North Korea’s surprising, lucrative relationship with Africa

Washington Post   These giant statues of African dictators and monuments were built by North Korea View Photos Dozens of monuments throughout Africa were built by the Pyongyang-based Mansudae Overseas Project. By Kevin Sieff July 10 WINDHOEK, Namibia — Near the southern tip of Africa, 8,000 miles from Pyongyang, this capital city is an unlikely…

Sanctions are fine, but what about the Chinese who depend on trade with North Korea?

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST With Beijing under growing international pressure to impose tougher sanctions on Pyongyang, Chinese traders on the border fear for their future By Coco Liu 9 Jul 2017 Su Nan, a trader along the China-North Korea border, used to be a busy man. He used to wake early in the morning, fill…

North Korea Says It Has Successfully Tested an ICBM 点击查看本文中文版

By CHOE SANG-HUNJULY 4, 2017 Photo A photograph released by North Korea’s official news agency on Tuesday that is said to show the intercontinental ballistic missile being launched. Credit KCNA, via European Pressphoto Agency SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said on Tuesday that it had successfully conducted its first test of an intercontinental ballistic…

Public Statement – 23 June 2017

  Valencia, Spain, 23 June 2017- The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is the global standard setting body for anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). In order to protect the international financial system from money laundering and financing of terrorism (ML/FT) risks and to encourage greater compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the…

Der Frieden von Wladiwostok?

Russland, nicht China, könnte eine Schlüsserolle bei der Lösung des Atomkonflikts mit Nordkorea spielen. Von Dmitri Trenin and Andrei Trenin 29.05.2017 Picture Alliance Seit einigen Wochen ist die koreanische Halbinsel wieder einmal Schauplatz einer Atom- und Raketenkrise. Als Antwort auf die nordkoreanischen Tests hatte US-Präsident Donald Trump einen Flugzeugträger an die koreanische Küste geschickt und…

A Realistic Western Response to North Korea

Published on May 8, 2017 by Dr. Gary K. Busch The international media is full of the new confrontation between the U.S. and the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea (‘DPRK’) in which the DPRK is continuing with its efforts to produce nuclear weapons and, simultaneously, build intercontinental ballistic missiles to deliver the nuclear warheads…

China tells ROK envoy fixing relations crucial

China  Daily By ZHANG YUNBI   2017-05-19 Foreign minister calls THAAD deployment key impediment Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with Lee Hae-chan, special envoy of the President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Moon Jae-in, in Beijing, capital of China, May 18, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua] China hopes the Republic of Korea will take effective measures to…