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Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jun 10, 2023
Documents in Trump indictment were among nation’s most closely guarded
The fresh revelations will unsettle allied nations that share such classified information with the U.S., experts said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 5, 2023
U.S. can’t use Philippine bases for China offensive, Marcos says
The statement comes as the Southeast Asian nation continues to balance strengthening American defense ties with increasing pressure from Beijing.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 3, 2023
India given ‘free pass’ on democratic back steps amid U.S. rivalry with China
Behind closed doors, U.S. officials are troubled by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pressure on religious minorities and the media, and his party’s targeting of opposition lawmakers.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 23, 2023
Washington fears a war-weary world may embrace China’s Ukraine peace bid
The proposal has provoked a sense of unease within the administration of President Joe Biden, leading in turn to questions about the broader U.S. approach to both Russia and China.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 24, 2023
U.S. to bolster its small force on Taiwan in a signal to China
The U.S. military presence in Taiwan will grow to between 100 and 200 troops, up from about 30 a year ago.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 10, 2023
U.S. says China’s balloon was capable of spying on communications
The Biden administration sought to counter China’s insistence that it was a harmless weather-monitoring device that blew off course.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 7, 2023
Recovering debris from Chinese balloon, U.S. weighs Beijing's involvement
The latest information has only deepened the administration’s conviction that the balloon wasn’t 'mainly” a weather-monitoring device as Chinese officials have claimed.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 7, 2023
China balloon saga spotlights Beijing’s global spying push
The incident highlights the escalating intelligence battle between the U.S. and China, utilizing everything from geostationary satellites and signals intercepts to old-fashioned spy craft.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 6, 2023
U.S. moves to recover Chinese balloon while weighing retaliation
Pressure is mounting on U.S. President Joe Biden to hit back at Beijing over the incident with new export controls on sensitive technology.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Dec 17, 2022
Biden’s China tech crackdown leaves Xi with few ways to hit back
Beijing's lack of good options is precisely why the U.S. is striking hard and fast now with export controls, experts say.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 13, 2022
China will further relax COVID-19 measures, Beijing envoy says
In further evidence that controls are loosening, two U.S. officials visited China in recent days to help prepare for a visit in the coming weeks by Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 7, 2022
U.S. answers North Korea missile barrage with vow to stay the course
North Korea has fired off a record number of missiles this year as the U.S. and its allies continue to pursue a policy that is aimed at the full denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 14, 2022
Biden set to meet Xi in bid to avert a full rupture in U.S.-China ties
U.S. President Joe Biden heads to Bali for his first in-person meeting with China's Xi Jinping since taking office last year with promises to try to keep the relationship from getting worse.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 4, 2022
‘Sloppy’ U.S. talk on China’s threat worries some skeptical experts
The two governments' rhetoric is drowning out the concerns of some U.S. specialists on China who are skeptical of the logic behind Washington's analysis of Beijing.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 27, 2022
China wants to ‘speed up’ its seizure of Taiwan, Blinken says
The latest comments from the top U.S. diplomat expand on his previous argument that China may try to seize Taiwan on a 'much faster timeline” than previously thought.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Oct 15, 2022
Musk tweets complicate U.S. diplomacy From Ukraine to Taiwan
Musk is hardly the first U.S. business executive or celebrity to get tangled up in foreign policy, but his wealth and penchant for mischief make him harder to ignore.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 23, 2022
Taiwanese independence is a charging rhino that must be stopped, China says
Chinese authorities use the term 'gray rhinos” to refer to highly probably, high-impact financial hazards that risk being overlooked.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 21, 2022
How the U.N. became a bystander to the world’s biggest flashpoint
Interviews with several officials reveal a rising frustration with a body founded nearly 80 years ago that is increasingly powerless to shape global events.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 24, 2022
Japanese envoy warns of a ‘sinister period’ of tension over Taiwan
Koji Tomita's remarks comes after a number of foreign delegations visited Taiwan in recent days despite the fierce objections of Beijing.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 26, 2022
Pelosi’s Taiwan ambiguity has China fuming ahead of Biden call
Beijing has been warning Pelosi not to be the first sitting speaker since Newt Gingrich to visit the self-governing island.

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