Things are warming up across the Taiwan Strait
Drugs found at airport stashed inside music equipment
No immediate reports of casualties or damage
President Ma Ying-jeou sat with his wife among political leaders on Tuesday as newly installed Pope Francis celebrated his inaugural Mass at the Vatican
Taiwan’s Lien Chan met with China’s Xi Jinping and nobody freaked out. Why that’s good news for cross-strait ties.
In today’s required reading: another massacre in Syria, Japan plans to buy disputed South China Sea islands and communal violence rears its head again in Indonesia.
American ideals versus interests in Ethiopia, Apple and Foxconn told to do more on labor conditions in Chinese factories and François Hollande faces criticism over treatment of the Roma
Today’s required reading: reports on and from inside Syria, Burma’s slow march towards media freedom and Chinese scorn for U.S. military moves in Asia.
This is not just about China. Depending on the dispute, it’s also South Korea vs. Japan, Japan vs. Taiwan, Taiwan vs. Vietnam, Vietnam vs. Cambodia, and numerous other permutations.
When it comes to feuds in the Pacific over islands and what lies beneath, it’s not simply a case of China against everyone else
In today’s choices: the conflict in Syria seeps over its borders, the Latin economies still enjoying the good times and tests of sovereignty in the South China Sea.
Today’s picks: resistance to Islamism in Mali, the illegal organs trade and more recriminations between China and the U.S. over the South China Sea.