Philippines, U.S. to start negotiation on increased U.S. military presence

The Philippines announced Monday the country would proceed instantly to negotiations with the United States on terms for increased rotational presence of American forces in the country. At a news briefing at Camp Aguinaldo in Metro Manila on Monday, Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario announced the formal start […]

Chinese FM eyes positive China-U.S. interaction in Asia-Pacific

Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday urged China and the United States to interact positively in the Asia-Pacific region. “Chinese and U.S. efforts to build new relations should start from the Asia-Pacific region, where the two countries have the most converging interests and interact most frequently,” Wang said in talks held with visiting U.S. Secretary […]

China committed to maintaining peace on Korean Peninsula

China committed to maintaining peace on Korean Peninsula

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi said Saturday that China is committed to maintaining peace and stability and advancing the denuclearization process on the Korean Peninsula. He made the remarks when meeting with visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Yang reiterated that the stance of the Chinese government on the Korean Peninsula is “consistent and […]

White House: DPRK has no nuclear missile capability

White House: DPRK has no nuclear missile capability

The White House said on Friday that Washington did not believe the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) had the capability to deploy a nuclear-armed missile. “First of all, I want to be clear that North Korea has not demonstrated the capability to deploy a nuclear-armed missile,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters at […]

Chinese FM stresses denuclearization, peace, dialogue on Korean Peninsula issue

Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday called for denuclearization, peace and dialogue on the Korean Peninsula issue. “China’s stance on the Korean Peninsula is consistent. No matter what happens, China will stick to denuclearization and peace on the peninsula and settling the issue through dialogue,” Wang said in talks with visiting U.S. Secretary of State […]

China continues patrols of Diaoyu Islands

Chinese marine surveillance ships continued regular patrols in the territorial waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands on Monday, the State Oceanic Administration said. A fleet consisting of the Haijian 137, Haijian 15 and Haijian 8002 solemnly declared to Japanese ships that the Diaoyu Islands have been Chinese territory since ancient times and urged them to immediately […]

U.S. slaps fresh sanctions on DPRK bank, individuals

The Obama administration on Monday slapped fresh sanctions on a primary foreign exchange bank and four individuals in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) for their alleged role in the Asian country’s nuclear and missile programs. The Department of Treasury blacklisted the Foreign Trade Bank ( FTB) in Pyongyang and Paek Se-Bong, chairman of […]