The United States advised US carriers to comply with China’s demand that it be told of any flights passing through its new maritime air defense zone over the East China Sea, an area where Beijing said it launched two fighter planes to investigate a dozen American and Japanese reconnaissance and military flights.
South Korean and Japanese flights through China’s new maritime air defense zone added to the international defiance Thursday of rules Beijing says it has imposed in East China Sea but that neighbors and the US have vowed to ignore.
South Korea stressed Monday its “unchanging” control over an area that overlaps with China’s newly-declared air defense zone and said it would raise the issue at high-level talks with Beijing.
North Korea on Friday marked the anniversary of its shelling of a South Korean border island with a threat to turn South Korea’s presidential office into a “sea of fire”.
Last month, a South Korean lawmaker told parliament that more should be done to help North Korean escapees adapt to life in the South, citing government data on suicides in the defector community.
South Korea will carry out an intensive military drill this week to mark the anniversary of the shelling of a border island by North Korea three years ago, defense chiefs said Thursday.
Koreans freely roaming the streets of Cebu has become as common as chicharon in Carcar and danggit in the capital city’s Taboan market. According to the Cebu Korean Association Inc. president Ken Choi, over 400,000 Koreans visited Cebu this year and traffic is expected to increase with more flights connecting the country’s Queen City of [...]
North Korea on Saturday indefinitely postponed reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War scheduled to start Wednesday, an apparent setback after weeks of improving ties following springtime threats of war.
South Korea and the United States have mapped out a joint operational plan which outlines concrete measures to deter and respond to North Korea’s nuclear threats, a report said Sunday.
South Korea’s spy agency arrested a leftist lawmaker accused of plotting a pro-North Korean rebellion in a case that has triggered a political and media firestorm in a nation where even praising the North can be considered a crime.
North Korea’s top military official said Pyongyang did not want war and valued peace above all, as the two Koreas forge ahead with plans for their first family reunions in three years.
Friday’s agreement to hold the reunion event next month has deepened signs of rapprochement after months of tension, with Pyongyang also offering to revive a joint industrial project with Seoul.
Officials from North and South Korea resumed talks Wednesday over the fate of a shuttered factory park the rivals jointly ran until Pyongyang pulled out its workers in April.
South Korean businessmen called for the Koreas to strike a deal on the reopening of the Kaesong joint industrial zone, in a statement released on the eve of last-ditch talks.