East Asia

Part of China’s Great Wall not built for war: Study

The northern segment of the Great Wall of China was built not to block invading armies but rather to monitor civilian movement, an Israeli archaeologist said on June 9.

When researchers fully mapped the Great Wall's 740-kilometer (460-mile), Northern Line, for the first time, their findings challenged previous assumptions.

China’s Balkan Investments Are Paradoxically Speeding Region’s EU Integration

The Western Balkans not only provides China with a convenient foothold inside of Europe but is also in need of infrastructure investment and possesses a well-educated and reasonably priced labor force.

Furthermore, the region's comparatively weaker and looser regulatory policy framework that governs business activity also makes the Western Balkans appealing to Chinese corporations.

South Korea will Send 600,000 COVID-19 Tests to the United States

South Korea plans to send 600,000 coronavirus test kits to the United States tomorrow as the first part of a shipment ordered by Washington. This was announced today by a South Korean official, quoted by Reuters.

On March 25, the president of the United States made a phone call with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in to request the tests.

N Korea says it conducted successful test of multiple rocket launchers

North Korea's latest test of super-large multiple rocket launchers a day earlier was a success, state media said on March 30.

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Sunday, the latest in a flurry of launches that South Korea decried as "inappropriate" amid the coronavirus pandemic.

North Korea fires suspected short-range missiles, S Korea says

North Korea fired two projectiles that appeared to be short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, South Korea's military said on March 21, after what analysts said was a show of confidence during the coronavirus epidemic by announcing an April legislature session.