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China challenges Philippines in the South China Sea

Author: Donald K. Emmerson, Stanford University<p>While much of the world was busy watching Russia swallow Crimea, few realised that an also dangerous …

Behind the Chong Chon Gang Affair: North Korea’s Shadowy Arms Trade

More on:<p>North Korea<p>Arms Industries and Trade<p>International Organizations<p>Buried within the annexes of the latest United Nations report by experts …

Why 2014 in Asia will not be a repeat of 1914 in Europe

Author: Paul Dibb, ANU<p>The Jeremiah prophets are coming out of the woodwork to predict that there will be an outbreak of war between the major powers …

China and Taiwan are slowly drawing closer, one shared weather report at a time

This week, Chinese and Taiwanese officials met at a hotel in Taipei where they exchanged landscape paintings and agreed to share information on weather and earthquake activity—a tiny sign of progress between two rivals who are still technically at war.<p>The new pact comes after a historic meeting …

Nine arrested over stabbing of Hong Kong newspaper editor

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Police in Hong Kong and China have arrested nine men with suspected links to organized crime for the stabbing of a prominent Hong Kong journalist, the territory’s chief of police said on Wednesday, an attack that was seen by many as an assault on press freedom.<p>Hong Kong's …

China Can't Afford Its Military -- That's Why We Should Really Worry

Premier Li Keqiang this month announced that China’s military budget will increase 12.2% to808.2 billion yuan ($131.6 billion) this year.<p>The dominant narrative is that, as large as it is, the spending plan is roughly in line with the expansion of the Chinese economy. For instance, Paul Burton of …

China plans investment and reform to ease urbanization drive

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is planning a major expansion of its transport networks and urban infrastructure as it seeks to increase migration from rural to urban areas, lifting incomes and demand to drive continued economic growth.<p>A man walks in an area where old residential buildings are being …

South Korea expresses relief over Abe's comments on Japan war apologies

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye expressed relief on Saturday over remarks by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that his government would adhere to apologies for wartime behavior made by past cabinets, in 1993 and 1995.<p>Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks next to the …

North Korea Fires 10 Short-Range Missiles: South Korean Media

World<p>SEOUL — North Korea fired 10 short-range missiles into the sea off the east of the Korean peninsula on Sunday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing unidentified government officials in South Korea.<p>Yonhap said the missiles flew for 45 miles before splashing into the sea.<p>North Korea …

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The living noodle bowl: ASEAN trade agreements

Authors: Christopher Findlay, University of Adelaide, and Shandre Thangavelu, NUS<p>Mega-regionalism is a major feature of trade strategies in the Asia …

A Gift For The Nuclear Village

The restart of nuclear reactors in this blessed land has run up against a number of hurdles. One is the possibly intentional slow pace at which local …

Night out at Ginza

銀座といえば、日本最大の繁華街で随一の高級店街。<p>Ginza, Tokyo is the largest downtown in japan, lined with prestigious shops.<p>The town used to be known as the most expensive …

Countering North Korean Brinkmanship

More on:<p>North Korea<p>South Korea<p>Diplomacy and International Institutions<p>United States<p>I have an op-ed on CNN.com that explains North Korea’s historic …

Aung San Suu Kyi’s struggle for the youth vote

Author: Jacqueline Menager, ANU<p>The foreign media and the exile community have become increasingly critical of Aung San Suu Kyi’s actions since her …

Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of March 29, 2013

More on:<p>China<p>North Korea<p>South Korea<p>Diplomacy and International Institutions<p>Myanmar<p><i>Sharone Tobias and Will Piekos look at the top five stories in Asia</i> …

Not A Tree Again

In a repeat of the low profile he maintained in 2006-7, Prime Minister Abe Shinzo will not be attending the Spring Festival at Yasukuni Shrine …