Category: Politics & Economics

How to understand the game between the U.S. and South Korea and China and North Korea 0

Koreans in the Middle

North Korea’s leaders are desperate for attention, and the leaders of other nations, particularly the United States, are responding. While the dictator Kim Jong-un and his lieutenants in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea,...

How to understand Xi Jinping's power play in China 0

Xi Jinping’s Power Play

China’s communist party officials are jockeying for position in the months before the next party congress in Beijing this October or November. Many of the Asian nation’s decision makers will learn their fates at...

How to understand China's market economy fight 0

China’s Market Economy Ploy

China’s communist party leaders want recognition as a market economy for their nation, but government officials in other nations, particularly the United States, are opposed. President Xi Jinping and his ministers in Beijing believe...

How to understand Vietnam and the illicit animal trade 0

Vietnam’s Illicit Animal Trade

A taste for rare and exotic animals and a desire to flaunt newfound wealth have transformed Vietnam into the world’s largest trafficking hub for rhinoceros horn. Despite global protections the rhinoceros, which scientists classify...

New bank raises funds for China's global domination 1

Xi Jinping’s New Bank

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will replace the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, according to Xi Jinping and his colleagues in the Chinese Communist Party. The new bank, known as the AIIB,...

How to understand recent moves by Xi Jinping in China 0

Xi Jinping Gets Serious

Xi Jinping wants more time to execute his plans for China. One analyst, Willy Lam, a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, says, “Like his good friend Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping wants...

How to understand Japan's investments in Africa 0

Japan’s Investments in Africa

Japan’s investments in Africa are rising fast. No longer can the Japanese avoid spending large sums on new ports, railways, and roads on the world’s second largest continent. They are competing with the Chinese,...

How to understand recent developments in Myanmar under Suu Kyi 0

Myanmar and Chinese Money

Myanmar’s new leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, finds herself at a critical juncture. As head of the nation’s first democratic government since the military seized power in 1962, she now has the chance to bring...