◆201212 The Japan Times https://bit.ly/3qRqrcI
How China is trying to subdue Taiwan with 'gray-zone' warfare
Instead, the People's Liberation Army, China's two-million-strong military, has launched a form of “gray zone” warfare. ... spent most of last year on the island evaluating its defense capability in a Taiwan government-funded research project.
◆201212 Nikkei Asia https://s.nikkei.com/3qRFjb5
Xi's Japan visit not at planning stage yet, says new envoy to ...
Xi said in November that China would "favorably" consider joining the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, of which Japan is a member. "The TPP demands very high levels in terms of market access and rules," Tarumi said, ...
◆201212 Asahi Shimbun https://bit.ly/3a4OkrE
Canada says 2 citizens held in China have not been tried ...
Former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor have been confined by China since December 10, 2018, just days after Canada detained Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, who is also the daughter of the founder ...
◆201212 Voice of America https://bit.ly/3a3yfST
Why Indonesia Will Move its Navy Combat Squad HQ to a Tiny Remote Islet
Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam contest Chinese claims to features in the fishing-rich, energy-loaded South China Sea that extends from the Natuna chain to Hong Kong. China has the world's third-strongest armed forces, ...
◆201212 The Manila Times https://bit.ly/2W6R4wd
China vows to help PH fight Covid – The Manila Times
Question: Do the Chinese vaccine companies have any plans to carry out clinical trials in the Philippines? ... 10 countries such as the UAE, Brazil, Indonesia, Peru, Argentina, Pakistan, etc., with vaccination population samples covering 125 nationalities, ... China is willing to work with the Philippines to fight the pandemic and help the Philippine economy and society return to normal as soon as possible.
◆201212 Global Risk Insights https://bit.ly/3nbp6eT
Japan – Taking Initiative in the Asia-Pacific Region
Even though states like Vietnam or Indonesia have an interest in opposing China in some areas, such as island and ... Japan delivered its first defence equipment export in August; namely, the delivery of a radar system to the Philippines.
◆201212 FreshPlaza.com https://bit.ly/3mazCS4
Cambodia gets ready for free trade with China
In fewer than 20 days the Cambodia-China Free-Trade Agreement (CC-FTA) comes into force after both countries signed the deal on Oct 12 during a two-day state visit by China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Phnom Penh. Now questions are ...
◆201212 Nikkei Asia https://s.nikkei.com/3oKuu8S
Hostage diplomacy highlights Beijing's increasingly darker side
A former Canadian diplomat, he held postings in China, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. Two years after Chinese authorities arrested Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in retaliation for Canada's detention of Huawei Technologies ...
◆201212 Bangkok Post https://bit.ly/2Lo1yoN
Thai govt threatens to veto new Lao dam
... of the planned Sanakham hydroelectric dam in Laos and have hinted they may exercise a section of the Mekong River Agreement ... Without an updated and up-to-standard environmental impact study, Thailand would not begin the Procedure for ... As the Sanakham hydro-dam is being built on the Mekong River, the MRC requires the launch of a PNPCA by each of the ... Last month, the Thai government stated it might not purchase electricity from the Sanakham dam project citing its ...
◆201210 NHK NEWS WEB https://bit.ly/373QmGp
◆201212 CNN https://cnn.it/37ZXZNv
Chinese tech companies bet big on India. Now they're being shut out
Hong Kong (CNN Business) India and China's fast-growing tech sectors have been caught in the crossfire of an intense geopolitical standoff this year. While both will suffer from the showdown, Chinese tech companies have more to lose.
◆201212 New Straits Times Online https://bit.ly/2W6hpuj
China, Pakistan in joint air force exercises
ISLAMABAD: China and Pakistan are conducting joint air force exercises in the southern desert of Pakistan near the border with India, seen ... Rivals Pakistan and India, both nuclear-armed, have fought wars and engaged in frequent border skirmishes, with tensions ... closeness is the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, or CPEC, a US$60 billion dollar communications, energy and infrastructure project ...
◆201212 South China Morning Post https://bit.ly/37VK4I7
‘Fear of China’ pushing Australia and India towards trade pact
China's blocking of Australian exports and its border stand-off with India have fuelled efforts for a deal showing 'how to stand up to Beijing', experts say; But Australia might find the Indian economy – where its dairy, wine and agricultural goods ...