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The Interpreter is published by the Lowy Institute, an independent, nonpartisan think tank based in Sydney. It publishes daily commentary and analysis on international events.

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2019/11/04 | The Interpreter

Hong Kong's Special Status Should Remain Unchanged Beyond 2047

Hong Kong and China would both benefit from more clarity on what the city's status will be after 2047.

2018/11/07 | The Interpreter

How YouTubers Are Protecting Cantonese & Other Dialects From the CCP

They didn't set out to do it, but young people in Hong Kong and China have erected a formidable line of defense against Beijing's efforts to drown out dialects in favor of Mandarin.

2019/09/23 | The Interpreter

Did China Win the Pacific Race by Snatching Solomon and Kiribati?

Behind Taiwan's loss of diplomatic allies, what have China, Australia, and the U.S. each gained or lost over last week's Pacific drama?

2019/03/27 | The Interpreter

ANALYSIS: Bringing Transitional Justice to the Youth of Cambodia

Cambodia's young people are connecting digitally to the history of the murderous Khmer Rouge.

2019/01/10 | The Interpreter

Tsai Ing-wen's Battle to Quell DPP Factionalism Is Not Over Yet

Despite the ascendance of Tsai ally Cho Jung-tai to DPP chair, the president still presides over a house divided.

2020/11/02 | The Interpreter

Taiwan: Rising Stakes for Australia

America’s policy of “strategic ambiguity” is being hotly contested, but multilateralism might offer a fresh approach.

2019/10/21 | The Interpreter

Can China Lease the Entire Solomon Island?

A month after the Solomon Islands severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan, Chinese corporations have allegedly signed exploitative agreements with the provincial governments, practically selling out the islands.

2021/07/13 | The Interpreter

Taipei’s Growing Legion of Friends

There’s serious regional clout behind Taiwan’s goal of peace and stability.

2021/10/06 | The Interpreter

Chinese Warplanes Overhead Taiwan (Or Maybe Not)

Multi-aircraft flights – some at night – signal a growing sophistication. But there are still limits.

2018/10/10 | The Interpreter

ANALYSIS: Beijing's Taiwan Squeeze Offers a Blueprint for the China Century

China's creeping interference in Taiwan's democracy reflects changing currents in Indo-Pacific geopolitics.

2019/11/29 | The Interpreter

Brilliant Time: Bridging the Cultural Gap Between Taiwan and Southeast Asia

A bookstore in New Taipei City is creating a community for Southeast Asian migrant workers in Taiwan and encouraging local Taiwanese to learn about Southeast Asian cultures.

2018/09/11 | The Interpreter

ANALYSIS: A Brief Overview of China's Blackmail Strategy Towards Taiwan

From El Salvador to last week's typhoon in Japan, China is engaged in a blackmail campaign to remove Taiwan from the international stage.

2019/09/11 | The Interpreter

State Propaganda Tops Cat Videos on Chinese Social Media Platforms

Chinese youth don't always pay attention to traditional media outlets like CCTV, but their frequently used digital platforms are now filled with state propaganda tailored based on their user data.

2020/03/06 | The Interpreter

When Philippines Democracy Hit Midlife Crisis

The Philippines’ democracy turned 34 last week but continues to flirt with authoritarian fantasies.