Northeast Asian powers of China, Japan, and South Korea face major economic coronavirus problems

Northeast Asian powers of China, Japan, and South Korea face major economic coronavirus problems Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nations of China, Japan, and South Korea have respective issues related to territorial disputes. Despite this, all three nations are part of an integrated economic chain that accounts collectively for just…

Local Government of Osaka at odds with the Japanese Government over Coronavirus

Local Government of Osaka at odds with the Japanese Government over Coronavirus Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus emanating from China is creating different political views in Japan. Thus, with eight cases of coronavirus being known in Japan, the Osaka Prefectural Government is taking a different approach to that of…

The United Kingdom and the Huawei 5G fine balance between America and China

The United Kingdom and the Huawei 5G fine balance between America and China Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom (UK) sought to placate America and China. Of course, it appears that America will be slightly aggrieved and disappointed while China is more upbeat. Either…

Japan to evacuate nationals from Wuhan: 56 dead from Coronavirus and 2,000 infections

Japan to evacuate nationals from Wuhan: 56 dead from Coronavirus and 2,000 infections Kanako Itamae and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The Foreign Ministry of Japan is preparing to evacuate Japanese nationals from Wuhan. Hence, the Hubei Province is being monitored daily by Japan. Therefore, arrangements are ongoing with the government of China to evacuate…

Planting the Seed: Ethnic Policy in Xi Jinping’s New Era of Cultural Nationalism

Planting the Seed: Ethnic Policy in Xi Jinping’s New Era of Cultural Nationalism By: James Leibold The Jamestown Foundation The recent leak of secret Chinese Communist Party (CCP) documents in Xinjiang provides irrefutable evidence of the CCP’s radical plan to fundamentally remake Xinjiang society and transform the thoughts and behaviour of its Muslim minorities (ICIJ,…

Russia Exports Its Missile Early-Warning Knowhow to China

Russia Exports Its Missile Early-Warning Knowhow to China Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation Russo-Chinese relations continue to improve (see EDM, July 25, 30) as both countries’ ties with the United States have grown increasingly strained. Moscow and Beijing describe their bilateral relationship as a “strategic partnership,” constantly adding new adjectives…

Tibetan monks instructed to praise People’s Republic of China and Communist Party in choreographed video

Hundreds of Tibetan monks instructed to praise People’s Republic of China and Communist Party in choreographed video Free Tibet Free Tibet’s research partner Tibet Watch (1) has obtained background details of a video (2) released by official Chinese media on 22 September of Galden Jampaling Monastery in Chamdo, central Tibet (3). The video shows an orchestrated…

President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation says, “G7 is no good without India and China.” 

President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation says, “G7 is no good without India and China.”  Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation seeks a genuine multipolar world that takes away the centrism of America, along with the supporting role of fellow nations belonging to the…

First Ever Sino-Russian Joint Air Patrol Barely Avoids Triggering Regional Conflict

First Ever Sino-Russian Joint Air Patrol Barely Avoids Triggering Regional Conflict Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation The Chinese Ministry of National Defense published a white paper yesterday, July 24, entitled “China’s National Defense in a New Era.” The document accuses the United States of pursuing “unilateral policies,” provoking “intensified competition…

Japanese Zen Buddhist poetry by Sesson Yūbai and the impact of the Middle Kingdom (China)

Japanese Zen Buddhist poetry by Sesson Yūbai and the impact of the Middle Kingdom (China) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The notable Japanese Zen Buddhist monk, Sesson Yūbai (1290-1346?), witnessed the richness of culture during his stay in the Middle Kingdom (China) and the darkness of the ruling elites who imprisoned him. Hence, his…

Japan Considers a New Security Relationship Via “Networking” with Taiwan

Japan Considers a New Security Relationship Via “Networking” with Taiwan Publication: China Brief Volume: 19 Issue: 10 By: Howard Wang The Jamestown Foundation Introduction—Japan Seeks “Networking” with Regional Allies In early May 2019, Japanese Foreign Minister (FM) Taro Kono tweeted support for Taiwan’s bid to attend the World Health Assembly as an observer—thereby advocating for…

Japan and electronic warfare based on a wary eye on China and Russia

Japan and electronic warfare based on a wary eye on China and Russia Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Irrespective of the rights or wrongs of events surrounding Crimea between the Russian Federation and Ukraine, the role of Russia’s electronic warfare opened-up eyes in Japan. Similarly, with China and the Russian Federation…

Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide: Whither Jihadism in China?

Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide: Whither Jihadism in China? Publication: China Brief By: Jacob Zenn The Jamestown Foundation Introduction—Ethnic Conflict in Xinjiang and the Government’s Response Over the past year, political re-education camps in the western Xinjiang Province of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have attracted much international attention due to allegations that…

US and Japan affirm Cybersecurity ties: Japan’s non-Northeast Asian fixation and Russia

US and Japan affirm Cybersecurity ties: Japan’s non-Northeast Asian fixation and Russia Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan claims that he desires to solve the protracted territorial dispute with the Russian Federation. Yet, many within the corridors of power in Moscow dispute the sincerity of Japan.…

Forensic image of Tibetan leader held in Chinese captivity to be unveiled on BBC’s ‘The One Show’

Forensic image of Tibetan leader held in Chinese captivity to be unveiled on BBC’s ‘The One Show’ Free Tibet A new, forensically constructed image showing what Tibet’s missing Panchen Lama could look like twenty-four years after his abduction by the Chinese government will be unveiled on BBC’s The One Show. The short film will be…

Learning Without Fighting: New Developments in PLA Artificial Intelligence War-Gaming

Learning Without Fighting: New Developments in PLA Artificial Intelligence War-Gaming Publication: China Brief By: Elsa Kania The Jamestown Foundation   The Opportunities and Challenges of Intelligentization A lack of recent experience in combat is often characterized as a major liability and potential disadvantage for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in any future conflict scenario.…