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North Korea’s Kim Yo Jong Slams Sanctions Measures
November 25, 2022

North Korea’s Kim Yo Jong Slams Sanctions Measures

By Mitch Shin
After Kim’s statement belittling Yoon in August, this was her second discourteous statement toward the South Korean president.

Protesting Workers Beaten at Chinese iPhone Factory
November 24, 2022

Protesting Workers Beaten at Chinese iPhone Factory

By Joe McDonald and Zen Soo
New workers at a Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou are protesting that the company changed the terms of their work agreements.
Is This The Beginning of the End for Kishida?
November 24, 2022

Is This The Beginning of the End for Kishida?

By Jio Kamata
Kishida and the LDP may not face a national election until 2025, but the prime minister is already on shaky ground.

Blue-ribbon Panel Urges Japan to Develop Counterstrike Capabilities
November 23, 2022

Blue-ribbon Panel Urges Japan to Develop Counterstrike Capabilities

By Takahashi Kosuke
The Japanese defense ministry estimates that Tokyo will need to spend 48 trillion yen on defense over the next five years if it wants to achieve its security goals.

China Anti-virus Curbs Spur Fears of Global Economic Impact
November 23, 2022

China Anti-virus Curbs Spur Fears of Global Economic Impact

By Joe McDonald
Changes in China's anti-virus controls may be a step toward lifting controls, but "zero COVID" might stay in place until as late as the second half of next year.

Did Costa Rica’s Decision to Recognize China Pay Off?
November 23, 2022

Did Costa Rica’s Decision to Recognize China Pay Off?

By Nohelia Rivera-Matias
15 years after Costa Rica became the first Central American state to switch recognition from Taiwan, has San Jose capitalized on the change?

Andrew Small on the Origins of ‘China’s War With the West’
November 22, 2022

Andrew Small on the Origins of ‘China’s War With the West’

By Shannon Tiezzi
Small traces the downward trajectory of China’s relationships with the United States and EU countries.
The G20, APEC, and ASEAN Summits: Taking Stock of November 2022 Diplomacy in Asia
November 22, 2022

The G20, APEC, and ASEAN Summits: Taking Stock of November 2022 Diplomacy in Asia

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What transpired at various summits in Asia this month?

China’s Interference in Canada’s Elections
November 22, 2022

China’s Interference in Canada’s Elections

By Chauncey Jung
Allegations of election interference are the latest issue to sour Canada on Beijing.

Can China and the US Cooperate on Climate Change?
November 22, 2022

Can China and the US Cooperate on Climate Change?

By Nima Khorrami
The China-U.S. technology rivalry will severely hinder the prospect of a common Sino-American approach to climate change.

Japan’s Historic Yen Depreciation
November 22, 2022

Japan’s Historic Yen Depreciation

By Daisuke Akimoto
Japan is concerned about the weak yen, but its policy options for responding are limited as a global recession looms.

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