People

China pressures South Korea about missile system

China pressures South Korea about missile system

China's president has set out his opposition to the deployment of a United States missile system, in his first discussion with the new South Korean leader.

Moon expressed his hope for a meeting with Modi in the near future.

China has vigorously opposed the deployment of a USA anti-missile system in South Korea, saying it threatens Chinese security and will do nothing to resolve tensions with North Korea.

During the campaign, Moon had criticized the anti-missile system, known as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, which China sees as a threat to its security.

Both the USA and South Korea are keen on dismantling the nuclear program of Kim Jong Un and hence, are open to maintaining the sanctions on North Korea already laid in place by Trump's administration.

After Trump extended an official invitation, Moon responded by saying he hoped to visit Washington as soon as possible so that the two leaders could have an honest exchange of ideas.

"I still believe Moon Jae-in faces major difficulties in reversing the THAAD deployment, or even making any kind of modifications", Zhao says.

Trump has raised the possibility of military action and pushed for tougher economic sanctions and new diplomatic measures to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

Winning an election in a country deeply split following the impeachment of former president Park Geun-hye over an extensive corruption scandal, Moon Jae-in, a former human rights lawyer, needed only 40 percent of votes to defeat other conservative candidates in the election on Tuesday.

N. Korea open to US dialogue under 'right conditions'
Goods produced by North Korea's forced labor would be prohibited from entering the United States , according to the legislation. In one of North Korea's rare moments, they show anger without trying to elicit fear of nuclear war or World War 3.

North Korea on Thursday urged Moon's government to end what it considers confrontational policies, including joint drills with the USA military.

Putin said he was ready to help in all of the matters they discussed and the two leaders invited each other for state visits, the Blue House added.

But Mr Moon also has to navigate a complex web of regional issues.

"The new South Korean government will actively communicate with China on these issues and seek appropriate resolutions", the statement quoted Moon as saying.

On Wednesday, the prime minister had tweeted congratulatory messages to Moon in English and Korean languages.

Moon said that he looked forward to working with Trump, whom he described as showing "strong leadership".

The two countries' foreign ministries struck a deal to resolve the so-called comfort women issue on December 28, 2015, consisting of an apology by the Japanese prime minister and a 1 billion yen ($8.98 million) fund for the victims.

This was the first time the Chinese leader has called a South Korean president to congratulate him or her on an election victory, said Yoon Young-chan, Moon's press secretary, at a press briefing. Should Trump persist in that line, he could quickly sabotage both his North Korea initiative and bilateral relations with a vital American ally.


  • Madrid Open: Nadal advances to final

    Nadal found the first set more hard to win, while he breathed easier in the second. I've had a lot of success since the start of the year, and I'm enjoying every day".

    Abe, Moon discuss North Korea, 'comfort women' issue

    President Moon Jae In told the National Assembly: "I will quickly move to solve the crisis in national security". Moon said, "If needed, I will fly straight to Washington ".

    Tunnel collapses at Hanford nuclear waste site

    He said the plant lies near the middle of the sprawling 580-square-mile Hanford site and was "a very high-hazard operation". A tunnel has collapsed at a nuclear site in America used to provide weaponry for decades.
  • Slaven Bilic hoping West Ham can follow up Tottenham win against Liverpool

    Slaven Bilic hoping West Ham can follow up Tottenham win against Liverpool

    While Liverpool are now third in the Premier League table with 70 points from 36 games, West Ham are 12th with 42 points from 36 outings.
    'Baahubali 2' releases to a rousing reception in Telangana

    'Baahubali 2' releases to a rousing reception in Telangana

    The Hindi version of the flick earned Rs 41 crore on its opening day, Rs 40.50 crore on Saturday and Rs 46.50 crore on Sunday. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh took Twitter to share this astounding comparison between Baahubali 2 , Dangal and Salman Khan.
    Syracuse basketball recruit Jordan Tucker commits to Duke

    Syracuse basketball recruit Jordan Tucker commits to Duke

    Four-star prospect Jordan Tucker retweeted tweets that say he'll be announcing his college decision sometime on Saturday. Originally, Kevin Knox was on track to head to the Blue Devils before he changed course and committed to Kentucky.
  • Timeless Season 2 Will Happen After All

    Timeless Season 2 Will Happen After All

    True to form for a time travel adventure show, the clock has been turned back and NBC's Timeless has been saved from cancelation. The series got a major launch on Monday nights at 10 p.m. behind The Voice this fall, but was not a smash hit for NBC.
    Young Brits are turning to alcohol to deal with mental health issues

    Young Brits are turning to alcohol to deal with mental health issues

    An initial way to help fight mental health stigma, and in turn encourage people to get the help they need, is through information. Registration costs £10 and participants can fundraise for any United Kingdom mental health charity they chose.
    Steve Agnew sympathises with Middlesbrough fans

    Steve Agnew sympathises with Middlesbrough fans

    Whether Agnew will be the man to lead that quest remains to be seen with chairman Steve Gibson facing a big decision. Agnew said: "He is one of the group and is determined to stay with it and see Boro back into the Premier league".
  • New South Korean president talks to China, Japan leaders

    Abe said it was important to fulfill the terms of the agreement, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Hagiuda told reporters in Tokyo.

    Microsoft Build Developer Expo Focuses on Artificial Intelligence

    Toss in the fact that iTunes is coming to the Windows Store, and you've got a pretty comprehensive week for Microsoft already. The complete iTunes experience, including Apple Music and the iTunes Store will be arriving before the year is out.

    Awesome Easter Eggs In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

    The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. Vin Diesel thinks a Rocket and Groot " Guardians of the Galaxy " spinoff would be "huge", and we can't disagree.