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Democracy Won't be the Winner in the Hong Kong Election
As the leader of Hong Kong, which is now in its twentieth year as the Special Administration Region of China, the Chief Executive has to take orders from Beijing.
Thai Media Groups: Proposed Law Could Bring Total Government Control of the Press
'It is also a major step backward of more than 20 years of the media reform process that the Thai journalist community fought for to democratize media space from state monopoly, and toward diversity and access to information.'
Hong Kong's Pan-Democrats Grapple with Endorsing the ‘Lesser Evil’ for Chief Executive
John Tsang, who is supported by the local business sector and professional groups, is generally viewed as a “lesser evil” candidate.
‘Comfort Women’ After the Fall of Korean President Park Geun-hye
The demise of Park Geun-hye’s presidency since October 2016 due to the ‘Choi Soon-sil affair’ is an astonishing development in South Korean politics. Many Korea-friendly Japanese have watched it with a sense of concern, hoping that the South Korean people would find a way to overcome their present difficulties and come back to Northeast Asian politics with invigorated energy.
How Taiwan’s Authoritarian History Could Affect its Current Geopolitics
Taiwan’s geopolitical circumstances confer very particular meaning to its social and political life, but other, less internationally prominent issues hold real substance for the Taiwanese people.