Volume 3, Issue 1

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January - March 2001 · Published: Apr 2001

Daily Digest

Reuters – US, Japan, Korea finance leaders agree to consult on foreign exchange, market developments

U.S., Japanese and South Korean finance leaders agreed to consult closely on foreign exchange and market developments in a trilateral meeting on Wednesday, they said in a joint statement issued by the U.S. Treasury Department.

Reuters – China sends fighter jets to shadow US Navy plane over Taiwan Strait

China’s military said on Wednesday it sent fighter jets to monitor and warn a U.S. Navy patrol aircraft that flew over the sensitive Taiwan Strait, a mission that took place just hours after a call between the Chinese and U.S. defence chiefs.

Associated Press – US navy flies aircraft through the Taiwan Strait a day after US-China defense chiefs hold rare talks

The U.S. 7th Fleet said a Navy P-8A Poseidon flew through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, a day after U.S. and Chinese defense chiefs held their first talks since November 2022 in an effort to reduce regional tensions.

The Diplomat – What the Revamp of the Japan-US Alliance Structure Means for South Korea

Not many realize that the United States had a Far East Command (FECOM) in the 1950s due to the Korean War and its ramifications.

The Diplomat – Beyond Tariffs: Overcapacity Ignites Fresh Tensions in China-US Trade Relations

Overcapacity, particularly prevalent in technologically advanced sectors such as electric vehicles (EVs), now occupies a central place in the economic discourse between the United States and China.

South China Morning Post – China’s top diplomat Wang Yi to push belt and road during visits to Indonesia, Cambodia and Papua New Guinea

China’s top diplomat Wang Yi will visit Indonesia, Cambodia and Papua New Guinea from Thursday, the Chinese foreign ministry announced on Tuesday.