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South Korea considers lifting some sanctions on North Korea

Chinese Media Urges Seoul to Lift Sanctions on North Korea

When South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said on Wednesday her government was thinking about lifting some sanctions on North Korea, there were fears even a purely symbolic gesture along those lines could weaken the international coalition allied against North Korea’s nuclear missile program. Right on cue, Chinese state media jumped in and encouraged Seoul to lift unilateral sanctions as quickly as possible in a gesture of fellowship with Pyongyang and defiance toward Washington.

North Korean students take part in a torch light march held in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day celebrations in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

North Korea: We Will Resist 100 Years of ‘Murderous’ Sanctions

North Korea’s state newspaper Rodong Sinmun published a belligerent column Friday accusing the U.S. of “murderous” policies against the Korean people, but ensuring that North Korea would survive up to a century of the sanctions it claims are killing its people.

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South Korean Unification Ministry: No Plans to Lift North Korea Sanctions

South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon on Thursday contradicted controversial statements made by the foreign minister to parliament the previous day and said there are no plans to lift sanctions against North Korea imposed after the sinking of the South Korean ship Cheonan in 2010.

MOUNT PAEKTU, NORTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 20: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO COMMERCIAL USE) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (2nd L) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (L) pose with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (2nd R) and his wife Kim Jung-sook (R) on the top of Mount Paektu on …

South Korea Considers Lifting Sanctions Against North Korea

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told lawmakers on Wednesday the administration of President Moon Jae-in is considering proposals to lift sanctions against North Korea as a reward for improved relations on the peninsula.

North Korea's chief delegate Kim Yong-Chol (C) walks by South Korean soldiers after the inter-Korean general talks at the south side of the truce village of Panmunjom, in the Demilitarized Zone, 14 December 2007. High-level military talks between North and South Korea ended without agreement on a proposed joint fishing …

North Korea to Send Official Allegedly Responsible for Bombing South Korean Ship to Olympics

North Korea’s Olympic “charm offensive” came to an end on Thursday as officials announced Pyongyang’s delegation to the closing ceremony would include Kim Yong-chol, who is currently vice chairman of the Workers’ Party Central Committee but formerly chief of the North Korean military intelligence agency blamed for the 2010 torpedo attack on the South Korean corvette Cheonan.

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World View: China-North Korea Tensions High After Nuclear Test

Contents: North Korea’s explosion was probably not a ‘hydrogen bomb’; South Korea resumes broadcasting propaganda via loudspeakers; North Korea’s nuclear test revives memories of the 2010 Cheonan attack; China faces limited influence and high frustration dealing with North Korea