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Student Conference “Russia and the Asia-Pacific Region: History and Modernity” 2021 (information letter)

INFORMATION LETTER The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Federal State-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education Pacific National University (FSFEI HPE PNU) Faculty of Oriental Studies and History Information letter   Faculty of Oriental Studies and History of the Pacific National University (Khabarovsk), Study Center of International Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region […]

The Pacific National University started accepting the research works for publication in the fifth edition in the “Vestnik of the Center for the Study of International Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region” APIR

October 14, 2020 The editors of the scientific publication “Vestnik of the Center for the Study of International Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region” are preparing the publication of the fifth collection of articles. It is produced jointly with the the Department of National and Universal History of the Pacific National University and the Institute of […]

US-China Trade Relations (Huawei) A selection of interesting articles on this topic by Victoria Palamar

№ 1. United States: ZTE and Huawei are listed as US national security threats for fear of the rise of China’s technology U.S. lists Huawei and ZTE as “U.S. national security threats”, Ministry of Foreign Affairs responds. On July 1st, according to foreign media reports, the Federal Council formally ruled on June 30, local time […]

Konstantin Asmolov. To What Extent does the Testimony given by DPRK Defectors Represent a Credible Source?

On February 21, 2021, South Korean media outlets reported that four North Korean defectors plan to sue Unification Minister Lee In-young for defamation over his recent remarks casting doubt over what defectors say about the North’s human rights situation. The matter is that on February 3, Lee said during a press conference with foreign media reporters […]

Konstantin Asmolov. Miracles of Sloppiness, or Another Ode to «Locked Borders»

On the morning of February 16, 2021, a “suspicious man” was detained near a military checkpoint on the eastern segment of the inter-Korean border. According to the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces of Korea, the intruder was detected by a video surveillance camera. He was moving south near a military checkpoint located […]

Konstantin Asmolov – Verdict in Chun Doo-hwan’s Case is Far From Satisfying

At the end of November 2020 the lengthy court proceedings stemming from attempts made by the Moon Jae-in administration to imprison yet another former President finally came to an end. After Chun Doo-hwan took advantage of political instability in the country to usurp power starting in December 1979, students in the city of Gwangju started […]

Konstantin Asmolov – Gymnastic Wonders or Just Plain Carelessness?

On November 4, 2020, the South Korean military deployed near the border with the North was put on high alert and sent to search for an unidentified person detected by technical controls. For the search operations, troops were placed on the “Jindogae” alert, which is issued to cope with a possible intrusion of armed guerrillas […]

Peter Koenig – China’s Economy of Peace

China, about a decade ago, has deliberately embarked on an Economy of Peace. A strategy that China pursues, unimpressed by constant aggressions from the west, which are mostly led by the United States. Is it perhaps this Chinese steadfast, non-aggressive way of constant forward-creation and embracing more and more allies on her way – that […]

James O’Neill – Australia Faces New Challenges in its Relationship With China

The relationship between Australia and China has deteriorated markedly over recent months. Each side is blaming the other for the deterioration, and amid the flurry of frankly anti-China propaganda emerging from most of the major Australian news outlets it is difficult to establish what went wrong and who precisely is to blame. It is possible […]

Vladimir Terehov – Taiwan after the US Elections and the RCEP has been Signed

The outcome of the US elections (whose end is still unclear), and the signing of an agreement on forming a free trade zone involving the participation of 10 ASEAN countries, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand (the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP), are two of the most notable events in the past […]