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China and Japan on the brink of Third World War as World holds its breath

By Shaun Gibson, published on Mar 3, 2014

...The mounting unease between the two nations was made abundantly clear at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used his keynote speech to take a very public jab at China. He didn’t name Japan’s old rival, but called for restrained military expansion in Asia. China has had double-digit increases in defence spending each year for the past decade, but Abe warned: “The dividend of growth in Asia must not be wasted on military expansion. “If peace and stability were shaken in Asia, the knock-on effect for the entire world would be enormous.”

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Tags: france, israel, china, japan, obama, politics, usa, asia, military, great war, japanese prime minister shinzo abe, middle-east, niall ferguson, president barack obama, prime minist

Six Hearts and Counting: Food, Travel and ... Fairuz

By Steve Gillick, published on Mar 8, 2013

...between the Middle East and Africa. But other travel arteries soon appeared. In 1990 I ventured into Singapore and Malaysia, including Borneo. We slept in the jungle, visited the Mulu and Deer Caves, got up close and personal with Orangutans in an orphanage, and experienced our first taste of Asian cuisine, sometimes served up over a campfire, other times in a rustic local restaurant with naked kids and dogs running through the kitchen, and sometimes in hotel dining rooms. When the tour ended, I spent time on my own in mainland Malaysia and developed a true love for the culture and the... (more)

Tags: australia, travel, africa, heart, asia, middle east, canada, south america, steve gillick

Manuel Buencamino: The truth behind China's nine-dash map

By Nei Brandon Bautista, published on Apr 30, 2012

...So there.

But Red China stands by a map with a nine-dash line that it presented to the United Nations (UN) on May 7, 2007, the day after Vietnam and Malaysia asserted sovereignty over their respective continental shelves. The nine-dash line is a u-shaped squiggle between the Southeast Asian landmass and the Philippine archipelago. Red China claims it owns everything inside that wavy doodle. The issue then is the provenance of the map and the u-shaped nine-dash line.

I asked a forensic expert to look into it as my own little pro bono contribution towards easing tensions... (more)

Tags: asia, scarboroug shoal, west philippine sea, south china sea

Swimming in a Sea of Resentment

By Anastasia , published on Dec 18, 2011

...across the world; news extensively reported by the BBC World Service when I was in Egypt.

What is not so widely reported is that India, for all its modernity, is suffering from a stubborn and prolonged insurgency, the kind of thing that seems to belong firmly in the past. Elsewhere in Asia Maoism and the Maoist guerrillas of the Khmer Rouge variety are distant dreams; in India they are a present nightmare.

There is the spectre haunting India - the spectre of the Naxalites. This is a Maoist guerrilla movement so named because their rising began in 1967 in the West Bengal... (more)

Tags: terrorism, politics, india, asia, communism, maoism, guerilla warfare

US Tries to Pacify India Over Chinese Role in Asia

By Mritunjay, published on Nov 19, 2009

President Obama on his visit to Asia has been a trend-changer on many accounts. In a zeal to “strengthen” tied with China, US seems to have stepped in the wrong alley. After US-China released a joint press statement making reference to Indo-Pakistani relations and sending message that U.S. is fine with the idea of a third party intervention in the talks between the two nations (India-Pakistan); officials of U.S. embassy in India, State and Foreign Department are now on an explanation spree.

India on Wednesday reacted sharply to the joint statement. India has always been very critical... (more)

Tags: terrorism, china, obama, politics, united states, india, usa, us politics, world, pakistan, news, asia, foreign policy, foreign secretary, joint statement, new delhi, samapan

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