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On 16 October in Asian history

ON 16 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 16, 2018

690: Empress Wu Zetian takes the power ousting the Tang Dynasty and establishing the Second Zhou Dynasty (until March 3, 705)
http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/heroine6.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9975.html

1535: Birth of Niwa Nagahide, Japanese warlord who died on 15 May 1585
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niwa_Nagahide

1600: Dutch Olivier van Noort ships reach Philippines
http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-BucExpl-t1-body-d11-d2.html

1840: Birth of Kuroda Kiyotaka, 2nd Japanese Prime Minister, (April 1888-October 1889), who died on August 23, 1900
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuroda_Kiyotaka

1841: Birth of Prince Hirobumi Ito, four times Prime Minister and first Japanese governor of Korea
http://www.jref.com/glossary/ito_hirobumi.shtml

1866: In Korea, after the killing of French missionaries, a group of 170 French marines, belonging to Admiral Pierre-Gustave Roze expedition, land on Ganghwa island, seize the fortress which controls the Han river, and occupy the fortified city of Ganghwa itself
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Campaign_against_Korea,_1866

1868 : Denmark ends its involvement in India by selling the rights to the Nicobar Islands to the British
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_India

1900: Great Britain and Germany sign the Anglo-German Treaty, in which they agree to maintain the territorial integrity of China and support the ‘open door’ policy called for by US secretary of State. France and Russia will adhere few days later
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/14355598

1901: Baron Hayashi of Japan begins negotiations in London to make an alliance with the British and strengthen Japan’s position against Russians

1905: The partition of Bengal by the British authorities causes high level unrest
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A029
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/16th-october-1905-the-provincial-state-of-bengal-was-partitioned

1907: After the first elections to the Philippine Assembly, in July, the first session is opened. The Nacionalista Party of Manuel Quezon and Sergio Osmena won the elections and will continue to dominate Philippine electoral politics until World War II
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1582/today-in-philippine-history-october-16-1907-the-philippine-assembly-was-inaugurated

1931: Birth of Rosa Rosal, Filipina actress and humanitarian
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0740944/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Rosal

1934: Start of the Chinese Communist Party one year and four days Long March

1934-longue-marche
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/asianhistoryfaqs/f/longmarch.htm
https://randyroberts.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/on-this-day-10-16-2008-the-long-march/
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/long_march_1934_to_1935.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-QRcQXX_Ck

1936: Birth of Akira Machida, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Japan (2002-2006)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Machida

Akira Machida

1942: A cyclone is the cause of 11,000 dead in Bengal

1948: Birth of Hema Malini, Indian Actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hema_Malini

1951: Assassination of Liaquat Ali Khan, the first PM of Pakistan
http://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/killing-liaquat-ali-khan/
http://www.countercurrents.org/ghazali180415.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvGjVJ_fsEQ

1952: Death of Ghulam Bhik Nairang, Indian-Pakistani lawyer and poet, born on September 26, 1876
http://urduadab4u.blogspot.fr/2011/08/syed-ghulam-bhik-nairang-distinguished.html

1954: In Vietnam, a national congress, convened in Saigon by Bao Dai, refuses the adhesion to the French Union Française “under its current form”
http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/history/A0819671.html

1956: Birth of Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah, Bangladeshi poet, author, and playwright who died on June 21, 1992
http://www.poemhunter.com/rudra-mohammad-shahidullah/biography/

1964: PRC detonates its first nuclear weapon


https://www.ctbto.org/specials/testing-times/16-october-1964-first-chinese-nuclear-test
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-joins-a-bomb-club  
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9993.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZbBCqSgLOE

1965: In Indonesia, the Chinese trade mission in Jakarta is ransacked (anti-China activities after the September 30 coup)

1967: John Baez is arrested in Vietnam protest
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/16/newsid_2535000/2535301.stm

1968: Birth of Mark Lee, Singaporean actor and director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Lee_(comedian)

1973: Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese diplomat Le Duc Tho are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the Paris peace accords. Kissinger accepted, but Tho declined the award until such time as « peace is truly established. »
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1973/press.html

1974: Death of Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar, Carnatic musician, born on September 1, 1895
http://chembai.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chembai

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shrnT1qSRbE

1975: The Balibo Five, a group of Australian-based television journalists based in the town of Balibo in the then Portuguese Timor (now East Timor), are killed by Indonesian troops
http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/fact-sheets/fs238.aspx
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-21/balibo-five-investigation-dropped-by-afp/5828814

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3qN7el001Q

1979: First official visit of Afghan president Babrak Karmal to  Moscow

1979: Chinese dissident Wei Jingsheng, arrested in late March, is sentenced to fifteen years in prison
http://www.nytimes.com/1979/10/17/archives/leading-chinese-dissident-gets-15year-prison-term-prison-conditions.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1979/10/17/peking-sentences-dissident-to-15-years/3dae4e24-8fc0-4768-a3cf-876753c9339c/?utm_term=.41b86d162c88
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wei_Jingsheng

1982: Birth of Vincy Chan, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincy_Chan
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=13849

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND6tULFc_oE&feature=related

1982: Birth of Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prithviraj_Sukumaran

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if7W6GpMS6o

2003: Birth of Princess Kritika of Nepal, daughter of Crown Prince Paras
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Kritika_of_Nepal

2003: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad tells a summit of Islamic leaders that « Jews rule the world by proxy » and the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims should unite, using nonviolent means for a « final victory. »

2006: In Sri Lanka Tamil rebels ram a truck packed with explosives into a convoy of military buses, killing at least 103 people and wounding 150 more in one of the deadliest insurgent attacks since the 2002 cease-fire.
 
 2010: Demonstrations are held in China and Japan about islands claimed by both countries in the East China Sea
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11558882

2010-10-17 Diayutai

2012: Myanmar’s reformist President Thein Sein is re-appointed as head of the ruling party at a key meeting aimed at reviving its flagging political fortunes against a resurgent opposition.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20121016-378051.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/burmese-president-retains-party-leadership/1527421.html

2017: European Union bans all investments and oil exports to North Korea in punishing sanctions
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2115618/european-union-ministers-ban-all-investments-and-oil-exports

North and South Korea relations

16 OCTOBER 2018

Koreas, US-led UN Command hold talks on demilitarising tense inter-Korean border

Negotiators from North and South Korea, along with the U.S.-led United Nations Command, are holding their first talks Tuesday on demilitarizing a section of the heavily fortified border that separates the rival Koreas
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2018/10/356_257111.html
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=224992
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2168798/koreas-us-led-un-command-hold-talks-demilitarising-tense-inter

15 OCTOBER 2018

North and South Korea agree to reconnect transport links

The Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed Monday to hold a ceremony in late November or early December to modernize and eventually connect railways and roads across the inter-Korean border
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/149/227/176/1539593185321.html?newsId=50776
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20181015000711

10 OCTOBER 2018

South Korea considers lifting sanctions against North Korea

South Korea said on Wednesday (Oct 10) that it was considering lifting a sweeping embargo on bilateral trade and exchanges with North Korea, despite Washington’s efforts to keep the economic noose on the North until it denuclearises
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/south-korea-considers-lifting-sanctions-against-north-korea

8 OCTOBER 2018

Korea proposes inter-Korean parliamentary meeting in Nov. in Pyongyang

The proposal was made by South Korean lawmakers who were part of the 160-member delegation that visited Pyongyang last week for the joint celebration of the 11th anniversary of the 2007 inter-Korean summit
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20181008000629

1 OCTOBER 2018

North and South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified DMZ

Troops from North and South Korea began removing some landmines along their heavily fortified border on Monday, the South’s defence ministry said, in a pact to reduce tension and build trust on the divided peninsula
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/01/north-south-korea-begin-removing-landmines-along-fortified-border/
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=224278

30 SEPTEMBER 2018

Russian ship detained in South Korean port due to US sanctions

South Korean authorities have seized a Russian-flagged ship and its crew in Busan on suspicion they are violating U.S. sanctions on North Korea, according to Russia’s TASS news agency
http://uawire.org/russian-ship-detained-in-south-korean-port-due-to-sanctions
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2018/10/103_256225.html

19 SEPTEMBER 2018

Moon and Kim jointly announce Pyongyang Declaration

The main focus of the summit was the issue of denuclearisation. While the US and North Korea agreed in broad terms earlier this year to work towards that goal, negotiations have stalled
http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_northkorea/862815.html
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2018/09/103_255848.html
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/north-korea-kim-agrees-dismantle-key-missile-test-sites-180919045606155.html

Defense chiefs of two Koreas sign comprehensive military agreement

South Korea’s Minister of National Defense Song Young-moo, and his North Korean counterpart No Kwang-chol, signed a comprehensive military agreement Wednesday, with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un present at the scene
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=223806
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20180919000752

18 SEPTEMBER 2018

Korean leaders wrap up 1st day of talks

The leaders of the 2 Koreas have wrapped up their first day of official talks in Pyongyang on an optimistic tone
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/leaders-of-two-koreas-meet-in-pyongyang-for-talks-on-ending-war-20281
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180918_47/
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/north-korea-kim-hopes-for-big-outcome-at-inter-korean-summit-10729870

14 SEPTEMBER 2018

North Korea and South Korea open joint liaison office

The two countries have inagurated a new complex that will let their officials communicate directly with one another
https://www.dw.com/en/north-korea-and-south-korea-open-joint-liaison-office/a-45482525
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=223568

5 SEPTEMBER 2018

South Korea’s special delegation delivers President Moon’s personal letter to Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met with a special delegation of South Korean President Moon Jae-in Wednesday, possibly reaffirming his commitment to establishing peace on the Korean Peninsula and denuclearizing his country
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=223065
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20180905000857

31 AUGUST 2018

Train project linking North and South Korea stopped in its tracks by US

A rail project meant to connect North and South Korea has been blocked by US military officials, highlighting divisions between Washington and Seoul on how to deal with the nuclear armed North
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/31/north-south-korea-train-project-halted-us
http://www.atimes.com/article/us-led-un-command-stops-south-korean-train-entering-north/

24 AUGUST 2018

South Korea sends sanctioned material to North Korea, politician says

South Korea has sent 1 billion won (S$1.2 million) worth of sanctioned material to North Korea, customs data showed on Friday (Aug 24), raising concern ties with the United States could be damaged as the South pursues cooperation with the North
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/south-korea-sends-sanctioned-material-to-north-korea-politician-says

20 AUGUST 2018

Korean families divided by war reunite in North Korea

A group of mostly elderly South Koreans crossed into North Korea Monday to reunite with family members many haven’t seen nor heard from since the Korean War broke out 68 years ago
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/19/asia/korea-family-reunions-intl/index.html
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=222191
http://video.foxnews.com/v/5824384916001/?#sp=show-clips

13 AUGUST 2018

South Korean president Moon Jae-in  to meet Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang for latest summit

North and South Korea have agreed to hold a third summit between leaders Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un in September, amid ongoing tensions between Pyongyang and Washington over the North’s lack of progress in giving up its nuclear weapons
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/13/south-korean-president-moon-jae-in-meet-kim-jong-un-pyongyang/
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=221871
http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_northkorea/857400.html

10 AUGUST 2018

Three S. Korean firms brought in N. Korean coal disguised as Russian products: probe

« After the UN Security Council banned the trading of North Korean coal, the suspects transshiped the North Korean product at a Russian port onto a vessel with a third country’s flag and forged documents to make it look like the goods were from Russia. »
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=221778
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20180810000483

31 JULY 2018

Rival Koreas’ generals discuss easing military confrontation

Generals from the rival Koreas met Tuesday at their shared border for talks on easing their countries’ decades-long military standoff, the second such meeting since their leaders held a landmark summit in April and pledged to reduce the danger of another war on the peninsula
https://www.newdelhitimes.com/rival-koreas-generals-discuss-easing-military-confrontation/
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=221258

16 JULY 2018

South Korea explores business opportunities in the North

Amid a thaw in relations, the two Koreas have started discussions on reopening special economic zones that allow companies from the South to operate in the North
https://www.dw.com/en/south-korea-explores-business-opportunities-in-the-north/a-44696825

4 JULY 2018

Inter-Korean basketball friendlies held in Pyongyang for first time in 15 years

The rival Koreas on Wednesday began two days of friendly basketball games in Pyongyang in their latest goodwill gesture amid a diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/two-koreas-hold-friendly-basketball-match-pyongyang
https://www.newdelhitimes.com/koreas-begin-basketball-friendlies-in-latest-peace-gesture/
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=219897

25 JUNE 2018

Koreas discuss removing North’s artillery from tense border

The rival Koreas are discussing the possible relocation of North Korea’s long-range artillery guns away from the tense Korean border, South Korea’s prime minister said Monday, as the countries forge ahead with steps to lower tensions and extend a recent detente
https://www.newdelhitimes.com/koreas-discuss-removing-norths-artillery-from-tense-border/
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/06/25/koreas-discuss-removing-norths-artillery-from-tense-border.html
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2018/06/26/2003695576

22 JUNE 2018

Two Koreas to hold reunions of war-torn families for 7 days starting Aug. 20

South and North Korea agreed Friday to hold a reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War from Aug. 20 to 26 on Mount Kumgang, an iconic mountain just north of the inter-Korean border along the east coast
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=219287
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180622_34/
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20180622000579

18 JUNE 2018

Seoul aims to declare formal end to Korean War by year end; plans to ease sanctions on North Korea

South Korea aims to declare a formal end to the Korean War by the end of this year and the leaders of North Korea and the United States have discussed the issue, media reports quoted the country’s foreign minister as saying on Monday (June 18)
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/seoul-says-aims-to-declare-formal-end-to-korean-war-by-end-of-the-year-plans-to-ease

Two Koreas held inter-Korean sports exchanges at border

North and South Korea have agreed to hold a joint basketball match in Pyongyang and to form some combined teams at August’s Asian Games in Indonesia, the two countries announced on Monday (Jun 18), after a day of negotiations at their shared border
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=218997
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/north-south-korea-agree-to-joint-sports-events-and-create-10443750

14 JUNE 2018

South, North military meet in Panmunjom

South and North Korea discussed ways to ease tension on the border during a general-level military meeting Thursday at the truce village of Panmunjom, following up on an inter-Korean agreement signed by both countries’ leaders during their first summit on April 27
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3049350
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=218866
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/232/88/0/1528986554932.html

26 MAY 2018

North and South Korean leaders meet as US indicates summit may yet happen

The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, met his South Korean counterpart on Saturday, two days after Donald Trump cancelled a planned summit with Kim
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/26/kim-jong-un-moon-jai-in-korean-leaders-hold-surprise-meeting
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/korean-leaders-meet-after-trump-threatens-to-quit-kim-summit
http://video.foxnews.com/v/5789976153001/?#sp=show-clips

17 MAY 2018

North Korea refuses to hold talks with South until ties improve

North Korea said Thursday (May 17) it will not hold talks with Seoul under the current diplomatic situation, calling South Korean officials « ignorant and incompetent » a day after the hermit state abruptly cancelled planned inter-Korean discussions
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/north-korea-refuses-to-hold-talks-with-south-until-ties-improve
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/05/17/562032/north-korea-south-talks
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44158566

27 APRIL 2018

Korea summit: North and South agree to seek peace and complete denuclearisation

The leaders of North and South Korea have signed a historic agreement, the Panmunjom Declaration, seeking a formal end to the Korean War and the “complete denuclearisation” of the peninsula at a summit in the demilitarised zone
https://www.thenational.ae/world/asia/korea-summit-north-and-south-agree-to-seek-peace-and-complete-denuclearisation-1.725249
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/korean-leaders-vow-to-end-war-on-the-peninsula-17029
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20180427000845

19 APRIL 2018

Talks underway to officially end Korean War

South and North Korea as well as the United States will discuss signing peace treaties to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War during next week’s inter-Korean summit and the following one between Washington and Pyongyang, a senior Cheong Wa Dae official said
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/content/n-korea-s-korea-officially-open-channels-end-korean-war
http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_northkorea/841283.html

31 MARCH 2018

What does Seoul think of Kim Jong-un’s landmark visit to China?

South Korea’s biggest headache at the moment is not China or even North Korea – It is the Trump administration
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/seoul-kim-jong-landmark-visit-china-180331093909686.html

 8 MARCH 2018

Paralympic Games: ‘No joint Korean march’ amid flag dispute

The two Koreas will not march together at the opening ceremony of the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang on Friday, officials in the South have said
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43327934
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/235/17/145/1520521604319.html

7 MARCH 2018

South Korea’s Moon says sanctions on North to stay, too early to be optimistic

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday (Mar 7) sanctions on North Korea will not be eased for the sake of a summit between the two sides as Chinese state media repeated Beijing’s line that talks are the only way to end the nuclear standoff
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/south-korea-s-moon-says-sanctions-on-north-to-stay-too-early-to-10021026
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=214801
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180307_38/

6 MARCH 2018

Two Koreas to hold summit in late April
In stunning and unexpected announcement late Tuesday, Seoul and Pyongyang agreed to a deal that could see South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet for a rare leaders’ summit at the two countries’ heavily armed border next month
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2018/03/120_245215.html
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/03/06/asia-pacific/politics-diplomacy-asia-pacific/north-koreas-kim-seoul-envoys-discuss-easing-tensions/#.Wp8F5ujOU2x

5 MARCH 2018

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un meets South Korean envoys

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has hosted a dinner for senior South Korean delegates – the first time officials from Seoul have met the young leader since he took office in 2011
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43282807
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=214701
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2018/03/103_245149.html

23 FEBRUARY 2018

South Korean MPs demand execution of North’s Olympic delegate general

South Korean lawmakers protested Friday over a visit by a top North Korean general for the Pyeongchang Olympics, labelling him a war criminal over the 2010 sinking of a warship and calling for his execution
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/south-korean-mps-demand-execution-norths-olympic-delegate
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3044876
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180223_21/

22 FEBRUARY 2018

North Korea’s closing Olympics delegation will be led by General Kim Yong-chol, blamed for deadly ship sinking that killed 46 South Korean sailors

North Korea will send another high-level delegation to South Korea for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony, including the man blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors
https://www.theepochtimes.com/north-koreas-closing-olympics-delegation-includes-man-blamed-for-deadly-ship-sinking_2448151.html
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3044818
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20180222000782

14 FEBRUARY 2018

Winter Olympics 2018: South Korea to pay for North’s delegation

South Korea has approved a record budget of more than two and a half million dollars to bankroll the hosting of hundreds of North Koreans during the Winter Olympics
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/02/14/552312/South-Korea-fund-hosting-North-Korea-Olympics
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43054453

10 FEBRUARY 2018

N.Korean leader invites S.Korea’s Moon to the North

A rare invitation to Pyongyang for the South Korean president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty’s southern road tour Saturday, part of a new and accelerated diplomatic warming between the two countries
http://www.france24.com/en/20180210-nkorean-leader-invites-skoreas-moon-north-says-skorea
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43014269
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/kim-jong-un-invites-south-korea-s-president-moon-to-pyongyang-9947748

7 FEBRUARY 2018

Kim Jong-un wants to show the world he is sincere about improving South Korea ties

Video of Juliette Morillot interview
http://www.france24.com/en/video/20180207-kim-jong-un-wants-show-world-he-sincere-about-improving-south-korea-ties

5 FEBRUARY 2018

North Korea sends Winter Olympics propaganda posters featuring mascots to Seoul

Propaganda leaflets from North Korea marking the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics have been found in the mountains in the South Korean capital, Seoul
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-05/north-korea-sends-propaganda-fliers-to-seoul/9397842?section=world

29 JANUARY 2018

North Korea has cancelled joint cultural performance with South Korea ahead of Winter Olympics

North Korea has cancelled a joint cultural performance with South Korea, accusing southern media of encouraging “insulting” public sentiment towards the North, South Korea’s unification ministry said
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korea-south-joint-ceremony-pyeongchang-2018-winter-olympics-unification-ministry-a8183656.html
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3043985
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/01/29/550600/North-Korea-South-Korea-Winter-Olympics-

23 JANUARY 2018

DPRK accuses S. Korea of torching national flag, leader’s photo

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday accused South Korean conservative forces of torching the DPRK flag and a photograph of its top leader Kim Jong Un
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/23/c_136918298.htm
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2018/01/103_242930.html

20 JANUARY 2018

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea will send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang

North Korea will send 22 athletes to compete in three sports at the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February
http://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/42759924
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=213075
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-21/north-korea-to-send-22-athletes-to-winter-olympics/9346166?section=world

17 JANUARY 2018

Two Koreas agree to march together at Winter Olympics opening

The two Koreas agreed on Wednesday (Jan 17) to march together under a single flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and field a united women’s ice hockey team for the Games in a further sign of easing tensions on the peninsula
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sport/two-koreas-agree-to-march-together-at-winter-olympics-opening-9870332
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2018/01/356_242637.html
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/koreas-to-form-first-joint-olympic-team-march-under-single-flag-14331

9 JANUARY 2018

Koreas agree military talks to defuse border tension

North and South Korea have agreed to hold military talks to defuse border tension, after their first high-level meeting in two years
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42622588
https://www.theepochtimes.com/north-south-korea-agree-to-resolve-issues-through-dialogue_2408477.html
http://www.dw.com/en/do-korea-talks-put-initiative-back-with-seoul-and-pyongyang/a-42083164

5 JANUARY 2018

Koreas Agree to High-Level Talks, Meeting Scheduled for Jan 9

North and South Korea have officially announced they will hold bilateral talks on improving relations next week. They will be the first such talks between the two nations since December 2015
http://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/04/asia/north-korea-south-korea-talks-intl/index.html
http://www.dw.com/en/north-and-south-korea-agree-to-hold-talks/a-42034484

3 JANUARY 2018

North Korea restores hotline with South Korea

North Korea has reopened a suspended border hotline with South Korea, a day after Seoul offered high-level talks to discuss Pyongyang’s participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=212505
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3042854

2 JANUARY 2018

South Korea proposes high-level talks with North on Olympics cooperation

South Korea has proposed holding high-level talks with Pyongyang on January 9, after North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un called for a breakthrough in relations and said Pyongyang might attend the Winter Olympics
http://www.france24.com/en/20180102-south-korea-talks-north-korea-discuss-olympics-cooperation-kim-jong-un-moon-jae
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/south-korea-proposes-high-level-talks-with-north-korea-on-jan-9-9826052

1 DECEMBER 2017

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un says ‘open to dialogue’ with South Korea, will only use nukes if threatened

Kim Jong Un on Monday (Jan 1) warned the United States that he has a “nuclear button” on his desk ready for use if North Korea is threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was “open to dialogue” with Seoul
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/north-korean-leader-kim-jong-un-says-nuclear-launch-button-on-his-desk
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2018/01/103_241761.html

21 DECEMBER 2017

South Korea to create special ‘dronebot combat’ team in 2018 that could target Kim Jong Un

South Korea’s army is preparing a special unit that would use drone swarms in combat, and it is expected to become operational next year and could target the North’s missile, nuclear and other military activities
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/south-korea-create-special-dronebot-combat-team-2018-could-target-kim-jong-un
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/255819712/plot-to-assassinate-kim-jong-un-unveiled-by-south-korea

21 SEPTEMBER 2017

Korea approves $8m in aid to N. Korea via UN agencies

South Korea on Thursday approved a plan to provide $8 million in aid to North Korea via UN agencies as it seeks to handle humanitarian issues separately from political situations
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170921000273
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170921_26/
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3038739

14 AUGUST 2017

South Korea’s president urges calm on North Korea, says war unthinkable

South Korean President Moon Jae-In called for calm on Monday in the standoff with North Korea, saying there should never be another war on the peninsula
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/08/14/south-koreas-president-urges-calm-north-korea-says-war-unthinkable
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40923284
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=207499

21 JULY 2017

No military talks after DPRK snubs ROK’s call

The Republic of Korea’s (ROK) proposed military talks aimed at easing tension between the two Koreas planned for Friday failed to happen after the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) snubbed the call, a setback for new President Moon Jae-in’s hopes for dialogue
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/180/67/48/1500608409635.html
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=206641
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170721_16/

17 JULY 2017

South Korea proposes rare military talks with North Korea to ease border tensions

South Korea on Monday proposed military talks with North Korea, the first formal overture to Pyongyang by the government of President Moon Jae-in, and said the two sides should discuss ways to avoid hostile acts near the heavily militarised border
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/17/south-korea-proposes-rare-military-talks-north-korea-ease-border/
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=206449
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/17/south-korea-seeks-rare-talks-with-north-military-tensions

26 JUNE 2017

Ex-South Korean President Park ‘plotted to kill N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un’

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was making plans to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, according to Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper. Ex-president Park signed a document approving a « leadership change » in North Korea back in 2015
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/253738832/ex-s-korean-president-park-plotted-to-kill-n-korean-leader-kim-jong-un

13 JUNE 2017

Suspected North Korean drone photographed US THAAD missile site before crash

A drone suspected to be from North Korea had taken aerial photos of the US THAAD anti-missile defence site in South Korea before it crashed on its way back
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2098094/suspected-north-korean-drone-photographed-us-thaad-missile-site
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=205171
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/13/pictures-show-north-korean-drone-spying-us-missile-defence-system/

23 MAY 2017

South Korea fires at suspected drone at border with North amid missile crisis

South Korea’s military fires warning shots at a suspected North Korean drone amid tension over Pyongyang’s latest missile test which drew international condemnation and a warning from China
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2017-05-23/south-korea-fires-at-suspected-drone-at-border-with-north-amid-missile-crisis/1673608
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/23/south-koreas-military-fires-warning-shots-unidentified-object/

10 MAY 2017

South Korea’s new president Moon Jae-in sworn in, offers to visit N. Korea

South Korea’s new president was sworn into office on Wednesday, declaring that he is prepared to visit the nuclear-armed North “if the conditions are right”
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2093717/south-koreas-new-president-moon-says-will-visit-pyongyang-under
http://www.euronews.com/2017/05/10/south-korea-new-president-moon-prepared-to-visit-pyongyang
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/10/south-korea-new-president-moon-jae-in-meet-north-kim-jong-un

7 APRIL 2017

North and South Korea face off in historic football match in Pyongyang

Korea’s flag flew in Pyongyang on Friday as the women’s football teams of both nations clashed in the first ever competitive football match between the two to be hosted by the north
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/04/north-south-korea-face-off-historic-football-match-pyongyang/#c8VGRwwbDz7k2QtW.97
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2017/04/06/2017040601538.html
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170407000683

11 DECEMBER 2016

How does North Korea’s Kim react to crisis in the South? He blows up the ‘Blue House’

Pyongyang’s obvious delight in the impeachment of ‘vegetable president’ Park Geun-hye has some in Seoul concerned the North may take advantage of the political crisis
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2053667/how-will-north-korea-react-crisis-south

6 DECEMBER 2016

North may have hacked South’s cyber command

North Korea may have hacked into the South’s cyber command, which would be the first time it has been compromised, according to an official of the Ministry of National Defense on Tuesday
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3027121
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38219009

1 OCTOBER 2016

South Korean president Park Geun Hye urges North Koreans to defect

South Korean President Park Geun Hye called on North Koreans to abandon their country Saturday (Oct 1) and defect, just a day after a soldier walked across the heavily fortified border into the South
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/south-korean-president-park-geun-hye-urges-north-koreans-to-defect

25 SEPTEMBER 2016

South Korea has plan to assassinate Kim Jong Un

South Korea may launch a special forces unit to assassinate the North’s leader Kim Jong Un, Defence Minister Han Min Koo has said
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/seoul-reveals-standby-plan-to-assassinate-kim-jong-un

11 SEPTEMBER 2016

South Korea ready to raze Pyongyang to the ground in case of nuke attack, military source says

South Korea has prepared a pre-emptive strike plan to obliterate the North Korean capital Pyongyang through intensive bombing in case the North shows any signs of launching a nuclear attack, Yonhap News Agency reported on Sunday, quoting a military source in Seoul
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2018389/south-korea-ready-raze-pyongyang-ground-case-nuke-attack
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2016/09/116_213907.html
http://atimes.com/2016/09/south-korean-military-has-plan-to-destroy-north-before-nuke-attack/

27 APRIL 2016

South Korean patrol boat fires five warning shots to drive off North Korean intruders

A South Korean naval vessel fired warning shots Friday after a North Korean patrol boat and fishing boat crossed the countries’ disputed maritime border, Seoul’s defence ministry said
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/1956331/south-korean-patrol-boat-fires-five-warning-shots-drive-north
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/north-korea-threatens-retaliation-after-south-korean-warning-shots

24 APRIL 2016

Carrots or sticks to take on North Korea?

From now on, for South Korea, the big stick would be brandished to force North Korea to renounce its nuclear ambitions.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35629117

12 MARCH 2013

DPRK threatens preemptive retaliatory strikes

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Saturday that the military will prepare for « preemptive retaliation strikes » as ongoing joint military exercises by South Korea and the United States continue
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-03/12/content_15399485.html

8 MARCH 2016

South Korea slaps new sanctions on Pyongyang in wake of nuclear test and rocket launch

Seoul has said it will sanction new individuals and organizations in response to Pyongyang’s recent actions. The announcement comes a day after the US and South Korea began their largest military exercise in history.
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=188960
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160308_28/

21 FEBRUARY 2016

S.Korea challenges North Korea’s UN membership

South Korea’s delegation at the United Nations has questioned North Korea’s qualifications to be a member state, citing its continuous violations of UN Security Council resolutions at an open meeting this week.
https://www.nknews.org/2016/02/s-korea-challenges-n-koreas-qualifications-as-un-member/

11 FEBRUARY 2016

Korea expels all S. Koreans in Kaesong Industrial Complex, freezes all assets held by S. Korean companies in comple

North Korea says it is kicking out all South Koreans from the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone and freezing the assets of companies operating there, calling the South’s move to suspend operations a « declaration of war ».
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=188134
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/02/north-korea-seizes-joint-industrial-complex-south-160211161107629.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35547145

10 FEBRUARY 2016

South Korea halts joint venture after North’s tests

South Korea is to suspend operations at a jointly-run industrial park in North Korea following the North’s recent rocket launch and nuclear test.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35539346
http://news.yahoo.com/korea-suspend-operations-joint-kaesong-industrial-park-n-082439165.html
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/south-korean-firms-begin/2505228.htm

8 FEBRUARY 2016

South Korea fires warning shots at North Korean vessel one day after North’s rocket launch

The South Korean navy has fired several warning shots at a North Korean patrol boat that had intruded into the disputed maritime border zone. The incident came one day after the North launched a long-range rocket
http://www.dw.com/en/south-korea-fires-warning-shots-at-north-korean-vessel-one-day-after-norths-rocket-launch/a-19032724

7 JANUARY 2016

North Korea nuclear test: South restricts entry to Kaesong industrial zone, to resume propaganda broadcasts

South Korea is to impose partial restrictions on entry to a joint industrial complex and will resume loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts a day after the North shocked the world with its fourth nuclear test
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-01-07/north-korea-nuclear-test-south-restricts-entry-to-kaesong-industrial-zone-to-resume-propaganda-broad/1533570
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-01/07/content_15369213.html

6 JANUARY 2016

Korean defense ministry rejects N. Korea’s H-bomb test claim

South Korea’s defense ministry says it has upped its defense readiness and is keeping a close eye on any unusual movement north of the border. It also says it is working in close coordination with the U.S. « In close collaboration under the South Korea-U.S. alliance and with the international community, our military will take necessary measures to make North Korea pay for the nuclear test. »
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=186972

11 DECEMBER 2015

North and South Korea hold talks to boost ties

North and South Korea have held high-level talks at a North Korean border town, aiming to ease tensions and improve ties that degenerated after a military standoff in August.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/12/north-south-korea-hold-talks-boost-ties-151211035229396.html
http://www.dw.com/en/two-koreas-hold-talks-but-expectations-are-low/a-18911507

26 NOVEMBER 2015

North, South Korea agree to high-level talks next month

The two Koreas agreed on Thursday (Nov 26) to hold a rare high-level dialogue next month, in line with an accord struck in August aimed at easing cross-border tensions
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/north-south-korea-agree/2297026.html
http://atimes.com/2015/11/koreas-to-hold-high-level-talks-in-dec-on-ways-to-improve-ties/

23 NOVEMBER 2015

North Korea threatens ‘merciless retaliation’ against South Korea ahead of island shelling anniversary

Five years after North Korea fired shells on to a South Korean island, Pyongyang vows to retaliate mercilessly should Seoul hold fire drills near the border on the anniversary
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-11-22/north-korea-threatens-merciless-retaliation-against-south-korea-ahead-of-island-shelling-anniversary/1517424

20 NOVEMBER 2015

Koreas agree to hold talks next week

South and North Korea agreed to hold a preparatory meeting on Nov. 26 for high-level talks in line with their agreement on Aug. 25, the Ministry of Unification said Friday
http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2015/11/120_191482.html
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20151120000741

25 OCTOBER 2015

South Korea’s navy fires warning shots at North Korean patrol boat near disputed maritime border

South Korea’s navy has fired warning shots at a North Korean patrol boat near the rivals’ disputed maritime border, where sailors on both sides have been killed in past exchanges of fire
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-10-25/south-koreas-navy-fires-warning-shots-at-north-korean-patrol-boat-near-disputed-maritime-border/1507304
http://www.arirang.com/News/News_View.asp?nseq=184567

20 OCTOBER 2015

Koreans reunite during tearful family meeting, 60 years after separation by war

Nearly 400 mostly elderly and frail South Koreans have reunited with family members in North Korea, in a tearful meeting more than 60 years after they were separated by the Korean War
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-10-20/koreans-reunite-during-tearful-family-meeting-60-years-after-separation-by-war/1505492
http://www.euronews.com/2015/10/20/poignant-moments-as-korean-families-wrenched-by-war-meet-again/

29 SEPTEMBER 2015

Japan, US, S.Korea discuss N.Korean missile issue

The foreign affairs chiefs of Japan, the United States and South Korea have agreed that they will work together to dissuade North Korea from launching a long-range ballistic missile
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20150930_03.html

8 SEPTEMBER 2015

North, South Korea agree to family reunion in October after breakthrough in marathon talks

 North and South Korea agree to hold a reunion in October for families separated by the Korean War at Mount Kumgang resort, following all-night talks between the two sides.

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-09-08/north-south-korea-agree-to-family-reunion-in-october-after-breakthrough-in-marathon-talks/1490664
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/09/07/asia/north-south-korea-family-reunions/index.html

24 AUGUST 2015

North, South Korea reach six-clause agreement after talks

South Korea will stop anti-North Korea loudspeaker broadcasts on “condition of no abnormal situations,” as North Korea issues “regret” for recent “provocations” and promises they won’t recur, Yonhap News Agency said
http://www.nknews.org/2015/08/s-korea-to-stop-loudspeaker-broadcasts-n-korea-to-regret-for-mine/
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/koreas-agree-to-defuse/2073704.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34039187

22 AUGUST 2015

North and South Korea hold talks amid tension

High level officials from the two Koreas are holding talks in a bid to ease tensions, after the passing of a North Korean-imposed deadline for the South, to halt loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts across the border
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34026076
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/korean-peninsula-tensions-prompt-calls-restraint-150822030619344.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/08/22/asia/koreas-tensions/index.html

20 AUGUST 2015

South Korea fires shells in response to suspected North Korea rocket attack

South Korea fires dozens of shells across the border into North Korea in retaliation for an apparent rocket attack, believed to be aimed at a loudspeaker that has been blaring anti-Pyongyang broadcasts
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-08-20/south-korea-fires-shells-in-response-to-suspected-north-korea-rocket-attack/1483834
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/north-and-south-korea/2064582.html
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20150820001220

15  AUGUST 2015

Stop loudspeaker broadcasts or face retaliation, N Korea tells Seoul

North Korea has demanded that the South halt anti-North propaganda broadcasts via loudspeakers along the border or face military action, a day after it denied Seoul’s accusation that it planted landmines that wounded two South Korean soldiers
http://atimes.com/2015/08/stop-loudspeaker-broadcasts-or-face-retaliation-n-korea-tells-seoul/

11 AUGUST 2015

South vows retaliation against NK mine attack

South Korea blamed North Korea for landmine blasts that wounded two soldiers in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) last week, vowing to make the reclusive regime pay « a harsh price, »
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3007767
http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2015/08/116_184553.html

8 AUGUST 2015

Kim Dae-jung’s widow returns from North Korea

The widow of former South Korean president Kim Dae-jung has returned from North Korea. She reportedly did not meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during her visit
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20150808_21.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2015-08/08/content_15301665.html

5 AUGUST 2015

South Korean ex-first lady in ‘peace visit’ to North

The widow of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung has travelled to the North, hoping to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33783399
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/former-s-korea-first-lady-begins-rare-trip-north-0

17 JULY 2015

 Seoul invites N.K. to September security forum

South Korea’s Defense Ministry invited North Korea’s vice minister-level officials Friday to attend its annual high-level security forum, slated for September, setting the stage for cross-border defense dialogue
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20150717000826

North envoys storm out of Kaesong talks

Multiple rounds of negotiations between the two Koreas on wages and other issues involving the Kaesong Industrial Complex collapsed early Friday morning after North Korea’s envoys stormed off. http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3006774

23 JUNE 2015

North Korea sentences two South Korean men to life

North Korea Tuesday sentenced two South Korean men to hard labour for life on espionage and other charges, state media reported, rejecting repeated calls by Seoul to release them
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20150623_47.html http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/23/world/north-korea-men-sentenced-spying/index.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/601300/n-korea-sentences-two-s-koreans-to-life-terms

24 MAY 2015

Women peace activists cross North-South Korea border

A group of women activists have made a rare crossing of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing North and South Korea in a move aimed at promoting peace and reconciliation on the divided peninsula http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/05/women-peace-activists-cross-north-south-korea-border-150524044729768.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/05/23/asia/north-korea-women-activists-dmz-crossing/index.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/11627584/Womens-peace-march-criticised-as-they-cross-Korean-Demilitarised-Zone.html

27 MARCH 2015

Seoul urges Pyongyang to release 2 South Korean detainees

South Korea on Friday urged North Korea to immediately release two of its citizens detained in the country over alleged espionage, the latest in a series of arrests in the North of foreign nationals
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/asia/korea/2015/03/28/432227/Seoul-urges.htm

26 MARCH 2015

North Korea says it has arrested two South Korean spies

North Korea said late on Thursday it had arrested two South Koreans based in the Chinese border city of Dandong, accusing them of spying for South Korea
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/north-korea-says-it-has-a/1744862.html

11 MARCH 2015

Factory owners jittery over salary dispute between North, South Korea

A salary dispute between North and South Korea has sent jitters through factory owners operating at an industrial complex that is supposed to be a symbol of cooperation for the divided Korean peninsula
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/11/asia/koreas-salary-dispute/index.html

1 JANUARY 2015

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offers to hold talks at the highest level with South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made a proposal in a New Year address Thursday for a summit with President Park Geun-hye as the two Koreas celebrate the 70th anniversary of liberation from Japanese colonial rule
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2999190
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20150101000273
http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2015/01/116_170918.html

29 DECEMBER 2014

Seoul offers high-level talks with N. Korea

South Korea on Monday proposed high-level talks with North Korea to discuss the issues of separated families, humanitarian aid, economic cooperation and joint projects that could help lay the groundwork for unification
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20141229000878
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/asia/korea/2014/12/30/425230/South-Korea.htm

22 OCTOBER 2014

South Korea scraps ‘Christmas tree’ tower hated by North

South Korea had dismantled a Christmas tree-shaped tower near the border with North Korea which had previously been used for a seasonal lights show that drew angry protests from the atheist regime in Pyongyang.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29718662
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/438954/south-korea-scraps-christmas-tree-tower-hated-by-north

19 OCTOBER 2014

North and South Korea ‘exchange fire over border’

North Korean troops approached the demarcation line separating the two sides, prompting South Korean soldiers to fire warning shots, officials said.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29681682

15 OCTOBER 2014

Korean generals hold military talks

Generals from North and South Korea have held military talks for the first time in more than three years at a border village on how to ease animosities between the countries after two shooting incidents last week, South Korean media has reported.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/10/korean-generals-hold-miltary-talks-201410158130822344.html
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20141015001198
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/15/north-south-korea-military-talks

11 OCTOBER 2014

North Korean state media warn talks with the South in danger

North Korea’s state media said on Saturday that expected talks with the South to try to improve ties between the rivals were in danger of being cancelled because authorities in Seoul allowed a group to send leaflets hostile to Pyongyang
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/north-korean-state-media-warn-talks-south-danger
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/11155721/North-Korea-says-talks-with-South-all-but-scrapped.html

10 OCTOBER 2014

North and South Korea ‘exchange land border fire’

The incident came as South Korean activists launched balloons containing leaflets condemning North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29568533
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/436944/north-south-korea-trade-heavy-machine-gun-fire-on-border

5 OCTOBER 2014

More S.Koreans Than Ever Support Reunification

In the survey of 1,200 people by Seoul National University’s Institute for Peace and Unification Studies, some 55.9 percent said reunification is in South Korea’s interest, the most since the poll started in 2007 http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2014/10/02/2014100201109.html

4 OCTOBER 2014

North, South Korea agree to talks during surprise visit

North and South Korea have agreed to resume formal high-level talks after top Pyongyang officials made a surprise visit to the South for the closing ceremony of the Asian Games on Saturday, raising hopes for improved ties between the arch rivals.
http://www.france24.com/en/20141004-north-south-korea-agree-talks-during-surprise-visit/
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/04/world/asia/north-korea-officials-surprise-visit/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/10/n-korea-agrees-restart-talks-with-south-201410412297562597.html

24 SEPTEMBER 2014

Park presents vision of unified Koreas at U.N.

At the U.N., Park presented her vision of Korean unification to leaders from more than 140 countries gathered for the annual meeting, including North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong, and called for their support to convince Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapons. She also pressed Japan by addressing the thorny issue of sex slavery during World War II
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140925000886
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/n-korea-slams-political-prostitute-park-speech-un

19 SEPTEMBER 2014

S. Korea fires warning shots after N. Korea incursion

The South Korean navy fired warning shots Friday to end a brief incursion by a North Korean patrol boat across the sensitive maritime border, Seoul’s defence ministry said.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/433130/s-korea-shoots-warning-at-north

16 SEPTEMBER 2014

 South Korean fisherman finds possible North drone

A South Korean fisherman has found a suspected North Korean drone near a frontline island south of the rivals’ disputed sea border, military officials said.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/09/s-korean-fisherman-finds-possible-north-drone-2014915103930946663.html

29 AUGUST 2014

How to solve the divided families between South and North Korea?

According to official statistics produced by the Ministry of Unification, as of 30th June 2014 there were 129,553 South Koreans registered as ‘members of divided families’. This is an official status and it means that the registered person is eligible to apply for a family reunion with their relatives in the North
http://www.theasian.asia/archives/89509

22 AUGUST 2014

South Korea’s Limited Options for Engaging Pyongyang

Between UN sanctions and Pyongyang’s survival instincts, Seoul has fewer carrots to offer Pyongyang.
http://thediplomat.com/2014/08/south-koreas-limited-options-for-engaging-pyongyang/

18 JULY 2014

North and South Korea: can Seoul’s plans for reunification work?

Despite the monumental challenges involved in piecing the Korean peninsula back together, South Korea’s president continues to push it as a key policy goal
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/18/south-north-korea-unification-seoul

18 JULY 2014

North Korea threatens to pull out of Asian Games in the South

North Korea threatened on Friday to pull out of the Asian Games due to take place in rival South Korea later this year, accusing the South of plotting to block its athletes from taking part
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/north-korea-threatens-pull-out-asian-games-south
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140718000732

29 JUNE 2014

Pyongyang proposes « peace » to Seoul because it fears Beijing

A few days before Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in South Korea, North Korea reaches out to the South, calls for an end to mutual slandering. For analysts and experts, it is a move to appease China, North Korea’s last ally
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Pyongyang-proposes-peace-to-Seoul-because-it-fears-Beijing-31494.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/418114/n-korea-proposes-suspension-of-military-hostilities

22 MAY 2014

Koreas exchange fire in disputed waters

North and South Korean warships exchanged artillery fire in disputed waters off the western coast, South Korean military officials said, in the latest sign of rising animosity between the bitter rivals in recent weeks
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27520455
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/05/koreas-exchange-fire-disputed-sea-2014522125441738363.html
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/22/north-korea-fires-artillery-near-south-warship

20 MAY 2014

South Korea fires warning shots after North Korean incursion

A South Korean naval ship fired warning shots on Tuesday after three North Korean patrol boats crossed over the disputed maritime border in the Yellow Sea, military officials said

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/10843828/South-Korea-fires-warning-shots-after-North-Korean-incursion.html

12 MAY 2014

South Korea says North Korea ‘must disappear soon’

South Korea is continuing an escalating rhetorical battle on the Korean Peninsula, with an official saying rival North Korea “must disappear soon.”

http://asiancorrespondent.com/122601/south-korea-says-north-korea-must-disappear-soon/

27 APRIL 2014

North Korea labels South’s president as ‘crafty prostitute’ after Obama visit

North Korea has launched a vitriolic attack on the South Korean president, comparing her to « crafty prostitute » in thrall to her « pimp » Barack Obama.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/27/north-korea-attacks-south-president-park-geun-hye-obama

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/skoreas-park-prostitute-being-pimped-obama-pyongyang

14 APRIL 2014

N. Korea denies link to drones recovered by South

North Korea on Monday flatly denied any connection to three crashed drones recovered in the South, and accused Seoul of « fabricating » a link in order to smear Pyongyang
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/n-korea-denies-link-drones-recovered-south

12 APRIL 2014

N. Korea blasts reunification offer as ‘psychopath’s daydream’

North Korea on Saturday blasted South Korean President Park Geun-Hye’s proposal on laying the groundwork for reunification through economic exchanges and humanitarian aid as the « daydream of a psychopath »
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/404658/n-korea-blasts-reunification-offer-as-psychopath-daydream

4 APRIL 2014

North Korea launches misogynist tirade against South Korean president

While the North’s propaganda is often vitriolic, the highly personalised and sexist nature of the attack – the latest salvo is titled: « We accuse Park the bitch » – is more unusual
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/04/north-korea-misogynist-tirade-south-korean-president

South Korea finds images of presidential residence on Kim Jong-un’s drones

Two North Korean drones that crashed in South Korea had taken hundreds of aerial photos of military installations as well as the official residence of President Park Guen-hye, authorities in Seoul have revealed
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/10744252/South-Korea-finds-images-of-presidential-residence-on-Kim-Jong-uns-drones.html

3 APRIL 2014

Alleged N. Korean Drones Fly Over Seoul Presidential House

South Korea has acknowledged a surveillance drone, likely operated by North Korea, flew over the presidential palace in Seoul and took several pictures, before crashing near the border

http://www.voanews.com/content/alleged-north-korean-drones-fly-over-seoul-presidential-house/1885245.html

1 APRIL 2014

Breathless in North Korea

For 60 years, Koreans on both sides of the DMZ have awaited a peace treaty. Instead they’ve gotten an arms race and political repression.

http://fpif.org/breathless-north-korea/

31 MARCH 2014

South Korea fires back at North after artillery shells land in disputed waters

South Korea has returned fire into North Korean waters after the North conducted live-fire drills near disputed sea boundary, with the White House and Kremlin expressing concern over North Korea’s actions and rhetoric
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/31/south-korea-returns-fire-north-korean-shells
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/rival-koreas-trade-fire-across-sea-border-201433143345118512.html

29 MARCH 2014

N. Korea warns of « war » over S. Korea’s anti-Pyongyang leaflets

North Korea said Saturday its relations with South Korea had been driven into a « catastrophic » phase again, warning the South’s scattering of anti-Pyongyang leaflets could spark a war
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/n-korea-warns-war-over-s-koreas-anti-pyongyang-leaflets-0
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/n-korea-warns-catastrophic-provocations-20143292174581453.html

28 MARCH 2014

Pyongyang slams South Korean President over nuclear remarks

North Korea has launched a vitriolic attack on South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye over comments she made about the country’s nuclear program, accusing her of « blabbering » like a « peasant woman. »

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/28/world/asia/north-korea-president-park-nuclear-slander/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

6 MARCH 2014

N. Korea rejects South request for family reunion talks

North Korea on Thursday rejected Seoul’s request for talks on reunions for families separated by the Korean War, further souring the mood after a recent upswing in cross-border ties

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/398484/n-korea-rejects-south-request-for-family-reunion-talks

4 MARCH 2014

Seoul asks Pyongyang to hold family reunifications on “regular basis »

The president of South reminds his Northern counterpart that « time passes everyone » and asks that war separated families be allowed to see each other on a regular basis before it’s too late

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Seoul-asks-Pyongyang-to-hold-family-reunifications-on-“regular-basis-30460.html

28 FEBRUARY 2014

N. Korea snubs South request on detained missionary

North Korea on Friday refused to entertain an official request from Seoul to release a South Korean missionary arrested four months ago on espionage charges

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/397548/n-korea-snubs-south-request-on-detained-missionary

25 FEBRUARY 2014

S. Korea’s Park seeks to reboot unification drive

South Korean President Park Geun Hye vowed Tuesday to map out a fresh path to Korean reunification, building on a recent thaw in cross-border ties despite the North’s anger over South-US military drills.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/396999/s-korea-park-seeks-to-reboot-unification-drive
http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2014/02/116_152284.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/south-korea-forming-committee-to-prepare-for-reunifcation-with-north-korea/1858571.html

24 FEBRUARY 2014

N.Korea to enter all events in Asian Games In South Korea

South Korea has invited North Korea to participate in the games, which will run from September 19 to October 4, through the Olympic Council of Asia, a body that governs all sports in Asia.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/396746/n-korea-to-enter-all-events-in-asian-games-reports

20 FEBRUARY 2014

North and South Korea hold first family reunion in three years

Families torn apart for more than 60 years — separated by the Korean War — began to reunite at a mountain resort in North Korea
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/20/world/asia/koreas-reunion/index.html?hpt=ias_t2
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26252563
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/heartbreaking-reunion-korean-families-meet-again-after-60-years-n34621
http://www.euronews.com/2014/02/20/sixty-years-on-families-separated-by-the-korean-war-get-a-rare-chance-to-meet/

14 FEBRUARY 2014

Koreas take first steps towards building mutual trust

North and South Korea will hold a new round of family reunions, while putting an end to slander as a first step to building mutual trust
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Koreas-take-first-steps-towards-building-mutual-tr-57119.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/video/asia-pacific/2014/02/rival-koreas-agree-tone-down-hostilities-201421415162235924.html

13 FEBRUARY 2014

No agreement reached at inter-Korean dialogue

The two Koreas failed to reach an agreement during their first high-level talks in seven years on Wednesday due to differences over planned Seoul-Washington military drills During the 12-hour marathon talks, the North “constantly demanded” Seoul’s postponement of the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercises until after the event. The joint South Korea-US drills are scheduled to begin February 24

http://www.asianewsnet.net/No-agreement-reached-at-inter-Korean-dialogue-57046.html

12 FEBRUARY 2014

North, South Korea hold first high-level talks since 2007

North and South Korean officials held their highest-level talks since 2007 on Wednesday, seeking to forge agreements on divisive US-South Korea military exercises and a planned reunion late this month for families divided by the Korean War.
http://www.france24.com/en/20140212-north-south-korea-panmunjom-talks/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26131487

N. Korea Demands Pay Raise for Kaesong Workers

North Korea is demanding a pay raise for at least some of its workers in the special Kaesong industrial complex, where South Korean firms manufacture products using labor provided by Pyongyang

http://www.voanews.com/content/n-korea-demands-pay-raise-for-kaesong-workers/1850002.html

6 FEBRUARY 2014

Pyongyang backpedals: Seoul must cancel ‘war games’ with US or no family reunions

The powerful National Defense Commission, the highest executive body led by dictator Kim Jong-un, has issued a statement calling on the South to cancel military exercises: « Dialogue and exercises of war of aggression cannot go hand in hand ». Yesterday, during bilateral talks, no objections were expressed
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Pyongyang-backpedals:-Seoul-must-cancel-‘war-games’-with-US-or-no-family-reunions-30232.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/06/world/asia/north-korea-family-reunions/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

5 FEBRUARY 2014

North and South Korea Set Dates for Family Reunions

North and South Korea agreed on Wednesday to hold family reunions later this month in which hundreds of elderly relatives separated by the Korean War would meet for the first time in six decades.
http://www.euronews.com/2014/02/05/reunion-for-north-and-south-korean-families-separated-by-war/
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/06/world/asia/north-and-south-korea-set-dates-for-family-reunions.html?ref=world&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AMorning%20Brief&utm_campaign=MB%202.5.14&_r=0

3 FEBRUARY 2014

North Korea Agrees to Talks on Reunions

North Korea agreed on Monday to hold border talks with South Korea this week to discuss arranging reunions where relatives separated by the Korean War would meet for the first time in six decades, officials here said.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/04/world/asia/north-korea-agrees-to-talks-on-reunions.html?ref=world&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AMorning%20Brief&utm_campaign=MB%2002.03.14&_r=0

27 JANUARY 2014

S. Korea offers North dates for family reunions

South Korea proposed Monday holding family reunions for those separated by the Korean War in mid-February, ahead of joint military drills with the United States that North Korea wants cancelled

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/391697/s-korea-offers-north-dates-for-family-reunions

http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2014/01/485_150562.html

24 JANUARY 2014

North Korea proposes family reunions with South

North Koreahas made a sudden proposal for the resumption of reunions for families separated since the Korean War, saying the programme could help improve cross-border ties.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/10595137/North-Korea-proposes-family-reunions-with-South.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25873269

9 JANUARY 2014

N Korea rejects Seoul’s call for reunions

Pyongyang has rejected a South Korean proposal for resuming reunions for families separated by the Korean War, citing Seoul’s planned joint military exercises with the United States as a major barrier.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/n-korea-rejects-seoul-call-reunions-20141971036686519.html

20 DECEMBER 2013

North Korea threatens to strike South

North Korea has threatened to strike South Korea « without notice » in response to anti-Pyongyang rallies earlier this week, officials said.
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/world/asia/north-korea-threats/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/20/21980066-north-korea-sends-fax-threatening-to-strike-south-korea-without-notice-report?lite

12 NOVEMBER 2013

N. Korea slams President Park for fueling inter-Korean tensions

North Korea slammed President Park Geun-hye Tuesday for fueling tensions with provocative anti-Pyongyang remarks made during her recent trip to Europe. The North’s Korean Central News Agency, citing a statement issued by an unidentified spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK), referred to Park by name and accused her of being a hypocrite and only focused on maintaining a confrontational stance with the DPRK.

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20131112000686

8 NOVEMBER 2013

North Korea warns of ‘merciless’ action to stop kidnapping

North Korea on Friday warned of « merciless » action to stop the alleged abduction of its citizens by South Korean spy agents and activists.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/378873/north-korea-warns-of-merciless-action-to-stop-kidnapping

North Korea Accepts Seoul’s Call for Kaesong Talks

North Korea has accepted South Korea’s offer to hold working-level talks next week to improve the competitiveness of the joint industrial park in Kaesong.

http://www.voanews.com/content/north-korea-accepts-seouls-call-for-kaesong-talks/1786224.html

6 NOVEMBER 2013

N. Korea accuses S. Korea president of ‘moral vulgarity’

North Korea accused South Korean President Park Geun-Hye of « moral vulgarity » Wednesday after she suggested she was ready to hold a summit with its leader Kim Jong-Un at any time.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/n-korea-accuses-s-korea-president-moral-vulgarity

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/378513/n-korea-accuses-s-korea-president-of-moral-vulgarity

5 NOVEMBER 2013

2 S. Korean firms withdraw from inter-Korean factory park

Two South Korean companies with factories at the inter-Korean factory park in Gaeseong have decided to close operations in the face of unfavorable business conditions, sources said Tuesday.

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20131105000315

4 NOVEMBER 2013

Park open to meeting N.K. leader

President Park Geun-hye said she was open to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at any time if it is necessary for peace on the Korean Peninsula, indicating a softer approach to the belligerent regime that remains fickle with the South.

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20131103000030

30 OCTOBER 2013

S. Korean MPs make rare crossing to North

A group of South Korean lawmakers crossed the fortified border into North Korea Wednesday to visit a jointly run industrial park that recently re-opened after military tensions caused a five-month closure.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/s-korean-mps-make-rare-crossing-north-0

25 OCTOBER 2013

North Korea repatriates South Korean citizens at DMZ

North Korea repatriated six South Korean citizens and a corpse at a heavily defended border crossing on Friday, South Korea’s Ministry of Unification said, in a rare humanitarian gesture amid persistent tensions between Pyongyang and Seoul.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/north-korea-repatriates-south-korean-citizens-dmz
http://www.voanews.com/content/north-korea-returns-south-korean-defectors/1776755.html

24 OCTOBER 2013

Pyongyang accepts South lawmakers’ visit to Gaeseong

North Korea on Thursday accepted a request by South Korean lawmakers to visit Gaeseong, raising hopes that momentum will pick up for the joint factory park whose recently resumed operations are suffering after a five-month freeze.
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20131024000580

21 OCTOBER 2013

N. Korea warns of ‘merciless firing’ against S. Korea

North Korea on Monday warned of « merciless firing » against the South if it goes ahead with a reported plan to develop shells to carry anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/375703/n-korea-warns-of-merciless-firing-against-s-korea

15 OCTOBER 2013

North Korea keeping over 500 South Koreans prisoner – including plane crew hijacked 35 years ago

A South Korean politician has said that the return of 516 citizens being held by North Korea for up to 60 years is ‘the top priority’ of the government in Seoul.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/10379428/North-Korea-keeping-over-500-South-Koreans-prisoner-including-plane-crew-hijacked-35-years-ago.html

4 OCTOBER 2013

South Korea Condemns North’s ‘Insult’ of President Park

South Korea is lashing back at North Korea for comments made about South Korean President Park Geun-hye. The statement issued by the North’s National Defense Commission (NDC) contained a rare attack on South Korea’s president by name
http://www.voanews.com/content/south-korea-condemns-norths-insult-of-president-park/1762925.html

2 OCTOBER 2013

US, South Korea Announce ‘Tailored Deterrence’ Strategy

The United States and South Korea today agreed to establish “a bilateral strategy for tailored deterrence against … North Korean nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said during a press conference
http://www.eurasiareview.com/02102013-us-south-korea-announce-tailored-deterrence-strategy/
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/02/20782403-us-s-korea-sign-tailored-deterrence-pact-against-threat-of-kim-jong-uns-wmds?lite

21 SEPTEMBER 2013

N Korea postpones family reunions with South

In a blow to improving relations between the two Koreas, North Korea has ordered the indefinite postponement of a planned resumption of family reunions.
http://www.euronews.com/2013/09/21/north-korea-postpones-family-reunions-with-south/

16 SEPTEMBER 2013

Gaeseong park begins test-run as Koreas discuss sustainable growth

An inter-Korean factory zone in North Korea began its trial-run production on Monday after a five-month hiatus, as the two Koreas discuss ways to ensure sustainable growth of the joint economic venture. More than half of the 123 South Korean firms with factories at the Gaeseong Industrial Complex in the North’s eponymous city were set to start trial operations, with the aim of fully normalizing operations thereafter, and have asked North Korean workers to report to work
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130916000227
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Thaw-on-Korean-peninsula-:-Kaesong-reopens-and-Pyongyang-plays-South’s-anthem-29014.html

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/15/world/asia/kaesong-korea-complex-reopens/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

11 SEPTEMBER 2013

Koreas Agree to Reopen Kaesong Industrial Complex

North and South Korea have agreed to reopen their joint industrial complex at Kaesong after Pyongyang agreed to meet Seoul’s key demands. North Korea unilaterally shut down the factory zone in April but under a deal reached Wednesday will allow joint management and, for the first time, invite foreign investors
http://www.voanews.com/content/koreas-agree-to-reopen-kaeson-industrial-complex/1747406.html
http://www.euronews.com/2013/09/11/back-to-business-for-north-and-south-korea/
http://www.france24.com/en/20130911-korea-industrial-park-reopen-kaesong

North Korean hackers suspected of cyber-espionage attack on South

North Korean hackers are suspected of launching a covert cyber-espionage campaign against the South Korean government in an attempt to steal highly classified intelligence on defence and security.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/sep/11/north-korean-hackers-cyber-espionage

3 SEPTEMBER 2013

Koreas stuck on when to reopen factory park, agree on future talks

The two Koreas failed Monday 2 to agree on the reopening date of the joint industrial complex in North Korea’s border town of Gaeseong, but agreed to meet again later this week.

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130903000175

2 SPTEMBER 2013

Koreas hold first talks on reopening industrial park

North and South Korea held the first meeting Monday of a committee tasked with reopening their Kaesong joint industrial zone — five months after it was shut down amid soaring military tensions.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/367659/koreas-hold-first-talks-on-reopening-industrial-park

S. Korea offers $6.3 mn in aid for North via WHO

South Korea announced Monday $6.3 million in humanitarian funding for North Korea through the World Health Organisation, the second such aid package in just over a month.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/367614/s-korea-offers-6-3-mn-in-aid-for-north-via-who

26 AUGUST 2013

Preparation for cultural integration of two Koreas crucial

It is never too soon to start preparing for cultural integration of the two Koreas post-reunification, which is likely to entail heavy social conflict, according to President Park Geun-hye’s top cultural adviser.“In the last 60 years that the two Koreas have been in confrontation, we have witnessed not only our language but also our customs and culture changing drastically from one another. Such sense of difference can aggravate the conflict if the two Koreas unexpectedly reunify,” Kim Dong-ho, 76, a policymaker-turned-film guru said in an interview with The Korea Herald.

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130826000802

23 AUGUST 2013

North and South Korea set date for family reunions

North and South Korea agreed on Friday to allow reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 war, the first such meetings in three years and the latest conciliatory gesture from the North after a spring that saw it threaten Seoul and Washington with missile strikes and nuclear war.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/23/north-south-korea-set-family-reunions-date
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/23/20152914-bitterly-divided-koreas-agree-to-hold-family-reunion-lottery?lite

20 AUGUST 2013

S. Korea agrees talks on resuming cross-border tours

South Korea agreed Tuesday to hold talks with North Korea about resuming tours to a scenic resort in the North after a five-year suspension.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/365584/s-korea-agrees-talks-on-resuming-cross-border-tours

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130820001048

19 AUGUST 2013

Seoul demands family reunions, tours be discussed separately

Seoul on Monday reiterated its demand to separate the issues of reunions of divided families and stalled tours to Mount Geumgang as a cash-strapped Pyongyang seeks to link them to reopen the lucrative resort program.
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130819000815

18 AUGUST 2013

North Korea agrees to family reunions with South

North Korea has agreed to a South Korean proposal to resume reunions of families separated since the 1950-1953 war, official media in Pyongyang say.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23745206
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/365213/n-korea-agrees-to-hold-family-reunions-with-s-korea

17 AUGUST 2013

Why do China and South Korea trade with North Korea?

South Korea and China have maintained trade with North Korea as a means of enhancing their prosperity and security.

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/08/17/why-do-china-and-south-korea-trade-with-north-korea/

16 AUGUST 2013

Seoul offers Aug. 23 talks on family reunions with North Korea

South Korea on Friday proposed holding talks with the North next week to arrange the first reunions of separated families in nearly three years in September.

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130816000434

14 AUGUST 2013

Koreas ‘reach deal’ to re-open Kaesong industrial zone

North and South Korean officials have reached an agreement about re-opening the Kaesong joint industrial zone, officials from Seoul say.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/14/world/asia/koreas-kaesong/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23685833

http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2013/08/116_141118.html

7 AUGUST 2013

North Korea says it wants to reopen joint industrial zone with South

North Korea pledged Wednesday to take steps to reopen the Kaesong Industrial Zone, the joint manufacturing complex where it halted the operations of South Korean companies during a period of high tensions this year.
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/07/world/asia/koreas-tensions/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/08/201387960611283.html

28 JULY 2013

S. Korea makes final offer for Gaeseong talks

Seoul on Sunday proposed what it said would be the “last offer” for talks with Pyongyang over the normalisation of the joint industrial park in Gaeseong, raising pressure on the North to offer clear assurances to prevent its unilateral closure.

http://www.asianewsnet.net/S-Korea-makes-final-offer-for-Gaeseong-talks-49589.html

26 JULY 2013

Seoul toughens stance on Gaeseong

South Korea on Friday vowed no let-up in its fierce pressure on Pyongyang to formally accept responsibility for the shutdown of the Gaeseong industrial town and pledge not to close it again.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/seoul-toughens-stance-gaeseong

19 JULY 2013

North and South Korean women’s football teams to meet in East Asian Cup

The North Korean women’s football team hold their first training session on Friday, ahead of their East Asian Cup encounter with neighbours South Korea. The last time a North Korean sport team visited South Korea for a sports competition was when the North Korean men’s football team visited Seoul in 2009 to compete against the South Korean team in a World Cup qualifier

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/video/2013/jul/19/north-south-korea-womens-football-video

17 JULY 2013

Two Koreas fail to agree on reviving joint factory estate

A fourth round of talks about the complex again ended without agreement, but the two sides will meet again next Monday, said Seoul’s chief delegate Kim Ki-Woong.                          http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/360252/two-koreas-fail-to-agree-on-reviving-joint-factory-estate

10 JULY 2013

Two Koreas fail to narrow differences over Gaeseong

The two Koreas failed to narrow their differences over how to reopen the idle joint industrial zone during a second round of negotiations in Gaeseong on Wednesday.                        http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130710001041                     http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/07/2013710141032850187.html

7 JULY 2013

Kaesong talks: North and South Korea reach agreement

North and South Korea agreed early on Sunday to take steps to reopen a jointly run industrial park after 16 hours of talks. The agreement marks a crucial step forward in winding down months of high tension between the two rivals.                                                                                                  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23208617                                      http://www.france24.com/en/20130707-koreas-agree-desire-reopen-joint-factory-park-kaesong-talks-south-north

6 JULY 2013

Koreas hold rare meeting to discuss joint factory park

Delegates from North and South Korea began talks Saturday on re-opening the Kaesong joint industrial zone, which had been seen as the last remaining symbol of cross-border reconciliation. The factory park was closed in April amid rising tensions.                                                                                                                                   http://www.france24.com/en/20130706-koreas-rare-meeting-discuss-joint-factory-park-kaesong-north-south                                                http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/10163704/Koreas-hold-talks-over-reopening-Kaesong-industrial-zone.html

4 JULY 2013

Rival Koreas agree to talks over factory park

North and South Korea have agreed to hold talks aimed at reopening a jointly-run factory complex three weeks after their last attempt at dialogue collapsed.                                         http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/07/201374133245775953.html

11 JUNE 2013

Dialogue Between North and South Korea Collapses

An agreement between North and South Korea to hold high-level government talks this week collapsed in a last-minute dispute over who should lead their delegations                                                 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/12/world/asia/dialogue-between-north-and-south-korea.html?ref=asia&_r=0                                                                                                               http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/11/north-korea-cancels-talks-south

10 JUNE 2013

Koreas agree on ministerial talks on Wednesday

Working-level delegates of the two Koreas met in the border truce village on Sunday and confirmed their plan to hold ministerial talks on Wednesday in Seoul to put their strained relations back on track.                                                                                  http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130609000357                                                    http://www.voanews.com/content/north-south-korea-agree-to-more-talks/1678522.html

9 JUNE 2013

North and South Korea hold official talks

North and South Korean officials have sat down for their first talks in years, confronting decades of mutual distrust in a search for some positive end to months of soaring military tensions.                                                                                                                                                http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/06/20136914653947578.html           http://www.voanews.com/content/koreas-talks/1678118.html

6 JUNE 2013

North and South Korea ‘agree Kaesong talks’

South Korea has accepted an offer to hold talks on joint commercial projects from the North, pointing to a restoration of communication channels between the two countries. Pyongyang said Seoul could set the date.                                                              http://www.euronews.com/2013/06/06/koreas-to-hold-talks-over-kaesong/                                 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22793424                                                                           http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/06/20136632935691191.html

28 MAY 2013

N. Korea to allow managers to visit Kaesong complex

North Korea said Tuesday it would allow South Korean managers to visit the Kaesong joint economic zone but declined to enter into talks with Seoul on re-opening the complex, which was closed in April amid heightened tensions on the peninsula. http://www.france24.com/en/20130528-north-korea-allow-manager-visits-kaesong-complex                                                                         http://www.voanews.com/content/n-korea-invites-s-korean-businesses-for-talks-on-kaesong/1669553.html

6 MAY 2013

South Korea rejects North demands

South Korea has dismissed an « incomprehensible » list of North Korean demands for reviving suspended operations at a jointly-run industrial park.                                                                                                                                                                                                   http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/05/20135632432956894.html

 

Corruption in China

16 OCTOBER 2018

Former Chinese military chief of staff expelled from CPC

The expulsion of Fang Fenghui, former member of CMC and former chief of staff of the CMC Joint Staff Department, was approved by the CPC Central Committee
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/91/8/24/1539702587761.html?newsId=50973
https://www.newdelhitimes.com/china-party-expels-general-who-killed-self-indicts-another/

30 JULY 2018

China’s prosecutors charge former top internet censor with corruption

China’s former internet tsar Lu Wei has been charged with taking a “huge amount” of bribes, the top prosecutor’s office announced on Monday
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2157427/chinas-prosecutors-charge-former-top-internet-censor
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-45009047

8 MAY 2018

China: Former political star Sun Zhengcai sentenced to life

A former senior Communist Party official who was once tipped to become the future president of China has been sentenced to life imprisonment for bribery on Tuesday
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/china-political-star-sun-zhengcai-sentenced-life-180508094311537.html
http://time.com/5269033/china-sun-zhengcai-prison-life-corruption/
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/jailed-05082018104453.html

9 JANUARY 2018

Chinese military to prosecute former top general for graft

State-run news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday that former chief of joint staff Fang Fenghui was suspected of taking and giving bribes and would be handed over to military prosecutors
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2127513/chinese-military-prosecute-former-top-general-graft

15 OCTOBER 2017

China expels former justice minister Wu Aiying from party for graft

Wu Aiying, 65, was justice minister from 2005 until February this year, according to her official resume, and one of only a handful of senior female officials in China
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/china/china-expels-former-justice-minister-from-party-for-graft-1.2106081

24 JULY 2017

Ex-Chongqing Communist Party boss Sun Zhengcai under investigation for corruption

The former Chongqing Communist Party boss, Sun Zhengcai, once considered a top contender for a role in China’s next leadership ­line-up, is under investigation by the party’s top anti-graft agency, state-run Xinhua ­reported on Monday
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2103907/ex-chongqing-communist-party-boss-under-investigation
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170724_32/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/25/china-future-president-ousted-xi-jinping-iron-discipline-sun-zhengcai

14 JUNE 2017

Chairman of China’s Anbang Insurance reportedly detained

The chairman of an influential Chinese insurance company has stepped down after domestic media reported that he had been detained as authorities pursue a sweeping campaign against alleged corruption in the financial industry
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/14/chinese-tycoon-reportedly-caught-up-anti-corruption-crackdown-wu-xiaohui-anbang
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40269462

26 JANUARY 2017

Can China be the next anti-corruption success story, after Hong Kong and Singapore?

Tony Kwok says Beijing’s plan to set up a super agency to combat the scourge is a big step in the right direction, and shows it is adopting best practices from elsewhere
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2065298/can-china-be-next-anti-corruption-success-story-after-hong

29 DECEMBER 2016

China’s senior general Wang Jianping being investigated for bribery

A Chinese general is being investigated for suspected bribery, the defence ministry said on Thursday (Dec 29), a man connected to the jailed former domestic security chief and one of the most senior incumbent military officials to be targeted for graft
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/chinas-senior-general-wang-jianping-being-investigated-for-bribery
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2057961/chinas-defence-ministry-confirms-probe-leading-general

28 OCTOBER 2016

Chinese Communist Party expels two former senior military officials over alleged graft

Fan Changmi was previously the political commissar for the Lanzhou Military Area Command, while Niu Zhizhong was formerly a deputy commander of the People’s Armed Police
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2041082/communist-party-expels-two-former-senior-military

9 OCTOBER 2016

Former Communist Party boss of Yunnan Bai Enpei province to spend life behind bars

A former Communist Party boss of Yunnan province has been given a suspended death sentence for corruption, the harshest penalty imposed on a senior official arrested since President Xi Jinping launched his anti-graft drive in late 2012
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2026549/former-communist-party-boss-yunnan-province-spend-life
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-10/former-china-party-boss-sentenced-to-death-with-reprieve/7917048?section=world

30 SEPTEMBER 2016

China jails former Communist Party chief of Guangzhou Wan Qingliang for corruption

A Chinese court has jailed for life Wan Qingliang, former Communist Party boss of the southern city of Guangzhou, after finding him guilty of corruption
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-09-30/china-jails-former-communist-party-chief-of-guangzhou-wan-qingliang-for-corruption/1622270

7 SEPTEMBER 2016

Luxury clubs closed in China amid graft crackdown

Scores of luxury clubs in China have been forced to shut down or downgrade, media said, as Beijing’s anti-corruption drive continues to bite
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/07/luxury-clubs-closed-in-china-amid-graft-crackdown/

25 JULY 2016

Chinese Gen Guo Boxiong sentenced to life for corruption

Guo Boxiong, once head of a powerful military committee, has been sentenced for life for taking ‘massive’ bribes. He is the highest military figure to be jailed as part of President Xi’s fervent corruption campaign
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36883608
http://www.dw.com/en/former-chinese-military-leader-sentenced-for-life-in-corruption-case/a-19425788

4 JULY 2016

Ling Jihua, former Chinese presidential aide of Hu Jintao, sentenced to life in prison

Ling Jihua, the one-time top aide to former president Hu Jintao, has been sentenced to life in prison for taking more than 77 million yuan (HK$89 million) in bribes, illegally obtaining state secrets and abuse of power, mainland state media reported on Monday
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1985208/ling-jihua-former-chinese-presidential-aide-sentenced
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/04/aide-to-former-chinese-president-gets-life-in-prison-for-bribes/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/04/chinese-court-jails-former-presidential-aide-ling-jihua-for-life

15 JUNE 2016

China: Disgraced Zhou Yongkang’s son and wife are jailed

The son and wife of imprisoned former Chinese security chief Zhou Yongkang have been jailed after they were found guilty of corruption, officials say
http://english.cri.cn/12394/2016/06/15/4081s930967.htm
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36541746

13 MAY 2016

Ling Jihua, former right-hand man of ex-president Hu Jintao, charged with graft

Chinese prosecutors have indicted the former top aide to ex-President Hu Jintao on charges of taking bribes, illegally obtaining state secrets and abuse of power, state media reported Friday, in the latest high-profile blow in President Xi Jinping’s sweeping crackdown on corruption
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1944570/ling-jihua-former-right-hand-man-ex-president-charged
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-05/13/content_15432694.html

7 MARCH 2016

China Communist party punished nearly 300,000 for graft in 2015

China’s ruling Communist Party punished nearly 300,000 of its members last year for corruption, its graft watchdog said amid a wide-ranging crackdown by President Xi Jinping on official malfeasance
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-communist-party-punished-nearly-300000-graft-2015

4 FEBRUARY 2016

Sichuan governor removed from post

Wei Hong has been removed from his posts as governor and vice Party chief of Sichuan province for « serious violations of discipline, » the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) announced on Thursday.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-02/04/content_15383045.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/04/china-punishes-disloyal-sichuan-governor/

20 JANUARY 2016

Former Xinjiang party chief Yang Gang jailed for corruption

Former Communist Party chief in China’s Xinjiang region Yang Gang has been jailed for 12 years for corruption, state media report.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35358978

12 JANUARY 2015

China’s ex-deputy police chief jailed for 15 years: state media

China has jailed former vice public security minister Li Dongsheng for 15 years, state media reported on Tuesday, the latest official tied to ousted security tsar Zhou Yongkang to be sentenced for corruption offences.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/12094172/Chinas-ex-deputy-police-chief-jailed-for-15-years.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/former-china-deputy-security-minister-sentenced-15-years

12 DECEMBER 2015

China anti-corruption cases have quadrupled since 2013, study says

In Chinese business and political circles, conversations frequently return to a familiar question: When will President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign end? http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-anti-corruption-cases-have-quadrupled-2013-study-says

12 OCTOBER 2015

Former China energy chief Jiang Jiemin jailed for corruption

The former chief of China’s biggest oil firm has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for accepting bribes, state media said
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34503469

29 SEPTEMBER 2015

China expels Supreme Court deputy justice over corruption

A former justice of China’s Supreme Court is facing possible corruption charges, and has been stripped of membership in the ruling Communist Party and fired from all public positions
http://asiancorrespondent.com/135885/china-expels-supreme-court-deputy-justice-over-corruption/

10 AUGUST 2015

Chinese General Gu Junshan gets suspended death sentence for graft

A senior Chinese military officer has been handed a suspended death sentence for corruption after he was exposed as owning dozens of homes, gold statues and luxury liquor, state media said.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/china-officer-suspended-death-sentence-graft-150810111859468.html
http://www.chinanationalnews.com/index.php/sid/235681081

11 JUNE 2015

China jails former security chief Zhou Yongkang for life for bribery, corruption

China’s ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang has been jailed for life – the most senior politician to face corruption charges under Communist rule
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-s-ex-security-chief/1908474.html
http://www.euronews.com/2015/06/11/china-s-crackdown-on-corruption-ex-security-chief-handed-life-sentence/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-33095453

7 APRIL 2015

China corruption: Nanjing mayor jailed for 15 years

A Chinese court sentenced a former mayor of Nanjing to 15 years in prison on Tuesday for accepting bribes, the latest senior official to be jailed in President Xi Jinping’s sweeping campaign against graft
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/chinese-court-sentences-ex-mayor-nanjing-corruption
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-04/07/content_15247929.html

3 APRIL 2015

China ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang charged with bribery, abuse of power, leaking secrets

China’s former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been charged with bribery, abuse of power and disclosing state secrets, making him the most senior official being prosecuted in decades
http://www.euronews.com/2015/04/03/china-ex-security-chief-zhou-yongkang-charged-with-corruption/
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/02/asia/china-zhou-yongkang-charged/index.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32172600

28 FEBRUARY 2015

China jails former vice-governor as anti-corruption drive continues

Ni Fake found guilty of taking more than $2m in bribes, as senior military official loses immunity from prosecution by being booted from parliament
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/28/china-jails-ex-vice-governor-for-corruption

16 FEBRUARY 2015

Top China official to face prosecution for corruption

Former senior official Su Rong has been expelled from the Chinese Communist Party for corruption and faces prosecution, said the country’s top anti-corruption body
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-31484049
http://time.com/3710825/china-takes-down-senior-leader-amid-anti-corruption-campaign/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+time%2Fworld+%28TIME%3A+Top+World+Stories%29

9 FEBRUARY 2015

China executes ‘mafia-style’ mining tycoon Liu Han

Chinese authorities on Monday executed a former mining tycoon connected to the eldest son of retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, himself the focus of a high-profile corruption investigation, state media reported
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11399732/China-executes-Ferrari-loving-billionaire-gangster.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-31284702

16 JANUARY 2015

Chinese spy chief Ma Jian placed under graft probe, authorities confirm

« Vice-minister and member of the party committee of the State Security Ministry Ma Jian has been put under investigation for suspected serious violation of discipline and laws, » the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1680422/chinese-spy-chief-ma-jian-placed-under-graft-probe-authorities-confirm
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2015/01/17/426730/Deputy-chief.htm

15 JANUARY 2015

PLA officers placed under investigation

Liu Zheng, deputy head of the People’s Liberation Army’s General Logistics Department, is under investigation for suspected legal violations, the PLA said on Thursday
http://www.asianewsnet.net/PLA-officers-placed-under-investigation-70549.html
http://www.ecns.cn/2015/01-16/150950.shtml

7 JANUARY 2015

More than 70,000 officials punished for violating frugality rules in 2014

A total of 71,748 Chinese officials were punished in 2014 for violating the eight point anti-graft rules, the top antigraft body said Wednesday.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-01/07/content_15211014.html

5 JANUARY 2015

Communist chief of China’s Nanjing city probed

« Nanjing city party secretary Yang Weize, suspected of severe violations of discipline and law, is now under investigation, » the party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in a statement late Sunday.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/454453/communist-chief-of-china-nanjing-city-probed
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20150105000103&cid=1101

28 DECEMBER 2014

Chinese princelings not targeted… for now

Among the various officials and party cadres who have fallen in China’s anti-corruption campaign, one group stands conspicuously missing: princelings
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinese-princelings-not-targeted-for-now-69647.html

10 DECEMBER 2014

Liu Tienan: Top Chinese economist jailed over bribery

Liu Tienan, a former top economic official, has been jailed for life in China for accepting millions of dollars in bribes, state media report.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30408032

6 DECEMBER 2014

Despite Crackdown, Corruption Seen as Worsening

Despite Xi Jinping’s well-publicized anti-graft campaign that has led to the fall of numerous corrupt officials including former security czar Zhou Yongkang, who has been officially expelled from the CCP and arrested on graft-related charges, China’s position on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index has deteriorated in the past twelve months. Simon Denyer at The Washington Post reports:
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2014/12/despite-tigers-flies-push-china-corruption-seen-worsening/

5 DECEMBER 2014

China arrests ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang

Ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang, the most senior Chinese official to be investigated for corruption, has been arrested and expelled from the Communist Party, state media report.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30352458
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11276723/China-arrests-former-security-chief-Zhou-Yongkang.html

4 DECEMBER 2014

PLA general probed for corruption

China’s military is investigating another top officer in its widening crackdown on corruption, a woman major-general with a senior post at an army university, financial news magazine Caixin reported on Thursday
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2014-12/04/content_15198881.html

3 DECEMBER 2014

President of China’s Sinopec oil services unit dismissed amid investigation

Xue Wandong, the president of Sinopec Oilfield Services Corp (SOSC), was relieved of his duties by the company’s party apparatus, Xinhua said on its Weibo social media account. He is being investigated for reasons that were not specified
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/president-chinas-sinopec-oil-services-unit-dismissed-amid-investigation

1 DECEMBER 2014

Chinese military targets corruption

The Chinese military is beefing up supervision to fight corruption in its ranks with detailed regulations, which analysts said will be crucial in preventing graft-related crimes. The areas being targeted – including project construction and medical and weapons procurement – are involved in more than 90 per cent of the corruption in the military, an official with the military procuratorate said
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinese-military-targets-corruption-68331.html

24 NOVEMBER 2014

China corruption watchdog launches inspections, eyes Sinopec

China’s corruption watchdog has launched a series of inspections into state-owned enterprises and government bodies including China Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec Group), Asia’s largest oil refiner, state media said
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-corruption-watchdog-launches-inspections-eyes-sinopec

6 NOVEMBER 2014

Report: Africa ivory smuggled on China visit

Chinese officials and businesspeople used a state trip by President Xi Jinping and other high-level visits to smuggle ivory out of Tanzania, an environmental watchdog has said.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/11/report-africa-ivory-smuggled-china-visit-2014116163317314744.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/441780/chinese-officials-buying-illegal-ivory

4 NOVEMBER 2014

Corruption said to be rampant in China’s sports sector

The mainland sacked a number of senior officials and players for match-fixing and bribery in soccer games two years ago, but the latest official statement suggests the problem of graft in the sector is more widespread.
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1631045/corruption-said-be-rampant-chinas-sports-sector

28 OCTOBER 2014

China ex-general admits taking bribes for promotions

Xu Caihou, formerly China’s second-highest ranking officer as vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, « was found taking advantage of his position to assist the promotion of other people », Xinhua news agency said, citing military prosecutors
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-ex-general-admits-taking-bribes-promotions-xinhua

17 OCTOBER 2014

China rail official given death sentence for corruption

Zhang Shuguang was found guilty by a court in Beijing of taking bribes of more than 47m yuan ($7.7m; £4.8m) over 11 years.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29655466

5 SEPTEMBRE 2014

China’s anti-graft campaign to last ‘at least 5 years’

China’s anti-corruption chief said the central government’s ongoing campaign against extravagance and corruption will continue for at least five years.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinas-anti-graft-campaign-to-last-at-least-5-year-64204.html

30 AUGUST 2014

China’s experience with graft: The good and the bad

Nowhere is it so markedly distinctive as in his determination to fight China’s widespread corruption. Mr Xi’s war against corruption, first launched in December 2012 to catch both « flies » (low-level offenders) and « tigers » (high-level corrupt officials), is still going on unabated. It has netted more than 40 high-profile « tigers » or officials and executives of state-owned enterprises equivalent to ministerial and provincial-governor rank
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinas-experience-with-graft-The-good-and-the-bad-63968.html

29 JULY 2014

China begins corruption inquiry into former security chief Zhou Yongkang

Zhou is most senior Chinese politician to be linked to corruption scandal since Communist party came to power in 1949
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28544428
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/29/zhou-yongkang-china-profile

21 JULY 2014

Tianjin police chief investigated for corruption

The police chief of China’s Tianjin city is being investigated for corruption, authorities said, the third senior security official in the northern port to be targeted for graft in eight years
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/421615/china-police-chief-investigated-for-corruption

30 JUNE 2014

Top China military official Gen Xu Caihou accused

One of China’s most senior military officials has been accused of accepting bribes and expelled from the Communist Party, state media report.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28084886
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/418185/china-communist-party-expels-four-top-officials-over-graft

27 JUNE 2014

Chief of China’s Guangzhou ‘investigated for graft’

The Communist chief of China’s sixth-biggest city Guangzhou is being investigated for corruption, Beijing said Friday, the latest official to fall in a high profile campaign against graft
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/417722/chief-of-china-guangzhou-investigated-for-graft

25 JUNE 2014

China corruption: Communist Party’s Su Rong sacked

China’s most senior serving politician to be investigated for corruption since President Xi Jinping took power has been sacked.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28023706

14 JUNE 2014

China official probed for ‘disciplinary violations’

Su Rong, vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), is the highest-ranking official to come under investigation under President Xi Jinping, who has vowed to fight corruption
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/06/china-probes-top-politician-graft-2014614142225515823.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-official-probed-disciplinary-violations-media

8 JUNE 2014

China investigation finds 1,000 ‘naked officials’ in Guangdong

An investigation in China has revealed that more than 1,000 officials in the southern province of Guangdong have spouses or children living abroad
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27747097

23 MAY 2014

Death sentence for Chinese mining tycoon

The death sentences for Liu Han and his brother Liu Wei were the first in trials of their 36-member gang by a court in the central province of Hubei, the Xinhua agency said

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/05/death-sentence-chinese-mining-tycoon-2014523122423712612.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10851058/Chinese-tycoon-sentenced-to-death-for-being-ruthless-underworld-kingpin.html

22 MAY 2014

China corruption fight turns on ‘naked officials’ with family overseas

China has removed a senior »naked official », one whose spouse and children have emigrated, from his post in the southern province of Guangdong, state media reported on Thursday, as the government’s anti-graft campaign turns its focus to a group it sees as a corruption risk.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-corruption-fight-turns-naked-officials-family-overseas

25 APRIL 2014

Fourteen NPC members sacked or resign over corruption



Fourteen senior officials at Chinese state-owned companies and in the government, all of them members of the 12th National People’s Congress, have been dismissed or have stood down for « serious violation of discipline and law » — a term usually signifying corruption

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140425000125&cid=1101

15 APRIL 2014

Dongguan legislator detained amid sex trade crackdown

Liang Yaohui, a deputy to the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, was detained on Monday by local police for the suspected crime of organizing prostitution, police in Dongguan in southern China’s Guangdong province announced via its official microblog

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140415000103&cid=1103

9 APRIL 2014

China sacks former security chief Zhou Yongkang’s associate

The Communist Party’s anti-corruption watchdog said that Guo Yongxiang, a former vice-governor of Sichuan province, had been expelled from the party and removed from office
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-26950694
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/404197/former-aide-to-china-security-tsar-expelled-from-party

1 APRIL 2014

China corruption purge claims top general Gu Junshan

China has court-martialled a senior former army officer in the biggest corruption scandal to engulf the People’s Liberation Army, a move that could foreshadow the unprecedented criminal prosecutions of other leading military and Communist Party officials
http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-corruption-purge-claims-top-general-gu-junshan-20140401-zqpa1.html?tm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AMorning%20Brief&utm_campaign=MB%2004.01.14
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-26832113

30 MARCH 2014

China seizes $14.5bn assets from Zhou Yongkang family and associates – report

Chinese authorities have seized assets worth at least $14.5bn from family members and associates of retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, who is at the centre of China’s biggest corruption scandal in more than six decades, according to Reuters news agency

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/china-seizes-billions-illegal-assets-201433051642595865.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10732675/China-seizes-14.5bn-assets-from-Zhou-Yongkang-family-and-associates-report.html

20 MARCH 2014

Former top China army officer under house arrest in graft probe

A top retired Chinese general has been put under virtual house arrest while he assists with an investigation into the military’s worst corruption scandal in almost a decade, two sources said, an indication the probe might be expanding

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/former-top-china-army-officer-under-house-arrest-graft-probe-sources

9 MARCH 2014

China investigates Yunnan vice governor Shen Peiping

Shen Peiping, vice governor of Yunnan in the southwest, was suspected of « serious disciplinary and legal violations », the party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said in a one-sentence statement on its website
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/398984/china-investigates-yunnan-vice-governor

24 FEBRUARY 2014

China sacks security vice-minister Li Dongsheng

China says it has formally sacked the former vice-minister of its public security office, Li Dongsheng.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26319613

20 FEBRUARY 2014

China tycoon Liu Han charged for ‘mafia-style’ crimes

A Chinese court has charged a tycoon with crimes including murder, intentional injury and organising a « mafia-style gang », state media report.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26271590?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AMorning%20Brief&utm_campaign=MB%202.21.14

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/21/china-sichuan-officials-liu-han-mining-tycoon-mafia-crime

19 FEBRUARY 2014

Chinese Vice Governor Subject of Corruption Probe

China’s Communist Party has announced a corruption probe into another ex-associate of retired senior politician Zhou Yongkang, who himself is the subject of a rumored investigation

http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-vice-governor-subject-of-corruption-probe/1854418.html

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Communist-Party’s-investigates-former-security-czar’s-right-hand-man-30348.html

5 FEBRUARY 2014

China’s anti-graft agency to widen net

China’s top anti-graft agency has pledged to punish both corrupt officials and their leaders who failed to supervise them effectively amid the agency’s efforts to boost clean governance

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinas-anti-graft-agency-to-widen-net-56791.html

30 JANUARY 2014

Chinese Communist Party expels Nanjing mayor

Ji Jianye was found to have « received a huge amount of money and gifts either by himself or through his family members », the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said in a statement posted on its website
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/392343/chinese-communist-party-expels-nanjing-mayor
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-25962002

29 JANUARY 2014

China Convicts Two More Anti-Corruption Activists

China’s ruling Communist Party is continuing its crackdown on government critics by convicting two more anti-corruption activists. A Beijing court on Wednesday found Hou Xin and Yuan Dong guilty of « gathering a crowd to disturb public order. »
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-convicts-two-more-anticorruption-activists/1839873.html

23 JANUARY 2014

How Serious is Xi Jinping’s Corruption Campaign?

People at the very top of the communist party – except those who stuck their heads up – aren’t touched

http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/xi-jinping-corruption-campaign/

China blocks foreign news sites that revealed elite’s offshore holdings

The blocking of foreign news sites that revealed details of offshore holdings by the relatives of senior leaders has continued in China as reports emerged of a propaganda directive ordering websites and services to target users posting on the subject.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/23/china-foreign-news-sites-offshore-holdings

22 JANUARY 2014

Chinese leaders’ riches cloaked in offshore tax havens, report says

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists report said the documents show almost 22,000 clients of offshore companies and banks have addresses in mainland China and Hong Kong, including at least 15 of China’s richest men and women, members of the National People’s Congress and executives of state-owned companies
http://www.icij.org/offshore/leaked-records-reveal-offshore-holdings-chinas-elite
http://www.euronews.com/2014/01/22/china-condemns-report-on-elite-s-hidden-wealth/

19 JANUARY 2014

China’s former PM denies role in family’s ‘hidden riches’

Wen Jiabao, the former Chinese premier whose relatives were accused of amassing a $2.7 billion fortune in 2012, tells Hong Kong columnist: « I want to leave this world clean. »

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10582444/Chinas-former-PM-denies-role-in-familys-hidden-riches.html

16 JANUARY 2014

Chinese general arrested for gilded lifestyle

Gu Junshan, a former lieutenant general and deputy logistics chief with great influence within the People’s Liberation Army, was arrested after an investigation into his personal affairs.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/chinese-general-arrested-gilded-lifestyle-201411645321316898.html

5 JANUARY 2014

China probes almost 37,000 officials for graft

China investigated almost 37,000 officials suspected of corruption in more than 27,000 cases between January and November, state media said Sunday.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-probes-almost-37000-officials-graft

30 DECEMBER 2013

China holds ex-security chief’s colleague over graft

Li Chongxi, chairman of the Sichuan province Political Consultative Conference is being probed for « suspected severe violation of discipline and the law », the ruling party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/387298/china-holds-ex-security-chief-colleague-over-graft

28 DECEMBER 2013

500 local Chinese lawmakers resign in fraud scandal

More than 500 municipal lawmakers in one Chinese province have stood down following an electoral fraud scandal, as Beijing ramps up its sweeping anti-corruption crackdown, state media reported Saturday.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/387105/500-local-chinese-lawmakers-resign-in-fraud-scandal

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25536426

25 DECEMBER 2013

China vice police minister sacked: Communist Party

Li Dongsheng, formerly a vice minister of public security, was removed from his various posts for « severe violations of discipline », according to an official circular reported by the state Xinhua agency.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/386633/china-vice-police-minister-sacked-communist-party

20 DECEMBER 2013

China investigates deputy minister

No details were given in the one-sentence announcement about Li Dongsheng, who was placed under investigation by the ruling Communist party’s disciplinary body. However, such investigations usually relate to alleged corruption and abuse of power.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/20/china-investigates-deputy-minister

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-probes-top-official-powerful-ministry

13 DECEMBER 2013

Analysts: China Corruption Crackdown Lacks Independence

In the first year of his administration, Chinese President Xi Jinping has touted a high-profile effort to root out graft. His efforts to cut government waste and go after high-ranking officials have won him praise, but some say much more needs to be donen check.

http://www.voanews.com/content/chian-crackdwon-reels-in-waste-but-lacks-independence/1809405.html

11 DECEMBER 2013

China puts former security chief under house arrest-sources

China has put Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful politicians of the last decade, under virtual house arrest while the ruling Communist Party investigates accusations of corruption against him, several sources said on Wednesday.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-puts-former-security-chief-under-house-arrest-sources

http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-china-puts-former-security-chief-under-house-arrest/1807918.html

26 OCTOBER 2013

China, corruption and the court intrigues of Nanjing

What really lay behind the sacking of Ji Jianye, mayor of one of China’s largest and booming cities?http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/26/china-corruption-nanjing-ji-jianye-mayor

24 OCTOBER 2013

Chinese daily takes on police over jailed reporter

A Chinese newspaper made a bold front-page appeal on Thursday – for a second day – urging the authorities to release one of its journalists after he was detained for writing reports alleging financial misdeeds at a state-owned construction company.

http://www.france24.com/en/20131024-china-newspaper-plea-police-jail-reporter

23 OCTOBER 2013

China’s global war against press freedom

Over the past five years the Chinese government has expanded its campaign to constrain foreign news outlets from casting China in a negative light, according to a report released today by the non-government organization Freedom House

http://thediplomat.com/china-power/chinas-global-war-against-press-freedom/

22 OCTOBER 2013

China says 99.9 per cent of graft defendants found guilty

Nearly 200,000 people were investigated for embezzlement or bribery between January 2008 and August this year, China’s top prosecutor, Cao Jianming, told the National People’s Congress parliament.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-says-999-cent-graft-defendants-found-guilty

18 OCTOBER 2013

129 senior officials investigated in first 8 months

China’s prosecutorial agencies have placed 129 officials at the prefectural level or higher under investigation for suspected corruption and bribery in the first eight months of this year, according to the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP).

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1101&MainCatID=11&id=20131018000119

17 OCTOBER 2013

China, Nanjing mayor arrested on corruption charges

Ji Jianye removed from office and brought to Beijing for internal Party investigation. State media praise the new move against bribes, but former mayor’s closeness to powerful Jiang Zemin points to new battle for power within national political scene.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China,-Nanjing-mayor-arrested-on-corruption-charges-29299.html

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/17/china-corruption-crackdown-nanjing-mayor

25 SEPTEMBER 2013

Bo Xilai Conviction Won’t Curb Chinese Corruption

Constitutional reforms, transparency, free speech are musts for China to fight corruption

http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5729&Itemid=171

13 SEPTEMBER 2013

Corruption and the world’s biggest building

The New Century Global Centre is the biggest building in the world; 16 Wembley stadiums could fit underneath its vast roof.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10308029/Corruption-and-the-worlds-biggest-building.html

6 SEPTEMBER 2013

China, one child policy ‘breeds corruption in the Party’

In the last year, Chinese officials for family planning have collected 16.5 billion yuan. A lawyer trying to figure out where does this money: « They should be used to repay public services, but disappear into thin air. Even the audit for the government knows where they are really. « 
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China,-one-child-policy-‘breeds-corruption-in-the-Party’-28941.html

5 SEPTEMBER 2013

China’s Smiling Safety Official Gets 14 Years in Jail

A Chinese official who ignited a national controversy when he was caught smiling at the scene of a deadly bus crash has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption. Yang Dacai was founded « guilty of taking bribes and holding a large amount of property which he cannot account for. » Yang, who did not contest the charges, was also fined about $8,000

http://www.voanews.com/content/chinas-smiling-safety-official-gets-14-years-in-jail/1743589.html

4 SEPTEMBER 2013

China’s Ex-Security Chief Helping Probe, not Target

China’s former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, one of the country’s most powerful politicians of the last decade, is helping authorities in a corruption probe and, contrary to media reports, is not currently the target of the investigation, sources told Reuters.
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-chinas-ex-security-chief-helping-probe-not-target/1743142.html

1 SEPTEMBER 2013

China investigating corruption allegations against state asset regulator Jiang Jiemin

A move to bring down Zhou Yongkang, the widely-feared former head of China’s security apparatus, has claimed the scalp of one of his senior lieutenants, the former chairman of the giant oil monopoly China National Petroleum Company (CNPC)http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/01/china-accuses-state-assets-chief
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10278672/China-investigating-corruption-allegations-against-state-asset-regulator-Jiang-Jiemin.html

30 AUGUST 2013

Trial for China’s ‘smiling official’ Yang Dacai

A Chinese official who sparked an outcry after images showed him grinning at the scene of a fatal bus crash has pleaded guilty to corruption charges.

http://asiancorrespondent.com/112683/china-official-with-pricey-watches-stands-trial/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23894658

25 AUGUST 2013

Justice obstructed by brokers

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/806188.shtml#.UhpcQ8tOLIU

23 AUGUST 2913

Chinese court releases video of Bo Xilai’s wife testifying against him

Video footage released by a court in east China shows Gu Kailai testifying against her husband, disgraced Chinese leader Bo Xilai, who is currently on the second day of his trial on Friday. The 64-year-old former Communist party chief of the southwestern city of Chongqing has been charged with illegally taking almost 27 million yuan (£2.8m), corruption and abuse of power
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2013/aug/23/chinese-court-bo-xilai-wife-testifying-video
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/08/201382314854147169.html

China tries to cover up giant corruption scandal in Nepal

Nepali authorities detain 22 senior Nepali officials as well as 2 Chinese suppliers who worked with the state electricity company following an unprecedented operation by Anti-Corruption Commission. The identity of the Chinese company involved is still unknown, but Beijing is concerned the story might discredit its electrical product exports.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China-tries-to-cover-up-giant-corruption-scandal-in-Nepal-28817.html

22 AUGUST 2013

Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial in China

The trial of Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician once tipped for the highest levels of power, has begun. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23776348 http://www.voanews.com/content/china-bo-xilai-denies-taking-bribes/1734705.html

9 AUGUST 2013

China sacks top economic official Liu Tienan

Liu Tienan, formerly deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission, « accepted huge amounts of bribes », Xinhua news agency reported.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23628085

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/365217/top-china-official-liu-tienan-investigated-over-bribes

29 JULY 2013

2,290 disciplined for excessive extravagance

More than 2,000 Party and government officials have been punished as of late June for breaking new Party rules against extravagance and excess formality, an official from China’s top anti-graft agency said on Monday 29.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-07/31/content_16854439.htm

23 JULY 2013

China bans construction of government buildings

China has banned the construction of government buildings for five years as another step in a frugality drive aimed at calming public anger over corruption.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/23/china-bans-construction-government-buildings

22 JULY 2013

GlaxoSmithKline admits some staff in China involved in bribery

Abbas Hussain, the drug maker’s head of emerging markets who was dispatched to Shanghai to oversee the crisis, apologised to the Chinese authorities and promised the company was taking the charges « extremely seriously ».

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/jul/22/glaxosmithkline-admits-bribery-china

http://www.voanews.com/content/china-british-drugmaker/1706643.html

17 JULY 2013

Xinhua journalist accuses China official of ‘huge graft’

A journalist with China’s official Xinhua news agency on Wednesday accused the head of a key state-owned firm of « corruption involving a huge amount ».                                                                      http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130717-438031.html

Chinese whistleblower blinded in acid attack

An amateur Chinese whistleblower, who spent his free time embarrassing Communist party officials by posting pictures of their luxury cars on the internet, was rammed by a car, blinded with acid, and deprived of two of his fingers.                                                                       http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10184412/Chinese-whistleblower-blinded-in-acid-attack.html

16 JULY 2013

China crackdown on corruption campaigners

Three Chinese activists campaigning for officials to disclose their assets will be put on trial in a co-ordinated crackdown that underscores the limits of an anti-corruption push by the new government. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/16/chinese-crackdown-corruption-campaigners

8 JULY 2013

China ex-rail minister given suspended death sentence

A Chinese court has given former Railways Minister Liu Zhijun a suspended death sentence for corruption and abuse of power, state media report.                                                                                                       http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23222240                                    http://www.euronews.com/2013/07/08/two-buddhists-jailed-for-murder-in-burmese-religious-riots/

5 JULY 2013

China’s Anti-Corruption Drive Uncovers Scandals

China’s high-profile anti-corruption push continues to make headlines, with a regular stream of officials brought down for abusing power                                                                       http://www.voanews.com/content/china-anti-corruption-drive-uncovers-scandals/1695689.html

3 JULY 2013

China sacks regional party official Wang Suyi

China has sacked a top regional party official for suspected « disciplinary violations », state media report. Wang Suyi was formerly head of Inner Mongolia’s United Front Work Department. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23156908

30 JUNE 2013

China expels legislator for violating discipline

The National People’s Congress said it took the action against Zhou Wenbin on Saturday following an investigation, the Xinhua News Agency said. No details were given, although the charge of violating discipline is usually shorthand for bribery, embezzlement, the selling of offices or other forms of corruption.                                                                                                    http://asiancorrespondent.com/110036/china-expels-legislator-for-violating-discipline/

26 MAY 2013

Corrupt Chinese officials turn to ‘black’ PR

In the middle of the biggest anti-corruption campaign for years, crooked Chinese politicians are paying to vanish from sight, with all negative stories about them scrubbed from the internet. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10081431/Corrupt-Chinese-officials-turn-to-black-PR.html

20 MAY 2013

Corruption in China, Checked and balanced?                              http://www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2013/05/corruption-china?fsrc=rss&utm_source=feedly

14 MAY 2013

Fallen energy chief Liu Tienan okayed 50+ projects in final 3 months

Liu Tienan, the former Chinese energy chief who has been placed under investigation for corruption, approved more than 50 energy projects within the last three months of his tenure at the National Energy Administration, reports the Guangzhou-based 21st Century Business Herald. http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130514000136&cid=1103

Axe falls on deputy police chief of Chongqing

The former deputy police chief of Chongqing has been placed in detention on suspicion of taking £1.7 million in bribes, according to the Communist party’s mouthpiece.                                                                                 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10056587/Axe-falls-on-deputy-police-chief-of-Chongqing.html

12 MAY 2013

Top planning official Liu Tienan probed by anti-corruption committee

The deputy head of the mainland’s top economic planning agency has officially been placed under investigation by the Communist Party’s top graft-busting organ on suspicion of « serious discipline violations ».                                               http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1236076/senior-china-planner-investigated-new-corruption-crackdown                                                                      http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/13/world/asia/china-eyes-liu-tienan-an-official-challenged-by-a-journalist.html

25 APRIL 2013

Chinese official sacked after ‘citizen journalists’ expose extravagant banquet

Video and pictures of lavish dinner emerge after campaigners gatecrash event hosted by Communist boss in Jiangsu province http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/25/china-official-sacked-extravagant-banquet

19 APRIL 2013

Eight Anti-Corruption Activists Detained in China

Chinese authorities have detained eight anti-corruption activists over their participation in a signature drive that calls on central government officials to disclose their assets. Although there is widespread public support for officials to disclose such information, government efforts to promote the policy appear to be slowing. Rights lawyers in Beijing say the activists have been taken into custody in recent days on suspicion of unlawful assembly                                                                                                                                                                        http://www.voanews.com/content/anti-corruption-activists-detained-in-china/1645053.html

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 16 October in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 16 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 16, 2018

1866: In Korea, after the killing of French missionaries, a group of 170 French marines, belonging to Admiral Pierre-Gustave Roze expedition, land on Ganghwa island, seize the fortress which controls the Han river, and occupy the fortified city of Ganghwa itself
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Campaign_against_Korea,_1866

1868 : Denmark ends its involvement in India by selling the rights to the Nicobar Islands to the British
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_India

1900: Great Britain and Germany sign the Anglo-German Treaty, in which they agree to maintain the territorial integrity of China and support the ‘open door’ policy called for by US secretary of State. France and Russia will adhere few days later
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/14355598

1901: Baron Hayashi of Japan begins negotiations in London to make an alliance with the British and strengthen Japan’s position against Russians

1934: Start of the Chinese Communist Party one year and four days Long March

1934-longue-marche
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/asianhistoryfaqs/f/longmarch.htm
https://randyroberts.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/on-this-day-10-16-2008-the-long-march/
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/long_march_1934_to_1935.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-QRcQXX_Ck

1951: Assassination of Liaquat Ali Khan, the first PM of Pakistan
http://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/killing-liaquat-ali-khan/
http://www.countercurrents.org/ghazali180415.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvGjVJ_fsEQ

1954: In Vietnam, a national congress, convened in Saigon by Bao Dai, refuses the adhesion to the French Union Française “under its current form”
http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/history/A0819671.html

1964: PRC detonates its first nuclear weapon


https://www.ctbto.org/specials/testing-times/16-october-1964-first-chinese-nuclear-test
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-joins-a-bomb-clubhttp://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9993.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZbBCqSgLOE

1967: John Baez is arrested in Vietnam protest
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/16/newsid_2535000/2535301.stm

1975: The Balibo Five, a group of Australian-based television journalists based in the town of Balibo in the then Portuguese Timor (now East Timor), are killed by Indonesian troops
http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/fact-sheets/fs238.aspx
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-21/balibo-five-investigation-dropped-by-afp/5828814

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3qN7el001Q

1979: First official visit of Afghan president Babrak Karmal to  Moscow

2006: In Sri Lanka Tamil rebels ram a truck packed with explosives into a convoy of military buses, killing at least 103 people and wounding 150 more in one of the deadliest insurgent attacks since the 2002 cease-fire.
 
 2010: Demonstrations are held in China and Japan about islands claimed by both countries in the East China Sea
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11558882

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On 16 October in South Asian history

ON 16 OCTOBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 16, 2018

1868 : Denmark ends its involvement in India by selling the rights to the Nicobar Islands to the British
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_India

1905: The partition of Bengal by the British authorities causes high level unrest
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A029
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/16th-october-1905-the-provincial-state-of-bengal-was-partitioned

1942: A cyclone is the cause of 11,000 dead in Bengal

1948: Birth of Hema Malini, Indian Actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hema_Malini

1951: Assassination of Liaquat Ali Khan, the first PM of Pakistan


http://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/killing-liaquat-ali-khan/
http://www.countercurrents.org/ghazali180415.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvGjVJ_fsEQ

1952: Death of Ghulam Bhik Nairang, Indian-Pakistani lawyer and poet, born Sptember 26, 1876
http://urduadab4u.blogspot.fr/2011/08/syed-ghulam-bhik-nairang-distinguished.html

1956: Birth of Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah, Bangladeshi poet, author, and playwright who died on June 21, 1992
http://www.poemhunter.com/rudra-mohammad-shahidullah/biography/

1974: Death of Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar, Carnatic musician, born on September 1, 1895
http://chembai.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chembai

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shrnT1qSRbE

1979: First official visit of Afghan president Babrak Karmal to  Moscow

1982: Birth of Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prithviraj_Sukumaran

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if7W6GpMS6o

2003: Birth of Princess Kritika of Nepal, daughter of Crown Prince Paras
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Kritika_of_Nepal

2006: In Sri Lanka Tamil rebels ram a truck packed with explosives into a convoy of military buses, killing at least 103 people and wounding 150 more in one of the deadliest insurgent attacks since the 2002 cease-fire

On 16 October in Southeast Asian history

ON 16 OCTOBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 16, 2018

1600: Dutch Olivier van Noort ships reach Philippines
http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-BucExpl-t1-body-d11-d2.html

1907: After the first elections to the Philippine Assembly, in July, the first session is opened. The Nacionalista Party of Manuel Quezon and Sergio Osmena won the elections and will continue to dominate Philippine electoral politics until World War II
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1582/today-in-philippine-history-october-16-1907-the-philippine-assembly-was-inaugurated

1931: Birth of Rosa Rosal, Filipina actress and humanitarian
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0740944/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Rosal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b35dVGf3QFI

1954: In Vietnam, a national congress, convened in Saigon by Bao Dai, refuses the adhesion to the French Union Française “under its current form”
http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/history/A0819671.html

1965: In Indonesia, the Chinese trade mission in Jakarta is ransacked (anti-China activities after the September 30 coup)

1967: John Baez is arrested in Vietnam protest
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/16/newsid_2535000/2535301.stm

1968: Birth of Mark Lee, Singaporean actor and director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Lee_(comedian)

1973: Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese diplomat Le Duc Tho are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the Paris peace accords. Kissinger accepted, but Tho declined the award until such time as « peace is truly established. »
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1973/press.html

1975: The Balibo Five, a group of Australian-based television journalists based in the town of Balibo in the then Portuguese Timor (now East Timor), are killed by Indonesian troops http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/fact-sheets/fs238.aspx
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-21/balibo-five-investigation-dropped-by-afp/5828814

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3qN7el001Q

2003: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad tells a summit of Islamic leaders that « Jews rule the world by proxy » and the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims should unite, using nonviolent means for a « final victory. »

2012: Myanmar’s reformist President Thein Sein is re-appointed as head of the ruling party at a key meeting aimed at reviving its flagging political fortunes against a resurgent opposition.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20121016-378051.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/burmese-president-retains-party-leadership/1527421.html

On 16 October in Japan’s history

ON 16 OCTOBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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1535: Birth of Niwa Nagahide, Japanese warlord who died on 15 May 1585
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niwa_Nagahide

1840: Birth of Kuroda Kiyotaka, 2nd Japanese Prime Minister, (April 1888-October 1889), who died on August 23, 1900
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuroda_Kiyotaka

1841: Birth of Prince Hirobumi Ito, four times Prime Minister and first Japanese governor of Korea
http://www.jref.com/glossary/ito_hirobumi.shtml

1901: Baron Hayashi of Japan begins negotiations in London to make an alliance with the British and strengthen Japan’s position against Russians

1936: Birth of Akira Machida, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Japan (2002-2006)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Machida

Akira Machida

2010: Demonstrations are held in China and Japan about islands claimed by both countries in the East China Sea
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11558882

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On 16 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 16 OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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690: Empress Wu Zetian takes the power ousting the Tang Dynasty and establishing the Second Zhou Dynasty (until March 3, 705)
http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/heroine6.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9975.html

1900: Great Britain and Germany sign the Anglo-German Treaty, in which they agree to maintain the territorial integrity of China and support the ‘open door’ policy called for by US secretary of State. France and Russia will adhere few days later
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/14355598

1934: Start of the Chinese Communist Party one year and four days Long March

1934-longue-marche
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/asianhistoryfaqs/f/longmarch.htm
https://randyroberts.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/on-this-day-10-16-2008-the-long-march/
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/long_march_1934_to_1935.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-QRcQXX_Ck

1964: PRC detonates its first nuclear weapon


https://www.ctbto.org/specials/testing-times/16-october-1964-first-chinese-nuclear-test
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-joins-a-bomb-club  
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9993.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZbBCqSgLOE

1979: Chinese dissident Wei Jingsheng, arrested in late March, is sentenced to fifteen years in prison
http://www.nytimes.com/1979/10/17/archives/leading-chinese-dissident-gets-15year-prison-term-prison-conditions.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1979/10/17/peking-sentences-dissident-to-15-years/3dae4e24-8fc0-4768-a3cf-876753c9339c/?utm_term=.41b86d162c88
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wei_Jingsheng

 

1982: Birth of Vincy Chan, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincy_Chan
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=13849

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND6tULFc_oE&feature=related

 2010: Demonstrations are held in China and Japan about islands claimed by both countries in the East China Sea
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11558882

2010-10-17 Diayutai