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North Korea denies killing Kim’s half-brother

Geostrategy-Direct The North Korean government on Feb. 22 issued a statement ridiculing Malaysian authorities’ handling of the investigation of the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of This content is…

Chinese bodyguards disappeared before Kim Jong-Nam’s assassination

Geostrategy-Direct Two Chinese bodyguards appointed by Beijing to protect the half-brother of North Korea’s dictator were mysteriously absent at the moment when he was accosted by two This content is…

The U.S. weighs sale of THAAD to Taiwan

Geostrategy-Direct The United States government under President Donald Trump may consider selling the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense [THAAD] system to Taiwan to fend off China’s increasingly This content is…

U.S. Marines to guard American Institute in Taiwan

Geostrategy-Direct Because of the newly signed 2017 National Defense Authorization Act [NDAA], the U.S. government will dispatch U.S. Marines to guard the American Institute in Taiwan, the This content is…

What to do with $3 trillion hard currency reserves? China to ‘prioritize’ influence-buying

Geostrategy-Direct China’s Supreme Leader Xi Jinping has ordered a drastic reduction in the speed and volume of buying influence in foreign countries due to China’s economic slowdown This content is…

The Trump/Abe bromance is a direct snub of China’s self-importance

Geostrategy-Direct The Trump administration rolled out the red carpet and gave Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe an extravagant welcome and enthusiastic embrace. The primary message was to This content is…

China violates UN sanctions as its mineral imports from North Korea skyrockets

Geostrategy-Direct North Korea dramatically increased its export of mineral materials to China in 2016, clearly pointing to China’s collusion with Pyongyang in violation of UN sanctions resolutions This content is…

First foreign trip by Mattis confirms perceived volatility of northeast Asia

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Kidnapping of Chinese billionaire in Hong Kong tied to his links to spymaster

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Despite Beijing’s hostility, Chinese tourists prefer Japan

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