N. Korea embassy official defects in Beijing
Oct05

N. Korea embassy official defects in Beijing

A North Korean embassy official in Beijing has defected, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said Wednesday, while a separate report suggested two embassy staff had sought asylum with the Japanese mission there. If confirmed, it would mark the latest in a recent series of high-profile North Korean defections that some observers see as a sign of growing instability within the leadership in Pyongyang. Yonhap, quoting an anonymous...

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Asean, Beijing discuss South China Sea issue
Sep07

Asean, Beijing discuss South China Sea issue

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and Beijing met today in Laos to discuss the South China Sea territorial dispute issues. The 10 country Asean group, consisting of Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, resumed their discussions here on how to advance economic integration, before meeting with the Chinese delegation, headed by Prime Minister Li Keqiang,...

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Russia to take part in consultations on Asia-Pacific security
Jun22

Russia to take part in consultations on Asia-Pacific security

Russia will take part in the fifth round of the high-level consultations on security in Asia-Pacific region to be held in Beijing on June 27-28, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Asian and Pacific Cooperation Department Alexei Ovchinnikov said on Wednesday (June 22). We have ideas that we want to offer our partners additionally,” he said. “It is no secret, we would like to talk with our partners in advance to find...

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