SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea on Tuesday blamed North Korea for cyberattacks against the country’s nuclear reactor operator last December, based upon investigations into Internet addresses used in the hacking, but Pyongyang denied any involvement.
SEOUL – Four years after taking power, North Korea’s supreme leader, Kim Jong-Un, is solidifying control within the reclusive communist state and international sanctions meant to punish his regime have made little impact because of sharply increasing Chinese aid.
SEOUL – China is engaged in an international influence campaign to block South Korea from joining U.S.-led regional missile defenses, according to current and former U.S. officials.
President Xi Jinping of China, as part of the operation, directly appealed to President
SEOUL – The American ambassador to South Korea was injured in a politically motivated attack by a man wielding a razor on Thursday amid growing anti-U.S. tensions in the country.
An upshot in Asian military spending comes as a result of tense relations with China.
Obama administration security officials say President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are not strongly opposing a South Korean plan to use Chinese telecommunications gear in an advanced wireless network, thus increasing concerns of cyber spying espionage against U.S. military forces in the country.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) stressed the importance of making our allies in Asia know that the United States has not turned its back on them in the face of the Chinese in a foreign policy speech in South Korea on Friday.
The Obama administration remains adamant that it is opposed to renewed six-nation nuclear talks on North Korea until Pyongyang takes concrete steps toward giving up its nuclear arsenal and infrastructure, a senior Obama administration official said yesterday.
China’s Ministry of Defense released a defense paper Tuesday claiming that the U.S. military’s presence in the Asia- Pacific region creates tension, according to the New York Times.