What China gained from the US-North Korea Summit

Chinese president Xi Jinping played a crucial role in the US-North Korea Summit by repeatedly urging both presidents to toss their differences for global peace and emphasizing on the need for trust among Asian leaders, including Kim Jong Un, who represents an important ally and economic partner. Image: Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un (Source: … Continue reading What China gained from the US-North Korea Summit

Trump visits Singapore for the US-North Korea Summit

President of the United States of America Donald Trump arrived in Singapore to meet with the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-un, the Associated Press reported. Air Force One, which carried Trump, landed at Paya Lebar Air Base after a nearly 20-hour flight from Canada, where he attended the Group of Seven summit. Kim Jong-un landed … Continue reading Trump visits Singapore for the US-North Korea Summit

Macron compromising on Trump’s ‘expected’ trade war with allies

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that no leader was forever, suggesting a more confrontational attitude towards U.S. President Donald Trump as leaders from the Group of Seven countries prepare to clash on trade at a summit in Canada. Asked by reporters whether the problem with Trump was that he "didn't care about being … Continue reading Macron compromising on Trump’s ‘expected’ trade war with allies

Japan warns against trusting North Korea ‘too much’

Japan's defence minister has urged the international community to keep sanctions and surveillance on North Korea, saying it has a history of reneging on agreements. Image shows Mark Pence and Itsunori Onodera (Source: Aljazeera) Itsunori Onodera said North Korea agreed to give up nuclear weapons as early as 1994, but has continued to develop them in … Continue reading Japan warns against trusting North Korea ‘too much’

Trump confirms the US-North Korea Summit is back on

Kim Jong Un's right-hand man, Kim Yong-chol, is currently in the United States and ready to visit the White House on Friday as the two sides scramble to get the Kim-Trump summit back on track after the US president canceled it. President Donald Trump is expected to receive a letter from Kim Jong Un on Friday as … Continue reading Trump confirms the US-North Korea Summit is back on

Moon Jae-in to meet Kim Jong Un before the US-North Korea Summit

The leaders of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have agreed to hold high-level talks on June 1, the DPRK's state media KCNA reported Sunday, adding that DPRK leader Kim Jong Un's hopes were "fixed" for a potential summit next month with the US.   Image shows ROK President … Continue reading Moon Jae-in to meet Kim Jong Un before the US-North Korea Summit

Trump’s tweet rekindles hope of a US-North Korea summit in June

One day after abruptly pulling the plug on a high-stakes summit with North Korea, US President Donald Trump said Friday the meeting with Kim Jong Un could go ahead after all -- and would "likely" happen on the originally scheduled date of June 12. Image: Donald Trump The summit would be an unprecedented meeting between … Continue reading Trump’s tweet rekindles hope of a US-North Korea summit in June

China’s State Councilor says ‘G20 summit charts course for world growth’.

China's State Councilor Yang Jiechi noted on Tuesday that with its vast successes, the G20 Hangzhou summit will lay solid stepping stones that'll lead the world out of its current economic crisis. Image: The 2016 G20 Hangzhou Summit. The summit was concluded on Monday with the adoption of a communique that clarified "the development direction, targets … Continue reading China’s State Councilor says ‘G20 summit charts course for world growth’.