Sunday, November 23, 2014

Asia on Top?

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APEC's recent summit produced a US-China climate deal and the first meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. But, with territorial disputes in the South and East China Seas still simmering, democracy protests in Hong Kong smoldering, and rival trade pacts dividing the US and China, is the region any closer to achieving long-term stability?

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