PacNet #29: Xi Jinping and the Removal of Presidential Term Limits in China
East Asia Forum: Aid, influence and ‘strategic anxiety’ in the Pacific
Evolving competition for influence in the Pacific Island states.
Asia Times: China’s show of force pushes Philippines back to America
Philippines hedging against China’s growing military presence in South China Sea.
The Diplomat: China-Japan Reset Continues With High-Level Economic Talks
China and Japan continue efforts to reset relationship.
Asia Times: US revival of the quad might have died
Are Japan and India having second thoughts about the “Quad” as a means to contain China?
Asia Times: PLA drill in Taiwan Strait turns into a tempest in a teapot
China’s military exercise in the South China Sea: less than portrayed?
PacNet #28: Will the White House Stand by South Korea and Japan?
The Interpreter: Is Japan’s rare earth discovery fool’s gold?
A skeptical view of Japan’s rare earth discovery.
The Diplomat: Japan’s Multi-Layered, Multilateral Strategy
A summary of Japan’s efforts to counter Chinese influence in Asia.
Asia Times: Japan-China relations strained over rare earths find
New tensions between China and Japan over recent discovery of rare earth deposits in Japan EEZ?