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South Korea Close to Developing ‘Blackout Bomb’

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Yonhap) — South Korea has secured technologies to build a non-lethal graphite bomb which can paralyze the North’s power systems in case of war, military sources said Sunday. The so-called “blackout bomb” works [...]

China is Living the Future of Mobile Pay Right Now

Mainland Chinese stores and services are increasingly centered around mobile pay apps like WeChat Pay and Alipay. Chinese mobile payment volume more than doubled to $5 trillion in 2016, according to Analysys data cited by Hillhouse Capital. Mobile [...]

Article 9 and Japan’s Missile Defense Dilemma

After North Korea’s recent missile tests over Japan, new questions have been raised about the ‘pacifist clause’ of the Japanese Constitution and the effectiveness of Japan’s missile defense strategy. How could Shinzo Abe respond? Charles [...]

Shinzo Abe Snap Election Following Swell in Support

Included in Abe’s proposed reform is a revision of the nation’s post-World War II pacifist constitution, which limits its ability to defend against North Korea, and a desperately-needed $48 billion increase in the country’s missile defense [...]

Regime Change is the Only Way to Disarm North Korea

If America and its allies believe Kim Jong-un will give up his nuclear arsenal, they are deluded. John Power says Pyongyang under the Kim family sees its weapons as a security guarantee and powerful negotiating tool, and the only way it will disarm [...]

North Korea Shows Off Improvements with Latest Launch

Munenori Inoue and Seima Oki report: North Korea’s second intercontinental ballistic missile launch late Friday night reached the highest altitude ever achieved by the nation, possibly enough to threaten the U.S. capital of Washington, according [...]

South Korea Debates Developing its Own Nuclear Weapons

Stuart Leavenworth writes: No longer sure they can rely on the United States, an increasing number of South Korean lawmakers say their country should develop its own nuclear arsenal to deter an attack by Kim Jong Un, their belligerent neighbor to [...]

[VIDEO] How China Is Changing Your Internet

Chinese Tech Firms Forced to Choose Market: Home or Everywhere Else HONG KONG — For teenagers who like to sing along with Ariana Grande and Flo Rida, Musical.ly is a must-have. The app that lets users lip-sync and dance in their own music videos [...]