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2016/10/31 | Merriden Varrall

What's Next for Xi Jinping?

Xi has several options for holding on to power without breaking from precedent.

2016/10/30 | David Green

Germany: Taiwan Must Do More to Communicate Industrial Policy

'The need for improved communications is an important but also sensitive topic.' In a rare move from the diplomatic community in Taipei, Germany's representative in Taiwan speaks out about a muddled policy platform and lack of communication. Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs responds.

2016/10/29 | Thitinan Pongsudhirak

A New Dawn: Thailand After King Bhumibol

Thailand's grieving population must now chart their own path.

2016/10/29 | Steve Hess

Xi, the CCP and Dynamic Authoritarian Resilience

Making sense of Xi's growing assertiveness and consolidation of power.

2016/10/29 | Aries A Arugay

Duterte’s Plan to Revive Philippine Democracy

The Philippine president is working towards a constitutional amendment in favor of greater federalism and parliamentarism. Could this empower the country’s citizenry and strengthen democracy? And how does it fit in with Duterte’s controversial policies against drugs and crime?

2016/10/28 | The Japan Times

Japan Witholding Millions in UNESCO Contributions

If Japan is unhappy with the way UNESCO is run, it should present rational proposals to improve the operation from within instead of by resorting to financial pressures.

2016/10/26 | Daniel Worker

Trumpism in Europe

'Thanks to a litany of outright lies and nationalist flag-waving, a majority of Brits were convinced it was possible to wind back time to the glory days of the empire'

2016/10/26 | TNL Staff

[PHOTO STORY] Hong Kong’s Oath Taking Drama Turns Nasty

Tense scenes inside and outside Hong Kong's parliament as the new 'localists' continue to defy the old guard.

2016/10/26 | Timothy Ferry

FEATURE: An Early Nuclear-Free Homeland

With both nuclear power plants in northern Taiwan soon to shut down, a significant gap in power supply is looming.

2016/10/26 | Jessica C. Teets

How Xi Jinping’s Anti-Corruption Campaign Reduces Local Discretion and Policy Innovation

Xi's 'Tigers and Flies' campaign has negatively impacted both the economy and governance.

2016/10/24 | Mike Lee

'Just Win, Baby'

Good luck trying to tell Messrs Trump and Davis and the Communist Party to start learning how to lose.

2016/10/21 | The Japan Times

Voters Send Anti-Nuclear Message in Japan

Niigata's gubernatorial election result on Sunday shows the public is still wary of restarting idled nuclear power plants.

2016/10/20 | Malaysiakini

Malaysia Mulls Chemical Castration for Paedophiles

Malaysia may follow Indonesia's lead in taking new measures to deal with paedophiles.

2016/10/17 | Malaysiakini

'Red Shirts' Violence Extends to Journalists in Malaysia

'Hands off our journalists', media organizations say after violence on the weekend.

2016/10/14 | J. Michael Cole

China’s Negative Impact on Freedom of the Press Expands Outwards

We all know how China treats its own journalists. But what about the CCP's critics outside China? More and more, it's going after them, too.

2016/10/12 | Edward White

Hong Kong’s 'Anti-Beijing' Legislators Ruffle Feathers Taking Oath

Despite warnings yesterday, Hong Kong's new generation of lawmakers are causing trouble on their first day in parliament.