RoK president calls for united strategy towards DPRK

President Lee Myung-bak of the Republic of Korea (RoK) on Sept. 15 called on member states of the six-party talks to take united actions to deal with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s unclear ambitions as Pyongyang offered a series of conciliatory gestures.

Return of floating souls

“I felt it was an obligation that I could not deny. This seems to me a combination both of my own work as a writer, and also a way of ending the war for myself and for Homer,” said American author Wayne Karlin describing his new book “Wandering souls”.

China builds express railway network

China plans to have a nationwide express railway network in place by 2012, capable of carrying passenger between Beijing and most capital cities in China within eight hours.

China, US ready for strategic and economic dialogue

More than 100 Chinese officials, led by Vice Premier Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo, will attend the first round of the China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue, scheduled for July 27-28 in Washington.