Posts Tagged ‘east asia’
BBC has a good remark on Jakarta’s success. They said, Jakarta’s success is a testament of rising economic power.
Jakarta’s successful hosting of the World Economic Forum this week is a testament to its rising economic power.
I think, this is not only a testament for Indonesia’s economic power, but also for Asian economic power. We now have India, China, japan, Korea, and Indonesia. They are the next world leader, as we could see the decline of US and Europe.
World Economic Forum summit that held in Indonesia is an acknowledgment of Asian economic power. So, how President Yudhoyono open the summit in Indonesia is absolutely correct. Yudhoyono’s remark set a good start to make Asia nation recognize the moment.
“I notice that this newfound confidence is not particular to Indonesia. You can see it throughout Asia. In my heart I do believe that Asia’s moment has come, and that a much brighter future lies ahead. But we cannot take this for granted,” Yudhoyono said in the opening remarks of the WEF at the Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta on Sunday.
I just lost connection to the latest tension in East Asia due to several reason. My last blog about the tension is about the Cheonan incident. few weeks ago, there was more serious tension when the both Korea shoot their artillery each other. the media coverage then never covered both side since media only cover according to the South Korea and U.S. prespectives.
Politicalticker just did a good coverage when the blog cited the Bill Richardson comments about the tension. Richardson maybe the only one that was invited by Kim Gye Gwan, North Korea’s chief nuclear negotiator, to negotiate the nuclear project.
Richardson said that it was the U.S. and South Korea that made their provocation.
In my conversations with North Korean officials, they insist it’s all the fault of South Korea and the U.S. They say they are being provoked and won’t stand for it. Clearly though, they are anxious to send a message to the United States through Richardson and presumably through me and CNN as well.
It is officially will be a crisis when North Koreans sank Cheonan, a South Koreans warship on March 26 that killed 46 Southern sailors onboard. The tragedy is a watershed that awakens the great powers. The North Korea actually wanted to say, “Your money (aid) can’t buy me”
According to Slate, it is a general pattern of confrontation between South and North Korea. The North Korean vessel crosses the borderline, and the South will warn the North by radio. In most cases, the North always denies the complaint. Then, conflict escalation, will be the consequences.
In the Cheonan case, it is a bit different. The North’s submarine suddenly sank the South’s vessel by a torpedo without warning. Some analysts believe that it is Kim Jong Il who planned the tragedy. According to Slate, it is the Kim Jong Il’s strategy to show force. But for what purpose ?