Xi Jinping

Friday Five: April 19, 2013

The North Korean regime announced that it was prepared to return to the negotiating table with the United States over its nuclear program following weeks of heightened rhetoric and provocative posturing. The DPRK’s spokesperson indicated certain conditions were necessary for…

Friday Five: April 12, 2013

The U.S. Trade Representative’s Office agreed with the Japanese government this week on terms for Japan to accede to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. There will be 90-day comment period for the U.S. Congress, and then each of the other…

Friday Five: March 29, 2013

In the South China Sea the season for territorial and fishing clashes has started. Vietnam accused China of firing shots at a fishing trawler near the Paracel islands, while a Chinese ministry of defence report stated that only flares were…