The United States presidential election is now in full swing, with both parties going all out in a feverish effort to gain the upper hand. The 2016 vote is watched very closely all over the world, because whoever occupies...
China’s president, Xi Jinping, left, with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, in Tehran on Saturday.CreditEbrahim Noroozi/Associated Press ZARRINABAD, Iran — Rising from the yellowish, treeless plains so typical for central Iran stands a square labyrinth of pipes and conveyor belts,...
Taiwan’s Kuomintang President Ma Ying-jeou conceded defeat to main opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen yesterday, a stunning defeat and sharp reversal over his sweeping win eight years ago. Here are four factors in the KMT’s defeat: 1. The Ma government’s poor...
Chinese President Xi Jinping is a man in a hurry, presiding over a system that normally resists rapid change. The latest example is a rushed and massive reorganization and slimming of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), announced on September 3 and...
In addition to lodging diplomatic protests, Hanoi filed a complaint with the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization, accusing Beijing of flying planes without warning into an air-traffic control area supervised by Vietnamese aviation authorities. Vietnam is mandated by ICAO...
It was, it transpired, probably quite a small bomb, in terms of yield and explosive power, and not the game-changing thermonuclear device that North Korea initially bragged about. Nevertheless, Kim Jong-un’s unwelcome birthday surprise (the North Korean dictator turned 33...
The Obama administration told China on Thursday that its approach for dealing with North Korea had “not worked”, as Congress readied a new round of sanctions on the regime in Pyongyang that could hit Chinese banks. A day after North...
China’s ties with the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) remain stable and bilateral cooperation will likely deepen in the coming year. China is likely to accelerate its “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) strategy, which will...

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