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Kim Jong Un Emphasizes Nuclear Development as North Korea’s ‘Ultimate Goal’
November 28, 2022

Kim Jong Un Emphasizes Nuclear Development as North Korea’s ‘Ultimate Goal’

By Mitch Shin
Kim continues to double down on the importance of the nuclear program for his country.
Once Again, KMT Scores Big in Taiwan’s Local Elections
November 28, 2022

Once Again, KMT Scores Big in Taiwan’s Local Elections

By Brian Hioe
In many ways, the election results maintained the status quo of pan-Blue dominance over local politics, rather than a dramatic return to form for the KMT.

Crowd Angered by COVID-19 Lockdowns Calls for China’s Xi to Step Down
November 28, 2022

Crowd Angered by COVID-19 Lockdowns Calls for China’s Xi to Step Down

By Dave Kang and Huizhong Wu
"You cannot compare it to any other country," one protester said. "We have to find a way out."

Detangling Semantics: Has Australia Really Been ‘Hawkish’ on China?
November 25, 2022

Detangling Semantics: Has Australia Really Been ‘Hawkish’ on China?

By Grant Wyeth
To resist bullying is only “hawkish” if you sympathize with the bullies.

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.
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.

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