Friday | May 8, 2015
China’s pot is calling the Philippines’ kettle black plus Seoul risks alienating others. These stories and more are on the May 8th edition of Asia News Weekly.
China trades jabs with Philippines
There may be no war in the South China Sea, but one can see how that may come to be. This past week, China has called the Philippines out for its land reclamation activities saying it goes against the 2002 Code of Conduct for the region, while ignoring its own activities. Host Steve Miller breaks down once conceivable course of action that may lead to conflict in the region.
Seoul continues to alienate Japan, now risks others
South Korea is a certainly a cinderella story when it comes from rising up fro the ashes of war. However, it’s continued attacks on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and irrational fear that Japan is militarizing may actually hurt its critical and valid claims of historical revisionism.
The Weekly Brief
Rounding out this abbreviated version of the podcast, Miller points out what to watch for when North Korea’s Kim Yong Nam visits Russia this weekend during the WWII celebration. Plus additional stories on Japanese abductees in the DPRK, a manhunt in the Philippines, and what could set the stage for another political showdown in Taiwan.
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