Monday, October 30, 2006

More News from Radio Free Asia

South Korea Rethinks Business Links with North.
SEOUL—Amid growing fears that North Korea may be planning a second nuclear test, South Korean officials and businesses are curbing commercial ties with their Stalinist northern neighbor.

“Investors already in Kaesong are deeply worried, although not yet hesitant over continuing their engagement there. It is a very tense state of affairs,” Song Byung-Yul, executive director of the Seoul-based Dongdaemun Special Zone Council, told RFA's Korean service.

Dozens Hurt in Guangdong Land Dispute Clashes: Villagers.
HONG KONG—Two people are critically ill and dozens of others are injured following clashes between villagers and police in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, local residents said.

Around 900 residents of Xingtan township arrived in the provincial capital of Guangdong at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday by the busload to stage a protest outside the offices of the provincial government.

Hunan Police Set Upon TV Reporter Investigating Boy's Death.
Police in the southern Chinese province of Hunan have forcibly seized videotape and equipment from a television journalist investigating the suspicious death of a 14-year-old boy, according to the reporter. The boy’s family meanwhile say they have been ordered to dispose of the body and refused an autopsy.