Материалы: November, 2020

Konstantin Asmolov – How Truthful is China’s Stance on the Korean War?

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October 2020 was marked by yet another flare-up of trouble in Sino-South Korean relations over how different countries react to the memory of the 1950-53 Korean War. First, on October 7, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, the much-hyped K-pop boyband BTS received an award from the non-profit association Korea […]

Vladimir Terehov – First Reaction of the Leading Asian Countries to the Results of the US Elections

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The close attention widely paid to the recent election campaign in the United States is understandable. We are talking about a change in the leadership of a country, which continues to occupy the position of one of the main pillars of the modern world order. Leaving aside the theme of the nature of the “democratic […]

Vladimir Terehov – Japan and the UK Agree on the Implementation of a Free Trade Agreement

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On October 23 in Tokyo, Toshimitsu Motegi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, and Elizabeth Mary Truss known as Liz Truss, the UK Secretary of State for International Trade,  signed a bilateral document (“road map”) for the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement, which was already agreed on September 11 this year, during a video […]

James O’Neill. China’s Reaction to Australian Thoughtlessness Makes an Overdue Point

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For all of this century, China has been Australia’s most important trading partner. By 2019 it took more than one third of all Australian exports. This percentage had grown steadily each year. It was not alone in representing the importance of the Chinese market to the Australian economy. In 2019 China also became the largest […]

Vladimir Odintsov – How Enduring is the American-style Asian Version of NATO?

US President Donald Trump (R) salutes as he arrives aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) to participate in a Memorial Day event in Yokosuka on May 28, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

The United States, committed to fanning the flames of wars in various regions around the world, and to entangling the whole world in military blocs and armed coalitions that are subordinate to it alone, in recent years has begun to purposefully approach how to create military alliances against countries that refuse to obey Washington’s dictates. […]

Konstantin Asmolov – Seoul’s “New Old” Proposal to End Inter-Korean Conflict.

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On September 22, 2020, South Korean President Moon Jae-in “called for a declaration to the end of” the Korean conflict in a prerecorded speech addressed to the participants of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly. “This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Korean War and now is the time to terminate […]

Konstantin Asmolov – Relations between China and DPRK in Summer-Autumn 2020.

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At a time when the confrontation between the United States and China is ongoing, and the nations on the Korean Peninsula are in the process of choosing whose side to take in the approaching conflict, DPRK’s stance appears to be more certain, as evidenced by its political and economic ties during the period in question. […]