Anxious Asia en Shinzo Abe, an outspoken nationalist, takes reins at Japan's LDP, risking tensions with China, South Korea <p>TOKYO &mdash; The return of Shinzo Abe could amp up territorial disputes with China and South Korea. If elected &mdash; and he leads in polls &mdash; he promises to roll back WWII apologies and take a harder line over territorial disputes with neighbors.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anxious Asia World Leaders Conflict Zones Elections Diplomacy China Japan South Korea Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:24:44 +0000 Justin McCurry 5720898 at Biden time in Asia OWLS HEAD, Maine — Vice-President Joe Biden has set off on perhaps the most sensitive and significant foreign policy venture of his five years under President Obama. Indeed, it may be a more important undertaking than anything Hillary Clinton did in the 956,733 miles she traveled as Secretary of State. During three decades of record growth, China has pole-vaulted its citizens into virtually undreamt-of economic prosperity and equally unimaginable pollution. Now, China has decided its time to parlay its position as an economic powerhouse into one as a forceful strategic player in East Asia. Biden's trip will take him to a triangle of countries, Japan, China, and South Korea. Each has competing interests and conflicting friendships. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anxious Asia Conflict Zones Military Politics China Global Economy Innovation Commentary Political Risk Japan Technology North Korea South Korea United States Fri, 06 Dec 2013 07:46:22 +0000 Mac Deford 6008890 at