Some conservative South Korean leaders tend to think that, if a frustrated North Korea resorts to its usual tactics of throwing tantrums, such acts should be countered with decisive countermeasures, including a limited and calculated use of force if necessary.
The formation by Myanmar’s anti-coup movement of a “National Unity government” led by elected lawmakers from the National League for Democracy has further challenged the military regime’s claim of legitimacy and deepened the dilemma facing the international community.
The US Treasury said Taiwan, along with Vietnam and Switzerland, have engaged in market interventions to keep their currencies undervalued in the department’s semiannual foreign exchange report, but stopped short of naming them currency manipulators.
Publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying wasjailed for 14 months for his role in two illegal protests during Hong Kong’s anti-government unrest in 2019, while four former opposition lawmakers were also sent to prison.
The Secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party said that canceling the Tokyo Games “is still an option,” a rare admission by a top official that has cast further doubt upon the postponed sporting event.