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.
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.
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
By Tarra Quismundo
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.
By Nikko Dizon
“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.