DPRK’s nuclear test “regrettable”: Japanese PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is “regrettable,” and Japan strongly protests against it, local media reported. Abe made the remark at the lower house and said the test violated relevant UN resolutions. Meanwhile, the Japanese Foreign Ministry has lodged protest […]

DPRK says it conducts 3rd nuclear test

DPRK says it conducts 3rd nuclear test

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) said on Tuesday it has successfully conducted the third underground nuclear test, according to the official KCNA news agency. The test was part of the country’s “practical measures of counteraction” to defend its security and sovereignty against hostile U.S.policies, which it claimed have violated DPRK’s “rights to launch […]

Japan mulls unilateral sanctions on DPRK

The Japanese Defense Ministry said Tuesday that it will fly military jets to survey radiation over the country after an “artificial quake,” possibly a nuclear test, was detected in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), local media reported. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe […]

DPRK to celebrate 65th anniversary

The ruling party of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has adopted a decision to grandly celebrate the country’s 65th anniversary, the official news agency KCNA reported on Tuesday. The decision, adopted Monday by the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), called for splendidly and significantly organizing […]

China jails Tibetan man for inciting secession

A court in northwest China’s Qinghai Province on Friday sentenced a Tibetan man to four years in prison for inciting secession. Gyadehor, a Tibetan herdsman aged 60, was also deprived of his political rights for two years, according to the verdict from the Intermediate People’s Court of the Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Gyadehor spread opinions […]

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” […]

China to develop sustainable marine fishery

The Chinese government has made new plans to tap the nation’s marine resources in a more sustainable manner to stimulate economies in coastal areas and better protect maritime interests. The State Council, or China’s cabinet, issued a set of guidelines to boost the country’s marine fishing industry following an executive meeting presided over by Chinese […]

Japan establishes new office to explain territorial stance

Japanese State Minister for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs Ichita Yamamoto said Tuesday that the government has established a new office to explain Japan’s stance on disputed territories with China, South Korea and Russia. Yamamoto told a press conference that the new office will help Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other officials explain Japan’s stance […]

China dismisses Japanese protest over Diaoyu Islands

Chinese Ambassador to Japan Cheng Yonghua has rejected Japan’s protest over the continued patrol of Chinese marine surveillance ships in waters off the Diaoyu Islands. Cheng met with Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki on Tuesday. He said the Chinese vessels are conducting regular patrols in Chinese territorial waters, and requested Japan not to interfere […]

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