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The Weekly Global Roundup: Trouble In Asia (July 17 to 22, 2017)

The Weekly Global Roundup: Trouble In Asia (July 17 to 22, 2017)

Trouble is brewing in Asia. Geopolitically, a stand-off between Bhutan, China, and India continues in the Himalayas, in Doka La, and no immediate resolution is in sight. Politically, four more pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong were stripped of their seats over an oath-taking controversy last year, and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe agreed to be questioned by the opposition over a cronyism scandal, two weeks after his party suffered a historic defeat in the Tokyo election. And finally, in terms of natural disasters as well as accidents or attacks, China, India, Malaysia, and Vietnam were hit by floods, while accidents or attacks struck Indonesia, Kashmir, and Taiwan. Continue reading


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