Archiv: Singapore


08.05.2019 - 20:03 [ Reuters ]

Singapore opposition joins backlash against proposed fake news law

Singapore’s lone opposition party in parliament has said it will oppose a controversial fake news bill that has been criticized by rights groups, journalists and tech firms as a debate over the proposed legislation entered a second day on Wednesday.

16.04.2019 - 10:30 [ teleSUR ]

Academics Concerned Over Singapore’s „Fake News“‚ Law

Now ninety-seven academics from around the world with expertise in Singapore and Asia have signed a letter warning the proposed legislation „may deter scholarship and set precedents harmful to global academia.“

„We are concerned that the proposed legislation will have unintended detrimental consequences for scholars and research in Singapore,“ said the group, who included academics from Harvard and Yale, as well as institutions in Britain, Australia, and parts of Asia.

30.03.2019 - 08:39 [ Bloomberg ]

Australia, Singapore Crack Down on Online Media With New Laws

Australia said it will legislate “tough” new laws to prevent social-media platforms from being “weaponized” by terrorists and extremists who may use them to live-stream violent crimes, such as this month’s terror attack in New Zealand. Singapore said it will introduce a law to halt the spread of “fake news.”

30.03.2019 - 08:28 [ StraitsTimes.com ]

Australia, Singapore join hands to fight violent extremism

Yesterday’s ministerial meeting coincided with a national remembrance service in New Zealand for the 50 people killed in the attack by a white supremacist at two mosques on March 15.

At a news conference after the meeting, Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan said that new media and technologies had allowed for the promotion of hate speech and posed a threat to the „broad centre“ of society.

19.10.2018 - 02:45 [ Xinhuanet ]

China, US agree to further enhance cooperation between militaries

Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe agreed with the United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis here Thursday to control risks and deepen mutual trust so as to make the relations between the two militaries a stabilizer for the China-U.S. relationship.

07.09.2018 - 05:47 [ VOAnews.com ]

US Report: Trump Promised to Sign Off on Ending Korean War

(30.8.2018) Investigative news outlet Vox cited „multiple sources familiar with the negotiations“ as saying Trump made the promise during his summit with Kim in Singapore in June.

The report said Trump made the promise and later qualified it by asking North Korea to dismantle most of its nuclear arsenal first.

04.08.2018 - 08:17 [ Mehr News Agency ]

N Korean state news agency confirms FM Ri Yong Ho’s visit to Iran

State-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Friday that North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho will make an official visit to Iran soon, after participating in Saturday’s ASEAN Regional Forum meeting.

The news agency did not disclose further details about the upcoming visit of the North Korean political delegation to Iran.

03.08.2018 - 17:19 [ Javad Zarif, Außenminister der Islamischen Republik Iran / Twitter ]

Met with President & FM of Singapore & FMs of China, New Zealand, Australia and Indonesia. Clear global consensus on need to take concerted action to preserve JCPOA. Also detailed review with HR Mogherini of actions by EU and beyond to ensure economic benefits to Iranian people.

03.08.2018 - 17:16 [ Bloomberg.com ]

Iran to Sign Friendship Agreement With Asean, Singapore Says

(20.7.2018) Iran will sign a cooperation treaty with Southeast Asia at an upcoming meeting that will also be attended by U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and North Korean officials, a Singaporean diplomat said.

03.08.2018 - 15:38 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

North Korea’s Foreign Minister kicks off bilateral talks with diplomatic partners upon arrival..

While many had been curious if Pyongyang and Washington will meet this week,… no official announcement has been made by either side. But Pompeo will be meeting with South Korea’s foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha Saturday morning. An interesting thing to note, is that all key players surrounding the geopolitical situation on the Korean Peninsula, namely the two Koreas, the U.S. and China, will all gather in just a moment, as Singapore hosts a gala dinner for the participants of this year’s forum. That’s all from me for now Daniel.

03.08.2018 - 15:30 [ Reuters ]

China says it wants to resolve differences with U.S. ‚on equal footing‘

Speaking to reporters after meeting Pompeo on the sidelines of a regional summit in Singapore, Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi said Pompeo told him he was “was willing to maintain constructive contact”.

“As two members of the U.N. Security Council and the world’s largest two economies, we should of course maintain talks at all times,” Wang said.

01.08.2018 - 16:16 [ eeas.europa.eu ]

High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on official visit to Asia and Oceania

From 3 to 8 August 2018, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, will travel to Singapore, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand and Australia. In Singapore on 3-4 August, the High Representative/Vice-President will co-chair the annual Post-Ministerial Conference between the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), just three months after EU Foreign Ministers decided to enhance EU security cooperation in and with Asia.

30.07.2018 - 15:45 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

N. Korea, U.S. likely to look for common ground on denuclearization, security guarantee

From here on, it’s expected that North Korea and the U.S. will focus on finding a middle ground between the U.S. giving the regime a security guarantee through measures like ending the Korean War… and Pyongyang taking steps to denuclearize. This week, the foreign ministers of the two Koreas, the U.S., and China will all be attending the ASEAN Regional Forum in Singapore.

08.07.2018 - 16:56 [ Uriminzokkiri.com ]

FM Spokesman on DPRK-U.S. High-level Talks

Chairman Kim Jong Un expressed his expectation and conviction that good personal relations forged with President Trump and his sentiments of good faith built towards the latter at the Singapore summit and talks would be further consolidated through the process of future dialogues such as high-level talks this time.

But, the U.S. side came up only with its unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization just calling for CVID, declaration and verification, all of which run counter to the spirit of the Singapore summit meeting and talks.

The U.S. side never mentioned the issue of establishing a peace regime on the Korean peninsula which is essential for defusing tension and preventing a war. It took the position that it would even backtrack on the issue it had agreed on to end the status of war under certain conditions and excuses.

11.06.2018 - 18:16 [ Bloomberg ]

Kim Jong Un Surprises Crowds in Singapore With Late-Night Tour

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiled and waved to a cheering crowd during a surprise late-night tour of Singapore on the eve of his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

About 100 reporters and Singapore residents shouted his name and took pictures with phones as Kim visited Marina Bay Sands resort, famed for its rooftop infinity pool overlooking the city.

10.06.2018 - 14:54 [ Ministerpräsident von Singapur ]

MFA Press Statement: Meeting between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un, 10 June 2018

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un today. This is the first meeting between the two leaders.

10.06.2018 - 12:40 [ Premierminister von Singapur / Youtube ]

Preparations for the DPRK-USA Singapore Summit

PM Lee Hsien Loong visited officers from the SAF and Home Team, and toured the International Media Centre set up by the Ministry of Communications and Information at the F1 Pit Building on 10 June 2018. These were part of the preparations for the DPRK-US Singapore Summit taking place on 12 June 2018.

10.06.2018 - 10:16 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

Singapore-bound plane possibly carrying Kim Jong-un

A Chinese private jet is on its way to Singapore from North Korea… possibly carrying Kim Jong-un to his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. According to flight-tracking website Flightradar24,… the Air China plane took off from Pyongyang Airport at around 8.30 a.m.,… after arriving from Beijing earlier in the morning. The site says the plane initially reported that it was bound for Beijing… but as it neared the Chinese capital it changed its flight number… and its destination.

09.06.2018 - 19:46 [ Arirang News ]

Singaporean FM says Kim, Trump will arrive in Singapore on Sunday: Report

Let’s start with the North Korea-U.S. summit. Singapore’s top diplomat arrived in Beijing on Saturday after visiting Pyongyang. China’s state-run media outlet CCTV is reporting he told them U.S. President Donald Trump AND North Korean leader Kim Jong-un WILL arrive in Singapore on Sunday. Vivian Balakrishnan spent two days in North Korea to discuss logistics, security and other details of the summit with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho.

06.06.2018 - 08:33 [ CNN ]

North Korea looms large in Singapore, but China takes front billing

However, for many of the government officials and experts at the forum, North Korea is something of a temporary headache, when compared to the much bigger issue of China and the disruption to what’s known as the „rules-based order.“

The term, which is used as short hand for the principles and norms that have shaped and define the international system since the end of World War II, could be heard repeatedly throughout the summit.

29.05.2018 - 12:07 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

U.S. aims to agree on 3 steps N. Korea should take in denuclearization process: Joseph Yun

The first is North Korea declaring how far it’s willing to go in abandoning the program. The second is deciding how and when Pyongyang will offer an explanation of that process to Washington,… and the final step is determining how the U.S. will verify those claims.

29.05.2018 - 12:04 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

Delegations from North Korea, U.S. in Singapore for talks on potential summit

Meanwhile, as North Korea and the U.S. work to set up their summit next month, tentatively set for June 12th in Singapore, officials from both sides are said to now be in the city-state… for talks on the practicalities of the summit — things like protocol and logistics. Our Lee Ji-won has the latest.

27.05.2018 - 11:26 [ Channel NewsAsia ]

North Korea’s Kim hopes Trump summit will ‚end history of confrontation‘: Moon

Koh Yu-hwan, an expert on Korean relations at Dongguk University, said Saturday’s meeting between Moon and Kim increased the likelihood of the Singapore summit taking place as originally intended.
„Today’s summit is aimed at resolving the misunderstanding caused by communication glitches between Washington and Pyongyang and lay the groundwork for the US-North Korea summit,“ he told AFP.

26.05.2018 - 12:51 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

Singapore still on standby for N. Korea-U.S. summit happening on June 12: sources

Sources say reservations at the Shangri-La Hotel over the summit period are not being taken… and security sweeps are ongoing. If the summit happens, President Trump is expected to stay at the hotel. Singapore’s ban on government officials and police taking vacation on or around June 12th remains in place as well.