How war in Korea would affect Asia
11 August 2017 | 11:00 am
How will the rising tensions in North Korea impact Asia? Bloomberg's Enda Curran reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."
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The regime in Pyongyang has started 2023 by threatening South Korea and announcing plans for more capable ballistic missiles and a larger nuclear arsenal.
The visit comes after Japan recently announced a massive expansion of its defense capabilities in light of China's growing clout in the Indo-Pacific region and security threats posed by North Korea.
Brussels is seeking to build influence in Southeast Asia. But the EU's habit of criticizing governments over human rights doesn't go down too well in the region.
The reported government notice ordering the five-day lockdown did not mention COVID-19 but said the symptoms of the "respiratory illness" include common cold.
A visit to South Korea and Japan by the head of NATO this week highlights the alliance's strategic priority to push back against China and North Korea, while addressing the global impact of Russia's war in Ukraine.
A survey has found that many people in Southeast Asia prefer to engage with the EU amid US-China rivalry in the region. Cambodians particularly viewed the bloc favorably — Malaysians and Indonesians not so much.
South Korea has released a paper describing North Korea as its enemy for the first time in several years. The document highlights Pyongyang's growing stockpile of nuclear weapons and missiles.
North Korea criticized the joint US-South Korean drills, for which the United States deployed a B-52. The long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber is capable of carrying nuclear weapons.
The European Parliament has been sending delegations to the region as it edges towards an EU-ASEAN parliamentary assembly. But the bloc is fractured over who should lead EU foreign policy.
The elderly population in East Asia is swelling as the birth rate continues to decline. The region now has the world's lowest fertility rate, raising fears of social and economic woes, especially for its youth.
The launch of another North Korean ballistic missile comes as South Korean and US forces conduct an 11-day joint military drill called "Freedom Shield 23."
Ten years ago, the UN formed a commission to investigate crimes against humanity in North Korea. However, little has changed, and the West seems to be more concerned about Pyongyang's militaristic ambitions.
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