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China and Japan Seek Detente?
April 16, 2014
China and Japan Seek Detente?
All signs suggest that China and Japan are quietly trying to improve ties.
China and Japan Seek Detente?
Why the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon
April 16, 2014
Why the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon
The dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands is going to remain a major issue in China-Japan relations for a while.
Why the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon
Is China Ready to Repair Ties With Japan?
April 15, 2014
Is China Ready to Repair Ties With Japan?
A decline in Chinese naval patrols coupled with less heated rhetoric may signal China is ready to work with Japan.
Is China Ready to Repair Ties With Japan?
Putin Approves Sale of S-400 to China
April 11, 2014
Putin Approves Sale of S-400 to China
The advanced air and missile defense system will strengthen China vis-à-vis Taiwan, Japan and India.
Putin Approves Sale of S-400 to China
Wealthy Chinese Snatch Up US Investor Visas
March 28, 2014
Wealthy Chinese Snatch Up US Investor Visas
Plus, the Taiwan protests, Japan and China trade barbs over Crimea, and a mixed week for China's internet censors.
Wealthy Chinese Snatch Up US Investor Visas
What Japan and the US Can Learn From March Madness
March 20, 2014
What Japan and the US Can Learn From March Madness
One can do worse than the basketball metaphor for explaining the Senkaku/Diaoyu Island dispute.
What Japan and the US Can Learn From March Madness
Of Course the PLA is Planning for a 'Short, Sharp War'
March 14, 2014
Of Course the PLA is Planning for a 'Short, Sharp War'
The "revelation" that China's military is planning for a quick war with Japan should shock no one.
Of Course the PLA is Planning for a 'Short, Sharp War'
The X Factors: How Third Parties Destabilize US-China Relations
March 13, 2014
The X Factors: How Third Parties Destabilize US-China Relations
Third party actors such as the Philippines, Japan, and North Korea have the biggest potential to upset US-China ties.
The X Factors: How Third Parties Destabilize US-China Relations
Jackie Chan’s K-Pop ‘Boy Band’ to Release Debut Album This Month
March 12, 2014
Jackie Chan’s K-Pop ‘Boy Band’ to Release Debut Album This Month
The martial arts master and action superstar is now managing a male idol group.
Jackie Chan’s K-Pop ‘Boy Band’ to Release Debut Album This Month
Xi Jinping's One Year Performance Review
March 05, 2014
Xi Jinping's One Year Performance Review
How did the new president of the People's Republic of China fare in his first year on the job?
Xi Jinping's One Year Performance Review
Why Washington Can’t Restrain Tokyo
March 04, 2014
Why Washington Can’t Restrain Tokyo
The current U.S. security posture in East Asia leaves it with few options should a crisis escalate.
Why Washington Can’t Restrain Tokyo
To Counter Beijing, Japan Moves Closer to Taiwan
February 20, 2014
To Counter Beijing, Japan Moves Closer to Taiwan
Rumors of a Japanese Taiwan Relations Act hint at a possible strategy to court Taipei at Beijing's expense.
To Counter Beijing, Japan Moves Closer to Taiwan
China’s Military Trains for War Against Japan
February 19, 2014
China’s Military Trains for War Against Japan
A senior US military official says the PLA has been holding exercises to practice seizing islands in the East China Sea.
China’s Military Trains for War Against Japan
Japan Seeks Chinese Compensation Over 2010 Boat Collision Incident
February 14, 2014
Japan Seeks Chinese Compensation Over 2010 Boat Collision Incident
Japan's government is suing the Chinese fishing boat captain involved in a 2010 collision with Japan's Coast Guard.
Japan Seeks Chinese Compensation Over 2010 Boat Collision Incident
A Game of Go: China and Japan Seek Advantages in East Asia
January 27, 2014
A Game of Go: China and Japan Seek Advantages in East Asia
The tensions between China and Japan can be understood as a contest of "shih," or strategic configurations of power.
A Game of Go: China and Japan Seek Advantages in East Asia
China To Build World's Largest Marine Surveillance Ship
January 24, 2014
China To Build World's Largest Marine Surveillance Ship
China plans to build a 10,000 ton marine surveillance vessel, passing Japan's Shikishima for the title of world's largest
China To Build World's Largest Marine Surveillance Ship
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