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UPDATE 7-'I Love Thee, China': North Korea woos Xi in lavish state visit

Jun 21 2019

* Strong North Korea-China ties good for regional peace - KCNA

U.N. official urges China not to deport North Korean escapees, who could face torture

Jun 21 2019

SEOUL China should not repatriate the increasing number of North Korean escapees it has arrested in recent months, because severe punishment faces those sent home, a U.N. human rights investigator said on Friday.

U.N. official urges China not to deport N.Korean escapees as they face harsh punishment

Jun 21 2019

SEOUL, June 21 China should not repatriate the increasing number of North Korean escapees it has arrested in recent months, because severe punishment faces those deported home, a United Nations human rights investigator said on Friday.

U.N. official urges China not to deport North Korean escapees as they face harsh punishment

Jun 21 2019

SEOUL China should not repatriate the increasing number of North Korean escapees it has arrested in recent months, because severe punishment faces those deported home, a United Nations human rights investigator said on Friday.

North Korea has more than sanctions to overcome for foreign investment: report

Jun 21 2019

SEOUL A historic visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping this week may have bolstered Kim Jong Un's hopes that economic relief may be coming soon, but a new report reveals North Korea's road to international investment may be blocked by more than sanctions.

Xi visit raises prospect of 'concrete cooperation' with North Korea

Jun 19 2019

BEIJING/SEOUL China's President Xi Jinping heads to Pyongyang this week holding out the prospect of fresh measures to support North Korea's floundering, sanctions-bound economy, the first trip in 14 years by a Chinese leader. | Video

South Korea gives most aid to North Korea since 2008 amid food shortage

Jun 19 2019

SEOUL South Korea has provided its largest food and aid donation since 2008 to U.N. aid program in North Korea, officials said on Wednesday, amid warnings that millions of dollars more is needed to make up for food shortages.

Chinese raids hit North Korean defectors' 'Underground Railroad'

Jun 17 2019

SEOUL A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea, the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22-year-old son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China.

Trump and Kim one year on: A "beautiful letter", stalled diplomacy

Jun 12 2019

SEOUL A year after President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un met for the first time, they appear committed to a personal bond upon which hopes for peace seem to rest despite a stalemate in efforts to get Kim to abandon his nuclear weapons. | Video

North Korea to pause 'Mass Games' after leader Kim complains: tour agencies

Jun 05 2019

SEOUL Days after this year's "Mass Games" debuted before North Korea's top leadership, the huge pageant has been put on hold after leader Kim Jong Un expressed his dissatisfaction, foreign tour groups said on Wednesday.

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