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China: Confused Approach To Minority Issues

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China: Confused Approach To Minority Issues Mr. Bhaskar Roy Chennai Centre for China Studies The recent (March 01) attack by eight Uighurs including two women at the Kunming railway station killing thirty people and injuring many more may suggest that the tactics of the Uighur separatists in the western region of Xinjiang may be changing. […]

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Malaysia Walks Tightrope on China and the South China Sea

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Malaysia Walks Tightrope on China and the South China Sea Publication: China Brief Volume: 14 Issue: 6 By: Prashanth Parameswaran The Jamestown Foundation For almost two years, Malaysia and China have been making elaborate preparations to commemorate the historic 40th anniversary of their diplomatic relationship in 2014 (The Star, August 29, 2012). Yet the first […]

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Religious Tensions in Myanmar: China, Japan, India and US in Geopolitical Game

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Religious Tensions in Myanmar: China, Japan, India and US in Geopolitical Game Ri Kuk-Chol and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Myanmar (Burma) appears to be at a major crossroads because past intransigence is now being followed by a possible thaw, whereby this nation comes in from the “international cold.” Of course, […]

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China: Kunming Terrorist Attack

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China: Kunming Terrorist Attack Col.R.Hariharan Chennai Centre for China Studies Indians who have been facing terrorist attacks for decades will condemn the dastardly attack at Kunming railway station in the early hours on March 2 that took 29 innocent lives. Over 100 people were reported injured in the attack. The masked terrorists wielding fruit knives […]

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Russian Perspectives on the Strategic Balance in the Asia-Pacific Region

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Russian Perspectives on the Strategic Balance in the Asia-Pacific Region Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 11 Issue: 36 By: Roger McDermott The Jamestown Foundation Russian views concerning various global security crises and political revolutions in recent years differ widely from the views of their counterparts in Europe or the United States, ranging from the Arab […]

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India-China Border Talks Shift From Resolving Disputes to Managing Them

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India-China Border Talks Shift From Resolving Disputes to Managing Them Publication: China Brief Volume: 14 Issue: 4 By: Rup Narayan Das The Jamestown Foundation The 17th round of India-China Special Representative Talks (SR Talks) on boundary disputes between the two countries concluded in New Delhi on February 11. China was represented by State Councilor Yang […]

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Japan Fashion News: Uniqlo to Focus on Northeast Asian Market

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Japan Fashion News: Uniqlo to Focus on Northeast Asian Market Tomoko Hara and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times Uniqlo can be found throughout Japan and not surprisingly this brand is now going to focus on expanding internationally and this notably applies to the Northeast Asian market. In 2013 sales internationally for Uniqlo accounted for 27% […]

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The Securitization of Social Media in China

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The Securitization of Social Media in China By: Michael Caster The Jamestown Foundation  The crackdown on “human flesh searches” and including cybersecurity within the jurisdiction of the recently created National Security Committee, are the most recent episodes in a series that outlines the Communist Party’s concern and intent regarding social media. Xi Jinping’s administration is concerned […]

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US Ambassador caught in the “Eye of the Japanese Political Storm” in Okinawa

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US Ambassador caught in the “Eye of the Japanese Political Storm” in Okinawa  Michiyo Tanabe and Helmet Joachim Schmidt  Modern Tokyo Times The American ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, entered the “eye of the Japanese political storm” in Okinawa. Indeed, while great emphasis is being put on America, it is clear that the finger should […]

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Bangladesh Court Establishes BNP-JAMAAT Fountainhead of Terrorism

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Bangla Court Establishes BNP-JAMAAT Fountainhead of Terrorism Bhaskar Roy Chennai Centre for China Studies A special court in the port city of Chittagong, Bangladesh, sentenced (Jan 30) 14 to death. They were the principals in illegally importing 10 truck loads of arms, ammunition and explosives on April 01, 2004 by sea. The court ruled that […]

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