Asia: Moon Jae-in was elected as South Korea’s president

After a inpeachment of Park Geun-Hye. South Korea held a presidential eleciton to choose a new leader. The liberal candidate Moon Jae-in was elected by 41.9% of the votes.

Son of North Korean refugees and former student leader. He was jailed for protest against dictator Park Chung-Hee. Later, Moon served in South Korean special forces.

Moon will sworn in as president on Wednesday. He vows to reshape familiar conglomerates knowns chaebols.

 

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Asia: North Korea faces tighter sanctions under Trump strategy

US has announced a new approach to North Korea with tighten sanctions it. The use of THAAD in South Korea is confirmed by US Pacific Commander during a briefing on Senate earlier today.

“The United States seeks stability and the peaceful denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula,” said a joint statement issued by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

The use of Defence Missile system in South Korea was criticised by China. Therefore, US is go ahead with it.

Conclusion: More troubles ahead.

South Korea: Former president Park Geun-hye arrested in corruption probe

The democracy is hard with corruptions in South Korea. The outsed president Park Geun-Hye was jailed today by police to face allegations of allowing her close friend Choi Soon-sil to extort money from companies, including Samsung, in return for political favours.

The arrest warrant was issue by supreme court a few moments ago

Conclusion: Seoul don’t tolerates corruption, mainly by politicians and their close friends.

Asia: US begins deploying missile defence system in South Korea despite Chinese warning

North Korea has launched 4 balistic missiles on Monday. US and South Korea has started to deploy Thaad’s missile defence system after that. Meanwhile, Chinese Foreign Minister spokesman has opposed it and said on Tuesday that China opposed the deployment and would “resolutely take necessary measures to defend our own security interests”.

Asia: US and South Korea agree THAAD missile defence deployment

US and South Korea has reached a deal to deploy a missile defence system called THAAD. The purposes is protect that countries from North Korea’s missiles.

China, which has consistently opposed the plan, lodged a protest with the US and South Korean envoys.

China’s foreign ministry said that the THAAD system will harm peace and stability in the region, despite its ability to detect and shoot down North Korean missiles.

“China expresses strong dissatisfaction and resolute objection to this”, it said in a statement on its website.

Conclusion: More troubles for Pyongyang and Beijing.

Asia: Kim Jong-un says North Korea missiles can reach US in Pacific

After missile test made on Wednesday. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was quoted by state run news agency over that. He said missile tests have given his country “the sure capability to attack US interests in the Pacific”.

He called Wednesday’s twin tests a “great event” that strengthened the country’s nuclear attack capacity.

US and South Korea say the first test failed but the second showed what Japan called “some capability”.

Conclusion: The Silent North Korean Leader is very angry with US, South Korea and Japan after that.