Politics


  • Confirm
  • .

2018/06/30 | Nick Aspinwall

Taiwan's New Southbound Push Risks Duterte Drug War Complicity

A Filipino fugitive awaits deportation in Taipei on drug charges, illustrating how the Tsai administration's New Southbound Policy’s fails to consider human rights.

2018/06/30 | China Labour Bulletin

China's Guangdong Province Raises Minimum Wages for First Time in 3 Years

The minimal adjustment comes amid reluctance from local government to raise costs for businesses.

2018/06/29 | Roy Ngerng

OPINION: On the Distorted Logic of Ministerial Salaries in Singapore 

Singapore's prime minister arguably has less to deal with than his fellow national and municipal leaders, so why is he paid such astounding sums?

2018/06/29 | Policy Forum

OPINION: It's Time to Move Past Outdated Notions of Cyberspace and Cybersecurity

The conversation about cybersecurity must evolve to take account of state actors intent on furthering strategic aims.

2018/06/28 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

ANALYSIS: Quad Alliance Cooperation from a Japanese Perspective

The early days of Quad cooperation suggest it could serve as a useful framework for maintaining rule-based order in the Indo-Pacific.

2018/06/28 | AsiaGlobal Online

OPINION: Southeast Asia a Test Bed for Trust in Digital, 'Post-truth' Era

The digital era is transforming the nature of trust and credibility in democratic Southeast Asia.

2018/06/28 | New Bloom

OPINION: Nauru Refugee Deal Makes Taiwan Complicit in Human Rights Abuse

Taiwan's agreement with Australia to accept its asylum seekers held on Nauru makes the government complicit in human rights violations.

2018/06/27 | East Asia Forum

CHINA: Communist Party Battles to Have Last Laugh on Web Censorship

Communist Party moves to shut down a satirical app are squeezing Chinese people's right to laugh.

2018/06/22 | The Interpreter

MALAYSIA: Out with the Old and in with the New

A massive cull of key officials left over from the previous government is underway as Prime Minister Mahathir gets down to work.

2018/06/22 | Global Voices

Philippine Women Protest President Duterte's Toxic Masculinity

The Philippine president's chauvinism has crossed a line with critics.

2018/06/21 | Dean Karalekas

OPINION: After AIT Opening, It's Time to Stop Downplaying US-Taiwan Ties

Despite hype over the potential for Washington to make a real statement about its support for Taiwan at the opening of the new AIT complex, the end result was familiarly low-key.

2018/06/21 | If Lin

TAIWAN: Despite Spate of Grisly Murders, Crime Data Makes for Reassuring Reading

Sensational stories of murder in Taiwan have sparked fears of crumbling social order, but police data tell a different story.