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2018/12/18 | Asia Dialogue
Norway, China and the Deep Hypocrisy of the 'Human Rights Dialogue' Ritual
An October visit by Norway's royal couple – who claimed to have been unaware of Xinjiang's internment camps – checked all the boxes of what has become a ritualized process.
2018/12/14 | The Interpreter
The Role of US Christian Conservatives in Taiwan's LGBT Referendum Defeats
Opponents of same-sex marriage studied a playbook provided by more experienced US church groups in how to counter pro-LGBT rights activism.
2018/12/13 | East Asia Forum
Meet Singapore's Next Leader, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat
The re-emergence of Heng Swee Keat as successor to Lee Hsien Loong as Singapore's leader could be viewed as a stopgap to the rise of Lee's son, Li Hongyi.
2018/12/13 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: China Gets Carried 'Huawei' in Tit-for-Tat Canadian Retaliation
In the words of Bob Dylan, the story of tit-for-tat retaliation 'Couldn't help, but make me feel ashamed to live in a land where justice is a game.'
ANALYSIS: Why the KMT’s Wang Jin-pyng Won Big at Local Polls
Who will the KMT run for president in 2020, Chairman Wu Den-yih, former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng, or another challenger candidate?
2018/12/12 | Taiwan Insight
ANALYSIS: Taking the Measure of China's Meddling in Taiwan's Local Elections
The real question is, which new strategies did China use ahead of the Nov. 24 polls, and to what extend were they successful?
2018/12/12 | R. Evan Ellis
ANALYSIS: Taiwan's Diplomatic Struggle in Latin America
As the potential of a KMT government in 2020 looms large in the thinking of Latin American governments loyal to Taipei, the US has an important role to play in the continuance of Taiwan's diplomatic presence in the region.
2018/12/11 | Asia Dialogue
OPINION: UK Media Missed Leap Forward in 'Golden Era' of China Trade Relations
The UK was the guest of honor at the recent China International Import Expo in Shanghai, so why did the UK national press completely miss an opportunity to talk about it?
2018/12/11 | East Asia Forum
OPINION: Here's How Taiwan Should Tweak the New Southbound Policy
Taiwan's New Southbound Policy is bearing fruit, but could benefit from concrete proposals that map with partner countries' own development agendas.
In South Korea, Corruption Knows No Gender
An online survey shows that the downfall of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has prompted voters to more intensely scrutinize their politicians, apparently regardless of their gender.