China-Russia Strategic Cooperation: The West Has So Far Gotten It Wrong

By Alexander Korolev A comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Russia is something that has not been taken seriously in the post-Cold War Western academic and “think tank” communities. While it was implicitly recognised that a potential alignment between the two Eurasian great powers may have tremendous geopolitical ramifications and the potential to transform the […]

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Timeline: South Korea’s impeached President Park Geun-hye

Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye appeared before prosecutors on Tuesday to face questioning as a criminal suspect in a corruption investigation that has cost her the presidency. Park, 65, becomes the country’s first democratically elected leader to be ousted from office, when, on March 10, the Constitutional Court upheld a parliamentary impeachment vote. A […]

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China vows to strike against separatism on Tibet uprising anniversary

China said it would “resolutely strike” against the “Dalai Lama clique’s separatist activities” as protesters planned demonstrations in major world cities on Friday to mark the anniversary of a Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule in 1959. The sensitive anniversary coincided with the yearly news conference of Tibet’s delegation to China’s annual meeting of parliament, under […]

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By Ju-min Park and Kaori Kaneko  SEOUL/TOKYO: North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan’s northwest coast early on Monday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, days after the reclusive state promised retaliation over US-South Korea military drills it sees as a preparation for war. South Korea’s military said the missiles were unlikely to have been […]

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China paper says US, South Korea will ‘pay the price’ for planned missile system

The United States and South Korea are destined to “pay the price” for their decision to deploy an advanced missile defense system which will inevitably prompt a “counter attack”, China’s top newspaper said on Saturday. Tension on the Korean peninsula has been high this year, beginning with North Korea’s fourth nuclear test in January, which […]

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N.Korea always prepared for fresh nuclear test at any time – S.Korea

Seoul, – North Korea is always ready for an additional nuclear test at any time, South Korea’s defence ministry said on Monday. “North Korea has a tunnel where it can conduct an additional nuclear test,” Moon Sang-gyun, a spokesman at the South Korean defence ministry, told a news briefing. South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported […]

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America can’t turn its back on Asia

By Yoichi Funabashi and Chung Min Lee As the world watches the US presidential election with bewilderment and unease, America’s allies in Asia are particularly concerned about the possibility of US disengagement from the region. In Japan and South Korea — America’s most important allies in the Asia-Pacific — the rise of Donald Trump, along […]

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4ooo Hong Kong protesters voice against China on booksellers detentions

HONG KONG – Over 4,000 people marched in Hong Kong on Saturday to protest against China’s detention of five booksellers whose shop published gossipy books about Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping. The demonstration followed a march by 100 activists to China’s liaison office on Friday to protest against what they called the “cross-border abductions”. They […]

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Sino-Taiwanese bonhomie

Ayaz Ahmed Chinese President Xi Jinping took the bold decision to meet his Taiwanese counterpart, Ma Ying-jeou, at Singapore on November 7, 2015 to assure the disgruntled Taiwanese that the Chinese think of them as brothers. Astonishingly, this was the first serious meeting between China and Taiwan in 66 years, once the mighty Communists under […]

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