Kristine Kwok

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China’s thick red media line on what journalists can write about communist ally North Korea
China and US agree to ‘very tough’ UN sanctions  on North Korea
China may send anti-ship missiles to disputed South China Sea to beef up defence: analysts
Beijing calls reaction to missile deployment ‘hype’ in defending use of armaments in South China Sea disputed islands
Obama scores victory by hosting Asean in US but breakthroughs unlikely, analysts say
Vietnam backs latest US challenge to Beijing’s sovereignty in South China Sea, say analysts
Mexico’s envoy downplays rail link snub, says ties with China moving forward
Key questions over security and economic reform await Trong after being re-elected to top job in Vietnam’s ruling party
China’s high-speed railway project in Indonesia suspended over incomplete paperwork
Taiwanese president’s trip to South China Sea island unhelpful, US says
Chinese oil rig’s return in South China Sea, off coast of Vietnam, touches nerve in Hanoi
Russia seeking to bolster energy exports to China
Is Xi Jinping the man to defuse tensions in the Middle East? Landmark visit to Iran and Saudi Arabia revealed
Vietnam’s communist party meets to elect new leadership, while confronting momentous decisions on economic reform and foreign policy
Vietnam’s ‘stormy’ leadership tussle bares nation’s conflict over liberalism and taking a hardline over South China Sea dispute, analysts say
Chinese military aircraft likely to land at new airport in disputed area of South China Sea in coming months, says ex-PLA officer
‘China doesn’t want to be seen as a paper tiger’: Beijing in a bind over N Korea’s nuke test
‘Stop making the situation worse’: North Korea’s H-bomb test draws condemnation from Beijing
Why Japan’s ‘comfort women’ apology is a coup for Washington and a blow for Beijing

As Japan and South Korea concluded a deal to “finally and irreversibly” resolve the wartime “comfort women” dispute, analysts said the intensifying geostrategic competition in the region has been given an unexpected stir: a gain for Washington but an irritant for Beijing.

30 Dec 2015 - 3:14PM

As Japan and South Korea concluded a deal to “finally and irreversibly” resolve the wartime “comfort women” dispute, analysts said the intensifying geostrategic competition in the region has been given an unexpected stir: a gain for Washington but an irritant for Beijing.

Why Japan’s ‘comfort women’ apology is a coup for Washington and a blow for Beijing
Taiwan faces tough choices balancing between mainland China and United States as presidential poll looms
Long live the king: As Thai monarch turns 88, an auspicious number in Chinese culture, uncertainty surrounds succession
Myanmar faces dilemma to balance need for Chinese investment against voters’ desire for cleaner government
China offers economic perks to Malaysia as it tries to ease tensions over South China Sea
South China Sea fears linger despite Beijing’s loan and aid pledges at East Asia Summit
Asean leaders raise concerns about South China Sea island-building as China tries to keep it off the table
China ‘held back on right to seize’ occupied islands in South China Sea
Economy vs defence: America’s allies take a ‘dual track’ diplomatic approach as Chinese clout grows
Revealed: Myanmar’s US$31 billion jade mining industry and its 'ties to country's elite'
China 'offers joint drills with Asean in South China Sea to check US plan to send warships near Spratly Islands

Beijing is willing to hold joint drills with Southeast Asian countries in the disputed South China Sea, the defence minister said on Friday in what analysts saw as a response to Washington's plan to sail its warships around the Spratly Islands, which China claims as territory.

17 Oct 2015 - 9:43AM

Beijing is willing to hold joint drills with Southeast Asian countries in the disputed South China Sea, the defence minister said on Friday in what analysts saw as a response to Washington's plan to sail its warships around the Spratly Islands, which China claims as territory.

China 'offers joint drills with Asean in South China Sea to check US plan to send warships near Spratly Islands
China has nothing to fear from Trans-Pacific Partnership omission: Australian trade minister