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2017/03/31 | Brian Hioe

Sunflower Movement Activists Found Not Guilty. What Next?

Leaders of the 2014 Sunflower Movement were today found not guilty for occupying Taiwan's Parliment. Other cases involving incidents during the movement have not yet been heard, and demands still haven't been met.

2017/03/31 | Aurelia George Mulgan

Should China Turn Its Back on North Korea?

Recent developments in North Korea’s nuclear missile capabilities suggest that it will soon join the ranks of nuclear-armed states outside the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, along with Israel, India, and Pakistan. These countries present a nuclear reality that the United States thus far has been prepared to live with rather than try to reverse.

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.

2017/03/30 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: HK Elections Show 'One Country, Two Systems' An Empty Promise?

'The Hong Kong system shows that what one country, two systems stipulates is fake democracy,' says a DPP legislator.

2017/03/30 | Suzanne Pepper

Done Deal: How Hong Kong's New Leader Reached the Top

Real elections, the kind those fractious oppositionist elements are demanding, create nothing but trouble: social strife, polarization and worst of all uncertainty.

2017/03/29 | ZiQing Low

Taiwanese Detained in China Talked Democracy, Human Rights on WeChat

Lee Ming-che is being detained in China by a branch of the state security police.

2017/03/29 | Michael Reilly

Confucianism, Morality and Chinese Diplomacy

Without a moral underpinning to its actions, China will struggle to build influence where it most needs it.

2017/03/29 | Arun Swamy

India Elections: A Harbinger of Sectarian Politics

India's recent election points to ongoing problems with caste system and growing anti-muslim sentiments.

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.

2017/03/27 | Edward White

Why Everyone is Worried about Cambodia, Again

‘There is a widespread discontent with the government…It may be just a matter of time until the pressure cooker bursts.’

2017/03/27 | ZiQing Low

'Large-Scale Political Prosecution' as Hong Kong Police Crack Down on Occupy Leaders

Former student leaders of the Umbrella Movement expect large-scale political prosecution following the election of pro-China Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

2017/03/27 | Sorpong Peou

Cambodia: Towards Single Party Dictatorship?

'Cambodia’s ruling party is seeking to shore up its chances of electoral success with recent changes to the rules governing political parties,' Sorpong Peou writes.

2017/03/25 | Sally Tyler

'Lock Them All Up': Mass Imprisonment in US and Philippines

New mass incarceration policies in both the Philippines and the United States threaten to erode years of progress, writes Sally Tyler.

2017/03/25 | John J. Stremlau

Africa Offers a Point of Cooperation for Xi and Trump

Xi and Trump should explore trilateral cooperation with African governments since both parties have extensive and often complementary interests in the continent.

2017/03/24 | David Green

From Fiction to Reality: Universal Basic Income Gaining Traction in Asia

The idea is gathering global popularity after a landmark trial in India showed a basic income of as little as US$5 per month had a powerfully positive effect on health, community action and investment decisions in target communities.

2017/03/24 | Steven Yet

Hong Kong Election: A Choice Between Lesser Evils

If Beijing continues to run a shallow election, picking a ‘lesser evil’ is just another façade.