Asia/China

China tensions rise in South China Sea

China redraws map giving itself everything, says others need to play nicely

Jun 26, 2014
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The Vimy Report

China has apparently settled the ongoing territorial dispute over the South China Sea by issuing a new map in which the country has taken almost the entire area for itself. After moving several oil rigs into the South China Sea recently, tensions have elevated among its neighbours in Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines. State media earlier said China had unveiled

China sends oil rigs to South China Sea

China sends oil rigs to disputed waters, says “don’t worry”

Jun 21, 2014
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The Vimy Report

In the South China Sea, where many countries lay claim to parts of its waters, China has sent four more oil rigs. China claims up to 90 percent of the area while other such as the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan and Brunei are also vying for ownership. The move ramps up tensions in an already-tense area. The announcement comes at

Camping in North Korea

Worst idea of the day: camping in North Korea

Jun 20, 2014
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The Vimy Report

Forget Disneyland, the Loire Valley or the Great Barrier Reef. If you’re looking for an international holiday experience, look no further than the nearest genocidal Asian nation. In its effort to attract more foreign tourists/prisoners, North Korea is promoting its exotic camping destinations in the mountains of Myohyang and Kumgang. Koryo Tours, which organized the first 10-day camping trip last

India

India 2.0 – Part Three: A world power in waiting

Oct 30, 2013
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Sven Jurschewsky

Part One: Will India finally stop disappointing everyone? Part Two: We really must talk about Narendra Part Three: A world power in waiting The Strategic Outlook The geopolitical history of modern India is about as complex and turbulent as any experienced by European states in the 19th and 20th centuries. It begins with the collapse of the British Empire and Britain’s withdrawal from

Narendra Modi