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Sat, December 9, 2023 | 05:06
China mourns death of former People’s Daily editor
BEIJING _ In a packed class room on Tuesday night at Beijing’s elite Tsinghua University, a group of people gathered to remember someone dear to them. As they took turns to share their personal stories reminiscing about the person, some even sobbed. It’s rare to watch so many journalists gather at one place and cry. The person was truly special.
Chinese reporter at G20 steals show and slammed
BEIJING ― Rui Chenggang, a reporter with China’s state-controlled CCTV, went to Seoul to cover the G20 summit and became a news story himself due to his controversial remarks.
Ex-spy chief reads tea leaves on N. Korea denuclearization
BEIJING ― Is North Korea willing to give up its nuclear weapons? This is an old debate among pundits. But on the eve of the G20 Seoul Summit, President Lee Myung-bak brought it up again.
How to mend ties between S. Korea and China?
BEIJING — The view that China-South Korean relations have deteriorated since the Cheonan incident is flawed. Rather, the Cheonan incident was a trigger that pushed to the surface a set of accumulated issues between the two nations, said Kim Dong-jin, who teaches at China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing.
Are six-party negotiations still alive?
BEIJING — Richard Bush of the United States and Park Sun-won of South Korea are both affiliated with the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based think tank. The duo may make for a good debate on President Lee Myung-bak’s policy toward North Korea because they differ in their assessment of Lee’s approach.
Why Russia doesn’t share its Cheonan results with Seoul
BEIJING — With Russia’s envoy Alexei Borodavkin in Seoul this week, the question of why Russia has refused to share its Cheonan investigation results with South Korea begs an explanation more than ever.
Who decides China’s policy on North Korea?
BEIJING — China issued an unprecedentedly strong condemnation against North Korea in the aftermath of the North’s nuclear test in October 2006. Characterizing Pyongyang’s move as a “flagrant” (“hanran” in Chinese) act surprised even some Chinese experts on North Korea who couldn’t believe their foreign ministry would use such an “undiplomatic” term.
Ambitious graduates seek to help North Korea
BEIJING ― While the outside world has been keen to know what was going on inside North Korea regarding the unfulfilled high drama of a key Workers’ Party conference, a group of foreigners actually stayed in Pyongyang during that time, meeting with top officials such as Choe Thae-bok, secretary of the Workers' Party Central Committee.
Ideology may remain obstacle to Sino-S. Korean ties
BEIJING — “How long can South Korean President Lee Myung-bak sustain his lopsided pro-U.S. foreign policy posture?” asked a Chinese scholar with two degrees in international relations and economy at a recent mixer in the Chinese capital.
Kim Jong-ils China visit was about economy
BEIJING ― Just like many Chinese experts, Jin Jingyi, professor of international politics at the Department of Korean Studies and deputy director of the Korean Peninsula Research Center at Peking University, dismisses the popular view that the main discussions at the summit between Kim Jong-il and Hu Jintao in Changchun was about the “heir apparent.”
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