Kim’s dismissal of top military leaders mirrors the downfalls of history. Top leaders are Kim’s strongest supporters. North Korea’s power could be imploding. “One Korea” could happen peacefully.
Japan prepares to make it’s military more deployable. The US gave the nod in recent months. Now, the Japanese government is ready to follow suit. Japan has maintained a “defense-only” military as a condition of the WWII surrender. Soon, Japan will be able to aid in regional conflict, such as with Korea or, say, Taiwan and Beijing.
China’s spotlight is more of a laser. Taiwanese officials take domestic flack over attending a Chinese V-Day celebration. The US isn’t happy about spying. China isn’t happy about reporting. Sanctions are on the way.
…Soon to be allowed to deploy troops for wider range of reasons
…Inside baseball on the China-Taiwan conflict.
- China says WW2 victory for all Chinese as prepares to welcome Taiwan official (dailymail.co.uk)
- Former Taiwan vice president to meet China’s Xi, attend military parade (ajw.asahi.com)
- How Beijing’s courtship of Seoul provoked Kim Jong-un’s latest tantrum (ipolitics.ca)
- South Korea’s Park eyes summit with China, Japan after Kim showdown (rep-am.com)
- ‘North Korea is on the brink of war’: South Korea refuses to back down after Kim Jong Un issues ultimatum in the loudspeaker propaganda row and orders his troops to prepare for battle (revolutionradio.org)
- Cadence of Conflict: Asia, August 24, 2015 (chinadailymail.com)
- No new WWII apology from Japanese leader Abe; China critical (gazettetimes.com)
- S. Korea leader to attend China’s celebrations of WWII end (nzherald.co.nz)
- Shanghai Stocks Plunge For 2nd Day, Asia Shares Lower (voanews.com)
- North Korea is creating its very own time zone (mashable.com)