Single-party states http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32448/all en China Internet users blast official stance on N. Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/china-internet-users-blast-official-stance-n-korea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese social media users berated authorities Wednesday for their relatively mild response to North Korea's widely condemned nuclear test, likening Pyongyang to a "crazy dog" that had humiliated Beijing.</p> <p>The aggression toward China's defiant neighbour contrasted with the official response from Beijing -- expressing "firm opposition" but reiterating calls for calm and restraint and not mentioning any reprisals or sanctions.</p> <p>Pyongyang conducted the test on Tuesday, two days after the Lunar New Year which is China's biggest annual festival, and as the public holiday continued.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/china-internet-users-blast-official-stance-n-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Member states of the United Nations Republics Single-party states Technology AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 05:15:15 +0000 5754153 at http://www.globalpost.com China Internet users blast official stance on N. Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/china-internet-users-blast-official-stance-n-korea-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese social media users berated authorities Wednesday for their relatively mild response to North Korea's nuclear test, with one likening Pyongyang to a "crazy dog" that had humiliated Beijing.</p> <p>The hostility towards China's defiant neighbour contrasted with the official response from Beijing -- expressing "firm opposition" but reiterating calls for calm and restraint and not mentioning any reprisals or sanctions.</p> <p>Pyongyang conducted the test on Tuesday, two days after Lunar New Year, which is China's biggest annual festival, and as the public holiday continued.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/china-internet-users-blast-official-stance-n-korea-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Member states of the United Nations Religion Republics Single-party states Technology War AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:31:43 +0000 5754250 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S.'s Lew China visit ends with focus on currency, cyber security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/uss-lew-china-visit-ends-focus-currency-cyber-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Anna Yukhananov</p> <p>BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wrapped up a two-day visit to China on Wednesday having reopened dialogue on pressing issues of economic reform but saying more action is needed on China's exchange rate.</p> <p>Lew, in his first international trip since taking office last month, also raised concerns about security issues involving cyber threats and North Korea.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/uss-lew-china-visit-ends-focus-currency-cyber-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Jack Lew Member states of the United Nations Politics Republics Single-party states Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:46:11 +0000 5788739 at http://www.globalpost.com US seek China's cooperation on North Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/us-seek-chinas-cooperation-north-korea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States is pressuring China's new President Xi Jinping to crack down on the regime in North Korea or face an increased US military presence in the region, The New York Times reported late Friday.</p> <p>Citing unnamed administration officials, the newspaper said the recent US exchanges with China included a phone call from President Barack Obama to Xi.</p> <p>US officials briefed the Chinese in detail about US plans to upgrade missile defenses and other steps to deter the threats made by North Korea's young leader, Kim Jong-un, the report said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/us-seek-chinas-cooperation-north-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Member states of the United Nations Politics Republics Single-party states AFP Sat, 06 Apr 2013 04:15:25 +0000 5803189 at http://www.globalpost.com In China, U.S. top military officer defends U.S. pivot to Asia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/china-us-top-military-officer-defends-us-pivot-asia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Terril Yue Jones</p> <p>BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States' top military officer on Monday defended the re-orientation of U.S. foreign policy towards Asia in front of his Chinese counterpart, a week after Beijing criticised Washington for ramping up its military presence in the region.</p> <p>China is uneasy with what the United States has called the "rebalancing" of forces as Washington winds down the war in Afghanistan and renews its attention further east.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/china-us-top-military-officer-defends-us-pivot-asia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Member states of the United Nations Republics Single-party states Technology United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:15:45 +0000 5822277 at http://www.globalpost.com Laos returns 9 North Korean defectors to China: official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130528/laos-returns-9-north-korean-defectors-china-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, May 28 (Yonhap) -- Laos has sent nine North Koreans who fled their totalitarian homeland through China last month back to China, a Seoul official said Tuesday.</p> <p>The nine North Korean defectors, aged between 15 and 23, were deported to China late Monday (local time) after being rounded up by the Lao authorities, the foreign ministry official said on the condition of anonymity.</p> <p>"The government is checking the situation with regard to the North Korean defectors," the official said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130528/laos-returns-9-north-korean-defectors-china-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Member states of the United Nations Republics Single-party states Yonhap News Agency Tue, 28 May 2013 04:01:21 +0000 5847184 at http://www.globalpost.com Lao official denies comment over N. Korean defectors repatriated home http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130531/lao-official-denies-comment-over-n-korean-defectors-repatria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, May 31 (Yonhap) -- A senior Lao diplomat in Seoul denied Friday his published comment that the South Korean government didn't file an official request to interview the nine North Korean defectors who were repatriated to the North this week.</p> <p>The nine North Koreans, aged between 15 and 23, were flown home on Tuesday from China after being caught in Laos on May 10, despite South Korea's plea to send them to Seoul.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130531/lao-official-denies-comment-over-n-korean-defectors-repatria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Member states of the United Nations Republics Single-party states Technology Yonhap News Agency Fri, 31 May 2013 04:45:27 +0000 5849215 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korean rights groups slam Laos for deporting N. Korean defectors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130531/s-korean-rights-groups-slam-laos-deporting-n-korean-defector <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, May 31 (Yonhap) -- Human rights groups in Seoul strongly denounced the Lao government Friday for handing over nine North Korean defectors to their totalitarian homeland despite fears they could face persecution there.</p> <p>The defectors, after being detained for three weeks by Lao immigration authorities, were flown back to North Korea on Tuesday despite Seoul's repeated requests not to repatriate them. They had fled their home country to Laos via China in early May, with the aim of eventually reaching in South Korea.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130531/s-korean-rights-groups-slam-laos-deporting-n-korean-defector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Member states of the United Nations Republics Single-party states Social Issues Yonhap News Agency Fri, 31 May 2013 07:46:59 +0000 5849281 at http://www.globalpost.com Laos changes attitude over defector issue at last minute: source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130531/laos-changes-attitude-over-defector-issue-at-last-minute-sou <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, May 31 (Yonhap) -- A high-level Laotian official showed a postitive response to South Korea over an issue involving nine North Korean defectors even hours before his government deported them to their home country earlier this week, a diplomatic source here said Friday, giving to suspicion of a cover-up over the deportation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130531/laos-changes-attitude-over-defector-issue-at-last-minute-sou" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Member states of the United Nations Republics Single-party states Yonhap News Agency Fri, 31 May 2013 12:15:17 +0000 5849388 at http://www.globalpost.com UN 'dismayed' by China, Laos handover of N. Koreans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130531/un-dismayed-china-laos-handover-n-koreans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United Nations and United States on Friday took Laos and China to task for forcing nine young asylum seekers back to North Korea, warning that the countries were flouting international commitments.</p> <p>"We are extremely concerned for the protection of this group, which includes up to five minors, who are at risk of severe punishment and ill treatment," said Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN high commissioner for human rights.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130531/un-dismayed-china-laos-handover-n-koreans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Member states of the United Nations Politics Republics Single-party states AFP Fri, 31 May 2013 21:31:05 +0000 5849699 at http://www.globalpost.com Rep. Royce protests China's repatriation of nine North Koreans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130531/rep-royce-protests-chinas-repatriation-nine-north-koreans-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lee Chi-dong</p> <p>WASHINGTON, May 31 (Yonhap) -- The head of the U.S. congressional panel on foreign affairs has lodged a strong protest with the Chinese government against its recent repatriation of nine North Korean defectors, his office said Friday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130531/rep-royce-protests-chinas-repatriation-nine-north-koreans-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Member states of the United Nations Politics Republics Single-party states Technology Yonhap News Agency Fri, 31 May 2013 23:01:14 +0000 5849751 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korean military chief to visit China's North Sea Fleet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130605/s-korean-military-chief-visit-chinas-north-sea-fleet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, June 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's military chief will visit China's North Sea Fleet on its east coast on Wednesday during his two-day trip aimed at strengthening military ties between the two nations, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.</p> <p>South Korean JCS Chairman Gen. Jung Seung-jo arrived in Beijing on Tuesday for talks with his Chinese counterpart Gen. Fang Fenghui, chairman of the People's Liberation Army General Staff, and agreed to strengthen the defense relationship between the two nations.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130605/s-korean-military-chief-visit-chinas-north-sea-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Member states of the United Nations Republics Single-party states Yonhap News Agency Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:12:37 +0000 5851549 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea says Cuba arms seized on ship part of legitimate deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/n-korea-says-cuba-arms-seized-ship-part-legitimate-deal-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea said Wednesday that Cuban arms seized from a Pyongyang-flagged ship near the Panama Canal were part of a legitimate deal, amid concerns UN sanctions may have been violated.</p> <p>Havana said the arms discovered on the ship among tons of sugar were "obsolete" Soviet-era missiles and parts sent to Pyongyang for repair -- an account backed up by their North Korean allies.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/n-korea-says-cuba-arms-seized-ship-part-legitimate-deal-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Member states of the United Nations Politics Republics Single-party states War AFP Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:35:10 +0000 5886606 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea says Cuba arms seized on ship part of legitimate deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/n-korea-says-cuba-arms-seized-ship-part-legitimate-deal-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea said Wednesday that Cuban arms seized from a Pyongyang-flagged ship near the Panama Canal were part of a legitimate deal, amid concerns UN sanctions may have been violated.</p> <p>Havana said the arms discovered on the ship among tons of sugar were "obsolete" Soviet-era missiles and parts sent to Pyongyang for repair -- an account backed up by their North Korean allies.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/n-korea-says-cuba-arms-seized-ship-part-legitimate-deal-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Member states of the United Nations Politics Republics Single-party states War AFP Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:10:02 +0000 5886642 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea says seized Cuba arms part of legitimate deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/n-korea-says-seized-cuba-arms-part-legitimate-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea said Wednesday that Cuban arms seized from a Pyongyang-flagged ship near the Panama Canal were part of a legitimate deal, amid concerns UN sanctions may have been violated.</p> <p>Havana said the arms, discovered on the ship among tons of sugar, were "obsolete" Soviet-era missiles and parts, which were being sent to North Korea for repair -- an account backed up by its allies in Pyongyang.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/n-korea-says-seized-cuba-arms-part-legitimate-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Member states of the United Nations Politics Republics Single-party states War AFP Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:05:50 +0000 5886765 at http://www.globalpost.com