Eastern Asia

China Sends Europe Yet Another Positive Signa...

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On 18 December the Xinhua news agency publicized the state China’s Policy Paper on the European Union. We would like to highlight straightaway that this is not a unique document in the history of their official bilateral ties, established in 1975. Similar policy papers were issued in 2003 and 2014. But the latest in this series of documents has generated heightened interest from experts. The…

Case of Ko Hyon-chol and Other Unsavory Tales...

Ko-Hyon-cholOnce the story criticizing a report on mass-rape in DPRK was published, its author has faced with a fierce backlash. Many people were unwilling to believe that by “presenting notorious stories not as exceptions but as examples of daily tactics, and by then employing a similar…

Why is Japan so Bitter About Unstoppable Rise...

JAP1There used to be a pair of beautiful swings for children, not far from an old rural temple in Mie Prefecture, where I used to frequently powerwalk, when searching for inspiration for my novels. Two years ago, I noticed that the swings had gotten rusty, abandoned, and unkempt. Yesterday…

Latest Political Goings-on in Japan

1048836327In recent months, Japan has borne witness to a series of various important events occurring with a greater frequency. And as they become increasingly staggered, processes within the nation’s political life begin to speed up as a result. We could refer, for instance, to the issue (discussed on numerous…

DPRK Is Still Being Persecuted For “Violating...

7не43The ties between South and North Koreas are becoming closer and there are fewer tensions in the relationship between DPRK and the USA. That often makes us forget that, though it was rather the Democrats’ strategy to pick on North Korea for violating human rights, the pressure on…

Moon Jae-in’s “Spring Cleaning” of the Old Gu...

On 30 August, South Korea’s President replaced several ministers including the Minister of National Defense. Jeong Kyeong-do, who was a former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was appointed as the new minister. He is the first appointee to have come from the Air Force in the past 24 years. The former minister…

Is Canada Huawei Arrest Attempt to Sabotage T...

ARHW45222The arrest of the CFO of the China’s largest telecoms equipment company, Huawei, carries hallmarks of deep state or behind-the-scenes sabotage designed to rupture recent progress between US President Trump and China President Xi Jinping on strategic issues. Here are some elements…

Why Does China Love Electric Cars? Beijing, W...

CHN1The numbers speak for themselves. 746,000 New Energy passenger cars were sold in China between January and October. By the end of 2018, all buses and taxis in the vital tech hub city of Shenzen will be electric. The central borough of the city of Dalian…

Talks on the Sidelines of the G-20 Summit

CHU564532From the point of view of developments in the “game” of global politics, the most interesting thing about the recent Group of Twenty (G-20) summit, held in Buenos Aires from November 30- December 1, was not so much the forum itself, but the moves made by the main participants on the sidelines of the event. These moves were made in…

How did the American Otto Warmbier Actually D...

4564322On 10 October 2018, several American doctors, who were involved in caring for and treating the fairly well-known Otto Warmbier, confirmed the theory, proposed by the student’s parents, that Otto’s teeth and gums looked as if they had been cut with a saw, and as a result…

Moon Jae-in Continues to “Clean House”

774fbOnly recently we have published an article describing how Moon Jae-in is strengthening his position of power via a large-scale “clean-up”, and yet one scandal follows after another. For instance, the act of reforming the police force, sub-divided into the local branch (which will be…

Drinking Water Mismanagement is a Sure Way to...

DWM6546232Among the most pressing challenges of today one can find the growing shortage of fresh water for everyday use, which can lead to wars and mass migrations to those areas where water will still be readily available. Marshes, rivers, lakes and other…


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