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Fifth Nuclear Test: Renewed North Korean Aggression

On September 9th, North Korea launched its fifth underground nuclear test. Questions have arisen as to how the reclusive state was able to carry out such a test, their largest yet, despite the strict UN sanctions imposed on the nation. Policy makers have been left scrambling for a solution to...

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Nuclear bomb over Washington: North Korea releases a new propaganda video

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If the American imperialists provoke us a bit, we will not hesitate to slap them with a pre-emptive nuclear strike […] The United States must choose! It’s up to you whether the nation called the United States exists on this planet or not. These are the words used in the latest North Korean...

What the 50th anniversary since the Cultural Revolution means to China today

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May 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (文化大革命). Initiated by Mao Zedong with his “May 16th Notification,” the Cultural Revolution had the aim of consolidating Mao's authority over the government at a time when he felt the purity of Communist doctrines...

Japan and South Korea agree on new, irrevocable "comfort women" deal

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On December 28th, Japan and Korea reached an agreement that should permanently settle the “comfort women” issue, which has plagued relations between the two East Asian countries for decades. The agreement was reached at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul, where Japan's foreign minister,...

South Korea's consecutive rallies against President Park

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On December 5th, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Seoul calling for President Park Geun-hye's resignation over recent pro-labor laws she has pushed forth, as well as for planning to whitewash history textbooks by publishing government-issued texts. According to the BBC, an...

Bypassed by history: the lucky escape of Taiwan’s temples

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In 1949, Taiwan and mainland China parted ways as the embattled nationalist Kuomintang finally lost out to the forces of the People’s Liberation Army and fled to the island. The Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and 70s saw the Red Guard destroy the “Four Olds” (Old Customs, Old Culture, Old...

South Korea's appearance of success

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In recent years, South Korea has become synonymous with K-pop, fashion, TV dramas and aesthetics. From the post-war impoverished country of 1950s, the peninsula's stellar rise in the global economic, technological and educational sectors is unprecedented in history. Such a recovery was not deemed...