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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - South Korea'S Foreign Ministry
North Korea announced plans Friday to blast a satellite into space on the back of a long-range rocket, a surprise move that could jeopardize a weeks-old agreement with the U.S. exchanging food aid for nuclear concessions.
A new kind of high-profile demonstrator gathered in Seoul on Tuesday to protest China's forced repatriation of North Korean defectors: South Korean film, TV and music stars who enjoy massive popularity in China.
A South Korean fishing boat sank in the Antarctic Ocean's frigid waters Monday, with 22 sailors feared killed in the open sea where vessels trawl for deep-water fish.