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South Korea and US Agree to Two Year Extension of Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

South Korea and US Agree to Two Year Extension of Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

South Korea hopes to negotiate a revised document allowing domestic uranium enrichment and the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel.

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North Korea May Possess Second Largest Deposits of Rare Earth Metals

North Korea May Possess Second Largest Deposits of Rare Earth Metals

If true, possibly one of the largest game changers regarding the Korean Peninsula in some time

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Pentagon Report on China Military is a Yawner

Pentagon Report on China Military is a Yawner

The Pentagon issued its 2012 China report to Congress on Friday. It's not that much different from 2011.

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Update #6: Chinese/Philippine Standoff Passes Three Weeks, Rumors of War Hit Chinese Media

Update #6: Chinese/Philippine Standoff Passes Three Weeks, Rumors of War Hit Chinese Media

Yesterday the internet flared up with rumors of China moving towards a state of war with the Philippines over the now three week Scarborough Shoal issue.

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Update #4: The Philippines Turns to the U.S. over Two-Week Chinese/Philippine Scarborough Shoal Standoff

Update #4: The Philippines Turns to the U.S. over Two-Week Chinese/Philippine Scarborough Shoal Standoff

China has pulled out their "Yuzheng 310 " ship and another maritime surveillance vessel, but tensions around the Scarborough Shoal continue

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Update #3: The Chinese/Philippine Standoff Over Scarborough Shoal Hits Day 10

Update #3: The Chinese/Philippine Standoff Over Scarborough Shoal Hits Day 10

Last week at this time, China and the Philippines looked near a potential resolution. One week later, diplomacy has gotten nowhere.

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Corruption is Rotting the PLA From Within

Corruption is Rotting the PLA From Within

China's People's Liberation Army is plagued with rampant corruption that threatens to destroy it from within. "No country can defeat China," but "our own corruption can destroy us," says top PLA general.

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Update: Philippine and Chinese Vessels Continue Standoff Over Scarborough Shoal EEZ Rights

Update: Philippine and Chinese Vessels Continue Standoff Over Scarborough Shoal EEZ Rights

While ships involved in the confrontation continue to change, the Philippines and China continue to knock heads over their territorial rights

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Philippine Frigate and Chinese Vessels in Standoff Over Scarborough Shoal EEZ Rights

Philippine Frigate and Chinese Vessels in Standoff Over Scarborough Shoal EEZ Rights

The Philippines and China clash over a region that both lay claim to

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Seoul Takes Proactive Stance on Chinese EEZ Violations, South Korean People Slow to Follow

Seoul Takes Proactive Stance on Chinese EEZ Violations, South Korean People Slow to Follow

Flashpoints in the Yellow Sea and growing navies are making it harder and harder for South Korea and China to remain civil neighbors

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Happy Takeshima Day: The Dokdo Conundrum

Happy Takeshima Day: The Dokdo Conundrum

February 22 is now an annual date for Korean and Japanese nationalist agendas.

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US Officials Press South Korea to Reduce Iranian Petrochem/Crude Imports

US Officials Press South Korea to Reduce Iranian Petrochem/Crude Imports

US officials attempt to sway South Korea's stance on trade with Iran.

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