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One Million March and Protest in Seoul

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In Seoul, an estimated one million South Korean citizens protested on Saturday (Reuters 1). The protesters demanded the resignation of President Park Geun-hye due to the “crony scandal” (Chosun). The protest is the biggest in Korea’s modern history, pulling in more people than the pro-democracy protests in 1987 (Chosun). Protesters of all ages marched towards […]

Philippine Fishermen Return to Scarborough Shoal

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After Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to China last week, fishermen were allowed to return to Scarborough Shoal (Reuters). Scarborough Shoal is one of the main disputes between China and the Philippines regarding the South China Sea. Philippine officials stated that China has scaled down its maritime presence on the shoal (Reuters). However, Chinese officials […]

Duterte Seeks Alliances with China and Russia

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On September 26, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his intent to visit China and Russia in order to forge alliances with them. Duterte stated the Philippines was at the “point of no return” with the United States, and is seeking relations with the US’s historic rivals instead (Reuters). In order to open up business, trade […]

US and China Target Chinese Company

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The United States and Chinese governments are targeting Hongxiang International, a Chinese company suspected of assisting North Korea’s nuclear program (Reuters). Police in Liaoning, the North-Eastern Chinese province bordering North Korea, began investigating the firms’ long term involvement with North Korea (WSJ). The investigation is focusing on the firm’s trading activities across the Chinese-Korean border […]

China and Japan Seek Improved Relations

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Despite their wartime history and territorial disputes, the Chinese and Japanese governments are making efforts to improve relations. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met for private talks during the G20 summit this past weekend (Reuters). Because China and Japan have the biggest economies in East Asia, Xi stated the two […]

Drug War in the Philippines

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Since the inauguration of President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines two months ago, over 1,900 people have been killed in his war on drugs (Reuters). The death toll is approximately 36 people a day. According to police, the deaths are a result of drug dealers resisting arrest and gang feuds (Reuters). Almost all of the […]