Eastern Asia

Tensions Continue to Swirl around the “Taiwan Problem”

An overarching “Taiwan problem” continues to gravitate toward the center of the entire system of relations between the two leading…

Can Business Prevent US-China Relations from Becoming Fractured?


The flood of events that has occurred recently affecting the politics of relations between the two leading world powers (the United States and China) cannot bring about anything but a feeling of numbing hopelessness for observers. If it were not for the common sense that raises its head in the economic sphere. Notably (and mainly…

Grandmother Business: the Scandal is Flaring Up


In October 2020, an important change occurred in the situation that surrounds the issue of “comfort women”. Starting in 2021, subsidies for housing and healthcare services will be provided directly by the government of the Republic of Korea to the “victims of sexual slavery during WWII”. These issues are currently dealt with by a nongovernment organization…

On the Ministerial Meeting for Participants in the “Quad”


The meeting on October 6th between the foreign ministers for countries participating in the so-called “Quadrilateral” (the Quad), which is composed of the USA, Japan, India, and Australia, is one of the most noteworthy events on the world political stage in recent times. New Eastern Outlook has addressed the topic how the idea itself originated for the Quad (in the beginning of…

The Fukushima Daiichi NPP and its Radioactive Water Problem


From time to time, Korean media and environmentalists associated with them raise the question of an impending global environmental catastrophe, which will happen when the Japanese authorities dump thousands of tons of radioactive water into the sea after the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The excitement…

Relations between China and DPRK in Summer-Autumn 2020


At a time when the confrontation between the United States and China is ongoing, and the nations on the Korean Peninsula are in the process of choosing whose side to take in the approaching conflict, DPRK’s stance appears to be more certain, as evidenced by its political and economic ties during the period in question. Let us start…

Depletion of the World Ocean: Is It a Shared Responsibility or Should We Look for Someone to Blame?


Despite the fact that agriculture has been developed for many thousands of years, humanity is still forced to get some of the food it consumes from the wild. For example, a significant portion of people’s diet worldwide is comprised of fish from oceans and rivers. The chief consumer of fish…

Seoul’s “New Old” Proposal to End Inter-Korean Conflict


On September 22, 2020, South Korean President Moon Jae-in “called for a declaration to the end of” the Korean conflict in a prerecorded speech addressed to the participants of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly. “This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Korean War and now is the time to terminate the tragic situation, which…

Towards a New Gold Standard? Or a Currency War with China?


Rumors have it that the remaining months of 2020 may bring drastic and explosive changes in the world’s financial system. But such “doomsday” rumors have been floating around every beginning of fall during the last few years. Why? – The US dollar is getting weaker and weaker. It is not quite on a free fall, but still remains a major trading currency and a key world reserve…

On the “Korean Issue” in the Book Rage by Bob Woodward


The upcoming US presidential election is yielding a series of books designed to analyze how Donald Trump has performed and, more often than not, put forth a rationale why everything went wrong during his tenure. The book Rage occupies a notable place among those; the author is Robert “Bob” Woodward, who is an American cult journalist and an associate…

The Wait for New Tests of North Korean Weapons


During the summer and autumn 2020, the author has, on more than one occasion, come across reports by analysts or statements by politicians about the possibility that North Korea could conduct a nuclear weapons test or at least, fire a submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of carrying a nuclear warhead in the run-up to the presidential…

On the Latest Video Summits Held between the EU and PRC


Sino-European relations remain one of the chief components in the world’s rapidly changing political puzzle. On top of that, this component itself often undergoes transformations, and NEO keeps track of this process on a more or less constant basis. The last time we addressed this topic was because of a series of events that occurred at the beginning of the summer…

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