Category: Northeast Asia

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What does China think of Trump?

Many in China have celebrated the President-Elect’s victory, with a grateful nod towards a TPP withdrawal. Uncertainty remains however, over Trump’s tariff threats and the […]

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Japan’s state secrecy laws still a secret

In the first year after Japan’s State Secrecy Law was enacted, various ministers and agencies classified 382 issues as state secrets.  The law is well […]

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Tiger on a Tightrope – Why Taiwan is called ‘Chinese Taipei’

Heads of state from across the Asia Pacific will congregate in Peru this November for the annual APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. As the global political […]

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The suicide schools

Content Warning – youth suicide  The dark tragedy of youth suicide hangs over Korean and Japanese schools, writes Monsoon subeditor Tammy Cho. The deafening chime […]