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Abe's statement on war anniversary crucial, but actions speak louder than wo...
As the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II draws closer, a spotlight from heavyweight political figures here as well as the international community is being firmly trained on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who will craft and deliver a new statement on the historic day.
02-27-2015
Commentary: U.S., India unlikely on same page
The highly anticipated visit makes Obama the first U.S. president that visits India twice during his rein and also the first that has the honor to attend India's Republic Day Parade, apparent proof of the closeness between the two countries.However, the shortened three-day visit is more symbolic than pragmatic, given the long-standing division between the two giants, which may be as huge as the di...
01-26-2015
Barack Obama’s Four-Nation Trip to Asia: Rebalance to Asia-Pacific Undersho...
From April 23rd to 29th, Barack Obama visited Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines, hoping to push ahead with the Asia-Pacific rebalancing strategy so as to strengthen US strategic presence in the region. To cement alliances with US Asian allies, Obama claimed that US-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security applies to the Diaoyu Islands and ...
06-09-2014
US, Europe vs. Russia: Impacts of Financial Sanctions Deserve Due Attention
On 28th April, a US announcement declared to impose visa restrictions and asset freezes on seven Russian officials within the “inner circle” of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. Besides, US has frozen assets for 17 Russian companies and will impose license requirements on 13 of them. In addition, US and Europe have jointly warned Russia that a third round of sanctions will be imposed if Russia...
06-05-2014
Thai Military Coup: Political Turmoil Persists
On 7th May, the caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was dismissed from office after being ruled guilty of abusing power and violating the constitution. Yawning divergence between caretaker government and anti-government forces, however, still persisted concerning transfer of power and election. Political negotiations broke down because both sides stood their grounds and refused to comprom...
05-25-2014
China Rated as the Largest Economy: Public Response Remains Calm
On 30th April, World Bank announced sizes in PPP terms of major economies. According to the report, China’s GDP aggregate in PPP terms stood at $13.5 trillion in 2011, equivalent to 87% of that of the US. As estimated by IMF, China’s economy has grown by 24% between 2011 and 2014 while US economy has only grown by 7.6%. Based on such growth rate, China’s GDP aggregate is expected to overtake U...
05-20-2014
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