoring Chinese warnings to give up nuclear weapons.
The visit is taking place amid tensions easing on the Korean Peninsula. For the last two months, Pyongyang has been threatening to attack South Korean and US military bases in the region.
Choe is considered a longtime Kim family friend who is often seen standing next to the leader, along with Jang Song Thaek, Kim Jong Un's uncle, in official pictures.
Jang, a top official now in charge of overseeing the push to expand North Korea's sports industry, visited China in August last year but was not in Wednesday's delegation.
This is the first trip by a top North Korean official to China as the US, Japan, South Korea and Russia have been urging Beijing to stop its belligerent neighbour and engage with Pyongyang on reining its nuclear weapon's programme.
China and North Korea are jointly developing two special economic zones: Rason on the Korean Peninsula's northeastern tip and Hwanggumphyong, an island in the Yalu River on North Korea's western border. ...
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