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2019/03/18 | The Interpreter
Solomon Islands May Be Considering a Diplomatic Switch From Taiwan to China
Prime Minister Rick Hou’s political party has said it will review Solomon Islands relations with Taiwan if elected, raising the possibility of a switch to China.
2019/03/20 | Milo Hsieh
William Lai Faces an Uphill Battle in His Primary Run Against President Tsai
The DPP party base is rallying around Tsai Ing-wen, meaning William Lai may struggle to find national support for his campaign.
2019/03/06 | Milo Hsieh
Taoyuan Mayor on US Visit: Taiwan and US Must Protect Democracy Together
Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan told a Washington, DC crowd that the US must stand with Taiwan to counter a rising China.
2019/03/21 | Global Voices
Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev Resigns but Leaves Little Hope for Reform
Power is expected to stay within the family following the longtime leader's shock resignation.
2019/03/21 | Suzanne Pepper
China's National People's Congress Broadcasts Hong Kong's Ominous Future
China's recent National People's Congress provided hints of the party's views on Hong Kong, Taiwan, and 'one country, two systems.'
2019/03/14 | James Borton
China at a Crossroads on Economic Growth at National People's Congress
Chinese attempts to jumpstart its sluggish economy at this year's National People's Congress overlook the country's previously stated environmental goals.
2019/03/20 | Policy Forum
Thailand's Election: Will the Government Be Held Accountable?
The three branches of the Thai government have long operated with impunity regardless of electoral results, writes Thai constitutional law scholar Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang.