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5G subscribers in S. Korea top 1 mln as country expands coverage

5G subscribers in S. Korea top 1 mln as country expands coverage

The total number of people who have subscribed to 5G wireless networks in South Korea has topped the 1 million mark as the country steadily expands its coverage infrastructure, the government said Wednesday. Subscriber numbers reached the milestone on Monday, 69 days after Asia’s fourth-largest economy became the first country in the world to officially […]

Conference of Dialogue on Asian Civilizations to usher in new era for cultural diversity

Conference of Dialogue on Asian Civilizations to usher in new era for cultural diversity

The Conference of Dialogue on Asian Civilizations (CDAC) scheduled on May 15 in Beijing will usher in a new era in which the diversity of civilizations is appreciated. Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony and attend related activities of the event which is themed with “exchanges and mutual […]

AIIB boosts common development of Asia, world

AIIB boosts common development of Asia, world

The China-sponsored Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved $7.5 billion in loans to support infrastructure projects in 13 countries of six regions, including East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, West Asia and Africa, driving almost $40 billion of capital into infrastructure projects over the past three years since its opening on Jan. […]

Introduction: Summitry in Asia

Introduction: Summitry in Asia

2018 in Asia could well be called The Year of the Summit, with the most dramatic centered on the Korean Peninsula: Kim Jong Un’s meetings with Xi Jinping, Moon Jae-in and Donald Trump. Casting our gaze more broadly, of course, we find that both bilateral and multilateral summitry is by no means limited to the […]

Talking at the Top: Past, Present and Future Summit Diplomacy in Asia

Talking at the Top: Past, Present and Future Summit Diplomacy in Asia

As the metaphor suggests, summitry sits at the pinnacle of international politics; indeed, the term was first introduced by none other than Winston Churchill.1Defined most broadly as face-to-face meetings of heads of state, summits have on occasion proven to be defining historical moments: Neville Chamberlain at Munich, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna, […]

2018 Top Asian News

2018 Top Asian News

Many things happened during 2018: power shifts, wars, terrorist attacks, new laws and new scientific discoveries. Among all those news, we selected the most significant ones. Here go the top ten Asian news of the current year.  Inter-Korean Dialogue and US-NK Talks – The international community opens the door to North Korea The NK-US summit in […]

Books to Read

Books to Read

Along with the last decade’s global trend of liberal retreat and authoritarian ascent, and as authoritarian states — China and Russia in particular — vigorously try to expand their influence across the globe, a new notion of “sharp power” has recently begun to attract attention. This refers to the ability to affect others to obtain […]

The Connections Are What Count

The Connections Are What Count

One of the earliest recorded accounts of technology transfer between India and China is a sweet story from the mid-seventh century. An embassy from the Tang emperor to the court of the Indian King Harsa returned home with knowledge of a special product the Chinese craved: sugar. Accompanied by eight monks, two “technicians” who knew […]

Neglected No Longer: Washington Returns to Central Asia

Neglected No Longer: Washington Returns to Central Asia

Central Asia is not, and has never been, a United States foreign-policy priority. Neither will it displace the importance of other regions to Washington anytime soon. Moreover, numerous analysts discount it as a promising area for expanded attention. Indeed, they expect US and European presence and influence there to decline as Chinese and Asian influence […]

ASIA: Ageless in Culture and Infused in Surprise

ASIA: Ageless in Culture and Infused in Surprise

Asia seems to always bring an exotic and unusual meaning to the minds of those who have not visited or not visited enough. That’s why, Asian culture has always been surprising for us. As a Turkish journalist, I am both thrilled and puzzled by having been exposed to the culture set I used to watch […]

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