Volume 2, Issue 4

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October - December 2000 · Published: Jan 2001

Daily Digest

The Diplomat – Can China and the US Cooperate on Climate Change?

The China-U.S. technology rivalry will severely hinder the prospect of a common Sino-American approach to climate change.

Reuters – South Korea president warns of crackdown as trucker strike enters second day

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol warned the government might step in to break up a nationwide strike by truckers, describing it as an illegal and unacceptable move to take the national supply chain “hostage” during an economic crisis.

Reuters – Taliban’s treatment of women may be crime against humanity: UN experts

The Taliban’s treatment of Afghan women and girls, including their exclusion from parks and gyms as well as schools and universities, may amount to a crime against humanity, a group of U.N. experts said on Friday.

Nikkei Asia – Analysis: Xi no longer described as ‘people’s leader’ in China

One month after the Chinese Communist Party’s 20th national congress, Chinese state media have stopped calling President Xi Jinping “the people’s leader.” None of the newly published material on Chinese government websites contain the phrase.

The Diplomat – Dawn of the Drone Age in Central Asia

Central Asian countries have been stepping up their drone capabilities.

Reuters – North Korea cautions sanctions and pressure will fuel more hostility

North Korea on Thursday denounced Seoul’s push to impose additional sanctions on Pyongyang following its repeated missile launches, saying such measures will add to the North’s “hostility and anger,” state media KCNA reported.