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2017/03/23 | TIME

The Unlikely Populist: John Tsang's Fight For Hong Kong's Top Job

The former financial secretary has earned the support of Hong Kong people — but can he win?

2017/03/23 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Chinese Spies in Taiwan?

'Compared with eight years ago, it’s likely that Beijing now has a greater need to understand and grasp the current situation of the Taiwanese government.'

2017/03/23 | Crispin Rovere

Dear Foreign Policy Elite: You’re Obsolete

Foreign policy elite who have been criticizing US. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for his rejection of 'protocol' should focus on his achievements on issues affecting US interests instead.

2017/03/22 | Brian Hioe

Impending Conflict Between the DPP and Taiwanese Youth Activists?

This could be a crucial issue which cements the view for many that the DPP has not proven sufficiently different from the KMT on key issues such as cross-Strait relations.

2017/03/21 | ZiQing Low

Fears for Safety of Taiwanese NGO Worker Missing in China

Radio Free Asia has reported a Taiwanese NGO worker is missing in China.

2017/03/19 | Jia Xuanning

What Teaching Film Taught Me About Political Sensitivity

'As a college teacher from China, I had to remain aware of divergent regional history and culture.' said Jia Xuanning.

2017/03/18 | Alex Sager

BOOK REVIEW: 'Theory of the Border'

In 'Theory of the Border,' Thomas Nail looks at the constitutive role played by different types of border regimes – fences, walls, cells and checkpoints – in constructing societies across history as part of his broader ‘kinopolitics’ centred on movement, with focus on the Mexico-US border.

2017/03/18 | Oiwan Lam

Chinese Scientists Speak Out Against the Great Firewall (Again)

Chinese scientists have spoken out again on how the Great Firewall is slowing down research and blocking access to critical international data, urging authorities to take action.

2017/03/17 | Brian Hioe

What Does Ma Ying-jeou's Indictment Mean For Taiwan's Democracy?

With the indictment of former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou, Brian Hioe observes that Ma facing jail time 'may threaten the international perception of Taiwan as a democracy.'

2017/03/17 | Jules Quartly

Betrayal and Pain in Taiwan’s Indigenous Rights Battle

Taiwan’s indigenous people are on the cusp of winning hard-won land and rights, but not everyone is celebrating.

2017/03/17 | Liu Chang

What China’s Migrant Numbers Say About Labor Discrimination

Two sets of data paint divergent pictures of China’s on-the-move workers.

2017/03/16 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Xi's 'Great Wall of Iron' to Safeguard Xinjiang?

The 'great wall of iron' comes after the Islamic State released a video featuring young Uighurs vowing to plant their flag in China and promising that 'blood will flow in rivers.'

2017/03/16 | The Japan Times

South Korea Must Now Move On

South Korea's next leader faces several daunting challenges.

2017/03/15 | Basten Gokkon

Alarms Raised as Timber Firm Said to Pierce One of Indonesia’s Last Orangutan Strongholds

Environmentalists are desperately calling for President Joko Widodo’s administration to put a stop to the company’s land clearing in the Sungai Putri forest of Borneo.

2017/03/15 | Edward White

Towards the Endgame for Malaysia's Najib

'If there is an indictment in the DoJ case in the United States where Najib is named directly, then he is toast.'

2017/03/15 | Alexis Dudden

Nippon Kaigi and Abe's Education Scandal

Due to its controversial education programs and unusually close connection to the Japanese Prime Minister, Moritomo Gakuen — a private education company in Osaka — is currently under scrutiny in the Japanese parliament and press.