Volume 1, Issue 3

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October - December 1999 · Published: Jan 2000

Daily Digest

The Diplomat – Japan-South Korea Cooperation Rests on the Rule of Law

A long-standing legal axiom holds that courts should render similar decisions in similar cases.

Nikkei Asia – U.S. rules force South Korea’s EV battery makers to rethink China deals

Top executives from South Korean battery maker SK On and its two suppliers — EcoPro and GEM of China — must have thought the future was rosy when they signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in March to launch a joint venture.

The Diplomat – China Won’t Invade Taiwan – For Now

On the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leader’s Meeting in San Francisco last month, Chinese leader Xi Jinping told U.S. President Joe Biden that Taiwan is the “biggest” and “most dangerous issue” between the United States and China.

South China Morning Post – US-China’s ‘tense’ Pacific power play to persist after Australia-Papua New Guinea security pact

Power tensions between the United States and China in the Pacific will continue to be “tense and dynamic” even as Australia and Papua New Guinea forge deeper relations through a newly signed historic security pact, according to analysts.

The Diplomat – China Threatens US Interests in Micronesia, Former President Warns

David Panuelo, the former president of the Federated States of Micronesia, came to Washington last week to warn that, without U.S. support, his country is becoming increasingly vulnerable to Beijing’s influence efforts.

The Diplomat – How Will Laos Handle Its 2024 Chairmanship of ASEAN?

There was a palpable sense of apprehension among onlookers as Indonesia passed the gavel of the ASEAN chairmanship to Laos at its summit in September.