Jing-dong Yuan

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Commentary / World Aug 14, 2005

Just a slab of cold peace after 60 years

MONTEREY, Calif. — Sunday marks the 60th anniversary of the end of the Pacific War. In Asia, it is an especially critical milestone as China, South Korea and many Southeast Asian countries recall their struggle against the Japanese invasions, valuing peace all the more ...

Commentary / World Mar 23, 2003

U.S. must rethink North Korea strategy

MONTEREY, Calif. -- On the eve of South Korean President Roh Moo Hyun's swearing-in ceremony, North Korea lobbed a land-to-ship cruise missile into the Sea of Japan. This provocation took place as the world's dignitaries -- among them U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, ...

Commentary / World Jan 12, 2003

China's chance to sharpen its diplomacy

MONTEREY, Calif. -- The looming crisis on the Korean Peninsula poses a major test for Chinese diplomacy. As the United States and North Korea head toward a possible nuclear confrontation, China is positioned to play a crucial role in defusing the crisis. To do ...