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2017/07/31 | Silvia Menegazzi

The Trials of Keeping the International System Afloat: EU–China Relations in the Trump Era

In a post-Brexit scenario, the EU strategy of prioritizing democracy-first, rule-of-law and human rights discourses with China may not be sustainable over economic pragmatism.

2017/07/29 | Kam C. Wong

Triads, Riots and the Deterioration of Law Enforcement in Hong Kong

Given the change of public mood towards law and order, a.k.a the deterioration of the law enforcement environment, post-1997, there is little that HKP officers can do to turn the tide. HKP leadership is turning the force into a service agency and crowd pleaser.

2017/07/29 | Anqi Shen

Unveiling China's Women Judges

Who are women judges in China? What do they do? What are their roles and positions in the Chinese judicial profession? These questions help us to get to know female judicial officers in post-Mao China.

2017/07/28 | TNL Staff

CARTOON: No 'ROC' for Chinese Media

'Taiwan is a province of China,' reads one rule. 'But taking the feelings of our Taiwan compatriots into account, now we generally don’t call it "Taiwan Province," and more often use "Taiwan Region" or "Taiwan."'

2017/07/28 | L.H.M. Ling

Turn to Eastern Thinking to Heal the India-China Border Trauma and Avoid Nuclear Tension

India and China could re-conceive and resolve their simmering border disputes by casting aside traditional power politics and drawing on their shared heritage, L.H.M Ling writes.

2017/07/28 | Lynda Lim.

Malaysia, How Deep is Your Love? Support for Female Leaders Only Goes So Far

Fatwahs have been used to silence and intimidate key women’s organizations supporting Muslim women’s rights and access to justice.

2017/07/26 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Foreign Baseball Players in Taiwan Hit Sweet Spot

Imported players are a hit in Taiwan’s professional baseball league, writes Tim Ferry.

2017/07/26 | Shreya Dasgupta

Endangered Green Peafowl on Last Legs in China amid Illegal Mining

Greenpeace East Asia says its has found evidence of illegal mining within the core zone of the Konglong River Nature Reserve in Shuangbai County of Yunnan Province, a key habitat of the endangered green peafowl.

2017/07/25 | Jason Hsu

OPINION: Culture as a New Diplomatic Strategy for Taiwan

Taiwan’s culture potentially provides it with a unique diplomatic power, if it can harness it.

2017/07/25 | TIME

The Time for Negotiations with North Korea is Now

The absence of direct dialogue between the US and North Korea has to change. 'We can’t deal with them if we don’t understand them, and we won’t understand them if we aren’t talking to each other,' says a North Asia specialist.

2017/07/24 | TIME

Why Americans Need to Understand Chinese Ways of Thinking

'Part of what US diplomats and informed citizens need to know is the basic historical background to contemporary China. However, as a scholar of Chinese philosophy, I believe it’s at least as important to understand how China thinks.'