U.S.-China agree to resume trade talks in October, Asian stock markets rebound

Asian stock markets closed higher today after the U.S. and China agreed to resume trade talks. Investor sentiment was also boosted by the British parliament’s passage of a bill to stop a no-deal Brexit. Yoon Jung-min has details. The U.S. and China are set to resume trade talks early October in Washington D.C.,… following new […]

U.S.-China trade talks will resume “at different level”: Trump

with the United States set to hit China with an additional 15% tariff on a list of goods amounting to 125 billion dollars from Saturday yes President Donald Trump has revealed that the two sides are resuming talks quote at a different level speaking on Fox News radion Thursday Trump did not elaborate on what […]

Kim Hyok-chol and Biegun resume talks late Monday

Working-level officials from the two sides are using these last hours to fine-tune the details of what leaders Kim and Trump will be talking about and what’ll be in their agreement. Ji-won, we thought the day was over, but we’re hearing that the top negotiators of North Korea and the U.S. just got in? Yes […]

Tokyo seeks to resume whaling, as Australia, New Zealand moves to block effort

At the International Whaling Commission conference in Slovenia… Japan is seeking to resume whale hunting, despite widespread global criticism that had culminated in a UN court ban. It pushed to change a resolution about global whaling criteria… to allow Tokyo to engage in what it calls, “scientific whaling.” The UN International Court of Justice had […]

Chinese travel agencies resume sales of tour packages to South Korea: Reports

Could China be trying to make nice with South Korea again? The Chinese foreign ministry says it wants to work with South Korea to handle some of the diplomatic challenges facing them… in order to get back on good terms. The ministry’s spokesperson added that Beijing hopes to gradually restore friendly ties in *each sector […]

Seoul, Tokyo officials meet amid disputes over trade, history, diplomacy

Foreign ministry officials from South Korea and Japan sat down for talks. While this is a meeting held regulartly, it comes at a critical time when the two neighbors are locking horns over various issues. On the same day, culture ministers from both countries also got together. Yoon Jung-min has the highlights from those sessions. […]

China to resume sales of group tours to S. Korea in Wuhan: Sources

With the spirit of reconciliation spreading fast in East Asia, China has also eased its ban on group tours to South Korea. The country’s tourism bureau told tour agencies in the city of Wuhan, to resume sales of these items. Sources say the conditions are similar to those in Beijing and Shandong,… which stipulate they […]

U.S. immigration authorities resume accepting requests under DACA

U.S. immigration authorities have resumed accepting renewal requests for a program that shields young immigrants brought to America illegally as children from deportation. The decision comes days after a federal court temporarily blocked President Trump’s attempt to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. Congress is debating whether or not to […]

Nuclear impasse enters new phase as talks resume

Exactly one month after the failed North Korea-U.S. Hanoi summit,… the geopolitical atmosphere surrounding the Korean Peninsula seems to be entering a new phase. North Korea, although partially, made a comeback to the inter-Korean liaison office… while high-level officials of Seoul and Washington are resuming talks on Pyeongyang. For an in-depth analysis on where we […]

Top U.S. negotiators visiting China Monday to resume trade talks: Bloomberg

The U.S. and China will resume their trade talks next week. According to Bloomberg, a delegation headed by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is visiting China next Monday through Wednesday for high-level talks in Shanghai,… a venue of Beijing’s choosing. The talks will be the first face-to-face negotiations between the two sides since their previous […]