South Korea Unveils Prototype of First Homegrown Fighter Aircraft KF-21

South Korea on Friday unveiled a prototype of the country's first indigenous fighter jet, a highly symbolic moment in the country's decadeslong quest for a combat plane of its own. The gray-colored jet, named KF-21 Boramae, was showcased at a rollout ceremony held at the Korea Aerospace Industries headquarters in the southern city of Sacheon

China to Work With ASEAN To Promote Peace Talks In Myanmar

China will communicate and coordinate with all parties, while working concertedly with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), to promote peace talks in Myanmar and help ease the situation in the country at the earliest opportunity, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said. Wang made the remarks during a one-on-one exchange

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Jokowi and Muhyiddin has Instructed their Foreign Ministers to Initiate an ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Myanmar

The leaders of Indonesia and Malaysia on Friday, February 5, said they were seeking a special meeting of foreign ministers of Southeast Asian nations to discuss the situation in Myanmar, where an elected government was overthrown in a coup earlier this week. Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo hosts Malaysia’s PM Muhyiddin Yassin with a welcome ceremony

Challenges awaiting Biden Administration in Asia and Pacific

One of the biggest challenges faced by the Biden administration in the Asia and Pacific Region is unquestionably the rapidly increasing PRC's influence in the entirety of East Asia and Pacific. Bloody border conflicts initiated with India in Ladakh, the militarization of the islands in the South China Sea, the tension over Senkaku/Diaoyu rocks with

What is the Chinese Dongfeng-21 Medium-Range Ballistic Missile?

Dongfeng-21 ballistic missile (DF-21, NATO code name: CSS5) is a mobile medium-range ballistic missile developed by the People’s Republic of China. It is the People’s Liberation Army’s first solid-fuel propelled and maneuverable missile, and it is also the world’s first. This anti-ship ballistic missile has the significance of a missile milestone. At present, it belongs

ASEAN Chairman’s Statement on The Developments in Myanmar

ASEAN Member States have been closely following the current developments in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. We recall the purposes and the principles enshrined in the ASEAN Charter, including, the adherence to the principles of democracy, the rule of law and good governance, respect for and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

By |2021-02-02T13:31:24+03:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Interview with Professor Swaran SINGH on Asia and Pacific Affairs

This interview was conducted with Professor Swaran SINGH for Sinosphere on developments in the Asia-Pacific region. The main topics of the interview include India-China relations, Indo-Pacific Concept, East and South China Seas, ASEAN, and Quad Alliance System. How much can the Quad Alliance limit China's regional expansion moves? Considering that the Quad members have different

The San Francisco System: The Network of Bilateral Alliance Pursued by the United States in East Asia

The San Francisco System (also known as the "Hub and Spokes" architecture) is a network of bilateral alliance pursued by the United States in East Asia, after the end of World War II[1] - the United States as a 'hub', and Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Australia as 'spokes'.[2] The system is made

By |2020-12-19T18:31:00+03:00December 19th, 2020|Categories: Analysis|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Australia-India-Japan-United States Quad Senior Officials’ Meeting

On 18 December, senior officials from Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the foreign ministries of India, Japan and the United States met by videoconference to progress initiatives agreed by ministers at the second Quad Foreign Ministers' Meeting in October in Tokyo. At the meeting, officials discussed respective efforts to support the region’s

Wei Fenghe: China and ASEAN have the Wisdom and Ability to Handle the South China Sea Issue

Attending the 14th ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting, which started on Wednesday morning via video link, the Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said that China and countries from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have the wisdom and ability to properly handle the South China Sea issue and jointly safeguard the peace

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