North Korea’s Economy in Retrospect and its Prospects
Economy,East Asia
By Min-Hua Chiang - 17 Sep 2018

North Korea’s Economy in Retrospect and its Prospects

North Korea’s economy suffered a negative growth of 3.5 percent in 2017, its worst setback in a decade. The disagreement with the US over its denuclearization process could delay the lifting of sanctions, while China-US competition in the Korean Peninsula may add additional uncertainty.
Arroyo and Park: The Nations behind the Women
Politics,East Asia,Southeast Asia

By Andrea Chloe Wong - 10 Sep 2018

Arroyo and Park: The Nations behind the Women

Cooling Temperatures and Defense Postures in East Asia
Politics,Hotspots,East Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 06 Sep 2018

Cooling Temperatures and Defense Postures in East Asia

Taiwan’s Defense Budget: Promises Made, Promises Not Kept
Politics,East Asia

Taiwan’s Defense Budget: Promises Made, Promises Not Kept

Since early 2016 when Tsai Ing-wen became president and her party, the Democratic Progressive Party, took control of the legislature, Taiwan’s defense spending has been below par. It has also been lower than Tsai promised.
A New Stride in India-South Korea Relations
Economy,East Asia,South Asia

A New Stride in India-South Korea Relations

The President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in, was in New Delhi for his first state visit to India from July 8-11, 2018, as part of his wider Asia-Pacific trip under the umbrella of Moon administration’s New Southern Policy.
By Rishi Gupta - 24 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
North Korea’s Denuclearization: Reframing of Human Rights Discourse Might Help
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

North Korea’s Denuclearization: Reframing of Human Rights Discourse Might Help

By reframing the issue, the perceived threat to the DPRK’s ideological and psychological security may be reduced. A common discursive ground may then be found to engage the DPRK without a breakdown in dialogue on denuclearization, peace and the normalization of relations.
The New Status Quo in the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute?
Politics,China,East Asia

The New Status Quo in the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute?

In May 2018, China and Japan agreed to start operating a maritime and air liaison mechanism, aiming to avert accidental clashes and avoid military misunderstanding and misjudgment in the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands.
By Xiaolin Duan - 18 Jul 2018 | 1 comments Read more...
North Korea’s Denuclearization: Echoes of China’s Reform and Opening-up?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

North Korea’s Denuclearization: Echoes of China’s Reform and Opening-up?

For Beijing, the denuclearization drama playing out on the Korean Peninsula has strong parallels with China’s own reform and opening-up process led by Deng Xiaoping beginning in 1978.
Chinese and Japanese Investment in ASEAN: From Competition to Cooperation?
Politics,Economy,East Asia

Chinese and Japanese Investment in ASEAN: From Competition to Cooperation?

ASEAN’s plans to strengthen connectivity has prompted and heightened competition between the two Asian giants of China and Japan, particularly in the areas of infrastructure financing and high-speed rail construction.
By Hong Zhao - 16 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The Three Xi-Kim Meetings in China: What Did They Discuss?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

The Three Xi-Kim Meetings in China: What Did They Discuss?

What did Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un discuss during the three Xi-Kim meetings in China? The three meetings showed the immense importance of Beijing to the peace process on the Korean Peninsula.
By Tai Wei Lim - 03 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Rising Number of Chinese Tourists to Japan
Economy,East Asia

Rising Number of Chinese Tourists to Japan

Chinese tourists to Japan are on the rise. In 2017, 26 percent of Japan’s total visitor arrivals came from China. A weak Japanese yen, rise of budget airlines, China’s easing of outbound tourism, Japan’s visa deregulation and a growing Chinese middle class are the reasons.
Asia-Pac’s Top Security Meetings: The Xiangshan Forum and the Shangri-La Dialogue
Security,East Asia

Asia-Pac’s Top Security Meetings: The Xiangshan Forum and the Shangri-La Dialogue

The Xiangshan Forum and the Shangri-La Dialogue are two of the most important security dialogues regionally and globally. The Xiangshan Forum was inaugurated in 2006 and it became a Track 1.5 event in 2015. The Shangri-La Dialogue has been going strong as well.
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