- Daily Brief
- September 23, 2019
The pro-democracy demonstrations have reinvigorated President Tsai’s faltering re-election campaign.
Photo: EPA-EFE Hong Kong activists take to the streets again today, which will likely cause major disruptions to rail and
Colloquially, the squeaky wheel gets the grease — but not so in the case of Japan and South Korea.
Unable to negotiate values, there is no clear end to the protests in sight.
Water shortages are putting lives at risk, jeopardising industries and driving internal migration.
Trade and history disputes have pushed the Japan-South Korea relationship to the edge.
The embryonic alliance must first resolve its internal disputes before it can present a united front.
Coercion of fishing boats and illegal maritime surveys are symbolic of China’s effective occupation.
Poor clean up and containment efforts have left the region exposed to dangerous radiation leaks.
The ISIS-backed attacks appear to have succeeded in reigniting communal tensions.
The spike in multilateral naval engagements excluding China has not gone unnoticed in Beijing.
US and Chinese representatives used the Singapore meeting to present their competing regional visions.