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Xi Jinping Demands More Focus on the ‘War to Resist American Aggression’
October 21, 2020

Xi Jinping Demands More Focus on the ‘War to Resist American Aggression’

By Shannon Tiezzi
Amid the worst downturn in U.S.-China relations in decades, Xi highlights the one actual conflict fought between the two sides: the Korean War.

China’s Military Exercises Near Taiwan: The Lowdown on an Uptick
October 20, 2020

China’s Military Exercises Near Taiwan: The Lowdown on an Uptick

By Lu Li-shih
Since August, the PLA has carried out exercises aimed at testing its alongshore air defenses.
The Pandemic and Power Shifts in Asia
October 20, 2020

The Pandemic and Power Shifts in Asia

By Ankit Panda
The coronavirus pandemic has affected Asian power shifts in a serious way.

The Taiwan–India ‘Milk Tea Alliance’
October 20, 2020

The Taiwan–India ‘Milk Tea Alliance’

By Jassie Hsi Cheng
The stage is set for the expansion of India-Taiwan relations, but how far can ties develop?

What’s Next for Moon’s North Korea Policy?
October 19, 2020

What’s Next for Moon’s North Korea Policy?

By Hae Won Jeong
The Moon Jae-in administration continues to call for an end-of-war declaration. Is that realistic?

Of Hostage Diplomacy and History: China and American Political Polarization
October 19, 2020

Of Hostage Diplomacy and History: China and American Political Polarization

By Bradley J. Murg
Beijing's threats against U.S. citizens in China seemingly ignore the central place that "hostage diplomacy" has played in American history.

Japan’s Pragmatic New PM Pushes Abe’s Vision on Southeast Asia Trip
October 19, 2020

Japan’s Pragmatic New PM Pushes Abe’s Vision on Southeast Asia Trip

By Associated Press
As Suga Yoshihide jets off on his first overseas trip as Japan's leader, he is battling a number of controversies at home.
China Tried to Pry India and Taiwan Apart. They Only Grew Closer.
October 17, 2020

China Tried to Pry India and Taiwan Apart. They Only Grew Closer.

By Nick Aspinwall
China told Indian media not to call Taiwan a country ahead of its national day. It became the perfect opportunity for Taiwan and India to celebrate their friendship.

Why the World Should Care About Language in Inner Mongolia
October 16, 2020

Why the World Should Care About Language in Inner Mongolia

By Sonam Ongmo and Saglar Bougdaeva
At stake is an 800-year-old script with a multicultural lineage emanating from the golden era of the Silk Route.

Will China Roll out a Twin Seat J-20?
October 16, 2020

Will China Roll out a Twin Seat J-20?

By Rick Joe
Rumors abound over a twin-seat variant of the fifth-generation stealth fighter – but does it make sense?

South Korea Looks to Cap Public Debt, But Is It Actually a Problem?
October 16, 2020

South Korea Looks to Cap Public Debt, But Is It Actually a Problem?

By Kyle Ferrier
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has heavily leaned on government spending to drive growth. But overall debt remains relatively low.
Japan Launches New Submarine Class
October 15, 2020

Japan Launches New Submarine Class

By Steven Stashwick
JS Taigei is first of a larger, quieter class to face increasingly assertive Chinese warships.

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