No, don’t go back! Defector trying to cross back into North Korea blocked by South’s police

Seoul police arrested a man who braved the heavily fortified border to return to North Korea after spending two years in the capitalist South. A similar but successful crossing recently triggered a Covid-19 alert in the North. … Read More >No, don’t go back! Defector trying to cross back into North Korea blocked by South’s police

Those who play with fire will get burnt’: China issues warning & holds military drills as US official visits Taiwan

Beijing has launched military exercises near the Taiwan Strait. The drills coincide with a high-level summit in Taipei attended by a senior US official, which China has labeled as a provocation. … Read More >Those who play with fire will get burnt’: China issues warning & holds military drills as US official visits Taiwan

1st international passenger flight lands in former Covid-19 hotbed Wuhan since start of outbreak

A passenger aircraft from South Korea has arrived in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the former epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak. All international flights to Wuhan had been suspended for almost eight months. … Read More >1st international passenger flight lands in former Covid-19 hotbed Wuhan since start of outbreak

New Japanese PM Suga seeks to strengthen alliance with US and support stable ties with China & Russia

Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, has pledged to pursue policies that will beef-up his country’s alliance with the US, and expressed hope that Tokyo will establish stable relations with both China and Russia. … Read More >New Japanese PM Suga seeks to strengthen alliance with US and support stable ties with China & Russia

‘Vicious slanders’: China hits out at Australian foreign interference allegations

Chinese officials in Australia have dismissed allegations of foreign interference as “vicious slanders.” The denial follows reports that a consular member had been investigated for his role in a suspected propaganda campaign. … Read More >‘Vicious slanders’: China hits out at Australian foreign interference allegations