Police Stop U.S. Boy's Peace Protest
U.S boy, Jonathan Lee, who is campaigning for a peace park, was
released from Chinese detention along with his mother, after staging
a brief protest near Tiananmen Square in Beijing.
He is asking the China to support:
1.The end of the Korean War with the signing of a peace treaty
between the two Koreas and the U.S.
2.A nuclear free Korean peninsula.
3.The creation of a Children's Peace Forest in the DMZ. It's motto
is Above Politics, Above Borders, Above Conflicts, Above Ideology.
It's all about giving hope to people and children around the world. More......
Killed in Coal Mine Blast
At least 203
miners were killed, 22 injured and 13 trapped in a coal mine gas
explosion Monday afternoon in Fuxin, a city in northeast China's
Liaoning Province. The blast occurred at about 3:00 p.m. some 242
China's WTO entry, Olympics boost Korean industry
9-11-01 Korea Herald
Despite Korean pop culture winning wider acceptance in China in recent
years, a recent report suggests that it has yet to hit its peak as
China is set to witness an explosive market expansion in line with the
country gaining a WTO membership and winning the rights to host the
Gov't to designate Busan as duty-free zone
9-11-01 Korea Herald
President Kim Dae-jung said yesterday that the government will
designate Busan as a duty-free zone by the end of this year to help
develop the southern port city into a hub of distribution in Northeast
17-year-old Filipina a midshipman at Annapolis
Annapolis, Maryland—This Filipina weighs only 95 pounds, but Rea
Dacanay, a 4th-class midshipman at the United States Naval Academy
here, can do 60 push-ups in under two minutes, and follow it up with
Korea Kim wants Japan to ease tension for World Cup
9-10-01 China Daily
South Korean President Kim Dae-jung said on Monday he hoped Japan
would take responsible steps to resolve issues such as the controversy
over Japanese history textbooks ahead of the 2002 World Cup.
South Korea and Japan are co-hosting the soccer finals, the world's
biggest sporting event, but relations between the two countries have
frayed because of the textbooks and the visit last month by Japan's
prime minister to a war shrine.
Negotiations for Chinese kidnap victims ongoing: military chief
9-10-01 China Daily
Negotiations are underway to win the release of a Chinese engineer and a
Filipino guide held captive by Muslim gunmen in the southern Philippines, armed
forces chief General Diomedio Villanueva confirmed on Monday.
Passage of no-confidence bill set to wreak havoc in
Korean politics 9-04-01 Kore Herald
The passage of a parliamentary no-confidence vote on Unification
Minister Lim Dong-won is expected to have a huge impact on Korean
politics, including the possible breakup of President Kim Dae-jung's
three-way ruling coalition, party officials and analysts said
Unification Minister Lim hit with no-confidence motion
9-04-01 Korea Herald
The National Assembly yesterday passed a no-confidence bill on Unification
Minister Lim Dong-won, dealing a serious blow to President Kim Dae-jung's
"sunshine" policy toward North Korea and casting a cloud over domestic politics.
Friendly ties with DPRK to intensify
9-04-01 China Daily
President Jiang Zemin Monday started his three-day official goodwill visit to
the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), expressing support for
reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula.
Gas pipes ruled out as cause of Kabukicho blaze 9-04-01 Japan Times
An inspection of the gas pipes in the Meisei 56 Building in Shinjuku where 44
people died in a Saturday morning fire has ruled out the possibility the blaze
was triggered by a gas explosion stemming from corroded pipes, Tokyo Gas Co.
acquiesce to build-up of China's missiles 9-03-01 Taipei Times
The Bush administration, seeking to overcome Chinese opposition to its missile
defense program, intends to tell leaders in Beijing that it has no objections to
the country's plans to build up its small fleet of nuclear missiles, according
to senior administration officials.
U.S. agree to new auto talks
MEXICO CITY (Kyodo) Japanese trade minister Takeo Hiranuma and U.S. Trade
Representative Robert Zoellick agreed Saturday to start a new round of auto
trade talks, a Japanese official said.
Minister Lim's fate set to have impact on N. Korea ties, politics
9-03-01 Korea Herald
The result of today's parliamentary no-confidence vote on Unification Minister
Lim Dong-won will have significant repercussions not only on inter-Korean
relations but on domestic politics also, analysts said yesterday.
Assembly to cast no-confidence vote on unification minister today
9-03-01 Korea Herald
The National Assembly will cast a no-confidence vote on Unification Minister Lim
Dong-won today, with its result expected to have a major influence on Korean
Fire in Tokyo nightspot kills 44
09-01-02 China Daily
Japanese authorities are checking if a gas leak or arson could have caused an
explosion and fire that killed 44 people in a small nightclub building in
central Tokyo early on Saturday. It was the worst such tragedy in
nearly 30 years.
World Shipping Indus
Concerns Seen Over Rescues At Sea 8-30-01
Australia's refusal to accept a Norwegian cargo ship that rescued 438 Afghan
refugees from a sinking ferry endangers the time-honored practice of saving
people at sea, the shipping industry warned Wednesday.
S. Korea to introduce Asia's first privately run prison 8-30-01 Korea Herald
South Korea plans to introduce what it says will be Asia's first privately run
prison by 2004, to help ease overcrowding in state jails.
Foreign textbooks, other than Japan's contain inaccurate accounts of Korea
8-30-01 Korea Herald
School textbooks used in foreign countries other than Japan contain a great deal
of incorrect information regarding Korea, according to an Education Ministry
report submitted to lawmakers.
expert: Bush puts China policy back into main channel 8-30-01
US President George W. Bush is neither slow on the uptake nor putty in
the hands of hard-right advisers when it comes to China policy, rather
he appears ahead of his predecessors in bringing ties with Beijing
back to track after initial fluctuations, a well-known China policy
Cover up or else, Kashmir women told
Muslim women are rushing to buy veils in Indian Kashmir for safety's sake as a
deadline to abide by a strict Islamic dress code draws near.
New Agreement With IMF for Economic Reforms
Indonesia's president, Megawati
Sukarnoputri, cleared her first hurdle in rebuilding investor
confidence in her troubled country by reaching a new reform agreement
with the International Monetary Fund.
President Jiang to visit North Korea early
Chinese President Jiang
Zemin will visit North Korea from September 3 to 5, announced Yu
Hongjun, spokesman of the International Department of the CPC Central
Committee. The goodwill visit will take place at the invitation
of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il, said the spokesman.
U.N. to conduct nutrition survey on N. K. children in
2002 8-28-01 Korea Herald
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and Children's Fund
(UNICEF) will conduct a joint nationwide nutrition survey of North
Korean children next year, the visiting head of WFP said in Seoul
yesterday. Catherine Bertini said she reached an agreement with
senior Pyongyang officials on the survey plan during her visit to the
communist country Aug. 18-21, her fourth trip to North Korea.
Korea rules against song-sharing
A South Korean court has ordered the operator of a defunct
file-sharing Web site to pay $75,300 ($98 million won) to two local
record labels for violating copyrights.
Koizumi's China visit linked to conciliatory pledge 8-27-01
BEIJING (Kyodo) China said Saturday its acceptance of Prime Minister
Junichiro Koizumi's proposed visit to Beijing depends on whether Japan
takes real action to restore the trust of the people of Asian
countries victimized by Japanese aggression in the last century.
Korean boxer fights for unified homeland 8-27-01 Asahi.com
For Masamori Tokuyama, there was more
at stake than just boxing when he defended his World Boxing Council Super
Flyweight title in Seoul on May 20. The ethnic Korean, born and raised in
Japan, successfully defended his title for the second time in what he
considers his real homeland. On that night in Seoul he was declared winner
under his birth name, Hong Chang Su.
IOC President looks
forward to superb Olympiad in Beijing 8-27-01 China Daily
Though thinking Beijing will face many challenges to organize an Olympiad,
Jacques Rogge, newly-elected President of the International Olympic Committee
(IOC), expressed his full confidence that the Chinese capital will put on a
successful Games in 2008.
Korean Government reacts coldly to Koizumi plan to visit Korea 8-27-01
The South Korean government has given a lukewarm response to Japanese Prime
Minister Junichiro Koizumi's plan to visit Seoul before a meeting of Asian and
Pacific leaders in Shanghai in October. "It is difficult to
anticipate a summit meeting between the two countries unless Japan takes action
to cultivate a favorable atmosphere for his visit," said a government official.
Megawati Asserts Her
New Authority, Surprising Many Critics in Indonesia
JAKARTA, Indonesia (SuratkabarCom) - As Indonesia's new President
Megawati Sukarnoputri settles into her job, there is growing evidence
that she may have been underrated.
S. Korea vows strong action if Koizumi visits shrine 8-13-01
South Korea will take strong action if
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visits a controversial war
shrine, Seoul officials said yesterday. They said it would make little
difference even if he selects a date other than the Aug. 15
anniversary of the end of World War II.
Tokyo police raid
anti-textbook HQ 8-13-01 CNN
Police have raided the headquarters of a Japanese ultra-leftist
faction in connection with last week's bomb attack on the office of
nationalist history textbook authors.
Thai floods claim 73 as search intensifies 8-13-01 CNN
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Officials began using dogs and heavy machinery
Sunday in the grim search for further victims of a flash flood in
northern Thailand which claimed at least 73 lives.
China: US offer on spy plane "unacceptable" 8-12-01 China Daily
China said Saturday that the "decision" made by the US side to pay
$34,000 in support costs for its spy plane is unacceptable, and China
has expressed the utmost dissatisfaction with the US side.
pandas expected to give birth 8-12-01 China Daily
Thirteen pandas in China's southwestern province of Sichuan are likely
to give birth in the next few months, expert at China's Giant Panda
Breeding Technology Commmittee said.
Central Taiwan counting the
cost of Typhoon Toraji 8-02-01 Taipei Times
Government officials touring the worst-affected areas have promised to
pull out all the stops in an effort to help those who suffered during
Taiwan's most devastating typhoon in four decades
Japanese public schools yet to adopt rightist textbooks
8-02-01 Korea Herald
Not a single public middle school in Japan has adopted the
controversial history textbook authored by a group of rightist
scholars as of the end of July, a major Japanese daily newspaper
Up to 300 may be trapped in tin mine accident
Authorities in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
yesterday confirmed a reported water leak in a tin mine in Nandan
County but refused to say how many people were trapped inside.
Indonesian landslide toll 'at least 100'
Relief workers fear
that at least 100 people have been killed by floods and landslides
that have crushed several villages on a remote Indonesian island
popular with surfers.
46, leaves 150 missing in Taiwan 7-31-01 China Daily
At least 46 people have
been killed and 150 are missing in Taiwan after Typhoon Toraji caused floods,
mud and rock slides, and devastated farmlands in eastern and central parts of
the island, officials said on Tuesday.
Asia's Power Women: Indonesia's Megawati and the Philippines' Arroyo
Less than twelve uncertain hours after her controversial predecessor declared a
state of emergency, Indonesia's Megawati Sukarnoputri faced the nation's top
lawmakers and swore an oath of office making her Indonesia's fourth president in
the past three years.
Chinese swimmer crosses English Channel
Swimmer Zhang Jian became the first
Chinese person to swim cross the English Channel early Monday morning as he
successfully landed in Calais, France, after a 12-hour journey from Dover,
US Powell: US welcomes the transfer of power in Indonesia
The U.S. government fully supports the economic reform agenda of
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, visiting U.S. Secretary of
State Colin Powell said Tuesday.
ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM-34) ended in Hanoi on July 24, after two days.
07-24-01 Nhan Dan
NK Defectors Stage Sit in at UNHCR Beijing
Jang Kil Su, a 17 year-old North Korean defector, and his family began a
sit-in Monday at the Beijing office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),
demanding that they be granted refugee status and sent to South Korea.
Chinese, Russian Presidents Meet, Friendship Treaty to Be Signed
two leaders exchanged opinions concerning Sino-Russian relations and major
issues of common concern in a sincere and friendly atmosphere...
ASIAN MARKETS: Rebalancing act 05-22-01 AsianTimes
A reshuffling of the world's most widely tracked indexes on Saturday by Morgan
Stanley Capital International (MSCI) did not adversely effect regional bourses,
in spite of playing up the importance of markets in the United States and the
Chen begins New York visit 05-22-01 CNN Hundreds of people have braved bad
weather to express their support for Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian...
Koizumi rejects Beijing's demand for text revision
Premier Zhu's Visit to Pakistan
Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji's visit to Pakistan
will be a landmark event in the history of Pakistan's relations with China, said
Pakistani Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf in an exclusive interview
with Xinhua on the eve of Zhu's visit that is expected to begin on Friday.
builds new missile platforms to deter US forces 05-07-01 TaipeiTimes
The People's Liberation Army is building ballistic missile launch sites so it
can cover US military targets in the Pacific...
leader deeply concerned about U.S. stance 05-07-01 KoreaHerald
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il expressed deep concern about the U.S.
administration's hard-line stance on his country during summit talks with
European leaders in Pyongyang last week, a top government official in Seoul said
China allows US inspection of stranded surveillance plane 04-30-01
The Chinese and US sides have recently held several rounds of
consultations on the US EP-3 reconnaissance plane in Beijing.
to implement long-term strategy over textbook issue as review nears end
The government reaffirmed its stern position on the Japanese textbook issue
yesterday as experts were racing to sort out erroneous or deliberately distorted
accounts which Seoul will ask Tokyo to rectify.
defers destroyer sale to Taiwan 04-24-01
Despite increasingly tense US-China relations, President Bush has
decided he will not let Taiwan buy super-sophisticated naval
destroyers this year...
snaps at China on his way to Japan
The former president was in good spirits upon arrival in Osaka and
described as `nonsense' Beijing's allegations of separatism
China resolve garlic dispute
South Korea agreed Saturday to buy 10,300 extra tons of garlic from
China, ending a two-week bilateral trade dispute.
envoy holds brief talks with China 04-19-01 CNN
Profits Drive Gains,But Vulnerability Remains 04-19-01 HONG KONG (Suratkabar.com)
- Asian stock markets rallied Wednesday, driven by positive news out of the U.S.
tech sector and a weakening of the U.S. dollar versus the Japanese yen.
sets conditions for Lee visa TaipeiTimes
The Japanese prime minister has reportedly ordered the foreign
ministry to grant Lee Teng-hui a visa if he agrees to three
US to Hold Talks on Plane Collision Incident
Chinese President Arrives in Venezuela for State Visit 04-16-01 PeopleDaily
President Arrives in Cuba for State Visit 04-13-01 PeopleDaily
air affected by sandstorm 04-13-01 TaipeiTimes
over Lee's (Former Taiwan President) Japan visa 04-11-01
Spy Plane Did Violate China's Airspace 04-11-01 PeopleDaily
Powell US Secretary of State Colin Powell has
admitted that the ill-fated US EP-3 surveillance plane did violate China's
airspace, and said he was sorry for that.
Asian Shares Close Mixed
After Wall Street's Gains 04-11-01 Suratkabar.com
Shares closed mixed across the Asian-Pacific region Tuesday, with select
markets taking cues from Wall Street's rebound Monday.
recalling ambassador in Japan over textbook 04-10-01 KoreaHerald
In the strongest response over the Japanese textbook issue yet, the South Korean
government has recalled its ambassador, officials said yesterday
Jiang: China Never Gives in to Outside Pressure
Zemin said Monday in Buenos Aires that China "never gives in to any
outside pressure on principle issues related to China's state sovereignty and
China Airlines officials again avoid charges over 1994 crash 04-10-01
NAGOYA (Kyodo) The Nagoya District Public Prosecutor's Office said Monday it has
again opted not to indict four senior China Airlines officials over the April
1994 crash of an Airbus A300-600R at Nagoya airport that killed 264 passengers
and crew members.
Cheney says US
will not apologize to China 04-08-01 ChinaDaily
US Vice President Dick Cheney said on Sunday the United States had no
plans to apologize to China over the US spy plane collision and that he hoped
the standoff with Beijing would end soon.
Calls for Boycott of Japan Products 04-06-01
Seoul - Outraged by the Japanese government's approval of distorted
history textbooks, the opposition Grand National Party (GNP)
yesterday urged citizens to launch a campaign to boycott Japanese
Zemin: Crew safe and sound, US arrogant conduct unacceptable
Chinese President Jiang Zemin said on Thursday in Chile that
China and the United States should place the highest priority on
bilateral relations in resolving their spy plane dispute.
Korea officially protests Japanese history textbooks 04-05-01 KoreaHerald
Foreign Minister Han Seung-soo summoned the Japanese ambassador yesterday to
convey Seoul's concerns over Tokyo's approval of school textbooks that Koreans
criticize as publications that whitewash history.
U.S. Losses Hit Asian Shares
Malaysia's Index Drops 6.2%
04-05-01 Suratkabar.com - Asian-Pacific markets finished mostly lower
Wednesday following a selloff on Wall Street on Tuesday. Malaysian stocks were
the hardest hit, plunging 6.2%.
Powell sends personal letter to Chinese vice premier 04-05-01 CNN
A personal letter from U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell is the latest
effort by the Bush administration to end the standoff with Beijing over the U.S.
Navy plane and its crew being held by China.
China Protests Against US Over Military Plane Issue
China has made solemn representations with and protested
against the US side on US military plane's bumping into and damaging a Chinese
fighter jet over the South
China Sea Sunday...
Dalai Lama takes China to task over treatment of Tibet 04-03-01 TeipeiTimes
The exiled Tibetan
leader the Dalai Lama, visiting Taiwan for the second time, yesterday lashed out
at the Chinese government's hard line on Tibet and urged China to seek a
mutually acceptable solution to the issue.
aircraft collides with Chinese fighter, forced to land 04-02-01 CNN
A U.S. reconnaissance plane carrying a crew of 24 collided with a Chinese
fighter Sunday, forcing the U.S. craft to make an emergency landing in the
People's Republic of China.
Japan's Weak Yen Hurts Countries That Depend On Exports 03-30-01
HONG KONG (Suratkabar.com) - Asia has already caught a cold from the U.S. Now
it could catch the flu from Japan.
opening for Seoul's Incheon airport 03-30-01 CNN
South Korea's Asiana Airline's passenger plane from Bangkok made a graceful
landing at the new Incheon International Airport just before five in the
morning, christening the first day of operations.
Premier Zhu Meets Philippine President's Special Envoy 03-30-01 PeopleDaily
Chinese Premier Zhu
Rongji said in Beijing
Thursday afternoon that the Chinese government is willing to work with the new Philippine
government to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various areas.
officials accuse US of `imperialism' 03-29-01 TaipeiTimes
(Taiwan)The officials say the US is acting unfairly in expecting
Taiwan to adhere to a 1998 deal signed with an expectation of swift
International Airport makes flashy debut 03-29-01 KoreaHerald
After over eight years of construction work costing more than 7.8
trillion won, Incheon International Airport, or IIA, makes its grand
debut to the public today.
First batch of Russia's T-90C tanks will be delivered to India this year
India had signed an
agreement for the purchase of 310 T-90 tanks in February. India had signed an
agreement to boost its military potential with what is rated one of the best
tanks in the world.
More Falun Gong Followers Die After Refusing Medical Treatment
Two more followers of the Falun Gong cult, both female, have
died of ordinary diseases this year in China after refusing medical treatment.