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The Domestic Politics of Suga’s China Stance
April 19, 2021

The Domestic Politics of Suga’s China Stance

By Duncan Bartlett
At the Biden-Suga summit, strong language on China, including a notable mention of Taiwan, was tempered by Suga's precarious situation at home.
Biden Delegation Pledges US Support for Taiwan Self-Defense
April 17, 2021

Biden Delegation Pledges US Support for Taiwan Self-Defense

By Nick Aspinwall
An unofficial delegation led by former Senator Chris Dodd completed a three-day visit to Taiwan in a show of support from the Biden administration.

Hong Kong Tries to Boost Flagging COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign
April 17, 2021

Hong Kong Tries to Boost Flagging COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

By Jessie Lau
With public trust in tatters, vaccine hesitancy has become a serious hurdle for the government’s pandemic strategy.

Mass Prosecutions Send Chills Across Hong Kong’s Political Spectrum
April 17, 2021

Mass Prosecutions Send Chills Across Hong Kong’s Political Spectrum

By Simon Shen
A quick look at the diverse factions involved in the 2020 primary elections belies Beijing's claim that there was a unified conspiracy toward subversion.

What Does South Korea Think of the China-US COVID Blame Game?
April 16, 2021

What Does South Korea Think of the China-US COVID Blame Game?

By Arpit Raswant and Jiye Kim
South Korean discourses are notably critical of both the Chinese and U.S. positions amid the ongoing pandemic.
7 Years After Sewol Ferry Disaster, Bereaved Families Still Urge Government to Reveal the Truth
April 16, 2021

7 Years After Sewol Ferry Disaster, Bereaved Families Still Urge Government to Reveal the Truth

By Mitch Shin
Four years into a new presidential administration that promised transparency, families say key questions still remain shrouded in mystery.  

Indonesia-South Korea Defense Ties in the Headlines with Fighter Jet Rollout
April 16, 2021

Indonesia-South Korea Defense Ties in the Headlines with Fighter Jet Rollout

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The engagement spotlighted the burgeoning security aspect of relations between Jakarta and Seoul.
Time to Take Taiwan Studies Beyond America
April 16, 2021

Time to Take Taiwan Studies Beyond America

By Marcin Jerzewski and Sana Hashmi
Taiwan could gain outsized rewards from promoting the field in Australia, India, and Indonesia.

Japan Faces Growing Pressure to Rethink Releasing Fukushima’s Wastewater into Ocean
April 16, 2021

Japan Faces Growing Pressure to Rethink Releasing Fukushima’s Wastewater into Ocean

By Thisanka Siripala
China and South Korea have reacted strongly to the Japanese government’s decision to release contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear reactor.

Should the West Fear China’s Increasing Role in Technical Standard Setting?
April 15, 2021

Should the West Fear China’s Increasing Role in Technical Standard Setting?

By Xirui Li and Dingding Chen
As a newcomer to the process, China will surely bring changes. But fears about China's role are often overblown.

How South Korean Soldiers and YouTube Catapulted a K-Pop Girl Group to Fame
April 15, 2021

How South Korean Soldiers and YouTube Catapulted a K-Pop Girl Group to Fame

By Jenna Gibson
Brave Girls hit it big after a viral video popularized a four-year-old song.
Understanding North Korea’s Fuel Smuggling Networks in East Asia
April 14, 2021

Understanding North Korea’s Fuel Smuggling Networks in East Asia

By Ankit Panda
How does North Korea keep fueling its military and other needs?

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