The resignation of Jun’ichi Fukuda makes him the highest profile departure in the budding #MeToo movement in Japan.Read More
On Thursday, China’s foreign minister Wang Yi returned to Beijing from Pyongyang after participating in bilateral talks with North Korea’s counterpart Ri Yong and Kim Jong-un that lasted for two days. This meeting comes after Kim and South Korea’s leader, Moon Jae-in, signed the Panmunjom Declaration, setting a base for to end the 67-year war and denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean leader Moon Jae-in jointly issued a declaration of peace, moving towards the end of 65 years of war on the Korean peninsula.Read More
On April 16th, the US Department of Commerce forbade ZTE Corp. , a state-owned Chinese telecommunications equipment and systems company, from acquiring components from American suppliers for a period of seven years. The ban was issued as a punishment for ZTE’s failure to redress its violation of US sanctions against Iran and North Korea.Read More
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, commonly “North Korea,” has announced several apparent diplomatic concessions in the lead-up to an inter-Korean summit set for Apr. 27, 2018, and a planned summit between the United States and North Korea slated for late May or early June this year.Read More
At the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan Province, China on Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged that China will continue to open its economy and urged "dialogue rather than confrontation" amid the recent rise in economic tensions between the US and China.Read More
The government of Japan has adopted a basic timeline for the series of events and formal ceremonies surrounding the succession of the Chrysanthemum Throne, with Crown Prince Naruhito slated to become Emperor of Japan upon the abdication of his father, current Emperor Akihito, on Apr. 30, 2019.Read More
On Monday April 2, China announced to impose new tariffs on imports from the United States, hitting 128 products ranging from pork, meat and fruit to steel pipes, in response to the US tariffs on steel and aluminum that took effect a week ago. Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index soon tumbled 2.23 percent, and markets have entered correction territory.Read More
The People’s Republic of China’s Manned Space Agency reported that its space laboratory module, Tiangong-1 (“Heavenly Palace 1”), re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere and burned up over the southern Pacific Ocean on Apr. 2, 2018. The destruction of the satellite marks the end of China’s first space station which was launched nearly seven years ago.Read More
One month after the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, South Korea will be sending a group of singers to North Korea on March 31st.Read More
The integration of a multifunctional toilet into the public space is directly linked to a technique-transformation emphasis on rural economic reforms.
The National People’s Congress (NPC) of the People’s Republic of China has voted to abolish term limits for the president and vice-president of the People’s Republic. The constitutional amendment passed easily through the nearly 3,000 member legislative chamber, with 2,958 votes for, two against, three abstentions, and one invalid ballot.Read More
On Monday March 5, China proclaimed its plan to increase the military budget by 8.1 percent from 2017.Read More