COVID-19 Continues to Spread in S.Korea

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YONHAP News “Citizens of Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province, stay strong. We can fully overcome this COVID-19 and we will.” President Moon Jae-in visited the southeastern city of Daegu, which has become a hotbed of coronavirus cases in South Korea. … Read More

Coronavirus: South Korea declares highest alert as infections surge

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The South Korean city of Daegu has seen the biggest increase in infections – AFP South Korea has raised its coronavirus alert to the “highest level” as confirmed case numbers keep rising. President Moon Jae-in said the country faced “a … Read More

‘We’ll deal with it’ – Donald Trump brushes off Kim Jong Un’s threat of ‘Christmas gift’

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Kim Jong Un threatens to take unspecified action if sanctions relief is not forthcoming by the end of the year. Donald Trump has brushed off North Korea’s warning of a “Christmas gift”, saying the United States would “deal with it … Read More

Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet Japan, South Korea leaders as North Korea tensions rise

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Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Beijing on Dec 23, 2019.PHOTOS: AFP, REUTERS BEIJING (REUTERS) – The leaders of Japan and South Korea will meet Chinese President Xi … Read More

South Korea’s Moon Calls for Talks to End Trade Dispute With Japan

People watch a TV screen showing a live broadcast of South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s speech during a ceremony to celebrate the Korean Liberation Day, marking the 74th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from the Japanese colonial rule, at the Seoul … Read More

East Asia Is on the Razor’s Edge After North Korea Missile Launches

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A single miscalculation could plunge the Korean Peninsula into a conflagration with grave consequences for Japan, China, Russia—and the United States. AFP Contributor SEOUL—The defection on Thursday of a North Korean soldier weaving his way across the DMZ is the … Read More

Why the South Korea-Japan trade dispute may not be resolvable

South Korea’s left-wing has long demanded a more aggressive stance on Japan’s imperial actions and stifled any dissent, while Japan’s right has also enforced its own position. With both views now mainstream, slim hopes of mediation remain A protester in … Read More

Seoul and Tokyo Stare Each Other Down

Japan’s move to impose unprecedented trade measures against South Korea to retaliate against its increasingly hard-line stance toward Tokyo’s wartime conduct will leave Seoul with few options to respond effectively. Domestic political drivers in both South Korea and Japan will … Read More

Tension between Japan and South Korea is rising, and it looks set to drag down trade

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KEY POINTS Tensions between Tokyo and Seoul are intensifying after Japan imposed new restrictions on exports that could hit South Korea’s tech industry. One analyst suggests the situation could escalate further, with the two governments engaging “in a tit-for-tat exchange of … Read More

China’s Xi to visit North Korea as US nuke diplomacy stalls

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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at an apparent standstill. Xi will meet with … Read More

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