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N. Korea’s de-facto embassy in Tokyo business-worthy: Mongolian buyer
The Mongolian company that recently made a winning bid for the Tokyo headquarters of a pro-North Korean association at auction did so purely for business reasons, its president said Thursday.
Mongolian investor heads for the final frontier
A small yet bold Mongolian firm is preparing to launch a new oil enterprise in North Korea. It’s an unlikely pairing, but the firm is betting it has the key ingredients to make such an unlikely gamble pay.
More than 1,700 N. Korean workers employed in Mongolia: report
A total of 1,749 North Koreans are working in Mongolia with most of them employed in the construction sector, a news report said Wednesday.
A Spectacular Fail For North Korea
North Korea’s smuggling operation has had many successes in obtaining spare parts for its aging air force. But sometimes these efforts fail in a spectacular way. One of these failures became known after the head of the Mongolian Air Force recently resigned unexpectedly. It was soon revealed that the officer, general Tojoon Dashdeleg, and two [...]
Mongolian general under investigation in attempted sale of fighters to North Korea
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia — Mongolia’s anti-corruption agency is investigating the recently resigned commander of the Mongolian air force for attempting to sell the engines and other parts of old Russian-made jet fighters to North Korea.
Mongolia Seeks to Play Peacemaker as North Korea Declares ‘War’
Mongolia called for six-party talks to be resumed after North Korea said it’s in a “state of war” with its neighbor to the south.
North Korea says to enter “state of war” against South Korea: KCNA
North Korea said on Saturday it was entering a “state of war” with South Korea in a continuing escalation of tough rhetoric against Seoul and Washington after coming under international sanctions for its nuclear test.
North Korea conducts third nuclear test, angering U.S., Japan
orth Korea conducted its third nuclear test on Tuesday in defiance of U.N. resolutions, angering the United States and Japan and likely to infuriate its only major ally, China, and increase penalties against Pyongyang.
In Mongolia, a backdoor to the Hermit Kingdom
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia — They come and they go without much international fanfare: delegations of North Korean ministers in Mongolia, invited by the pro-Western government to discuss trade, cultural ties and questions of “mutual interest.”
Japan, North Korea begin new talks in Mongolia; Tokyo seeks details on decades-old abductions
Japan and North Korea began talks Thursday in Mongolia that Tokyo hopes will shed light on decades-old abductions.
Россия простила КНДР 11 миллиардов долларов
Россия и КНДР подписали соглашение о фактическом списании северокорейского долга перед Россией в размере 11 миллиардов долларов. Об этом заявил замминистра финансов Сергей Сторчак, передает РИА Новости. Стороны пришли к соглашению после четырех лет переговоров.
North Korean women sold into ‘slavery’ in China Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/324912#ixzz1v0l7SIpH
Kim Eun-sun is a woman from North Korea who fled her native country and went to China after paying a woman to help her get into the country, only to discover that she was sold off.
Japanese ‘envoy’ meets N. Korea official
A senior North Korean official in charge of Japanese affairs on Saturday met in Mongolia with a Japanese professor, who apparently talked with the official on behalf of Hiroshi Nakai, former state minister in charge of the abduction of Japanese nationals by North Korea.
Mongolia’s View of the Current Situation of North Korea by R. Badamdamdin
R. Badamdamdin is a former Member of Parliament in the People’s Great Khural (Assembly) of Mongolia. He delivered this address to the International Leadership Conference of the Universal Peace Federation in Seoul, ROK, on Tuesday, 24 January 2012.
North Korea Eases Border Grip
North Korea’s shutdown following the death of Kim Jong Il has dropped a veil of silence around an already reclusive nation and closed off its meager interactions with the rest of the world, though traffic along its border with China appeared to pick up on Wednesday.
Kim Jong Il, North Korean leader, is dead at age 69
Kim Jong Il, the North Korean leader who threatened the world with his nuclear weapons ambitions and suppressed his own people with imprisonment and isolation, left in the wake of his death an antiquated country with a power vacuum.
Russia expects North Korea to collapse in late 2020s
The North Korean regime is likely to collapse by the late 2020s amid an intensifying power struggle among the government and military elite, a Russian state think tank said in a report Friday. “The destructive tendency of North Korea will strengthen and as a result the current form of North Korea could no longer exist,” [...]
Seoul gun-shy of pipeline deal with Moscow and Pyongyang
For newfound economic bedfellows South Korea and Russia, the biggest question over a proposed natural gas pipeline is a dark twist on the famous line from “Field of Dreams”: If you build it, will North Korea mess with it? South Korea President Lee Myung-bak this week met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in St. Petersburg [...]
Another country to appease — North Korea now
The Obama administration never tires of trying to curry favor with despotic regimes. They’ve tried soothing words and unilateral gestures with China, Iran, Russia, and Cuba. None of this paid dividends for the U.S. The regimes have become more repressive at home and more aggressive abroad. So naturally, it’s time to repeat the same error [...]
UK: Edinburgh Woollen Mill garments “made by North Koreans”
Garments sold by retailer The Edinburgh Woollen Mill and labelled “Designed in Scotland” are made in Mongolia by North Korean workers, according to a BBC report. The Newsnight report claimed that some cashmere jumpers sold by the company under the James Pringle brand name were produced in an Eermel factory in Mongolia, where 80 of [...]
Mongolia, DPRK seek education cooperation
Mongolia and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) had agreed to pursue cooperation in education, Mongolian official press said Wednesday. An agreement was signed by the Mongolian National University and Kim Il Sung University on student exchanges and cooperation in education.
Cashmere Knitwear Causing Conflict in UK
Conflict over the use of North Korean labor in third countries has erupted again with claims in the British media that knitwear chain Edinburgh Woolen Mill (EWM) has been indirectly supporting Pyongyang through its use of an Eermel production facility in the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bataar.
Новые крепостные: : постыдный экспорт Северной Кореи
Улан-Батор – Британские компании используют эксплуатируемых рабочих, направляемых отшельническим государством, для наполнения своей казны. Сидя верхом на стоящих рядами гудящих станках и отличаясь от своих коллег белым макияжем, обильно нанесенным на лица, несколько десятков северокорейских женщин на захудалой монгольской швейной фабрике деловито шьют одежду, чтобы угодить контролерам из их коммунистического государства.
Special Report: Crisis grips North Korean rice bowl
HAEJU, North Korea (AlertNet) – In a pediatric hospital in North Korea’s most productive farming province, children lay two to a bed. All showed signs of severe malnutrition: skin infections, patchy hair, listless apathy. “Their mothers have to bring them here on bicycles,” said duty doctor Jang Kum Son in the Yellow Sea port city [...]
UNHCR REP: MONGOLIA WILL NOT/NOT FORCE REFUGEES BACK TO CHINA
UNHCR’s Regional Rep for China and Mongolia, Veerapong Vongvarotai, visited the Embassy on April 24 and said UNHCR has appealed to the South Korean Government to reconsider its refusal to admit three North Korean refugees currently in Mongolia. Veerapong said it is “not possible” that Mongolian authorities would forcibly send the three back to China, [...]
N. Korea installs CCTV cameras near border with China to thwart defections
North Korea has installed surveillance cameras and reinforced barbed wire in its northern border areas close to China to try to stem the flow of defections of its people and stop the influx of foreign influences, a source familiar with the issue said Tuesday. The measures were taken near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, [...]