Eastern Asia

Japan after the North Korea–United States Sum...

abebowWashington’s initiation of a new game on the Korean Peninsula has become an important element in the overall process of reformatting the political map at global and regional levels. A long time coming, this process has sharply quickened with Donald Trump’s rise to power in the USA…

A Supposedly Scientific Body that Represents ...

TAP453451231Strictly speaking, this article is about a new building complex of the so called American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), which from 1979, the year when Washington severed diplomatic ties with Taipei, serves as a de facto US embassy (but with a status of a non-commercial…

The US Can’t Win the Self-imposed Trade War

GMC575233Like the many unwinnable wars (Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria) started by two previous US presidents, president Trump’s war of his own choosing against China is also unwinnable not just because China is a formidable ally and has the capacity to retaliate massively, but also because China itself…

Outcome of South Korean President’s State Vis...

8855The South Korean President Moon Jae-in made an official State Visit to Russia from 21 to 23 June. This was the third summit (after their meetings during the G20 summit in July and the Eastern Economic Forum in September 2017) and the first State Visit to Russia in 19 years (South…

Efforts Against ‘Made in China 2025R...

6778 neo collage 1One definition of the word ‘pessimism’ is “a lack of hope or confidence in the future.” Pessimism is certainly pervasive in western politics in the present epoch. The far-left, no longer drawing from Marxism and historical materialism, but rooted in New Left mysticism…

South China Sea a Touchstone for the New Real...

USSCS464523423At the recent Australia-China Business Council meeting in Canberra, China’s ambassador to Australia Cheng Jingye accused Australia of harbouring a cold war mentality, and said that “less bias and bigotry” was needed if the currently strained relationship between the two countries…

Will the USA and South Korea Cancel Joint Exe...

SKU4534524As the audience remembers, at a press conference after the summit with the leader of DPRK in Singapore Donald Trump told that the USA will stop the military exercises held together with South Korea. “We will stop war games,” the US President said, having called them “provocative” and…

Hong Kong’s Paradoxical “Independ...

1528681340_c181Prominent Hong Kong opposition leader Edward Leung was sentenced to 6 years in prison for assaulting police and his role in leading riots in 2016. The Guardian in its article “Hong Kong jails independence leader Edward Leung for six years,” would report: Hong Kong’s leading…

Time on US Diplomacy — and History

KIM546323Time magazine, founded almost a hundred years ago (in 1923), runs like a well-oiled machine: there are departments and sub-departments for everything; nothing is left to chance. So when, in its latest issue, it publishes a two-page spread of the US’s recent history with Korea, readers…

West is Spreading Sick, Racist Anti-Chinese N...

CH343523423It appears that the Western public, both relatively ‘educated’ and thoroughly ignorant, could, after some persuasion, agree on certain very basic facts – for instance that Russia has historically been a victim of countless European aggressions, or that countries like Venezuela…

The SCO and G7 Meetings Point to Different Wo...

7012Two meetings of considerable geopolitical significance took place last weekend. They could not have been more different in tone and outcome. Each in their way were representative of the fundamental realignment that is taking place in the world order, and each points to a very…

The Story of “Defected Restaurant Workers” &#...

NKK4535423423The South Korean TV network JTBC has seemingly become the chief muckraker and scandal broadcaster, capable of seriously influencing South Korea’s internal politics.   At a point in time, they were the ones who found the tablet PC, with evidence that Choi Soon-sil…


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