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VOA Asia Weekly - Voice of America
8 minutes | Dec 1, 2016
What are the regional implications of South Korea's new intelligence sharing deal with Japan? - Asia Weekly - December 01, 2016
South Korean President Park Geun-hye said she’d accept a mandate from the National Assembly to shorten her term after hundreds of thousands of South Koreans have peacefully called for the president to step down. Despite her unprecedented 4% approval rating, the president managed to secure an intelligence sharing deal with Japan. What’s the significance of the pact and why isn’t everyone happy about it? VOA’s Steve Miller reports.
22 minutes | Nov 24, 2016
What’s it like to meet the Dalai Lama? - Asia Weekly - November 24, 2016
Merriam-Webster defines insight as the ability to understand people and situations in a very clear way or an understanding of the true nature of something. One man whom many view as insightful, is the Dalai Lama. So, what’s it like to meet the spiritual leader of Tibet? Former Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank and Fellow at the Milken Institute Curtis S Chin shares his personal story.
9 minutes | Nov 17, 2016
What Does Xi's 'One China' Mean for Hong Kong's Democracy? - VOA Asia Weekly - November 17, 2016
Following two Hong Kong legislators-elect oath’s advocated a divide in the “one country, two systems” principle, Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, making it clear that looking forward, there was only one China. What does the future hold for the Special Administrative Region?
7 minutes | Nov 10, 2016
Rakhine Violence Steeped in Deep Rooted Distrust - VOA Asia Weekly - November 10, 2016
Attacks have plagued Myanmar’s Rakhine State where border patrol police, soldiers, and insurgents have been killed. Aung Sung Suu Kyi’s near six-month-old civilian government faces criticism. Hunter Marston explains the origin of the conflict in the region and challenges facing the region’s Rohingya Muslims.
7 minutes | Nov 3, 2016
South Korea's Political Theater's Geopolitical Implications - VOA Asia Weekly - November 03, 2016
South Korean President Park Geun-hye is embroiled in a scandal that’s seen her approval ratings dip to unprecedented lows. Who is Choi Sun-il and why have thousands marched in Seoul calling for her impeachment or resignation and what are the larger implications for the country and the region? Katharine Moon, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for East Asia Policy Studies and professor at Wellesley College and Jonathan Miller, EastWest Institute's Fellow for the China, East Asia, and United States Program discuss.
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