Web links for current events in East Asia
Compiled by: James Orr (jamesorr@bucknell.edu)
East Asian Studies Department
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837

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Asia Source of the Asia Society, New York.
A great resource, which on respected webmaster has called "an exquisite resource, which in addition to publishing its own unique and valuable materials, unmistakeably aims to supersede (i.e. to 'crowd-out', as distinct from 'complement', or 'collaborate with') the many tens of other online resources on Asia. In short, a digital Napoleon in the early 1812."

Comparative Connections, a quarterly e-journal on East Asian Bilateral Relations provided by Pacific Forum. Based in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Pacific Forum CSIS is a non-profit, private, public policy research institute which operates as the Asia-Pacific arm of the Center for Strategic and International Studies of Washington, D.C.

BBC's World Service, Asia-Pacific Homepage. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/default.stm
The BBC's very useful service, giving a slightly different perspective than American services. Check out their special features site, which has interviews with newsmakers and special radio programming.

CNN World. http://www.cnn.com/WORLD
You might wish to go directly to their Asia Pacific link.

New York Times Online. http://www.nytimes.com/

Asia Times Online. http://www.atimes.com/atimes/
Useful general news magazine on Asia.

Far Eastern Economic Review. http://www.feer.com
Weekly magazine publichsed in Hong Kong, good source for political, trade, social news.


Marjorie Chan's China Links. http://www.cohums.ohio-state.edu/deall/chan.9/c-links.htm
Useful general guide to things Chinese, not just news.

World Huaren Federation. http://www.huaren.org/
An interesting effort by a group of overseas Chinese to promote self-awareness and involvement in issues of concern to ethnic Chinese.

Peoples Republic of China sites:

Peoples Daily. http://fpeng.peopledaily.com.cn/home.shtml
English-language version of the sanctioned news organ.

PRC Embassy site. http://www.china embassy.org/
Useful links to official PRC positions, including white papers on Taiwan, etc.

Beijing Scene Online. http://www.beijingscene.com
Weekly magazine about modern life in China.

Republic of China sites:

ROC Government Information Office. http://www.gio.gov.tw
Information about Taiwanese culture, mainland affairs, official positions, news, etc.

Chinese Information and Culture Center. http://www.taipei.org/teco/cicc/de fault.html
Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) site.

United States sites:

U.S. Consul-General's Office, Hong Kong and Macau.


Asahi Shinbun. http://www.asahi.com/english/eng lish.html
English online version of Japan's liberal national daily.

Yomiuri Shinbun. http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/index-e.htm
English online version of Japan's conservative national daily.

Mainichi Shinbun. http://mdn.mainichi.co.jp/
English online version of Japan's third national daily.

Japan Times Online. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/
Japan's main English-language daily.

Foreign Press Center of Japan. http://www.fpcj.jp/index.html
Useful center that foreign journalists use...

Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. http://www.mofa.go.jp/
Official positions, as well as general information.

Japanese government supported site of web links: http://web-japan.org/links/index.html


Korea Web
You might explore several sections of this site to familiarize yourself with things Korea before navigating to the newspaper section. Below the Korean-language sites there are a number of English-language sites. If you wish to go directly to the newspaper section, use this link: Korea Web newspaper section.

The Korea Herald

The Korea Times.

Chosun Ilbo (English)

The People's Korea.  North Korean English-language paper.

Korean Central News Agency.  Get the Party line at North Korea's official news organization, Tokyo office.

IR think tanks

Center for Strategic and International Studies of Washington, D.C. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a public policy research institution dedicated to analysis and policy impact. CSIS is the only institution of its kind that maintains resident experts on all the world's major geographical regions. It also covers key functional areas, such as international finance, U.S. trade and economic policy, national and international security issues, energy, and telecommunications.

Council on Foreign Relations: A leading think tank on foreign affairs, also publishes the journal Foreign Affairs.

Nautilus Institute: Their mission statement reads: Our vision is a peaceful, ethical, and sustainable world.  Our Mission is to apply and refine the strategic tools of cooperative engagement in order to build a global security and sustainability."

The Heritage Foundation, Asia-Pacific Policy Research and Analysis. A conservative think-tank.