South Korea summons China ambassador over fishing boat clash
Oct11

South Korea summons China ambassador over fishing boat clash

South Korea summoned China’s ambassador on Tuesday to protest against what it says was a deliberate collision by a Chinese fishing vessel with a South Korean coast guard patrol boat that later capsized and sank. Disputes over illegal fishing are an irritant in relations between China and U.S. ally South Korea, even as their economic relations grow close. They also share concern about North Korea’s nuclear weapons and...

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Group of South Korean lawmakers call for creation of national nuclear arsenal
Sep10

Group of South Korean lawmakers call for creation of national nuclear arsenal

A group of deputies from the ruling Saenuri party in the South Korean parliament on Friday voted for the creation of the country’s own national nuclear arsenal in response to the DPRK’s recent nuclear test. This decision is inevitable under the current circumstances, the lawmakers stressed. “The latest developments show that the sanctions and our official statements are incapable of putting an end to Pyongyang’s provocations...

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Kremlin: South Korean president to take part in Eastern Economic Forum, meet with Putin
Aug03

Kremlin: South Korean president to take part in Eastern Economic Forum, meet with Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting with his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye on September 3 in Vladivostok, the Kremlin press service said today. Park will visit Russia with a working visit and take part in the Eastern Economic Forum. The presidents “plan to discuss the condition and prospects of developing bilateral relations, including matters of cooperation in political, trade and economic, and...

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China, Russia reiterate concern over THAAD deployment in South Korea
Jul29

China, Russia reiterate concern over THAAD deployment in South Korea

China and Russia have again voiced serious concern over the deployment of the United States anti-ballistic missile system Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korea. At a fourth meeting on Northeast Asia security held in Moscow on Thursday, Chinese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Kong Xuanyou and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov noted that such an unilateral and non-constructive action taken by...

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Is Korean War Possible?
Jul25

Is Korean War Possible?

Author: Ilya Topchiy  Today, the Korean peninsula is one of the most militarized places on the entire planet. It is here where the interests of large powers like the US, China, and Russia intersect. The range of forces that could be deployed in a possible conflict (within a fairly limited space on a rough terrain) is truly impressive. Yet, the prospects of a large military conflict are doubtful. Chances of an easy victory are too...

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