Regions: East Asian and Pacific

The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

South Carolina sheriff's office asks residents not to 'shoot' at Chinese surveillance balloon

The sheriff's office in York County, South Carolina, is imploring residents not to shoot at the Chinese surveillance balloon traveling over the U.S. after eyewitnesses in the region spotted the…

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Nikkei Asia | February 4, 2023

Japan consumers cling to 'COVID savings' as anxiety grips country

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

The State of the Union and the value of ‘healthy controversy’

Words matter. Tone matters. Emotion matters. In a few days, President Biden will try to give us a sense of America’s direction in his State of the Union address to…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

Biden's 'Sputnik moment': Is China's spy balloon political warfare?

The spy balloon that China sailed over the United States and Canada should compel Americans to ask what, exactly, Beijing is doing. China claims the balloon is a weather “airship”…

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Gatestone Institute | February 4, 2023

Biggest Gift to Iran's Mullahs, China and Russia: Biden Administration's Weak Leadership

Thanks to the Biden administration's weak and vacillating leadership, Iran, Russia and China have been emboldened to levels never before seen. [T]he Biden administration has not been taking any action…

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Nikkei Asia | February 4, 2023

Yoon pursues commercial diplomacy as South Korea's top salesman

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

What are spy balloons and what is their purpose?

Tensions between the United States and China heightened Friday when U.S. officials publicly identified a Chinese surveillance balloon drifting across the country.  The Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed that the balloon…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

Pentagon confirms second Chinese 'surveillance balloon' seen over Latin America

A second Chinese "surveillance balloon" was spotted flying over Latin America after another one traveling across the continental U.S. was detected earlier in the day, officials confirmed Friday evening. “We…

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The Hill, Defense | February 4, 2023

Defense & National Security — Blinken pauses trip after Chinese balloon detected

A Chinese balloon is still flying over the U.S. after it shocked the nation and postponed Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to Beijing.  We’re breaking that down for you,…

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Nikkei Asia | February 4, 2023

Toyota targets the rich with new Century, Lexus models in Japan

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

Global food prices on the downslide, UN agency says

Welcome to The Hill's Sustainability newsletter. A friend forward this newsletter to you? Subscribe here. Today we’ll get ahead of the extreme cold that’s overtaking the northeastern U.S. and also look at…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

Hillicon Valley — Southwest's tech issues to be in spotlight at hearing

Southwest Airlines’ chief operating officer will testify next week before a Senate panel to discuss recent technical issues that caused the airline to delay and cancel thousands of flights. Meanwhile,…

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US Department of Defense, News | February 4, 2023

Austin Notes Progress on Development of Australia's Nuclear-Powered Sub

The U.S. and Australia signaled their continued commitment to AUKUS, which is the trilateral security pact among Australia, the United Kingdom and the U.S., Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

Why the discovery of a Chinese balloon in US skies is such a big deal

Tensions between the U.S. and China are on the rise again after the discovery of what the Biden administration is describing as a sophisticated Chinese espionage tool flying over the…

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US Dept of Defense, Releases | February 3, 2023

U.S. Australia Defense Bilateral Meeting

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III met with his Australian counterpart, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Richard Marles, at the Pentagon to discuss the United States –…

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Nikkei Asia | February 3, 2023

Hopes for China's economic reopening buoy Asian currencies

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Breaking Defense | February 3, 2023

At UN meeting, space cooperation picks up momentum, but Moscow and Beijing play spoilers

Flags stand outside the United Nations (UN) building in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg via Getty Images) WASHINGTON — A discussion this week by a United…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

'Chinese spy balloon' spotted over Kansas, senator says

Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) said Friday afternoon that the “Chinese spy balloon” that has been drifting over the continental United States has been seen over northeast Kansas.  Marshall tweeted that…

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Nikkei Asia | February 3, 2023

Japan's food exports hit new high on seafood, whisky demand

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

Rep. James Comer blasts Biden on Chinese balloon, speculates if it could be 'bioweapons'

Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, blasted President Biden for a high-altitude balloon from China that is traveling over the continental United States not being…

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Nikkei Asia | February 3, 2023

Japan pension 'whale' GPIF posts longest loss streak in 20 years

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Hoover Institution | February 3, 2023

H.R. McMaster: Former National Security Adviser Backs General's Warning On Possible War With China

H.R. McMaster: Former National Security Adviser Backs General's Warning On Possible War With China Rachel Moltz Fri, 02/03/2023 - 10:38 interview with H. R. McMaster Off Tue, 01/31/2023 - 11:39Hoover…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

China’s unchecked access to American investors 

China’s command economy has the capability to manipulate global reserve currencies and completely upend global trade through the dictates of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). With over 20 percent of…

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Breaking Defense | February 3, 2023

‘We know it’s a surveillance balloon’: Pentagon pushes back on PRC weather balloon claim

US Army Sgt. Dustin Waggoner, from Nashville, Tenn. spots a target with binoculars while another Soldier fires a .50 cal Barrett sniper rifle at a range in Forward Operation Airborne,…

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Nikkei Asia | February 3, 2023

Blinken postpones China trip over spy balloon incident

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