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NKorea accuses South of psychological warfare

SEOUL, South Korea - (AP) North Korea warned the U.S. and South Korea on Monday of deadly consequences for engaging in "psychological warfare" by allowing journalists into the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas. The stern statement was the first from North Korea's...

NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking

SEOUL, South Korea - (AP) North Korea, accused of waging the deadliest attack on the South Korean military since the Korean War, flatly denied sinking a warship Thursday and warned that retaliation would mean "all-out war." Evidence presented Thursday to prove North Korea fired a torpedo...

SKorea, China, Japan trade chiefs praise FTA study

SEOUL South Korea - (APINTL) Trade ministers from China, Japan and South Korea on Sunday praised efforts to explore a potential joint free trade deal to boost commerce among three of Asia's biggest economies. South Korean Trade Minister Kim Jong-hoon, Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming and...

With US support, SKorea cuts trade with North

SEOUL, South Korea - (AP) South Korea's president slashed trade to impoverished North Korea and pledged to haul Pyongyang before the U.N. Security Council, vowing Monday to make Pyongyang "pay a price" for a torpedo attack that killed 46 sailors. President Barack Obama offered his full...

NKorea severs all ties with rival SKorea

SEOUL, South Korea - (AP) North Korea declared Tuesday that it would sever all communication and relations with Seoul as punishment for blaming the North for the sinking of a South Korean warship two months ago. North Korea also announced it would expel all South Korean government officials working...

Clinton: World must act on SKorean ship sinking

SEOUL, South Korea - (AP) U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday the world must respond to the "unacceptable provocation" represented by the sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on Pyongyang, as the regime unleashed more blistering rhetoric against Seoul and Washington...

European chill as G20 finance heads meet in SKorea

BUSAN, South Korea - (AP) Europe's debt woes are set to dominate talks as finance mandarins from the newly powerful G-20 group of rich and developing nations meet this week to push ahead with reforms of the global economy. The continent's sovereign debt crisis has seemed like an echo of 2008...

S Korea seeks UN action against N Korea over ship

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - South Korea officially referred North Korea to the U.N. Security Council on Friday over the sinking of a navy ship that killed 46 sailors, taking its strongest step ever toward making the communist North face international punishment. It set the stage for the possibility...

South Korean leader urges peace with North Korea

SEOUL South Korea - (AP) South Korea's president toned down criticism of North Korea in a Memorial Day speech Sunday that stressed the need for peace with the nuclear-armed nation, which Seoul hopes will be punished at the United Nations for allegedly sinking a warship. The annual address...

SKorea votes to legalize chemical castration

SEOUL, South Korea - (AP) South Korea's parliament voted Tuesday to legalize chemical castration as punishment for convicted child sex offenders after a series of violent assaults sparked outrage nationwide. The bill was first introduced in 2008 in response to a high-profile case in which a 58...

Official: Seoul not considering food aid to NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea - (AP) South Korea has no intention of resuming food aid to North Korea, an official said Monday, a day after the ruling party chief questioned whether the assistance should restart because of recent flooding in the impoverished North. For a decade, South Korea was a major donor...

Southeast Asian Laws Toolbox

Welcome to LexisNexis South East Asian Laws Toolbox , the law toolbox that brings you LexisNexis content available for the nations of South East Asia, excluding the Peoples’ Republic of China. You will find below the legal content and analysis that we have for several countries in this burgeoning...

Foreign Nationals Must Participate in China’s Social Security System

The Interim Measures for the Participation in Social Security of Foreigners Employed in China (Draft for Comments) 在中国境内就 业的外国人参加社会保险暂行办法 ( 征求意 见稿 ), drafted by Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security were released to public for solicitation of opinions and comments from the community. The...