Tag: Asia

BEIJING, Sept. 1, 2015-- Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, meets with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 1, 2015. (Xinhua/Li Xueren via Getty Images)

China Won’t Publicly Congratulate Maduro on Venezuelan Election Fraud

The communist government of China, which has poured billions into the country, did not congratulate Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro on the completion of a presidential election widely considered fraudulent in the free world, instead referring to the election as a domestic matter on Monday.

Deputy ambassador Thae Yong-Ho at a 2014 art exhibition at the North Korean embassy in London

North Korean Defector Warns: Regime’s Goal Is Becoming a Nuclear Power

Former North Korean diplomat Thae Yong-ho, who defected and now operates out of South Korea, warned in a press conference Monday that the “final destination” of the Kim regime is to possess nuclear weapons and that, in his estimation, Kim Jong-un “will never give them up.”

Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump have traded colourful personal barbs against each other, sparking global alarm

North Korea Invites International Media to Watch Nuclear Test Site Shutdown

North Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Saturday that the communist regime would hold a ceremony on a date between May 23 and 25 to permanently shut down the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, and journalists from five countries, including the United States, were invited to attend.

North Koreans struggle for basic access to facilities and more than a quarter of children are stunted due to inadequate nutritious food, the UN says

Study: Rebuilding North Korea Will Cost at Least $2 Trillion

A study by two British economists this week estimated that the reconstruction of North Korea to bring it into alignment with South Korea in the case of reunification would cost at least $2 trillion, money that South Korea would largely be responsible for.

Before agreeing to their historic summit, US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un spent months trading taunts and insults

Kim Jong-Un Finally Mentions Trump Meeting in North Korean Press

North Korean state media quoted dictator Kim Jong-un as stating in talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday that his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump would be an “excellent first step toward promotion of the positive situation development in the Korean peninsula,” the first mention of the meeting in state media.

In this Saturday, March 31, 2018, file photo, Chinese Bishop Joseph Li Shan, center, walks down the aisle during a Holy Saturday Mass on the evening before Easter at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, a government-sanctioned Catholic church in Beijing. China says restricting the Vatican’s control over the appointment …

China Extends Religious Crackdown to Assemblies of Foreign Citizens

China’s state-run Global Times newspaper reported Wednesday that the nation’s religious regulation agency has drafted new rules to “protect foreigners’ religious beliefs” by demanding they rigorously detail their religious activity in the country when participating in “group religious activities.”

Former CIA director Mike Pompeo won Senate support in a vote Thursday to be secretary of state

Mike Pompeo in North Korea: ‘We’re Not Going to Relieve Sanctions’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on a flight to North Korea Wednesday that the United States is “not going to relieve sanctions” without having fully eliminated the threat from Kim Jong-un’s rogue communist regime, despite the reported release of unjustly imprisoned Americans in the country.

China's foreign minister Wang Yi (left) shakes hands with North Korea's foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang on May 2, 2018

Chinese Foreign Minister Visits North Korea for First Time in over a Decade

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in North Korea Wednesday for the first visit by a Chinese top diplomat to Pyongyang in 11 years. Wang told high-level North Korean officials that China “supports and congratulates” dictator Kim Jong-un’s new policy of diplomacy with South Korea.

A South Korean man watches North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivering his New Year's speech on a TV news program shown at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. North Korea's development of banned long-range missiles is in "final stages," the country's leader Kim …

U.S. Media Run with Fake News About North Korean Prisoner Release

American media outlets circulated news reports Wednesday afternoon alleging that North Korea had “released” the three U.S. prisoners it is known to have placed in labor camps as punishment for crimes against the nation’s communist ideology.

Clocks show the respective time in Seoul and Pyongyang in a meeting room at the Peace House in the truce village of Panmunjom. © This is copyrighted material owned by Digital Chosun Inc. No part of it may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without …

Kim Jong-un Proposes Doing Away with Anti-Japan North Korea Time Zone

North Korean state media reported Monday that dictator Kim Jong-un has proposed changing North Korea’s time zone to align with South Korea as it was for decades before Kim chose to move the time up by half an hour as a symbolic gesture against Japan.

In this March 7, 2018, file photo, people watch a TV screen showing images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. Kim Jong Un will be in unchartered territory when the third-generation autocrat crosses …

North Korean Media All About China on Eve of Kim-Moon Summit

North Korea’s state media focused heavily on the nation’s relationship with China Thursday, highlighting a visit from a Chinese group and arrangements for the bodies of Chinese tourists killed in a recent accident while on a tour of communist sites in the country.

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - MARCH 14: An aerial view of city scape is seen as a Pakistani flag is wawing in Islamabad, Pakistan on March 14, 2018. City staff prepared the city surroundings for being ready for celebrations of 23rd March Pakistan's National Day. Islamabad, being the capital city of Pakistan …

Pakistan Opens First Transgender School

The first school for transgender people has opened in Lahore, Pakistan, in another surprising step for LGBT rights in the strictly Islamic country.