The Chinese Poachers: A Good Source of Red Coral – and Information
November 13, 2014
The Chinese Poachers: A Good Source of Red Coral – and Information
Is there more to the Chinese red coral poachers in Japan’s EEZ waters than meets the eye?
The Chinese Poachers: A Good Source of Red Coral – and Information
Japan and China Get to Yes on an Abe-Xi Summit
November 09, 2014
Japan and China Get to Yes on an Abe-Xi Summit
After much speculation it appears that the two sides have found sufficient common ground to meet.
Japan and China Get to Yes on an Abe-Xi Summit
China Plays It Coy on Xi-Abe Meeting
October 30, 2014
China Plays It Coy on Xi-Abe Meeting
Despite growing speculation that a Xi-Abe meeting is in the cards, Beijing is sticking to its guns.
China Plays It Coy on Xi-Abe Meeting
Is China Sending Its Fishermen to the Senkakus?
October 24, 2014
Is China Sending Its Fishermen to the Senkakus?
Plus, Chinese innovation, Zhou Xiaoping, and more on the "rule of law" in China. Friday links.
Is China Sending Its Fishermen to the Senkakus?
The Latest Sign of a China-Japan Thaw
September 25, 2014
The Latest Sign of a China-Japan Thaw
After a break of over 2 years, China and Japan restart maritime consultations, including talks on East China Sea issues.
The Latest Sign of a China-Japan Thaw
There’s Been A Quiet Decline in Senkaku Confrontations
September 19, 2014
There’s Been A Quiet Decline in Senkaku Confrontations
Chinese government ships are reducing visits, plus weekend Japanese security and foreign policy links.
There’s Been A Quiet Decline in Senkaku Confrontations
Three Things for Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe to Read
September 09, 2014
Three Things for Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe to Read
Some possible inspiration that might help the two leaders get China-Japan relations back on track.
Three Things for Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe to Read
Okay, the U.S. Is Very, Very Likely to Defend Japan, Then
August 22, 2014
Okay, the U.S. Is Very, Very Likely to Defend Japan, Then
Don’t underestimate the importance of the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands to Japan…or the importance of Japan to the US.
Okay, the U.S. Is Very, Very Likely to Defend Japan, Then
Japan’s New Remote Island Defense Plan
August 13, 2014
Japan’s New Remote Island Defense Plan
The Japanese government is pursuing a comprehensive plan to exert control over its far-flung islands.
Japan’s New Remote Island Defense Plan
Japan Wants Talks With China in Myanmar
August 08, 2014
Japan Wants Talks With China in Myanmar
Japan is lobbying for a high-level visit this weekend despite a lack of concessions.
Japan Wants Talks With China in Myanmar
Hillary Clinton’s China Policy
August 06, 2014
Hillary Clinton’s China Policy
In her new book the potential 2016 presidential candidate talks about her approach to China.
Hillary Clinton’s China Policy
Xi, Abe Meeting at APEC Increasingly Likely
August 04, 2014
Xi, Abe Meeting at APEC Increasingly Likely
Secret meetings and government sources indicate Xi may be willing to meet with Abe in November.
Xi, Abe Meeting at APEC Increasingly Likely
Will Xi and Abe Meet at APEC in Beijing?
August 01, 2014
Will Xi and Abe Meet at APEC in Beijing?
It is time for both leaders to begin repairing the battered relationship.
Will Xi and Abe Meet at APEC in Beijing?
Will the U.S. Really Defend Japan?
July 26, 2014
Will the U.S. Really Defend Japan?
Despite the president’s statements, the reality appears much more complicated.
Will the U.S. Really Defend Japan?
The Consequences of Shaming Politics in East Asia
July 24, 2014
The Consequences of Shaming Politics in East Asia
In disputes over history and territory, the PR fight is intense … and damaging.
The Consequences of Shaming Politics in East Asia
International Law Won't Solve Asia's Territorial Disputes
June 18, 2014
International Law Won't Solve Asia's Territorial Disputes
International law won't solve all of Asia's problems. In fact, it could exacerbate them.
International Law Won't Solve Asia's Territorial Disputes
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