Volume 1, Issue 1

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April - June 1999 · Published: Jul 1999

Daily Digest

Associated Press – Taiwan is selling more to the US than China in major shift away from Beijing

Whether it’s tapioca balls or computer chips, Taiwan is stretching toward the United States and away from China — the world’s No. 2 economy that threatens to take the democratically ruled island by force if necessary.

Associated Press – Kim’s sister denies North Korea has supplied weapons to Russia

The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un again denied Friday that her country has exported any weapons to Russia, as she labeled outside speculation on North Korea-Russian arms dealings as “the most absurd paradox.”

Associated Press – China and Cambodia begin 15-day military exercises as questions grow about Beijing’s influence

Cambodia and China began 15-day military exercises on Thursday as questions grow about Beijing’s increasing influence in the Southeast Asian nation.

Associated Press – North Korea test-fires suspected missiles a day after US and South Korea conduct a fighter jet drill

North Korea fired suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Friday, South Korea’s military said, a day after South Korea and the U.S. flew powerful fighter jets in a joint drill that the North views as a major security threat.

Reuters – South Korea urges better cooperation on supply chain with China

South Korea’s finance minister on Thursday said Seoul and Beijing should seek better economic cooperation on the supply chain for raw materials.

Reuters – Putin and Xi deepen partnership and scold the United States

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed on Thursday to deepen their “strategic partnership” while scolding the United States for a series of moves that they said threatened their countries.