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November 14, 2017

Diplomatic initiative revived to counter China’s growing influence

Alongside the gladhanding, strutting and tweets from world leaders at two Asian summits over the past few days, one of the most important geopolitical developments came from a low-key meeting between civil servants from four countries.
Officials from the US, Japan, …

Posted in China, News Coverage
November 9, 2017

A reborn quadrilateral to deter China

Recent news that Australia’s Foreign Minister has indicated interest in taking part in a resurrected US-Australia-Japan-India quadrilateral dialogue on the sidelines of the upcoming ASEAN Summit is to be welcomed. It is an indication how much the strategic situation in the …

Posted in China, Opinion Editorial
November 8, 2017

China’s dominance is growing for now – but in the long run, it’s a paper tiger

Donald Trump’s trade policy is making America’s allies vulnerable to Chinese pressure, but this doesn’t signal the end of American dominance
As Donald Trump continues his long tour around Asia, the question is whether the President will be able to articulate …

Posted in China, Opinion Editorial
November 1, 2017

Hong Kong’s autonomous status has significantly deteriorated, UK think tank says

A British think tank says that Hong Kong’s autonomous status has deteriorated significantly over recent years, in a new report written by Hong Kong and international activists and scholars.
The Henry Jackson Society launched the report entitled Hong Kong After 20 Years: the …

Posted in China, News Coverage

Think tank urges British government to uphold Joint Declaration

Twenty years after Hong Kong returned to Chinese sovereignty, the implementation of the “one country, two systems” principle in the former British colony is breaking down, according to a report published by a conservative think tank from the United Kingdom.
In its …

Posted in China, News Coverage

Dr John Hemmings discusses North Korea on Fox News

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea
October 19, 2017

The liberal West created China’s dominance – but it owes us no loyalty

By John Hemmings
Xi Jinping’s keynote speech – impressive for its three-hour running time – at Beijing’s Party Congress firmly established three things. First, Xi has accumulated the type of personal power last seen under Chairman Mao Zedong; second, that the …

Posted in China, Opinion Editorial
October 11, 2017

Analysis: The specialist role Britain could play in a new Korean War

By John Hemmings and James Rogers
The news that British war planners are working possible scenarios for British involvement in a North Korean contingency is both disturbing and an indication of how serious the Ministry of Defence is taking this iteration of the North Korean …

Posted in Asia, Defence, News Coverage, North Korea, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
September 29, 2017

The next election shock could be Japan – a nation in despair whose rebels offer hope

By Dr John Hemmings.
The Prime Minister has called a sudden snap election. The timing is deliberately chosen to catch his opponents off-guard. His plans to take advantage of his high approval ratings, telling voters he can protect their country and …

Posted in Asia, Japan, Opinion Editorial
September 27, 2017

North Korea has been getting away with murder for decades. Here’s how

By Dr John Hemmings.
Fans of impending nuclear destruction will take heart from the latest twist in the escalating North Korean crisis. In response to a threat from the hermit kingdom to test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, President …

Posted in Asia, North Korea, Opinion Editorial
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