March 4, 2015

Report ties Jang Song-Thaek's execution to leaks by China's Zhou Yongkong

Jang Song-Thaek, once the powerful figure in North Korea who was instrumental to his nephew Kim Jong-Un's rise as the new dictator, was summarily executed in December 2013. Why? According to Chinese language reports widely circulated on the Internet, Jang was terminated due to an intelligence leak by China's newly-purged security czar Zhou Yongkang.
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Jang Song-Thaek was married to Kim Il-Sung's daughter and was key to North Korea's administrative links to China.
Xi orders generals to get with the program when conducting 'military diplomacy'
President and commander-in-chief Xi Jinping has told generals of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to abide by the instructions of the party leadership when waging “military diplomacy.” Xi told senior generals as well as dozens of military attaches based in Chinese embassies around the world that the generals and attaches should improve the tone and quality of their participation in foreign affairs.
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Xi Jinping at ceremony in Beijing last year. Kim Kyung Hoon / Reuters
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  INSIDE  NORTH  KOREA    BY LEE JONG-HEON
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