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2017/06/06 | Edward White
Q&A: 'The Ideology Won’t Die' — Ousted Lawmakers on the Future of Hong Kong Protest Movement
Hong Kong political activists Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus ‘Baggio’ Leung believe that they, along with other youth leaders, may be behind bars by the time the Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Hong Kong later this month.
2017/02/20 | Jeffrey Hutton
The Heart of the Matter in Jakarta
The silver lining from Wednesday’s results is that Ahok, an ethnic Chinese, was on the ballot at all, writes Jeffrey Hutton in Jakarta.
2017/07/14 | Edward White
Hong Kong By-Elections Now Loom as Critical Test for Democracy Movement
A court decision today paves the way for a series of by-elections that may prove critical for the future of Hong Kong’s democracy movement.
2017/01/12 | Olivia Yang
Nigeria Orders Closure of Taiwan Office in Capital
'Taiwan will stop enjoying any privileges because it is not a country that is recognized under international law and under the position we have taken internationally we recognize the people of China,' said Nigeria's foreign minister.
2017/06/23 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Who Are Taiwan's Remaining Diplomatic Allies?
Panama severed ties with Taipei earlier this month. Who are Taiwan's remaining 20 diplomatic allies?
2017/04/14 | Joseph Franco
Sorry ISIS, Philippines is No Place for A Caliphate
Observers thought the 'imminent' IS province in Mindanao may lead to the establishment of a new Southeast Asia-based caliphate, but they neglect socio-economic realities in the southern Philippines
2017/02/16 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Trump — Paper Tiger or Not?
A paper tiger is a person who appears threatening, but is ineffectual. Does Trump fit the bill?
2017/03/31 | Dong Dong Zhang
Beneath the Surface of China’s Relentless Rise
Saving the CCP demanded a drastic revamping of the power structures of the party-state.
Singapore's Family Feud Moves from Facebook to Parliament as PM Fronts
In a rare move, the prime minister called for a debate in parliament after the attacks on Facebook against him and his wife Ho Ching.
2017/03/11 | Derek Grossman
Why China is Tolerating Vietnam’s South China Sea Activities
Beijing has chosen to tolerate recent Vietnamese construction activities in the South China Sea. But as tensions predictably rise in the South China Sea during the spring, China has a range of options to express its displeasure with Hanoi.
2017/06/11 | Roman Ziqing Chen
Why Young Activists Were Key to Taiwan’s Marriage Equality Ruling
Civic forces, particularly students, are playing critical roles in advocating for same-sex unions in Taiwan.
Hong Kong Divided as China's President Xi Arrives
More than 20 activists - including Joshua Wong and young legislator Nathan Law - remained in custody Thursday evening after being arrested for causing a 'public nuisance' during a Wednesday night protest.
2017/02/19 | Mong Palatino
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.'
2017/06/14 | Ben Hillman
Dangerous Games: China’s Ethnic Policies in Xinjiang
New naming regulations are designed to curtail 'religious fervor.' But the ruling also targets Uyghur nationalism, which is often conflated with Islamic extremism in China.
2017/06/08 | TNL Staff
CARTOON: China Rebuffs Taiwan President's Comments on Tiananmen Massacre
China hit back at President Tsai-Ing-wen’s tweets that called for China to adopt democratic reforms.
2017/03/28 | TNL Staff
Former Taiwan President Innocent of Leaking Classified Information
The former president has been cleared of several violations related to a wiretapping case in 2013.