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2017/03/27 | ZiQing Low
'Large-Scale Political Prosecution' as Hong Kong Police Crack Down on Occupy Leaders
Former student leaders of the Umbrella Movement expect large-scale political prosecution following the election of pro-China Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam.
2017/03/27 | Sorpong Peou
Cambodia: Towards Single Party Dictatorship?
'Cambodia’s ruling party is seeking to shore up its chances of electoral success with recent changes to the rules governing political parties,' Sorpong Peou writes.
2017/03/25 | Sally Tyler
'Lock Them All Up': Mass Imprisonment in US and Philippines
New mass incarceration policies in both the Philippines and the United States threaten to erode years of progress, writes Sally Tyler.
2017/03/25 | John J. Stremlau
Africa Offers a Point of Cooperation for Xi and Trump
Xi and Trump should explore trilateral cooperation with African governments since both parties have extensive and often complementary interests in the continent.
2017/03/24 | David Green
From Fiction to Reality: Universal Basic Income Gaining Traction in Asia
The idea is gathering global popularity after a landmark trial in India showed a basic income of as little as US$5 per month had a powerfully positive effect on health, community action and investment decisions in target communities.
2017/03/24 | Steven Yet
Hong Kong Election: A Choice Between Lesser Evils
If Beijing continues to run a shallow election, picking a ‘lesser evil’ is just another façade.
2017/03/23 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Chinese Spies in Taiwan?
'Compared with eight years ago, it’s likely that Beijing now has a greater need to understand and grasp the current situation of the Taiwanese government.'
2017/03/23 | Crispin Rovere
Dear Foreign Policy Elite: You’re Obsolete
Foreign policy elite who have been criticizing US. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for his rejection of 'protocol' should focus on his achievements on issues affecting US interests instead.
2017/03/22 | Brian Hioe
Impending Conflict Between the DPP and Taiwanese Youth Activists?
This could be a crucial issue which cements the view for many that the DPP has not proven sufficiently different from the KMT on key issues such as cross-Strait relations.
2017/03/21 | ZiQing Low
Fears for Safety of Taiwanese NGO Worker Missing in China
Radio Free Asia has reported a Taiwanese NGO worker is missing in China.
2017/03/19 | Jia Xuanning
What Teaching Film Taught Me About Political Sensitivity
'As a college teacher from China, I had to remain aware of divergent regional history and culture.' said Jia Xuanning.
2017/03/18 | Alex Sager
BOOK REVIEW: 'Theory of the Border'
In 'Theory of the Border,' Thomas Nail looks at the constitutive role played by different types of border regimes – fences, walls, cells and checkpoints – in constructing societies across history as part of his broader ‘kinopolitics’ centred on movement, with focus on the Mexico-US border.
2017/03/18 | Oiwan Lam
Chinese Scientists Speak Out Against the Great Firewall (Again)
Chinese scientists have spoken out again on how the Great Firewall is slowing down research and blocking access to critical international data, urging authorities to take action.
2017/03/17 | Brian Hioe
What Does Ma Ying-jeou's Indictment Mean For Taiwan's Democracy?
With the indictment of former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou, Brian Hioe observes that Ma facing jail time 'may threaten the international perception of Taiwan as a democracy.'