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2017/06/26 | Phil Robertson

Dear Mr Xi, Don't Send Refugees Back to North Korea

'There is no way to sugarcoat this: if these people are forced back to North Korea, their lives and safety will be at risk,' writes Phil Robertson.

2017/06/26 | Kirsten Han

Singapore's Family Feud: A 'Secret Committee' and the Problem of Due Process

'What we’re seeing now is not regular due process; instead, we have a ministerial committee placed between a rock and a hard place, plagued with considerations and intricacies they should never have had to deal with, and a senior official within the Ministry of Law making statements and arguments related to what is essentially a personal matter for the family to sort out, all while the actual Minister of Law is a member of the committee.'

2017/06/26 | Agence France-Presse

Hong Kong Handover: Those Who Left Look Back

There are no official emigration figures, but government estimates show hundreds of thousands leaving Hong Kong between 1990 and 1997

2017/06/25 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Pain in the Neck: Legal Limbo for Chiropractors in Taiwan

Encouraging the development of chiropractic in Taiwan would help the increasing number of elderly and relieve some of the financial pressures on the national healthcare system.

2017/06/24 | Jolyon Ford

The Role of the Consumer in Fighting Modern Slavery

Anti-slavery legislation is a good start, but if we want a future where goods are produced free of slavery it requires government, business and consumers to all be pulling in the same direction, Jolyon Ford writes.

2017/06/23 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Who Are Taiwan's Remaining Diplomatic Allies?

Panama severed ties with Taipei earlier this month. Who are Taiwan's remaining 20 diplomatic allies?

2017/06/23 | Yuan-Ming Chiao

Panama Braces for Chinese Tourist Boom

Industry insiders expect red tape to be slashed, easing the way for more Chinese tourists to visit the Central American nation that straddles two oceans with its renowned canal.

2017/06/23 | Jeroen Adam

Mindanao's Vanishing Chance for Peace

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao not only has serious implications for human rights and democracy, but also risks shattering an already fragile pathway to peace on the island, Jeroen Adams writes.

2017/06/22 | Claude Arpi

Can China Win the Hearts and Minds of its 'Minorities'?

“In recent months they have intensified their efforts to stifle the Islamic identity of Xinjiang’s ethnic Uighurs, fearful that any public display of their religious belief could morph into militancy.”

2017/06/21 | Michael Barr

Singapore PM's Family Feud Reveals Rise of the 'First Lady'

Perhaps the most startling and truly new development is the emergence of the importance of Lee Hsien Loong’s wife, Ho Ching.

2017/06/20 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Tackling Cancer in Taiwan Needs New Thinking

Many cancer drugs are not covered by Taiwan's NHI, leading to a steady increase in the proportion of self-payment.

2017/06/16 | Wayne Pajunen

Road Rage: Without Law Enforcement Taiwan’s Jekylls Become Hydes

Taiwan’s motorists wait at the intersection of civility and chaos for effective law enforcement to change from red to green.