J. Michael Cole

J. Michael Cole

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J. Michael Cole is a senior non-resident fellow with the University of Nottingham’s China Policy Institute and an associate researcher with the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC).

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Watchdog Accuses HK, Taiwan Media of Complicity in China’s Show Trials

J. Michael Cole

Through ‘confessions’ and TV trials, the CCP is seeking to discredit human rights activists and lawyers. Sadly, some media outlets in Taiwan and Hong Kong have no compunction in spreading the message.


OP-ED: There's a Vaccine Against China's United Front Tactics

J. Michael Cole

As long as Taiwan’s democratic institutions remain healthy, China’s multifaceted propaganda efforts against it won’t find the oxygen they need to prosper.


Ex-SEF Chairman Lin Join-sane’s Foundation Could Be Conduit for PRC Political Warfare

J. Michael Cole

It seemed innocuous enough: a conference commemorating Sun Yat-sen’s 150th anniversary. But look at the sponsors from the Chinese side and things become a little more interesting.


OP-ED: Pokémon Go and the Death of Reality

J. Michael Cole

When funeral homes start offering discounts for people who die because of a mobile game, we know there’s a problem with our society.


OP-ED: ‘One China’ or Air Safety?

J. Michael Cole

Taiwan’s allies, formal and tacit, must come forward as they did with the WHA and support Taiwan’s effort to participate at ICAO, no matter how Beijing reacts.


After Taiwanese Artists, South Koreans Are Now the Targets of China’s Wrath

J. Michael Cole

Little by little, Beijing is creating a Reich Culture Chamber with Chinese characteristics.


Chinese Video Warns HK, Taiwan Could Turn Into Syria, Iraq

J. Michael Cole

Shared by the Supreme People’s Court and the Communist Youth League, a video accuses pro-democracy activists of being in the pay of foreign agents and trying to spark a 'color revolution' in China.


China Opens Large Fishing Port to 'Safeguard' South China Sea Claims

J. Michael Cole

A new port facility in Hainan could serve as a base for China’s ‘maritime militias’ in the disputed South China Sea.

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Tsai Gets Passing Grade for Apology to Taiwan’s Aborigines

J. Michael Cole

President Tsai’s apology to the nation’s Aborigines went better than expected. But that was the easy part: now the real work begins.


Due to ‘Safety Concerns’, Chinese Dance Competition Cancels HK Venue, Shifts to Taiwan

J. Michael Cole

Various pro-CCP groups have been protesting outside Macpherson Stadium in Mong Kok District since July 20, prompting management to cancel its contract with the organizers of the competition.

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