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To Buy or Not to Buy? A Dilemma for Taiwan’s Navy
April 19, 2014
To Buy or Not to Buy? A Dilemma for Taiwan’s Navy
Taiwan's Navy is considering the purchase of Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates. Does it really need them?
To Buy or Not to Buy? A Dilemma for Taiwan’s Navy
Japan to Station Troops on Yonaguni, Near Disputed Islands
April 19, 2014
Japan to Station Troops on Yonaguni, Near Disputed Islands
Japan will station 100 troops and radar on its westernmost island, located 108 kilometers east of Taiwan.
Japan to Station Troops on Yonaguni, Near Disputed Islands
Philippines Looking to Procure US <em>Hamilton</em>-class Warship
April 19, 2014
Philippines Looking to Procure US Hamilton-class Warship
Also, Thailand may build an additional littoral patrol ship, a U.S. general angers China, and the PLA looks to space.
Philippines Looking to Procure US Hamilton-class Warship
China Threatens Taiwan’s Reputation
April 19, 2014
China Threatens Taiwan’s Reputation
It is China's unification agenda that threatens Taiwan's international reputation, not the Sunflower Movement.
China Threatens Taiwan’s Reputation
India’s Worsening Water Crisis
April 19, 2014
India’s Worsening Water Crisis
114 million Indians will soon face desperate domestic, agricultural and industrial shortages borne of a water crisis.
India’s Worsening Water Crisis
Japan, Mongolia Exchange Views on Regional Issues
April 19, 2014
Japan, Mongolia Exchange Views on Regional Issues
Japan may be seeking Mongolia's help in approaching North Korea.
Japan, Mongolia Exchange Views on Regional Issues
Remembering Hu Yaobang, China's Reformer
April 18, 2014
Remembering Hu Yaobang, China's Reformer
Plus, analysis of China's urbanization plan and Captain America in China. Friday China links.
Remembering Hu Yaobang, China's Reformer
China's Latest Porn Purge Underway
April 18, 2014
China's Latest Porn Purge Underway
China's porn crackdowns leave major porn hubs unblocked while sites featuring user content face punishment.
China's Latest Porn Purge Underway
China Slows – Will Asia Follow?
April 18, 2014
China Slows – Will Asia Follow?
As the region’s largest economy slows, what impact will it have on the rest of Asia?
China Slows – Will Asia Follow?
Leading the Way: Vietnam’s Push for Gay Rights
April 18, 2014
Leading the Way: Vietnam’s Push for Gay Rights
Is one of Asia’s most repressive states paving the way for gay marriage?
Leading the Way: Vietnam’s Push for Gay Rights
Chinese Strategists Reflect on the First Sino-Japanese War
April 18, 2014
Chinese Strategists Reflect on the First Sino-Japanese War
A collection of essays on the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95 has obvious implications for modern China.
Chinese Strategists Reflect on the First Sino-Japanese War
Russia Accelerates Asia Pivot
April 18, 2014
Russia Accelerates Asia Pivot
Putin has created a special economic zone in the Far East as part of a broader effort to boost ties to Asia.
Russia Accelerates Asia Pivot
Oliver Stone Slams China for Glorifying Mao
April 18, 2014
Oliver Stone Slams China for Glorifying Mao
The controversial director told a Chinese audience that its film industry must grapple with China's history.
Oliver Stone Slams China for Glorifying Mao
Shinzo Abe: China is a 'Vital Economic Partner'
April 18, 2014
Shinzo Abe: China is a 'Vital Economic Partner'
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged the economic inseparability of China and Japan.
Shinzo Abe: China is a 'Vital Economic Partner'
What's Behind Xi's Anti-Corruption Campaign?
April 17, 2014
What's Behind Xi's Anti-Corruption Campaign?
A report from Reuters says Xi is using anti-corruption to promote his allies. That's not Xi's only motivation.
What's Behind Xi's Anti-Corruption Campaign?
Can China’s New Urbanization Plan Work?
April 17, 2014
Can China’s New Urbanization Plan Work?
Bringing people to the cities will not be enough. Rural rights also need reform.
Can China’s New Urbanization Plan Work?
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