Shaping Northeast Asia's Future - The Diplomat

Why has a promising idea put forth by South Korean President Park Geun-hye – a five-party (U.S., China, ROK, Japan, Russia) diplomatic process for Northeast Asia – received so little regional support? After what appears an inflection point in the ...

North Korean Defectors and Propaganda Theater - The Diplomat

The North and South Korean governments race to spin a rare mass defection to their own advantage. By John Power for The Diplomat. April 22, 2016. When 13 North Korean restaurant workers in China defected to South Korea earlier this month, they ...

North Korean restaurant staff speak out from Pyongyang for first time - The Hankyoreh

In a group interview, waitresses who didn't defect say group defection was organized by manager, with S. Korean government help. In connection with a group defection to South Korea of 13 North Korean employees from the Ryukyung Restaurant in Ningbo, ...

North Korea Willing To Send Defectors' Families To South Korea To Let Them Meet; UK Adds Pyongyang To Human ... - International Business Times

North Korea South defectors, missile nuclear human rights North Korea said Friday it was willing to send the family members of the 13 defectors to South Korea so that they can meet. In this photo, an effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is seen ...

China denies reports of massing troops at North Korea border - Reuters

BEIJING China's Defence Ministry on Friday denied reports that Chinese troops were massing on the North Korean border, ahead of a possible fifth North Korean nuclear test, saying its deployments there were normal. The Hong Kong-based Information ...

North Korea Proposes Having 13 Defectors to the South Meet With Relatives - New York Times

The Chinese and North Korean flags hang outside a shuttered Korean restaurant in Ningbo, China. Thirteen North Korean restaurant workers are said to have defected to the South this month, although Pyongyang says they were abducted. Credit Joseph ...

North Korea foreign minister talks of 'nuke for nukes' in New York - International Business Times UK

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong is in New York for a rare trip to participate in a United Nations gathering on climate change. Delivering his keynote address, he said the US is to be blamed for North Korea's controversial nuclear programme ...

N.Korean Restaurant Staff 'Tricked into Defection' - The Chosun Ilbo

Seven North Korean women who worked in the same restaurant in China as the 13 staff who defected told CNN Thursday that the defectors were tricked by the store's manager and a South Korean businessman. While the 13 opted to defect, the seven others ...

'We would never leave Kim Jong-un': North Korean waitresses sob as they plead their innocence after being returned ... - Daily Mail

Twelve women who worked in a state-owned restaurant in Ningbo, China, reportedly left for the country with their manager after seeing what life was like there on television and in films. But seven waitresses, all in their 20s, who did not go said their ...