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2017/05/31 | Agence France-Presse

Emirates’ Uniform the Latest Target for Chinese Interference in Taiwan

The Dubai-based airline was ‘instructed’ by the Chinese government to ask their Taiwanese crew members to remove the Taiwan flag pin from their uniforms.

2017/05/30 | Suzanne Pepper

Washington, Macau, and the Hong Kong Dilemma

Hong Kong’s last British governor, Christopher Patten, recently told a Washington, D.C. audience that Hong Kong had not been given what it thought it had been promised by Beijing when Hong Kong was transferred from British to Chinese rule in 1997.

2017/05/30 | Bonnie Glaser & Matthew Funaiole

Shooting in South China Sea Underscores Need For Code Of Conduct

China’s paramilitary forces once again demonstrated their willingness to use force to intimidate other countries and risk escalation.

2017/05/28 | Li Hui

Chinese Writers Capture Voices of the Corrupt

Nonfiction works like ‘Zhui Wen’ are challenging public perceptions of the graft by writing from the perspectives of the perpetrators.

2017/05/27 | Central News Agency

Beijing Finally Announces 'Threat to National Security' Charges for Missing Taiwan Human Rights Activist

China claims a Taiwanese man worked with Chinese nationals to develop plans of action and establish an illegal ring that aimed to subvert Beijing.

2017/05/26 | Kai-Yuan (Kyle) Cheng

China Shot Itself in the Foot over Taiwan WHA Exclusion, Researcher in Geneva Says

China’s refusal to allow Taiwan into the world’s biggest annual health meeting has ironically resulted in Taiwan becoming the center of attention, says a Taiwan researcher who was at the forum in Geneva.

2017/05/24 | Nick Cheesman and Nicholas Farrelly

Book Review: 'Conflict in Myanmar: War, Politics, Religion'

Conflict in Myanmar: War, Politics, Religion is a useful ensemble of works that can inform readers and enrich other studies of Myanmar. It

2017/05/24 | George Quinn

Holy Places and Unholy Politics in Jakarta

A sideshow to the greater narrative of Ahok’s defeat and subsequent conviction for blasphemy, but it lifts a corner of the curtain that hides unexpected intricacies and paradoxes in Indonesia’s polarizing politics of religion.

2017/05/23 | Kirsten Han

Waiting for Answers after 30 Years: Singapore’s Operation Spectrum

Operation Spectrum’s impact was immediate, writes Kirsten Han. Fear and paranoia spread across Singapore’s tiny civil society.

2017/05/23 | Ketagalan Media

A Delicate Balancing Act: President Tsai’s First Year

Sandwiched between these two clashing generations, Tsai is standing at a dividing line between Taiwan’s past and future, the 'east' of its old glory (such as being one of the four Asian tigers) and the 'west' of its new chapter in history.

2017/05/23 | Tristan Kenderdine

China’s One-Way Trade Street

Rather than a regional trade agreement, China’s Belt and Road strategy is an extension of Beijing’s economic policy in foreign lands, Tristan Kenderdine writes.

2017/05/22 | Oiwan Lam

Viral Video Triggers Debate Over Patriotic Education in China, Again

A vivid debate on whether school children in modern China should be taught to recite Chinese "hero" Lui Hulan's story of sacrifice from the Chinese Communist revolution era.

2017/05/22 | Roy Ngerng

Tough Pill to Swallow: Why Singapore’s Healthcare Model Should Not Be Followed

[OPINION] Singapore’s healthcare system has become unnecessarily complicated but it can be reformed to provide more equitable healthcare and give its citizens peace of mind.