Sokcho port

Get Out There #15: Sokcho Port

Jo, Wendy, and I stroll through the port shops along South Korea’s east coast in Sokcho.

Hong Kong protests face an uncertain future. North Korea races back into the headlines. Asian countries up their business game and more.

ANW: Hong Kong protests’ future, North Korea hogs headlines, Asian biz news and more

Asia News Weekly host Steve Miller returns with an episode chocked full with important updates from the region. First, he explores the current state of the Hong Kong protests. After…

What do we call the body of water between Japan and South Korea? Japanese governors travel to China, North Korea cancels today’s high-level talks with Seoul, and one HK lawmaker is out after criticizing the Chief Executive.

TAB: North Korea cancels talks, HK Lawmaker out, Japanese governors in China, and naming the sea

October 30, 2014 One of the long standing issues still left unresolved between South Korea and Japan, is the name given to the body of water between to the two…

China says most of the East and South China Sea belongs to them. ASEAN members and Japan take exception with that territorial claim. Is Asia heading towards a new Cold War? It’s one conversation taking place in Asia… now.

AN: Tension in the China Seas: Asia’s Cold War?

In the Asia-Pacific region, one of the situations many find troubling is that surrounding the territorial battles regarding the East and South China Seas. Ever since China unveiled its nine-dash…

China may reduce number of crimes eligible for the death sentence. Hong Kong residents gear up on both sides. Abe to stand by Kono Statement.

TAB: China may reduce death sentence crimes; Hong Kong Protests gear up for long haul; Abe stands by Kono Statement

October 29, 2014 China is considering removing nine crimes from its list of offenses punishable by death. Currently 55 criminal activities are eligible for the death penalty, but the draft…

Death sought in Sewol trial, Japan heads to DPRK for abductee talks, South Korea begins filming sex slave film and more.

TAB: Death sought in Sewol trial, Japan heads to DPRK for abductee talks, South Korea begins filming sex slave film and more

October 28, 2014 Late Monday, South Korean prosecutors called for the death penalty in the trail against Lee Joon-seok, captain of the ill-fated Sewol that sunk in April killing more…

Dawn breaks in Hong Kong. What will this week hold for the pro-democracy movement? Anti-DPRK protesters launch another 20,000 leaflets across the boarder. Pakistan stands to gain from a new development bank.

TAB: Will Hong Kong have democracy? Balloons over North Korea; Pakistan joins an Asian bank.

October 27, 2014 Federation of Students and Occupy Central organizer Benny Tai announced a poll to the masses last week to determine the next step in their movement. Alex Chow,…


Get QOT #14: Korea’s Martial Arts

A look at what I think is the best martial arts performance in Korea. It’s called the Muye 24ki, or the 24 Martial Arts. It’s a combination of several arts…

Why did North Korea release American Jeffrey Fowle? Pundits speculate, but this isn’t the first time it’s happened. With talks stalled in Hong Kong, did CY Leung foreshadow another violent weekend?

TAB: Why did North Korea release Folwe? Will there be more violence in Hong Kong?

October 23, 2014 Following the surprise release of American Jeffrey Fowle from North Korea, many of the details surrounding the circumstances continue to be sketchy. North’s Korean Central News Agency…

TAB: Nothing resolved with Hong Kong Talks, Australian IS Teen talks tough, Jeffery Folwe released from DPRK

Nothing resolved with Hong Kong Talks, Australian IS Teen talks tough, Jeffrey Folwe released from DPRK

October 22, 2014
 The big news of the day, of course, was the highly anticipated talks between Hong Kong Officials and Student leaders. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s number…