THE QUESTION

Why did North Korea return to 6-party talks this week? Does this signal China's emergence as the regional superpower? Should the world welcome a more active and ambitious China on matters like this?
Posted by Amar C. Bakshi on November 2, 2006 3:14 PM

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Kyoko Altman has worked as a correspondent and anchor for CNN and CNBC, and as a news-magazine reporter for Japan's top-ranked news program 'News Station' on TV Asahi. She has covered more than twenty countries.

A Selective Superpower

Hong Kong - Yes, China's efforts in North Korea highlight its new prominence on the global stage. But whether that bodes well or ill for the rest of the world remains to be seen.

Kyoko Altman Hong Kong, China | 4 COMMENTS
Nov 4, 2006 at 3:38 AM
Shim Jae Hoon is a Seoul-based journalist and commentator writing for a variety of international publications including YaleGlobal Online, The Straits Times of Singapore, The Taipei Times and Korea Herald. He was a correspondent for Far Eastern Economic Review in Seoul, Taipei and Jakarta.

China: Powerful But Irresponsible

Shim Jae Hoon South Korea | 835 COMMENTS
Mikio Ikuma is the Deputy International Editor of Yomiuiri Shimbun in Japan.

Don't Be Deceived by Talks

Mikio Ikuma Japan | 953 COMMENTS
Mubashar Jawed Akbar is a leading Indian journalist and author. He's the founder and editor-in-chief of The Asian Age, a daily multi-edition Indian newspaper with a global perspective and editor-in-chief of The Deccan Chronicle, a news daily based in Hyderabad. He has written books including Blood Brothers, Nehru: The Making of India, Kashmir: Behind the Vale, Riot After Riot, The Shade of Swords, and India: The Siege Within.

China's Nuclear Pawns

M.J. Akbar India | 202 COMMENTS
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