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2018/09/30 | Cat Thomas

INTERVIEW: Down and Dirty with Taipei Drag Star Magnolia La Manga

We talk to a Taiwan drag icon about 15 years at the heart of a vibrant scene, LGBT rights, performing with Jolin Tsai, and spreading the word to the next generation.

2018/09/28 | China Brief

Guess Who's Back: Xi Sheds Low Profile to Navigate the Trade War

Xi Jinping laid low throughout the summer, leading to rabid speculation from China watchers. He's back now, but is he here to stay?

2018/09/28 | China Brief

China and Myanmar Circle Warily around Proposed Economic Corridor

There is considerable doubt on both sides over a proposed China-Myanmar Economic Corridor.

2018/09/28 | Taiwan Insight

The 'Realist' Case for the US to Keep Supporting Taiwan

Some US commentators have called for the US to be 'realistic' and compromise with China on Taiwan. But supporting Taiwan is the truly realistic option.

2018/09/26 | Nick Aspinwall

INTERVIEW: The Inside Story on How Spain Bowed to China's Threats on Academic Freedom

The China-forced cancellation of a Taiwan cultural event at Spain's University of Salamanca raises concerns over the terms of China's engagement with international universities.

2018/09/25 | David Green

INTERVIEW: Fighting for Taiwanese Identity and Human Rights in Norway

Taiwanese residents in Norway are being designated as Chinese. We speak to the leader of a group of Taiwanese students who intend to protest the case in Norway and at the European Court of Human Rights.

2018/09/23 | East Asia Forum

ANALYSIS: Among Filipinos, Duterte's China Policy Is Still a Dud

Over 80 percent of Filipinos reject the administration's policy to allow a Chinese presence in the West Philippine Sea.

2018/09/21 | New Bloom

Is China Retaliating Against Taiwan's Investigations into Its Spying?

China’s wild allegations of Taiwanese spying may be a direct response to Taiwan’s investigations of China’s own spy network.

2018/09/21 | The Interpreter

The End of the Jack Ma Era Marks a Changing China

The end of Jack Ma's tenure as Alibaba's chairman reflects a need for a different kind of leadership in the Xi Jinping era.

2018/09/20 | Eryk Smith

OPINION: In Kaohsiung, There Are Limits to the Multilingual Love

The axes are out for a politician advocating for languages other than English and Chinese to be kept out of the classroom.

2018/09/20 | Jerome Alan Cohen

'Xinjiang Initiative' Unites Scholars in Opposition to Suppression of Uyghur Identity

Scholars are rallying together to call attention to the terrible suppression of more than a million Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

2018/09/20 | chenglap

OPINION: On China, Self-Censorship and the Legalist Notion of Tact

China's use of ambiguity in international and other relations has its roots in Eastern legalism.