Japan Calls on China to Hold Relevant Elections in Hong Kong

Japan calls on China to hold relevant elections in Hong Kong in a fair manner that are open to candidates representing a wide range of political opinions. Statement of Japan on the Situation surrounding Hong Kong Since its return in 1997, Hong Kong has enjoyed prosperity brought about by a free and open system where

Joe Biden and Xi Jinping Discussed Latest Developments in Asia and Pacific Region

Joe Biden President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Xi Jinping of China. The President shared his greetings and well wishes with the Chinese people on the occasion of Lunar New Year. President Biden affirmed his priorities of protecting the American people’s security, prosperity, health, and way of life, and preserving a free

Japan believes the Merchant Ship that Collided with the Submarine Soryu is to be the Hong Kong Registered Cargo Ship

The Maritime Self-Defense Force's submarine "Soryu" collided with a private commercial ship off the coast of Ashizurimisaki, Kochi Prefecture. The antenna was damaged and communication with the outside was temporarily disabled, resulting in more than 3 hours before the accident could be reported. The JMSDF set up an accident investigation committee on the 8th to

By |2021-02-09T11:28:37+03:00February 9th, 2021|Categories: East China Sea|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Hong Kong: Bipartisan Letter Nominates Pro-Democracy Movement for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

U.S. Representative James P. McGovern (D-MA) and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today released a letter nominating the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. The letter to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee was also signed by Representatives Thomas Suozzi (D-NY), Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), and Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) and Senators Jeff Merkley

Breaking: China will no Longer Recognise UK-issued BNO Passport for Hong Kongers

China has said it will no longer recognize UK-issued BNO passports for Hongkongers. “From January 31, China will no longer recognize the so-called BNO passport as a travel document and ID document, and reserves the right to take further actions,” foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters.

By |2021-01-29T11:02:25+03:00January 29th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , |20 Comments

BREAKING: China Announces Sanctions on 28 of Trump Administration Officials

China announces sanctions on a number of Trump administration officials, including Pompeo, Bannon and Bolton. Foreign ministry says they've "gravely interfered" in China's internal affairs. Can no longer enter China, Hong Kong or Macau Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Announces Sanctions on Pompeo and Others 2021/01/20 ''Over the past few years, some anti-China politicians in the United

Cosmopolitanism: Perusal of Asian discourse

There exists literature in International theories where the neo-political philosophical concept - COSMOPOLITANISM originates. Cosmopolitanism as a word traces its very origin from the Greek word- KOSMOPOLITIES, which in its literal sense implies- ‘Citizen of the world’. This notion has opened a wide spectrum of some important key views in socio-political philosophy. Be it as

U.S. Announced Additional Restrictions on the Issuance of Visas for People’s Republic of China Officials

China’s authoritarian rulers impose draconian restrictions on the Chinese people’s freedoms of expression, religion or belief, association, and the right to peaceful assembly.  The United States has been clear that perpetrators of human rights abuses like these are not welcome in our country. Today, I am announcing the imposition of additional restrictions under Section 212(a)(3)(C)

By |2020-12-22T12:58:03+03:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

BREAKING: US issues New Hong Kong-Related Sanctions Targeting 14 Members of National People’s Congress Standing Committee

SPECIALLY DESIGNATED NATIONALS LIST UPDATE The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN List: CAI, Dafeng (Chinese Simplified: 蔡达峰; Chinese Traditional: 蔡達峰), Beijing, China; DOB Jun 1960; POB Shanghai, China; citizen China; Gender Male; Vice-Chairperson, 13th National People's Congress Standing Committee (individual) [HK-EO13936]. CAO, Jianming (Chinese Simplified: 曹建明; Chinese Traditional: 曹建明), Beijing, China; DOB

By |2020-12-07T19:20:00+03:00December 7th, 2020|Categories: Diplomacy, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Exclusive: Britain will Send Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carriers to Japan Offshore Next Year

Several Japanese government officials revealed on the 5th that the British Navy will dispatch the most sophisticated aircraft carrier "Queen Elizabeth" to the Western Pacific including Okinawa Prefecture and other southern islands as soon as early next year. The core aircraft carrier strike group is expected to receive support from the US military in Japan.

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