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China’s Economic Slowdown Deepens, Weighing on Global Growth
October 18, 2019

China’s Economic Slowdown Deepens, Weighing on Global Growth

By Associated Press
The slowdown in China, the world's biggest trader, has global repercussions.

Can Beijing and Hong Kong Rejuvenate ‘One Country, Two Systems’?
October 18, 2019

Can Beijing and Hong Kong Rejuvenate ‘One Country, Two Systems’?

By Brian Wong
The "one country, two systems" principle has structural limitations that merit addressing.
US Approves Sale of Air-to-Air Missiles to South Korea
October 18, 2019

US Approves Sale of Air-to-Air Missiles to South Korea

By Ankit Panda
South Korea has been approved to purchase 120 AIM-120C-7/C-8 missiles.

A Conversation on China’s Long Regional Shadow
October 18, 2019

A Conversation on China’s Long Regional Shadow

By Luke Hunt
Luke Hunt speaks to Huw Watkin on China’s role in the region and what it means for politics, economics, and security.

The Investment War With China
October 18, 2019

The Investment War With China

By Jean-Marc F. Blanchard
Part one of this broader examination takes stock of Chinese stocks and the ramifications of delisting.

Homeless Men Denied Shelter During Japan’s Typhoon Hagibis
October 17, 2019

Homeless Men Denied Shelter During Japan’s Typhoon Hagibis

By Thisanka Siripala
As Japan recovers from the worst storm in decades, reports of a Tokyo shelter rejecting homeless evacuees has sparked international outrage.

Taiwan’s F-16 Upgrade Program Is Back on Schedule
October 17, 2019

Taiwan’s F-16 Upgrade Program Is Back on Schedule

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The country’s defense minister told parliament that the $4.5 billion upgrade program for 142 F-16 fighter jets is on schedule.
Vietnam Bans Animated Movie Over South China Sea Map
October 17, 2019

Vietnam Bans Animated Movie Over South China Sea Map

By Associated Press
The country has pulled the film “Abominable’ from theaters because the movie shows a map supporting China’s South China Sea claims.

Xi’s Visit Exposes the Limits of China-Nepal Strategic Convergence
October 17, 2019

Xi’s Visit Exposes the Limits of China-Nepal Strategic Convergence

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Despite the interests both sides have for better ties, there are real limits and challenges to this.

Kim Jong Un’s Horseback Stunt Is No Laughing Matter
October 17, 2019

Kim Jong Un’s Horseback Stunt Is No Laughing Matter

By Ankit Panda
Kim Jong Un's latest photo-op might inspire laughs, but it's an important sign.

U.S. Congressman Accuses China of ‘Visa Blackmail’ Due to Planned Taiwan Visit
October 17, 2019

U.S. Congressman Accuses China of ‘Visa Blackmail’ Due to Planned Taiwan Visit

By Nick Aspinwall
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney said Beijing denied visas to a U.S. congressional delegation due to their plans to also visit Taiwan.
South Korea’s Cho Kuk Saga Ends
October 16, 2019

South Korea’s Cho Kuk Saga Ends

By Jenna Gibson
Justice Minister Cho Kuk stepped down after months of controversy and weeks of protests.

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