South Korea Deports Japanese Military Attaches, Boycotts Japanese Goods

South Korea’s feud with Japan continued escalating on Wednesday with reports that two Japanese military attaches have been deported for allegedly stealing confidential information about North Korea. Meanwhile, South Korean retail outlets are beginning to boycott Japanese goods and shoppers are turning away from Japanese imports.

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South Korean Lawmaker Claims Japan Violated North Korea Sanctions

A nasty diplomatic dispute between South Korea and Japan grew even more intense on Thursday as a South Korean lawmaker accused the Japanese of shipping banned materials to North Korea on 30 different occasions over the past 20 years, in some cases shipping items that were useful in the production of nuclear weapons.

This file photo dated 18 January 2001 shows trucks at the port in Osaka stopped beside the 16,104-ton North Korean freighter Dok Chon to load bags of rice for shipment in aid to North Korea. Most North Korean ships were effectively barred from entering Japan from 01 March 2005 as …

Xi Jinping Schedules Kim Jong-un Summit in North Korea This Week

Chinese and North Korean state media announced on Monday that Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping will visit North Korea this week to meet with dictator Kim Jong-un. It will be Xi’s first visit to North Korea and the first time China’s leader has made such a trip since Xi’s predecessor Hu Jintao visited Pyongyang in 2005.

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China Condemns ‘Cold War Mentality’ of Huawei Ban

Chinese officials and state-run media condemned President Donald Trump’s executive order effectively blocking Chinese telecom giant Huawei from U.S. markets, deriding it as an example of Trump’s “Cold War mentality” and vowing to protect Chinese business interests by any means necessary.

A man presses on the glass window near a logo for Huawei in Beijing on Thursday, May 16, 2019. In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the …

Report: Canada Seeks U.S. Help as China Retaliates Economically for Huawei Arrest

CBC News reported on Sunday that Canada is frustrated with the United States for not doing enough to resolve tensions between Ottawa and Beijing – tensions which escalated into an economic showdown after Canada detained Chinese tech mogul Meng Wanzhou of the Huawei telecom corporation for extradition to the U.S. on charges of fraud and violating sanctions.

China expands ban on Canadian canola imports to second firm