China to provide North Korea “utmost assistance” in security

BY SILVI WRITER and XINHUA Beijing is to provide “utmost assistance” for Pyongyang’s to address security and development concerns, visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping told the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s paramount leader Kim Jong-Un on Thursday, Xinhua News Agency reported in a Chinese story. This is by far the clearest message that China is willing to provide its communist neighbor some sort of security … Continue reading China to provide North Korea “utmost assistance” in security

China’s top-level leaders who have been to North Korea

BY SILVI WRITER Chinese President Xi Jinping is finally going to visit North Korea this time, making him the first China’s top leader to do so in 14 years. Last year, Xi sent his right-hand man to go on his behalf. Li Zhanshu, chairman of the National People’s Congress and the third-ranking official in the Communist Party’s Politburo Standing Committee, visited Pyongyang as Xi’s special … Continue reading China’s top-level leaders who have been to North Korea

North Korean art troupe begins performance in Beijing

BY YONHAP A North Korean art troupe began its performance in Beijing on Saturday, the first show in the neighboring country in three years and a demonstration of close ties between the two countries. A delegation of senior officials and a 280-strong art troupe, led by Ri Su-yong, vice chairman of the ruling party’s Central Committee, arrived in Beijing on Thursday for the show. North … Continue reading North Korean art troupe begins performance in Beijing

Second Trump-Kim meeting may happen in Oct, if Moon could clear hurdles in Pyongyang, source said

BY SILVI WRITER   A second meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may take place “as early as in October”, a diplomatic source said in Seoul, as South Korean President Moon Jae-in will arrive in Pyongyang on Tuesday for his third meeting with Kim. Moon’s visit to Pyongyang will be critical to clear hurdle, the source, who attended last … Continue reading Second Trump-Kim meeting may happen in Oct, if Moon could clear hurdles in Pyongyang, source said

China’s top-level leaders who have been to North Korea

BY SILVI WRITER   Chinese President Xi Jinping is not going to visit North Korea this time, but he is sending his right-hand man to go on his behalf. Li Zhanshu, chairman of the National People’s Congress and the third-ranking official in the Communist Party’s Politburo Standing Committee, will visit Pyongyang as Xi’s special representative from Saturday. Li will be the highest Chinese official to … Continue reading China’s top-level leaders who have been to North Korea

Kim Jong-un’s Messages to the West

BY THE EDITOR I was so astonished to see Kim Jung-un was labelled “the rogue leader” in an essay in a recent volume of Foreign Affairs, a magazine published by the Council on Foreign Relations, of the US. I think it’s improper to use such sensational term to describe the North Korean leader, especially when it happens to Foreign Affairs, which is considered an important, … Continue reading Kim Jong-un’s Messages to the West

North Korea’s Seafood Attracts Day-Trip Tourists from China

By Silvi writer North Korea’s seafood is now a favorite for day-trip tourists from China, as the two countries step up commercial cooperation amid rising bilateral ties following Pyongyang’s shifting focus onto economic development. Day trip from China’s border city of Hunchun to North Korea was launched only on July 10, Japan’s Asahi Shimbun quoted Chinese tour operators as saying earlier this month. Tourists would … Continue reading North Korea’s Seafood Attracts Day-Trip Tourists from China