China opposes escalation of Korean Peninsula tensions

A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday that China opposes any moves that could create more tension on the Korean Peninsula. Spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the remarks at a daily news briefing in response to a question regarding the current situation on the peninsula. Last month, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced a “higher-level” […]

DPRK top leader calls for stronger military

Top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un called for strengthening the military to defend the country’s security and sovereignty, the official news agency KCNA reported Sunday. Kim made the appeal at an enlarged meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) Central Military Commission, which discussed ways to enhance […]

China maintains communication over Korean Peninsula

China has maintained communication with all parties on the situation on the Korean Peninsula since the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched a satellite on Dec. 12, 2012, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday. Spokesman Hong Lei made the remarks at a regular press briefing in response to a question on whether China […]

China urges calm, restraint over Korean Peninsula

A Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday urged all relevant parties to remain calm and restrained regarding the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue. “The Chinese side opposes any moves that may lead to the escalation of tensions and are inconducive to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular press briefing. He […]

Japan, U.S. officials meet on DPRK’s potential nuclear test

Japanese officials met with a visiting U.S. special envoy here on Monday and agreed to closely cooperate to urge the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) not to carry out new nuclear test, local media reported. Shinsuke Sugiyama, director general of Asian and Oceanic Affairs Bureau of the Japanese Foreign Ministry, and Glyn Davies, the […]

Sanctions mean declaration of war: DPRK

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) vowed Friday to take “strong physical countermeasures” if South Korea is directly involved in the UN sanctions, which would be seen as “a declaration of war” against Pyongyang. “We declare complete nullification of the Joint Declaration on Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula adopted in 1992 and its total […]

China eyes stronger partnership with ROK

China eyes stronger partnership with ROK

Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said during a Monday meeting with ROK president-elect Park Geun-hye’s special envoy Kim Moo-sung that China looks forward to a stronger partnership with the Republic of Korea (ROK). Increasingly close and mature bilateral ties have not only brought substantial benefits to the two nations, but also made contributions to peace, stability […]

China FM in Korean denuclearization call

A spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry on Monday called for concerted efforts by all parties to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. Asked to comment on reports in media in the Republic of Korea that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is planning a nuclear test, Hong Lei said peace and stability on the peninsula is […]

Ma Ying-jeou congratulates SKorea’s 1st female president

Ma Ying-jeou congratulated Park Geun-hye on winning the South Korean presidential election and becoming the country’s first female head of state, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dec. 19. “The ROC government and people of Taiwan wish to express their most sincere congratulations to President-elect Park,” Ma said. “We look forward to working with […]