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East Asia

Russia-Ukraine War: China’s Vanishing Neutrality

Russia-Ukraine War: China’s Vanishing Neutrality

By Pierre-Marie Meunier
Full Chinese logistical support for Russia could be the real game changer of the war – and that support is growing more important and less discreet.

China’s Security Engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean

China’s Security Engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean

By R. Evan Ellis
An overview of the characteristics and trends in China’s security engagement in the region, and how it is evolving.
Most Experts Agree: China Isn’t About to Invade Taiwan

Most Experts Agree: China Isn’t About to Invade Taiwan

By Alexis von Sydow
A new report from the Swedish National China Centre finds that forecasts consistently rate the risk of armed conflict in the Taiwan strait as low.

Online Dump of Chinese Hacking Documents Offers Rare Window Into Pervasive State Surveillance

Online Dump of Chinese Hacking Documents Offers Rare Window Into Pervasive State Surveillance

By Frank Bajak and Dake Kang
The documents, purportedly from the private security firm I-Soon, discuss hacking activity and tools to spy on both Chinese and foreigners.

Where Others Dither, Japan Delivers on Aid to Ukraine

Where Others Dither, Japan Delivers on Aid to Ukraine

By James Kaizuka
Japan’s support for Ukraine demonstrates strong leadership and provides a glimmer of hope amid a divided and increasingly paralyzed Western alliance. 

Why China Doesn’t Have an Opposition Leader Like Navalny

Why China Doesn’t Have an Opposition Leader Like Navalny

By Yaqiu Wang
The popular Russian opposition leader has died in prison, but even his tragic career would have been impossible in China.

South Korean Government Warns Striking Doctors to Return to Work or Face Legal Action

South Korean Government Warns Striking Doctors to Return to Work or Face Legal Action

By Hyung-jin Kim
About 7,800 medical interns and residents in South Korea have walked off their jobs this week to protest the government’s push to recruit more medical students.
Xi Jinping’s Quest for Self-governance Without Democracy

Xi Jinping’s Quest for Self-governance Without Democracy

By Jonghyuk Lee
In the quest to ensure local accountability, elections are out; the “Fengqiao Experience” is in. 

Japan Bets on Carbon Capture and Storage Technology

Japan Bets on Carbon Capture and Storage Technology

By Daisuke Akimoto
CCS has stoked controversy elsewhere, but Japan is doubling down on the technology as a path to clean hydrogen and, eventually, net-zero emissions.

A China-Russia Arctic Alliance? Not So Fast.

A China-Russia Arctic Alliance? Not So Fast.

By Marc Lanteigne
Despite lofty declarations of mutual interests in the Arctic, there have been significant cracks in this regional relationship. 

Germany Becomes First EU Country to Forge Strategic Partnership With Mongolia

Germany Becomes First EU Country to Forge Strategic Partnership With Mongolia

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The new strategic partnership is carrying Germany-Mongolia relations beyond the traditional framework of cooperation into mutual support on the international stage.
China Continues Its Search for a Maritime Military Presence in West Africa 

China Continues Its Search for a Maritime Military Presence in West Africa 

By Lea Thome
Reports that China is seeking a military base in Gabon fit into a broader pattern.

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