Urs Schoettli

Urs Schoettli
Far East Correspondent, Neue Zurcher Zeitung (Swiss daily)
My Stories
  • Jun 28 2017, 2255

    This is a very crucial year for the People’s Republic of China. In autumn the Communist Party of China (CPC) will hold its 19th national party congress

  • May 10 2017, 2259

    On May 9 the voters of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) were called to vote on a new president. The election had to be preponed as the

  • Apr 25 2017, 2309

    Once again the Korean Peninsula is on the brink of war. The Korean War that had broken out in 1950 ended on July 23 1953 with an Armistice

  • Jan 26 2017, 2303

    A few days before Donald J Trump was sworn in as the new president of the United States of America, Chinese president Xi Jinping used the annual Davos meeting to

  • Jan 10 2017, 2317

    In two years’ time China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic.

  • Dec 06 2016, 0222

    Like most the Japanese too were surprised by the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. Even in the Japanese foreign ministry one

  • Nov 17 2016, 0110

    Last week prime minister Narendra Modi paid an official visit to Japan. His host Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe dedicated an extraordinary amount of time to

  • Oct 20 2016, 2126

    In the age of globalisation international summits play an increasingly extensive role in the time-table of national heads of government. Throughout the year one summit seems to follow the

  • Oct 06 2016, 2333

    There is traditionally little interest in and very limited knowledge of South Asian affairs in East Asia. The buddhists of course are aware that their religion originated

  • Sep 22 2016, 2314

    North Korea, officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), is not only one of the most secretive states in the world, it also harbours one of the poorest populations