Less than two decades after China fired missiles into the sea off Taiwan, the first formal meeting between the two sides’ governments may pave the way for discussion of political ties after 65 years of division.
China and Taiwan officials set a date for talks next month, the United Daily News reported today, paving the way for the first official government-to-government meetings since a civil war six decades ago.
North Korea is “distorting” the reality of inter-Korean relations by proposing the two countries simultaneously stop slandering each other, because the South isn’t engaged in such activities, a South Korean official said.
North Korea said leader Kim Jong Un ousted his uncle and de facto deputy for abuse of power, corruption and gambling away foreign currency, in the highest- profile purge since Kim took power two years ago.
North Korea’s execution of the man in charge of its relationship with top ally China may reduce the chance that the isolated nation adopts the embrace of markets that has seen its neighbor build a middle class.