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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Singaporean Charged for Threatening to 'Open Fire' on LGBT Community

J. Michael Cole

If found guilty, the 36-year-old man faces a maximum of five years’ imprisonment. His case also appears to have energized anti-LGBT elements in the country.


Is China Really That Irritable?

J. Michael Cole

According to the narrative created by international media, Beijing is so obsessed with Taiwan that it is constantly ‘infuriated’ by it.


Taiwanese LGBT Group Shines in New York

J. Michael Cole

Renting their own float, a group of Taiwanese students in the Big Apple invited the world to visit Taiwan to experience the largest gay pride parade in Asia.


Radio Silence in the Taiwan Strait? Think Again

J. Michael Cole

News that Beijing has suspended communication mechanisms with Taipei need to be taken in their proper context. It’s much less alarming than you think.


As Expected, Cambodia Deports 25 Taiwanese Fraud Suspects to PRC

J. Michael Cole

In an echo of incidents involving Kenya and Malaysia, earlier today 25 Taiwanese nationals were deported from Cambodia to China.


[UPDATE] Cambodia to Deport Taiwanese Fraud Suspects to … China

J. Michael Cole

The move occurs weeks after Taiwanese suspects in Kenya and Malaysia were sent back to China.


Like It or Not, the KMT Is No Monolith

J. Michael Cole

For all its faults, today’s KMT cannot be accused of being a ‘stooge’ of Beijing, as an opinion maker in Hong Kong argued recently.


Hong Kong-Based Legal Organization Challenges S China Sea Arbitration

J. Michael Cole

The hitherto unknown Asia Pacific Institute of International Law is headed by a seasoned Hong Kong barrister with interesting ties to the Chinese Communist Party.


Citing ‘One China,’ Kyrgyzstan Bans All Contact With Taiwan

J. Michael Cole

Economic dependence on China once again seems to be behind a country’s decision to avoid interactions with Taiwan.

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