Volume 2, Issue 2

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April - June 2000 · Published: Jul 2000

Daily Digest

Yonhap News Agency – 4 Chinese, 4 Russian military planes enter S. Korea’s air defense zone without notice: S. Korean military

Four Chinese and four Russian military planes entered South Korea’s air defense identification zone (KADIZ) without notice Tuesday, Seoul’s military said, prompting the South Korean Air Force to send its fighter jets to the scene.

The Straits Times – US Secretary of State Blinken set to travel to Beijing for talks in coming weeks

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken plans to visit China in the coming weeks for talks with top officials, possibly including President Xi Jinping, said people familiar with the matter, as the United States looks to resume high-level communication despite continued tensions.

Nikkei Asia – Japan plans security clearances similar to U.S. and Europe

Japan will introduce a security clearance system to vet government and private-sector workers with access to sensitive information related to economic security, to ensure that companies that work with dual-use advanced technology can compete internationally.

Asia Times – Germans the latest to help train China’s fighter pilots

Ex-NATO German fighter pilots paid handsomely by Beijing to share their expertise in Western aircraft, tactics and strategy.

Nikkei Asia – India, U.S. agree on ‘ambitious road map’ for defense industry ties

With an eye on China, India and the U.S. on Monday agreed on a “road map” for defense industry cooperation over “the next few years.”

Asia Times – BRICS currency gambit a timely warning to the buck

Recently concluded BRICS meeting in Cape Town may go down in history as the moment the anti-dollar movement came of age.