Volume 3, Issue 1

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January - March 2001 · Published: Apr 2001

Daily Digest

Asia Times – Biden’s mission: Unite Japan and South Korea

The incoming US administration considers alliances central to major goals – crushing the pandemic, tackling climate change, and restoring economic growth.

Hindustan Times: Planning for a post-Covid world

Future G20 hosts face the task of ensuring the revival of cooperation over global financial architecture, supply chain stability, and climate.

Nikkei Asia: COVID pushes Asia to embrace big government

Lavish spending, deep debt, high-tech surveillance – Is this the end of the small state tradition?

South China Morning Post: ‘Now or never’ as superpowers toy with idea of Pacific Rim trade deal

President Xi Jinping’s announcement that China “will actively consider” joining a formerly American-backed accord has sent a ripple of intrigue across the Pacific Rim.

The Straits Times: China’s top diplomat Wang Yi visits Japan amid regional tensions

China’s foreign minister is to visit Tokyo on November 24, the first high-level trip since Japan picked a new leader in September.

South China Morning Post – China-India border dispute: massive convoy delivers winter supplies to troops at Himalayan outposts

Essential supplies have been delivered to Chinese soldiers at remote Himalayan outposts to endure winter in the border confrontation with India.

Asia Times: Biden appointees point to Asia policy pivot

As Biden unveils cabinet picks, the Trump administration bids to box in their successors and boost their post-Trump political careers.

Focus Taiwan: US-Taiwan economic dialogue opens with signing of MOU

The MOU will lay the groundwork for more comprehensive economic cooperation ahead, Taiwan’s representative office in the US said.

NK News: US raises pressure on countries illegally hosting North Korean workers

The US Department of the Treasury sanctioned North Korean and Russian firms for allegedly exporting “forced labor” from the DPRK.

Asia Times: US sidelined as China, Korea and Japan unite

RCEP marks an epochal setback for Washington nearly four years after Trump left the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership.