Dissident convicted in South Korea after daring jet ski escape from China

A Chinese dissident has been convicted of illegal entry by a South Korean court on Thursday but given a suspended jail sentence.

He made a daring escape from China on a jet ski in August due to Beijing’s surveillance of his activities and anticipation of further political persecution.

S. Korean president calls Japan ‘partner’ on Liberation Day

South Korean President Yoon strengthens ties with Japan amid North Korea’s nuclear threats, emphasizing shared values. Trilateral summit with US planned, aiming for real-time missile data exchange by 2023.

Pyongyang escalates offensive preparations; Kim exchanges letters with Putin on Liberation Day.