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Costs of Chinese Boycotts Cut Both Ways

South Korea joins a growing list of countries suffering economic losses after making political or security decisions in the face of objections from Beijing


ANALYSIS: Taiwan Holds Its Breath as Trump Meets Xi

Edward White

Ahead of the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping, eight Taiwan and China experts share their expectations with The News Lens.


A China-US Dilemma: THAAD and China’s Nuclear Capability

Jason Douglas

It’s unclear at this point in which direction Sino-US strategic relations will go, but all indications point to a deterioration.


Russia’s Stake in South Korea's THAAD Missile Debate

Anthony V. Rinna

The geopolitics of South Korea's missile system is of concern to major regional players, namely China, US, and Russia.


South Korean Retailer Strains to Win Back Chinese Customers

ZiQing Low

Nearly 90 Lotte stores in China have been shut down amid China’s boycott of South Korea.


Trump and Xi on Dangerous Ground Amid THAAD Blowback

Stephen Costello

Even a relatively inexperienced South Korean president, taking office after the policy upheavals of the past two decades, would not permit their administration to start under a cloud of subservience to China, to the United States or to their disgraced predecessor.


Frustrated China Hits Korean Retailer over US Missile Dispute

Oiwan Lam

Frustrated by the development of a US anti-ballistic missile system, China has punished Korean retailer Lotte.


China to Launch Mars Probe; Shark Fin Back on the Menu in Hong Kong; Cash for ‘Loyal’ Monks in Tibet

TNL Staff

Asia Morning Update: A quick roundup of the most important news from around the region.

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