East Asia Round-up: August 27-September 1, 2021

CHINA
Most Chinese kids likely to be bored by Grandpa Xi Jinping Thought as they return to schools today
Pakistan to China: India shouldn’t spoil Afghan stability
Unclear how China intends to implement expanisve new maritime law in Pacific
China opens first road-rail transport link to Indian Ocean


JAPAN
Suga denies report that he plans to delay party leadership race until after election
Japan ministry seeks 2.6 percent defense hike amid China worries

SOUTH KOREA
Alleged North Korean collaborator claims he was privately implementing agreement between North and South
Seoul, Beijing restore military cooperation, despite rising strategic competition

NORTH KOREA
North Korea May Be Pushing Biden for Nuclear Deal That Trump Rejected

TAIWAN
Taiwanese military says China can ‘paralyse’ its defences, but still lacks capacity for full invasion
Taiwan to conduct air raid drills in two weeks
China beats Taiwan to the punch in announcing new vaccine delivery
Big questions remain about Beijing – and EU – will react to Lithuania’s defiance of Beijing

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