Chosun Ilbo English

    • When Hot Air Means Progress
      President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in an atmosphere of great conviviality in Pyongyang over the last couple of days. Kim is to visit South Korea before the end of this year, and it is no small matter if the leaders meet regularly to try and resolve 70 years' worth of diffe ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-09-20
    • Seoul, Pyongyang to Make Joint Bid for 2032 Olympics
      President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed on Wednesday to launch a joint bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics.The two Koreas agreed to "enhance the atmosphere of reconciliation and unity and to demonstrate the spirit of the Korean nation both at home and abroad" with the bid.U ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-09-20
    • Cheong Wa Dae Says Summit Produced More Than Hot Air
      National security adviser Chung Eui-yong on Wednesday tried to dispel the impression that the latest inter-Korean summit produced little but hot air."Broad discussions were held in addition to what was included in the joint declaration" announced by President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-09-20
    • U.S. Ecstatic After Inter-Korean Summit
      U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday hailed President Moon Jae-in's declaration with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as "tremendous progress" although the two leaders agreed little of any substance. "Kim Jong-un has agreed to allow nuclear inspections, subject to final negotiations, and to perma ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-09-20
    • 2 Korean Leaders Enjoy Convivial Atmosphere
      President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un enjoyed a convivial atmosphere during their third summit this year on Tuesday to Thursday, marked by hugs and the sense of a family gathering. They had lunch and dinner together on Wednesday. For lunch they are the celebrated cold buckwheat n ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-09-20
    • 2 Korean Leaders Climb Symbolic Mt. Baekdu
      President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un headed to Mt. Baekdu on the Chinese border on Thursday morning to climb the mythical birthplace of the Korean nation on the final day of Moon's visit. Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom on Wednesday said Kim Kong-un proposed the outing.The ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-09-20
    • Moon Addresses Audience at Mass Games in N.Korea
      President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Wednesday watched a performance of the North’s notorious mass games together.Entitled "Glorious Country," it brought together thousands of performers at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang who threw shapes in queasy unison and formed giant pi ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-09-20
    • Pompeo: U.S. Ready to Restart Talks with N.Korea
      U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has welcomed the "important commitments" made by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a summit with his South Korean counterpart this week. North Korea announced it would disassemble the main nuclear complex in Yongbyong if the United States takes "corresponding mea ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-09-19
    • Moon, Kim Announce Little of Substance After Summit
      President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a joint press conference on Wednesday announced a range of agreements that fell short of a substantial breakthrough in denuclearization efforts.After a private meeting without officials at the North's state guesthouse, Paekhwawon, the two ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-09-19
    • N.Korean Girl Who Gave Flowers to Moon No Stranger to Camera
      President Moon Jae-in received flowers from a familiar-looking girl, who saluted him in North Korean girl-scout style on arrival at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang on Tuesday.Twelve-year-old Ri Jin-mi is no stranger to the limelight, having also appeared in "Under the Sun," a 2015 Russian d ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-09-19
    • Ex-USFK Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About N.Korea Denuclearization
      A former commander of the U.S. Forces Korea is calling on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to show with concrete action that he is serious about denuclearization. Walter Sharp, who was USFK chief from 2008 to 2011, told the Chosun Ilbo that Kim should either file an accurate report of the North's nuc ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-09-19
    • Kim Jong-un Plays Gracious Host to Moon
      North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ruefully admitted to President Moon Jae-in that the facilities are run-down as he showed him into its state guesthouse, Paekhwawon in Pyongyang on Tuesday."Our guesthouse is shabby compared to those in the developed countries you have visited," Kim said. "I hope you'l ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-09-19
    • U.S. Frets About Closer Inter-Korean Economic Ties
      The U.S. government continues to voice unease over inter-Korean economic cooperation that could weaken international pressure on North Korea to denuclearize as President Moon Jae-in flew to Pyongyang for a summit.The U.S. State Department said Monday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke over th ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-09-19
    • S.Korean Tycoons Meet N.Korea’s Top Economic Official
      South Korean tycoons who accompanied President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang met North Korea's top economic official Ri Yong-nam on Tuesday for talks that were largely seen as window-dressing for the summit.They made it clear to Ri that inter-Korean relations must improve before any economic projects can ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-09-19
    • Moon, Kim Talk Denuclearization at Workers Party HQ
      President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leaders sat down for talks on Tuesday afternoon in Kim's office at Workers Party headquarters. Moon urged Kim to make more concrete commitments to denuclearization like handing over of a list of nuclear stockpiles, while Kim called for Washington to take a reci ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-09-19