Tuesday, October 13, 2015

[Column] North Korean collapse and the North Korean paradox : North Korea : News : The Hankyoreh

China Times: The risk of Taiwan tilting toward U.S.-Japan alliance | What the Papers Say | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Cambodia’s Withering ‘Culture of Dialogue’ | The Diplomat

Philippines: Bin-Go and the electoral game of chance

China slowdown weighs on Hong Kong luxury rents - FT.com

China spurs Modi’s pivot to Washington | TODAYonline

Pakistan, China Finalize 8-Sub Construction Plan

Pull Out Your Protractors: Time for Singapore's Monetary Decision - Bloomberg Business

Fiji's new president makes history | Dateline Pacific, 4:03 pm on 12 October 2015 | Radio New Zealand

Australia: Opposition Frontbencher breaks ranks, call for Asylum reform

Monday, October 12, 2015

Asia’s Security Architecture: The China Factor | The Diplomat

Taiwan Election: President Sounds Warning on Future of China Ties - Dispatch Times

China accused of meddling in Myanmar peace talks - Regional | The Star Online

Hong Kong's district council elections will be a sign of things to come | South China Morning Post

Indonesia prepared to accept Malaysias proposal to build tube wells to curb forest fires | Astro Awani

Thailand eyes greater defence, security cooperation with Bangladesh - bdnews24.com

Chinnakannan Sivasankaran's Seychelles Shell Game - The Daily Beast

Apple News app disabled in mainland China, works fine in Hong Kong

Taiwan continues to strengthen bilateral relations with Philippines | BusinessMirror

With eye on Japan, two ship-breaking yards in Gujarat tread ‘green’ path | The Indian Express

Thursday, October 08, 2015

China and Japan's battle for influence in Southeast Asia - AEI

The Japan-Vietnam Maritime Security Relationship | The Diplomat

Philippines tells China: No country can claim an entire sea | Headlines, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com

Hidden hands may be interfering in 1MDB probe, says Muhyiddin - The Malaysian Insider

Australia Terror Attack: Police gunning for the ringleaders

Indonesia will accept Singapore's offer to help fight haze | The New Paper

Desertification: New Hurdle of the Silk Road : News : Yibada

The vanishing island - a compelling photostory by the Canberra Times

In the wash of environmental and geopolitical changes that flow from the warming of the planet, Taro (Island in the Solomons) is a drop in the ocean. But it is also an early marker of what lies ahead. As Peter Dutton joked with Tony Abbott about water lapping at the doors of Pacific Islanders, the people of Taro were weighing warnings that their home would be among the first - of dozens? hundreds? thousands? - of largely blameless communities swallowed by the ocean as sea levels rise.


Rapa Nui People Uphold Tradition as Guardians of Easter Island's Ocean | Sara Roe Pakarati

New Zealand's 15-year role in Iraq | Radio New Zealand News

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Dear Real Estate Developers — b-copy.com Longform Content

Members of SFBARF, a grass-roots, pro-housing renters' group in the Bay Area, are being accused of being "developer shills" by NIMBYs. Here's one member's response


San Francisco Housing Fight Reveals Capture of Local Sierra Club Chapter by NIMBYs

Hard Lessons: California Teachers Struggle with Housing Costs| Housing Finance Magazine |

What $5,000/Month Rents You in San Francisco - Curbed Comparisons - Curbed SF

L.A.‘s worsening housing affordability leading to overcrowding | California Economy, California Economic Summit

Windermere president: Seattle's 'on the cusp of a housing market slowdown' - Puget Sound Business Journal

Vancouver house prices: federal parties talk affordability - British Columbia - CBC News

Singapore home prices continue plunge, match 13-year losing streak | Money | Malay Mail Online

Australia can't afford to burst housing bubble as wave of Chinese money looms

Hong Kong and China diverge over home-buying sentiment | South China Morning Post

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Bernie Sanders’s TPP opportunity: The populist fight he’ll wage against corporate America’s favorite trade deal - Salon.com

Can Donald Trump Sink the TPP? | Mother Jones

Canada Election Issues 2015: A Maclean's primer on the TPP deal - Macleans.ca

Trade Deal Faces Initial Skepticism In US Congress

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact gets frosty greeting in US Congress: Straits Times

Services the unsung winner in TPP | afr.com

TPP deal gives limited win for NZ dairy, US gives way on drug patents | The National Business Review

How Trans-Pacific Partnership will affect India's foreign trade - The Economic Times

Trans-Pacific Partnership Winners: Toyota, Japanese Automakers Could Still Use Mostly Chinese Car Parts While Enjoying Reduced Tariffs Under TPP

China left out of landmark trade deal, but door is left open for the future - LA Times

Monday, October 05, 2015

Senior Chinese cadre to head party trip to North Korea amid strained ties between the two countries | South China Morning Post

Liu Yunshan's visit unlikely to reduce tensions between Beijing and Pyongyang, expert says


Park Geun Hye in China: Assessing Middle Power Diplomacy - Mainstream Weekly

Russia, Korea mark growing ties at silver jubilee

Key problems left unresolved after Obama-Xi meeting|WCT

A Step Closer to Taming the Dragon: Last Week's Trilateral Dialogue - The New Indian Express

India's plan to reduce carbon emissions: Could it really work? - CSMonitor.com

In Australia, seeds of Islamic radicalism sown early | Reuters

Taiwan wants Free Trade Agreement with Philippines | BusinessMirror


ALSO: Philippines' Subic seen as investment-worthy for Taiwan | Economics | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Mandarin gains popularity among Russian students - Channel NewsAsia

Russian authorities have added Mandarin as an optional foreign language in the college entrance exam.


New Zealand warns of long-term fallout if TPP talks fail | The Fiscal Times

Friday, October 02, 2015

TAIWAN: Unification with China not on agenda, says president | Reuters

Xi Jinping will address Taiwan issue before 2022: scholar|WCT

Xi Jinping’s visit and growing angst over Taiwan | TheHill

Taiwan Starts War Games against Possible China Attack

MAC minister to review negotiation issues with Chinese counterpart | Cross-Strait Affairs | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Japan, South Korea Boost Their African Presence | The Diplomat

Central Asia’s Island of Democracy is Sinking | Foreign Policy

Indonesian intelligence agency to form Papua peace taskforce | Radio New Zealand News

Sheikh Hasina surprised over foreign missions’ alert for its citizens in Bangladesh - bdnews24.com

Hawaii court says Expedia, Travelocity and 7 other online travel companies must pay $53M in back taxes - Pacific Business News