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2017/07/16 | Edward Cavanough

Mongolia’s Election Outcome is a Win for Putin

Battulga’s pro-Russia agenda means his election is a significant win for Russian President Vladimir Putin, representing as it does a further proliferation of pro-Kremlin regimes in the states bordering Russia’s extensive frontier.

2017/07/15 | Shannon Lin

PHOTO STORY: Taiwan Remembers Liu Xiaobo

Hundreds gathered near Taipei’s Liberty Square last night to commemorate the life of Liu Xiaobo

2017/07/15 | Helen Clark

Vietnam Wants India to Help in the South China Sea

During a visit by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vietnam named India a comprehensive strategic partner, elevating it to the highest echelon of cooperation.

2017/07/14 | Agence France-Presse

And in the Blue Corner - Taiwan's Parliament Descends into Chaos

Premier Lin Chuan was prevented from delivering his report on the budget Thursday after a water balloon was thrown towards him and he left the chamber.

2017/07/14 | Edward White

Hong Kong By-Elections Now Loom as Critical Test for Democracy Movement

A court decision today paves the way for a series of by-elections that may prove critical for the future of Hong Kong’s democracy movement.

2017/07/11 | Agence France-Presse

Korea's First Black Model is Facing Widespread Racism

Some mixed-race children in South Korea are bullied at school and constantly taunted as 'tuigi,' a derogatory term that literally means cross-bred animals.

2017/07/11 | Yuan-Ming Chiao

Beijing’s Schools for Migrants Face Demolition amid Urban Restructuring

Strict residency laws make it difficult for migrants from other parts of China to be enrolled in public municipal schools in Beijing. Now their special schools are under threat.

2017/07/11 | Sam Roggeveen

Washington's Hand Weakens as North Korea Launches ICBM

'US Administrations including this one have long said a North Korean ICBM is unacceptable, but unless the US is prepared to go to war, and risk millions of Korean and Japanese lives in the process, accept it Washington must.'

2017/07/11 | Patrick Jory

Thailand Now 'Made in China?' Bangkok Gets Closer to Beijing

A cartoon recently appeared in a leading Thai newspaper depicting an engorged Thailand’s Defence Minister getting a tattoo on his stomach saying ‘Made in China.'

2017/07/10 | Phil Robertson

OPINION: Murder of Cambodian Government Critic Still Needs Investigation

The killing of Kem Ley requires a thorough, professional and unbiased investigation that will follow the facts, wherever they lead, and hold accountable all involved no matter their position or their power, writes Phil Robertson.

2017/07/10 | Dr. Martin A. Mills

Dividing the World's Third Pole

The solution to integrating the Tibetan Plateau into China’s economic transformations have more often than not meant the relocation and rehousing of local residents.

2017/07/09 | Edward White

As Liu Xiaobo Enters Final Days, World Watches Xi’s Move — Lawyer

'If President Xi now decides he wants to keep Liu Xiaobo in China and silenced he will have to do so in the full view of the world knowing he is intentionally hastening his death.'

2017/07/08 | Oiwan Lam

How Fake News Twists Hong Kong Airline Hostesses’ Refusal to Wear Chinese Name Tags

The headline deliberately inverted one air hostess’ comment that the company originally adopted the new tags in order to 'please mainland Chinese Passengers.'

2017/07/07 | Robert E Kelly

The Tragedy of Otto Warmbier

Given Warmbier’s obvious innocence — his youth, his deeply disturbing post-arrest press conference, his political nature — his death has had a greater impact than most North Korean hostage and abductee stories.

2017/07/06 | Dr Ivy Man

Singing a Revolution: Pop, Politics, and the Umbrella Movement

The genre of Canto-pop has exceeded expectations, becoming more than just a popular music genre. It has provoked thought, sung for the people of Hong Kong, and time and time again has held a mirror to the SAR’s socio-political sentiments and local identity.