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2018/04/17 | Suzanne Pepper
HONG KONG: Benny Tai's Topsy-turvy Taiwan Journey
Benny Tai's comments on the future possibility of self-determination for people and places in Greater China was nothing new but Beijing's reaction frames new limits on freedom of speech in Hong Kong.
2018/04/16 | The Conversation
The Lowdown on Trump-Kim and North Korea's End Game
North Korea is orchestrating a multinational merry-go-round amid fears it is merely playing for time.
2018/04/14 | New Mandala
OPINION: Social Media is Running Roughshod over Rural Malaysian Politics
Technological change is reshaping traditional political loyalties in Malaysia.
2018/04/13 | New Mandala
OPINION: Malaysia's Fake News Law Will Be a Political Sledgehammer
The new law may be wielded unfairly against the state's critics.
2018/04/13 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Taiwan's Government Plays Matchmaker
The Ministry of the Interior wants to get people in the mood, but young couples aren't taking the hint.
2018/04/12 | The Interpreter
OPINION: Vietnam's Political Crackdown Jeopardizes Economic Progress
The Communist Party's suppression of political dissent could damage foreign partners' willingness to deepen economic and security ties.
2018/04/12 | Sumit Kumar
OPINION: Nepal Prime Minister's Visit Leaves Modi and India Cold
India and Nepal have a trust deficit that is pushing Kathmandu closer to Beijing.
The KMT's Must-Win Contests in Taiwan’s Upcoming Local Elections
The KMT must hold New Taipei and retake Taichung to maintain a high profile, and the Taichung race is already becoming bloody.