Eastern Asia

Current State of Relations between PRC and Ta...

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Currently, the focus of the complex relationship between the two world powers, the United States and the PRC, is on…

China’s Hidden Economic Time Bomb

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The China government statistical agency just released economic data showing the poorest GDP growth in almost 30 years for China.…

Wianbu Issue and Risk of Pushing it Too Far

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On 14 August, commemorations for the International Memorial Day for the Japanese Military Sexual Slavery Victims during World War II were held in South Korea yet again. The Research Association on and the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan held the 1,400th rally (staged since January 1992) in front of Japan’s embassy…

Huawei Moving on Without Google?

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Huawei’s flagship smartphone, the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, launched without Google products being available on it due to US restrictions against Chinese companies (and specifically against Huawei itself). Contrary to what many have speculated, Huawei has not developed its “own operating system” for its phones but is instead simply using an open…

Moon Jae-in’s Speech at the UN General ...

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As it was promised, we are going to take a closer look at the speech presented by South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in in front of the UN General Assembly on September 24, 2019. The rationale behind this analysis is the fact that nothing can tell you more about a politician than his public speeches. It was widely assumed that the South Korean leader would…

DPRK’s October Missile Launch: End to Dialogu...

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On 2 October 2019, North Korea carried out yet another (11th since the start of the year) missile launch, which has caused a much bigger uproar than the test firing of short-range missiles or of a “super-large” multiple rocket launcher (MLRS) that we had reported on earlier this summer. First of all, (in the author…

Why Russia and China Stand Together

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The capitalist world is in decay. The West is rotting. Anger and nihilism are pouring from the imperialist empire whose citizens are frustrated; not at peace with themselves. Imperialist North America and Europe are furious at the countries like Venezuela and Cuba because their thinkers and leaders are exposing the terrible deterioration…

Moon Jae-in’s Visit to United States in Septe...

From 22 to 26 September 2019, President of the Republic of Korea was in New York. His visit included speaking at the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and participating in yet another U.S.-South Korea Summit (9th in two and a half years). Initially, ROK’s Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon was supposed to attend the U.N. General…

Certain Aspects of Trade Deficit Issue betwee...

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A noteworthy event during the current stage of the Global Chess Game occurred when, on 25 September of this year, US President Donald Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzō Abe signed a US-Japan trade deal on the sidelines of the scheduled United Nations General Assembly. We would like to highlight straight away that this document…

Economic Cooperation between South Korea and ...

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Russia has for some time now supported the idea of Eurasian integration and the creation of a single economic space in Eurasia. With this aim in mind, the Russian Federation has been collaborating with the nations on the continent in a bilateral format as well as within frameworks of various organizations, such as the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)…

There’s no Escaping ASF for Seoul at Th...

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In the second half of September of this year, an epidemic of African swine fever (ASF) seems to have begun in South Korea. Despite the fact that this disease does not pose a risk to humans, it has earned its name (swine fever) for a reason, since a highly pathogenic strain of ASF is 100% fatal. There are no medicines to treat this sickness. And the only…

Is China’s Space Programme Overly Ambit...

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It’s only natural for us, humans to explore the limits of our existence, venturing into the great unknown time and time again. Against this backdrop, it’s hardly surprising that China has recently announced that it’s on the road to becoming a respectable spacefaring nation. It’s rather fascinating that as Apollo…


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