Eastern Asia

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Relations between China and the United States


The global panic over the COVID-19 pandemic is starting to have an extremely negative impact on all aspects of people’s lives. The impact that problems associated with the coronavirus outbreak are having on various aspects of the Great Global Game of politics today is therefore bound to remain a preoccupation. Unfortunately, the one thing…

DPRK’s Digital Potential


North Korea is considered to be one of the poorest countries and many believe that it is behind the rest of the world in the IT sphere. But is this true? Mobile phone and computer penetration As of November 2019, there were 6 million mobile phones (on average costing $100-200) in use in the DPRK. But they cannot be used to make international calls. There are two telecommunication providers…

Japan’s Nuclear Power Industry: a Bumpy Road after Fukushima


Japan is the third most economically developed country in the world and one of the most technologically advanced nations on the planet. Up until 2011, it was also among the world’s leaders in nuclear power. There were 54 nuclear power reactors operating throughout the country that generated 30% of the energy consumed…

It is Not China, but the Western World that should be Defined as the “Real Sick Man”


Not long ago, the Wall Street Journal insulted China, calling it “the Real Sick Man of Asia”. China retaliated, and then the U.S. counter-retaliated. Emotions have been running high, journalists got deported. Suddenly, various Chinese officials expressed publicly what many in both China and Russia have been, for weeks, articulating…

A Year after the North Korea–United States Hanoi Summit: Expectations for the Next One


Just over a year has gone by since US President Donald Trump met with Chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission Kim Jong-un in Hanoi. It was the second North Korean-American summit to be held, following on from the first 2018 North Korea–United States Singapore Summit. Many were surprised that the meeting ended…

“Ainu Factor” in Japan’s Expansionist Strategy


Nowadays, Japan is viewed as a country with a seemingly good economy. And the Japanese yen has long had a reputation of being a trusted currency that people convert their savings into in difficult times in order to avoid losing their money. But, at the same time, the nation is facing many problems with its economy, the environment and within society, such as population…

Is China Turning Indo-Pacific Concept into Reality?


The concept of the Indo-Pacific as a region is relatively new. Western politicians and journalists began using it with increasing frequency as the confrontation between the West and China continued to intensify. The fact is that as PRC’s economic, political and military clout kept growing at an unprecedented rate in the last decade, the nation began to seek the status of…

Coronavirus Exposes Hong Kong’s Fake “Pro-Democracy” Mobs


While the large street mobs plaguing Hong Kong’s streets have more or less subsided, the foreign-funded movement and its supporters continue seeking every opportunity to perpetuate their agenda. This agenda, despite the Western media claiming it is centred on advancing human rights and democracy while opposing Beijing’s…

Dumping Contaminated Water from Fukushima Plant Into Ocean – the Lesser Evil?


In February this year, a number of media outlets reported that the Japanese authorities intended to drain more than one million tons of radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean. According to some experts, this method is the lesser evil because the ocean is able to dilute…

COVID 19, an Engineered Pandemic?


The current coronavirus, COVID 19, is disrupting economies, travel and daily life across the entire planet. It has erased up to 10% of the financial liquidity of nations like the United States, albeit temporarily, and the worst is yet to be seen. Behind this grim story is something more sinister. COVID 19 not just “may well have been” engineered as a biological…

South Korea and United States Delay Military Drills


In an article on the failure of Donald Trump’s impeachment, the author noted that the next marker which will determine the development of the situation on the Korean Peninsula may be the course and scale of the annual US-South Korean joint military exercises, which were usually held in March and served as the traditional ‘spring fever.’ In 2019, while still in détente…

Traitors to Become Lawmakers: “People’s Savior” and Story Teller with Disabilities

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On 10 February, South Korean media outlets reported that former North Korean diplomat Thae Yong-ho, who had defected to the ROK in 2016, was planning to run in the upcoming April 15 general elections, “as a member of the main opposition” / conservative party – Liberty Korea Party (LKP). According to politicians…

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