Is China really about to invade Taiwan?

Taipei, Taiwan – For the first time in more than half a century, the United States and Japan are expected this week to make a joint statement on the security of the Taiwan Strait following a meeting between US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. While largely symbolic, the statement would be an … Read more

Banker Lasso wins surprise victory in Ecuador election

Former banker Guillermo Lasso has declared victory in the Ecuadorean presidential election, after his challenger, left-wing economist Andres Arauz, conceded defeat in a poll that took place against a COVID-19 pandemic that has devastated an already struggling economy. Lasso said he accepted the “challenge” of governing after winning the runoff with 52.5 percent of the … Read more

South Korea: Moon’s party dealt crushing defeats in mayoral polls

South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s Democratic Party has suffered devastating defeats in elections for the mayors of the country’s two biggest cities, results showed on Thursday, amid political scandals and policy blunders. The election on Wednesday was widely seen a key barometer for potential political shifts for Moon’s progressive party with less than one year left … Read more