The Malaysian government is threatening to continue its crackdown on the opposition-linked protest movement after Saturday's (07.09.11) electoral reform rally. The current electoral system favors the Barisan National Front (BN) coalition that has governed uninterrupted since 1957.
Word leaked that Biden will announce no new F-16 sales to Taiwan during his August trip to China. The U.S. will only support upgrades to Taiwan’s existing fleet of 144 F-16A/B aircraft.
North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Ui-Chun will make a rare appearance on the international stage next week as he attends a regional security conference along with Hillary Clinton on Indonesia's resort island of Bali.
After American drone strikes killed 45 Pakistani militants and the U.S. has suspened military aid packages, Pakistani officials suggest they may be turning increasingly to "all-weather friend" China.
As Japanese Prime Minister Kan scraps previously stated 53 percent nuclear energy targets for a nuclear-free society plan, Chinese companies are looking at Japan as a new market for wind and solar technologies.
South Korea heavily criticizes Japan’s boycott of Korean Air, after flight over disputed Dokdo Islets, a territory in the Japan Sea occupied by South Korea since 1954. The confrontation threatens to roll back recent progress on economic deals, cultural exchanges, and a united front against North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.
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