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2018/12/01 | Global Voices
A Rap Song Critical of Thailand's Ruling Military Junta Has Gone Viral
Authorities have threatened to investigate the artists behind the video, which has racked up over 40 million views in just over a month.
2018/12/05 | Roy Ngerng
The DPP Should Not Blame LGBT Advocates for Their Election Loss
It's a dangerous, despicable strategy that also has no mooring in the reality of how their voters feel about marriage equality.
2018/12/05 | Yu Jie
OPINION: Meng Hongwei's Disappearance Reveals an Ugly Internal Truth
It's a glimpse into the murky political waters where Beijing thrives at controlling outcomes – and in which Meng himself was not simply a victim.
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.
2018/12/12 | R. Evan Ellis
ANALYSIS: Taiwan's Diplomatic Struggle in Latin American
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 | 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.
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?
2018/12/12 | 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?