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Did India’s Bifurcation of Kashmir Cast a Shadow Across the Line of Actual Control?
August 06, 2020

Did India’s Bifurcation of Kashmir Cast a Shadow Across the Line of Actual Control?

By Ankit Panda
On the one-year anniversary of India’s reorganization of Kashmir, China reiterates its opposition.

China, Climate Change, and COVID-19: An Interview With Kevin Rudd
August 05, 2020

China, Climate Change, and COVID-19: An Interview With Kevin Rudd

By Jongsoo Lee
The former Australian prime minister discusses the challenges facing the Indo-Pacific, including the many facets of China’s rise.
Will South Korea Relocate Its Administrative Capital?
August 05, 2020

Will South Korea Relocate Its Administrative Capital?

By Tae-jun Kang
The Democratic Party raised the idea amid soaring real estate prices in Seoul -- and dwindling populations in the rest of the country.

Japan Braces for Looming ‘Second Wave’ Amid Dramatic Spike in COVID-19 Cases
August 05, 2020

Japan Braces for Looming ‘Second Wave’ Amid Dramatic Spike in COVID-19 Cases

By Thisanka Siripala
With Japan’s initial coronavirus response providing limited clarity, the need for long-term measures to prevent an outbreak is becoming more apparent. 

Who Will Be China’s Next Premier?
August 04, 2020

Who Will Be China’s Next Premier?

By Andrei Lungu
Because of the focus on what Xi will do in 2022, an important question has been ignored: who will take Li Keqiang’s place?

The US-China Relationship Is a Shakespearean Tragedy
August 03, 2020

The US-China Relationship Is a Shakespearean Tragedy

By Zheng Wang
We are silently witnessing the biggest strategic misjudgment in history: Two superpowers are sliding toward conflict when they still share huge common interests.

COVID-19 Pushes South Korea Into Recession
August 03, 2020

COVID-19 Pushes South Korea Into Recession

By Troy Stangarone
Despite its capable handling of the pandemic overall, South Korea has not been able to escape the global economic fallout.
Hiroshima at 75: A Painful Legacy Tempered by Hope and a Treaty
August 03, 2020

Hiroshima at 75: A Painful Legacy Tempered by Hope and a Treaty

By Jon Letman
75 years later, Japan’s atomic bomb survivors – the hibakusha – still remember the day in devastating detail.

Hong Kong’s Elections Were Already Rigged. Now They Won’t Happen.
August 01, 2020

Hong Kong’s Elections Were Already Rigged. Now They Won’t Happen.

By Shannon Tiezzi
Stacking the deck against pro-democrats apparently wasn’t enough for the Hong Kong government.

The Global War for 5G Heats up
July 31, 2020

The Global War for 5G Heats up

By John Lee
U.S. moves have undermined Huawei’s prospects outside China, but their long-term efficacy to constrain China’s development and export of 5G technology is uncertain.

Chinese Fishing Near North Korea Is a Symptom of a Bigger Problem
July 31, 2020

Chinese Fishing Near North Korea Is a Symptom of a Bigger Problem

By Jenny Town and Sally Yozell
The Chinese government has been both lenient on North Korea sanctions and reluctant to tackle illegal fishing by its distant water fleet.
Former President Lee Teng-hui, Who Helped Birth Taiwan’s Democracy, Dies
July 31, 2020

Former President Lee Teng-hui, Who Helped Birth Taiwan’s Democracy, Dies

By Associated Press
Lee, the first native of Taiwan to hold the presidency, became famous for ushering in direct elections – and later for his pro-independence stance.

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