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Is Japan Beginning to Overtake China on Infrastructure Financing in Kenya?
May 27, 2022

Is Japan Beginning to Overtake China on Infrastructure Financing in Kenya?

By Patrick Anam
A closer look at the trends and differences in Japanese vs. Chinese lending to Kenya.

North Korea’s COVID Numbers Don’t Add Up
May 27, 2022

North Korea’s COVID Numbers Don’t Add Up

By Justin Fendos
Given Omicron statistics from elsewhere, North Korea is either massively over-reporting cases or massively under-reporting deaths.
Blinken Emphasizes Cooperation, Including With Beijing, in China Policy Speech
May 27, 2022

Blinken Emphasizes Cooperation, Including With Beijing, in China Policy Speech

By Shannon Tiezzi
Blinken emphasized cooperation with allies and partners, and even with China itself, in his long-awaited speech.

How Do North Korea’s COVID Quarantines Work?
May 26, 2022

How Do North Korea’s COVID Quarantines Work?

By Mun Dong Hui
A glimpse at how North Korea is managing home and centralized quarantines – and the penalties for escaping.

There’s a Narrow Window to Improve Australia-China Relations
May 26, 2022

There’s a Narrow Window to Improve Australia-China Relations

By Mu Chunshan
A change in Australia's government won't magically make all the problems go away, but Beijing and Canberra have a chance to bring the relationship back under control.

China’s Real Estate Slump: Underlying Issues
May 26, 2022

China’s Real Estate Slump: Underlying Issues

By Sara Hsu
Although the current approach will ease some major indicators, such as property sales and prices, they will not necessarily resolve the core issues.

Why Was Taiwan Left Out of the US-Led IPEF?
May 25, 2022

Why Was Taiwan Left Out of the US-Led IPEF?

By Yao-Yuan Yeh, Charles K. S. Wu, Fang-Yu Chen, and Austin Horng-En Wang
Taiwan wasn't part of the initial group of IPEF members, but there's still room for future participation.
Xinjiang Police Files Show Xi Jinping’s Personal Involvement in Uyghur Persecution
May 25, 2022

Xinjiang Police Files Show Xi Jinping’s Personal Involvement in Uyghur Persecution

By Bonnie Girard
The files, in addition to adding to a mountain of evidence of the abuse and detention of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, include previously secret speeches tying the oppression directly to the top.

North Korea Launches 3 Ballistic Missiles
May 25, 2022

North Korea Launches 3 Ballistic Missiles

By Mitch Shin
Hours after U.S. President Joe Biden wrapped up his trip to South Korea and Japan, North Korea test-fired three ballistic missiles, including a suspected ICBM.

For South Korea’s New President, Challenges Mount at Home and Abroad
May 25, 2022

For South Korea’s New President, Challenges Mount at Home and Abroad

By Michael Mitsanas
North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs. The China challenge. Social divisions at home. Just two weeks into office, Yoon Suk-yeol has a full plate.

China Claims Sabotage as UN Rights Official Visits Xinjiang
May 25, 2022

China Claims Sabotage as UN Rights Official Visits Xinjiang

By Associated Press
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is in China, the first such trip since 2005, to investigate abuses against Muslim minorities.
China, Russia Fly 6 Bombers Near Japan Amid Quad Summit
May 25, 2022

China, Russia Fly 6 Bombers Near Japan Amid Quad Summit

By Kosuke Takahashi
The first such joint flight since November 2021 coincided with Japan's hosting of the Quad summit.

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