Since the beginning of the 20th century, a tiny collection of islets and shoals has been the focus of disputes involving seven nations
Suisheng Zhao Security, Asia Asia's big question--beyond the South China Sea. Deng Xiaoping once proclaimed that China could wait for 100 years to reunify with Taiwan if necessary. More recently, former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin started to articulate that China would not wait forever, but lacked the capacity to back up the implicit threat. Show More Summary
China fumed in July when a world arbitration court said the Communist leadershiplacked a legal basisto claim 95% of a resource-rich, strategically valuable sea off its south coast. The international tribunal of the world’s Permanent Court of Arbitration lacked jurisdiction to decide sovereignty over the South China Sea, Beijing had [...]
``Duterte understands that the US is pursuing self-interests by firing from Philippino shoulders with a view to remain embedded in the region and to create a platform to push back at rising China. Duterte also senses that China can be the driver of growth for his country's economy and development agenda happens to his top priority, being an ambitious politician.''
Carlyle A. Thayer Security, Asia Russian and Chinese interests always aren’t congruent. At the G20 Hangzhou summit earlier this month, China made clear that Russian president Vladimir Putin was a top guest. Both China and Russia claim...Show More Summary
BEIJING (Reuters) - Singapore's ambassador to China on Tuesday accused a major state-run Chinese newspaper of fabricating a report about Singapore's position on the South China Sea, but the paper stuck by its story.
The United Kingdom’s Bloodhound has secured vital funding from Chinese automaker Geely in order to complete its attempt on the world land speed record, scheduled to for South Africa in October 2017. Geely, which is the parent company to Volvo, has been named the prime sponsor of Bloodhound, as well as the team’s official automotive...
SIMON TISDALL: Barack Obama’s ‘Asian pivot’ failed. China is in the ascendancy. The China dilemma extends far beyond the South China Sea. Having made nuclear disarmament a top priority in 2009, Obama has failed dismally to halt North Korea’s accelerating pursuit of nuclear weapons. The threat was underscored by Pyongyang’s biggest ever test explosion earlier […]
By Paul Brown / Climate News Network With the impacts of climate change threatening food supply as population grows, China is purchasing acreage on other continents to grow more crops.
China has sent fighter planes for the first time over a strait near Japan, the two governments said Monday, after Tokyo announced it may patrol alongside the US in the disputed South China Sea. More than 40 Chinese military aircraftShow More Summary
Much to the delight of fans worldwide, South Korean actress Song Hye-kyo just won the Pan-Asia beauty contest Goddess Of Asia. Hosted by a Chinese enterprise, the contest evaluated participants based on beauty, brains and popularity....Show More Summary
SEOUL (Reuters) - China is investigating executives of a North Korean bank believed to finance the illicit procurement of arms and materials related to the isolated country's banned nuclear program, South Korea's JoongAng Daily reported on Monday.
Investors paying too much attention to China’s dispute over the writing of the navigation rules in the South China Sea -- one of the world’s biggest trade routes -- have perhaps missed China’s “other sea,” the sea of debt that is threatening to derail its robust growth and progress in [...]
It didn’t have the proper permits Michelin’s first-ever mainland China guide for Shanghai was released this week awarding the coveted stars to 26 area restaurants. Alas, the count is now down to 25. As the South China Morning Post reports,...Show More Summary
Yesterday, we reported that some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus shipments have experienced irregular movement or delays during delivery between China or South Korea and their final destinations in the United States. UPS has since confirmed...Show More Summary
They might not be exploding, at least not outside of China, but safe Galaxy Note 7 units might be turning into a new nightmare for Samsung. It appears that South Korean buyers who have already received their replacements complain about...Show More Summary
Even after The Hague decision, China's government continues to vociferously argue that its 'nine-dash line' of sovereignty over the entire South China Sea is based on centuries of maritime history, and that China's claim is air tight. Show More Summary
Apple has been opening plenty of Apple stores in China, but it could go even further into East Asia with a brand new retail store — based directly across the street from Samsung’s headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. We guess Tim Cook’s...Show More Summary
Seoul (AFP) – Chinese clubs have splashed out hundreds of millions of dollars in the quest for football glory but they could learn a few lessons from South Korea, which remains an Asian powerhouse at club and international level. Recent...Show More Summary