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On 29th January 2010, a proposed $6 billion arms sale to Taiwan caused a diplomatic row between the US and China. China threatens to suspend military exchanges with the US.

© Reuters

In July 2009, violence erupts between ethnic Uighurs and the Han Chinese in China's western region of Xinjiang, leaving an estimated 156 people dead and 828 injured.

© Reuters

In 2009, China’s military spending saw an increase of 14.9% to 480.7 billion Yuan (£50 billion), up 62.5 billion Yuan from 2008 after rises of 17.8% in 2007 and 17.6% in 2008.

© Belga / Van Parys Media

In October 2009, China stages mass celebrations to mark 60 years since the Communist Party came to power.

© The Telegraph

In January 2009, Japan's economic crisis deepened after exports fell by a record 46%, widening Japan's trade deficit to ¥952.6bn (£6.75bn) the fourth deficit in as many months and the biggest since records began in 1979.

© Reuters

In 25 May 2009, North Korea conducted an underground nuclear test and subsequently test-fired a number of short-range missiles.

© Reuters

Despite a financial crisis, South Korea increased its military budget by 9% in 2009, compared with a 7% jump in 2008. In the region, many are unclear about China’s intentions.

© Reuters

In July 2009, Korean War veterans at a rally in Seoul chant slogans to denounce North Korea. North Korea says it will start a uranium enrichment program and militarise all its plutonium in response to fresh U.N. sanctions, which the United States said it would work vigorously to enforce. © Reuters

On 29th January 2010, a proposed $6 billion arms sale to Taiwan caused a diplomatic row between the US and China. China threatens to suspend military exchanges with the US.

© Reuters

In July 2009, violence erupts between ethnic Uighurs and the Han Chinese in China's western region of Xinjiang, leaving an estimated 156 people dead and 828 injured.

© Reuters

In 2009, China’s military spending saw an increase of 14.9% to 480.7 billion Yuan (£50 billion), up 62.5 billion Yuan from 2008 after rises of 17.8% in 2007 and 17.6% in 2008.

© Belga / Van Parys Media

In October 2009, China stages mass celebrations to mark 60 years since the Communist Party came to power.

© The Telegraph

In January 2009, Japan's economic crisis deepened after exports fell by a record 46%, widening Japan's trade deficit to ¥952.6bn (£6.75bn) the fourth deficit in as many months and the biggest since records began in 1979.

© Reuters

In 25 May 2009, North Korea conducted an underground nuclear test and subsequently test-fired a number of short-range missiles.

© Reuters

Despite a financial crisis, South Korea increased its military budget by 9% in 2009, compared with a 7% jump in 2008. In the region, many are unclear about China’s intentions.

© Reuters

In July 2009, Korean War veterans at a rally in Seoul chant slogans to denounce North Korea. North Korea says it will start a uranium enrichment program and militarise all its plutonium in response to fresh U.N. sanctions, which the United States said it would work vigorously to enforce. © Reuters

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