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China’s rise vs. Asian rise
JEJU ISLAND _ “Let’s call ourselves ‘Asians’ from now on, rather than calling us by our different nationalities,” said Zhao Qizheng, chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, China’s top political advisory body, at the recently held Jeju Forum here.
Beijing took wrong foreign policy on Pyongyang
BEIJING — China failed to fulfill its political commitment and military obligation to North Korea, which pushed Pyongyang to seek its own means of nuclear deterrence that have now become a grave security concern in the region, said Shen Dingli, a security expert at Fudan University in Shanghai.
Who shapes China’s NK policy?
BEIJING — Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi abruptly canceled his pre-arranged trip to South Korea, just one day before the visit was to take place in November last year. Yang was supposed to meet with his counterpart Kim Sung-hwan and President Lee Myung-bak.
It’s difficult to fail in China
BEIJING — Shin Ja-sang, the head of South Korea’s food chain giant Jung Sung Bon, entered the Chinese market six years ago and found it hard not to succeed.
Korea, US could better explain strategic flexibility to China
BEIJING — The U.S. and South Korea can do a better job of explaining to China the concept of “strategic flexibility” so as to allay the Middle Kingdom’s suspicion that their military posture is aimed at it, said Scott Snyder, director of the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy of the Asia Foundation.
N. Korea in the eyes of Chinese journalist
BEIJING — There are two photo rules you — a foreigner — should abide by in North Korea. First, you shouldn’t take a picture of a soldier. Second, you shouldn’t aim your camera at a scene that projects North Korea as a poor country.
Are six-party nuclear talks a trap?
BEIJING ― In Lewis Carroll's book, “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,” Alice follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world. That’s the start of the adventure. But later, when the rabbit encounters Alice again, a problem occurs and Alice becomes trapped in the rabbit’s house.
From socialism to mobile-ism
BEIJING — “I am one of the last of the 386 generation,” said Kim Byung-mook, founder of the popular online portal, that provides news and information in China and Korea.
Why Kim Jong-il didn’t meet Carter
BEIJING — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s visit to Pyongyang this week turned out to be a non-event partly, if not primarily, because Kim Jong-il didn’t show up.
N. Korea’s strange history of nuclear development
BEIJING — Even former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s high-profile mission to North Korea this week ultimately boils down to this question: Will North Korea ever give up nuclear weapons?
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