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Hoping to project power, China finds itself alone

In this July 7, 2014 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping unveils a sculpture commemorating the start of a war with Japan with old soldiers and children during a ceremony to mark the 77th anniversary of the war, in Beijing, China. Despite Xi’s depiction of China as a “peaceful, amiable and civilized lion,” the country’s moves have so far only set off alarms across the region and pushed other Asian countries to seek backup from Washington. AP

Nearly three decades after Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping famously instructed his diplomats to “be good at maintaining a low profile and never claim leadership,” a new generation of rulers has made it clear that they’re ready to shed the humility and show off their country’s rising military and political power.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Kerry seeks to ease tensions in Asia

US Secretary of State John Kerry: China claim problematic. AP FILE PHOTO

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Asia on Thursday on a mission aimed largely at easing tensions between China and its smaller neighbors over territorial disputes and exploring ways to restart long-stalled talks on ridding North Korea of nuclear weapons.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Putin in Seoul pushes new ‘Silk Road’ via North Korea

Russian President Vladimir Putin  AP FILE PHOTO

Russian President Vladimir Putin was in South Korea Wednesday, pushing a pet project for a new trading route linking Asia and Europe by rail that requires prying open North Korea

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, N. Korea seek stronger ties

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Female North Korean soldiers march during a mass military parade on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice on, July 27, 2013. Top officials of the Philippines and North Korea held a meeting in Pyongyang more than a week ago, a rare occasion where the two countries agreed to further bilateral ties and discussed the security situation in the tense Korean Peninsula.  AP Photo/David Guttenfelder

Top officials of the Philippines and North Korea held a meeting in Pyongyang more than a week ago, a rare occasion where the two countries agreed to further bilateral ties and discussed the security situation in the tense Korean Peninsula.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Only reunification will end Korean war’

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North Koreans walk among tombstones of soldiers who died from the war to pay their respects, at the cemeteries of fallen fighters of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) on Thursday, July 25, 2013 in Pyongyang, North Korea as part of ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended hostilities on the Korean peninsula. AP

“I think that only a reunification of the two Koreas will mark an end to the Korean War,” Park Sung Choon, Minister of Patriot and Veteran Affairs, said Thursday.

Posted: July 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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