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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Oct. 17, 2023
WORLD / Politics
Feb 28, 2024
Serbian leader says ‘Taiwan is China’ as Xi plans Balkan trip
The Serbian leader’s wading into rising tensions over the Taiwan Strait sends a signal of allegiance to Beijing.
The United States has cautioned Pacific Islands nations against assistance from China after reports surfaced that Chinese police are working in Kiribati.
Feb 28, 2024
U.S. cautions after Hawaii neighbor Kiribati gets Chinese police
The news comes as Beijing renews a push to expand security ties in the Pacific Islands in an intensifying rivalry with the United States.
Hong Kong has been promised significant autonomy until 2047, but Beijing's actions have undermined fundamental rights essential for its success.
Feb 28, 2024
China says Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ is permanent
Hong Kong has been promised significant autonomy until 2047, but Beijing's actions have undermined fundamental rights.
A floating barrier at the entrance of Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea on Feb. 22
Feb 27, 2024
Satellite images reveal floating barrier at mouth of disputed atoll in South China Sea
China claims the Scarborough Shoal, although it is inside the Philippines' 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone.
Flags of the Solomon Islands and China near the Tiananmen Gate in Beijing in last July
Feb 26, 2024
China’s expansive diplomatic network still outstrips that of U.S.
Beijing had a larger footprint last year than Washington in key areas of geopolitical interest including the Pacific, East Asia and Central Asia.
China saw a record six months of outflows from the equity market until this month, while foreign direct investment is at a 30-year low.
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 26, 2024
China’s quant clampdown risks damaging fragile markets for years
Beijing's changes made it hard for quant funds' data-reliant models to outperform the market, and even resulting in repeated wrong predictions.
Feleti Teo was formally selected by lawmakers as Tuvalu's premier on Monday.
Feb 26, 2024
Taiwan envoy says Tuvalu ties 'rock solid' post-election
With a population of just 11,000, Tuvalu is one of just 12 states that still have formal diplomatic relations with Taipei rather than Beijing.
Anti-landing barricades on a beach in Kinmen, Taiwan
Feb 25, 2024
China Coast Guard conducts patrols in waters near Taiwan's Kinmen Islands
The move comes amid rising tensions in the area just 5 kilometers from mainland China following a deadly incident earlier this month.
With concerns over economics cutting across party lines, the preferred degree of toughness on China tends to be a policy rather than partisan divide.
Feb 25, 2024
Biden or Trump, hawkish economic approach on China to intensify
With concerns over economics cutting across party lines, the preferred degree of toughness on Beijing tends to be a policy rather than partisan divide.
A chef explains Japanese seafood dishes at a promotional event in Sao Paulo in January.
Feb 25, 2024
Japan diversifying seafood export destinations after China ban
Japan's fisheries industry is finding new buyers in Brazil, Singapore and the U.S. amid China's ban.
Japan's Miwa Harimoto in action during the women's team final against China on Saturday in Busan, South Korea.
MORE SPORTS / Table tennis
Feb 25, 2024
Japan loses close women's final to China at team worlds
World No. 1 Sun Yingsha won both of her matches to help China prevail 3-2 and extend its world team title streak to six.
Boats are docked at Matsukawaura Fishing Port in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Friday.
Feb 24, 2024
Most Japan fishing groups hit by China import ban in Fukushima row
The survey found that 29 out of 36 respondents "had felt" or "had somewhat felt" negative effects, including financial damage due to the water release.
A woman works at a fishing port in Soma, about 45 kilometers away from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, in Fukushima Prefecture, last August.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 24, 2024
Japan and China held talks over Fukushima treated water release
At the online meeting, there was no major progress in their discussions, as China keeps in place the import ban on all seafood products from Japan.
With the wars in Ukraine and Gaza claiming America’s attention and the world undergoing a broader geopolitical reconfiguration, China might see a window of opportunity in forcing its claim on Taiwan.
Feb 21, 2024
A Taiwan crisis is coming
Already, Xi Jinping has been stepping up intrusions into Taiwan's air defense zone and encircling the island with warships.
U.S. President Joe Biden chats with Kiribati President Taneti Maamau as Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown looks on during a summit at the White House in Washington in September.
Feb 23, 2024
Chinese police are working in Kiribati, Hawaii's Pacific neighbor
Kiribati has not publicly announced the policing deal, which comes as Beijing renews a push to expand security ties in the Pacific islands.
Members of the 31st Separate Mechanized Brigade fire at a Russian target in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the United States and China and their allies are pulling apart, World Trade Organization economists say.
Feb 23, 2024
Global trade rift widening as Ukraine war passes two-year mark
There are clear signs that the global economy is fragmenting into two separate blocs, World Trade Organization economists say.
Nippon Steel's Kashima plant seen from a park in Kamisu, Ibaraki Prefecture. Scrutiny over Nippon Steel’s China holdings threatens to add another complication to its politically contentious deal to acquire United States Steel.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 23, 2024
Nippon Steel’s China assets could derail United States Steel deal
Regulators may look unfavorably on whether the acquisition of U.S. Steel could allow more access to U.S. markets for Chinese-sourced steel.
China’s tech firms were caught off guard by breakthroughs in generative artificial intelligence — Beijing’s regulations and a sagging economy aren’t helping.
Feb 22, 2024
China’s rush to dominate AI has a twist: It depends on U.S. technology
Even as the United States has tried to slow China’s advancements, it has not held back the practice of openly releasing software to encourage its adoption.
TikTok parent company ByteDance's offices in Singapore. Chinese companies are increasingly using the city-state as a springboard into the U.S. market.
Feb 22, 2024
'Singapore-washing' and China’s sneaky trade practices
Chinese firms are using Singapore as a springboard into the U.S., circumventing restrictions. The island nation shouldn't enable these deceptive tactics.
The trove of leaked documents show that I-Soon, a private security company competing for Chinese government contracts, had successfully hacked into government offices in India, Thailand, Vietnam and South Korea, among others.
Feb 22, 2024
Leak shows China firm hacked foreign governments, activists
The leaked data posted anonymously last week on online software repository GitHub "reveals the maturing nature of China's cyber espionage ecosystem."


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves