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Conflicts and nuclear threats can trigger war in East Asia

  • Kornelius Purba

Jakarta | Fri, March 8 2013 | 10:31 am

PREMIUM Amid rising military tensions caused by regional territorial conflicts and the unpredictable nuclear arms development in North Korea, the East Asia region this year is marked with the emergence of new leaderships.

China’s Xi Jinping, who will soon take over the presidency from Hu Jintao, is facing slower economic growth and a rising number of middle class in China who want more say in dai...