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2020/06/30 | Raphael Lin

OPINION: The KMT Occupation Was a Failed Sunflower Movement Parody

In occupying the legislature in a futile attempt to block the appointment of Chen Chu, the KMT chose the wrong hill to die on.

2020/06/30 | Deutsche Welle

US Begins Revoking Hong Kong's Special Status Over Row With China

The U.S. has announced it will halt defense exports to Hong Kong, the first step in undoing the territory's special status. The move comes in response to new visa restrictions out of China.

2020/06/29 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: 'Silent Protest' March Targets National Security Law

Hundreds of Hongkongers have marched silently through the city's streets in protest against the looming national security legislation to be implemented by the mainland Chinese government.

2020/06/26 | Voice of America

Hun Sen Tempers Speculation Son Will Be Next Cambodian Leader

Hun Sen, Cambodia's Prime Minister, has sought to cast doubt that his son really is his heir apparent in recent remarks.

2020/06/24 | Syrena Lin

The Migrant Fishermen Union on the Frontlines Against Covid-19 and Bosses

The Yilan Migrant Fishermen Union has pointed out the increased vulnerabilities that their workers face under Covid-19. But this is just their latest campaign since their establishment in 2013.

2020/06/24 | Voice of America

China Sends 8 Military Planes Into Taiwan Airspace. They’re Not Targeting Just Taiwan

Several Chinese planes have entered Taiwanese airspace over the last month, a marked uptick since Tsai Ing-wen first became president of Taiwan in 2016.

2020/06/23 | TJ Ting

OPINION: What the Chinese Communist Party Fears Most

The CCP’s internet control is not about fear of the truth being exposed. Their control is more properly understood as a display of power. And what they fear the most is people not believing this power exists.

2020/06/23 | Deutsche Welle

Is the US-China Rivalry Tangling a Coronavirus Vaccine With Geopolitics?

In China, getting to a vaccine first would be a shot in the arm for its global image as a technology leader. In the U.S., an America-first vaccine could boost President Donald Trump's reelection campaign.

2020/06/22 | TNL Staff

Japan: Ishigaki City Council Votes to Inscribe 'Senkaku' Into Administrative Name of Disputed Islands

The Ishigaki City Council in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, voted to officially use the term "Senkaku" in the name of disputed island territories.

2020/06/22 | TNL Feature

‘Rat Tribe’: Propping up a Slumless Beijing and the ‘Chinese Dream’

Beijing appears to be a city without slums. The "Chinese dream" appears to be in reach. But both are illusions propped up by an underclass of workers called the "rat tribe."

2020/06/20 | Hiro Fu

OPINION: The KMT Wants to Revise the 1992 Consensus. It Misses the Point.

The KMT's proposed revision of its policy toward China misses the point. Taiwan has largely moved on from the KMT's basic approach towards China.

2020/06/19 | Voice of America

Kim Jong Un Keeps Quiet as North Korea Turns Up Heat

Kim Yo Jong has become the public face of North Korea’s more aggressive stance toward the South.

2020/06/18 | Deutsche Welle

Trump Signs Sanctions Law Over China Crackdown of Uyghurs

Donald Trump has signed into law an act that authorizes sanctions against Chinese officials over the mass incarceration of Uyghur Muslims. The move is likely to deliver a fresh blow to the already tense U.S.-China ties.

2020/06/17 | Voice of America

Rhetoric or Reality? Britain’s Hong Kong Passport Offer Angers China

Beijing has warned that the British offer of citizenship to Hongkongers would breach the 1997 Joint Declaration. Until recently, Britain agreed with that verdict. But China’s attempt to impose the new security law appears to have changed the calculation in London.

2020/06/17 | Syrena Lin

Who Is Hsiao Bi-khim, Taiwan's De Facto Ambassador to the US?

Hsiao Bi-Khim is the first woman to become de facto ambassador to the U.S. She has been advocate for progressive causes throughout her long career in the Democratic Progressive Party.

2020/06/16 | Michael Fahey

Taiwan’s Plan to Attract Foreign Talent

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has made attracting skilled workers a major goal. Legal consultant Michael Fahey gives an overview of Taiwan’s immigration policy and the remaining gaps.

2020/06/16 | Deutsche Welle

North Korean Destroys Inter-Korean Liason Office in Kaesong: Yonhap

North Korea has been ratcheting up tensions with the South in recent weeks and has threatened to deploy the military to the border region.

2020/06/16 | Martin Boyle

The Taiwan Lobby in Europe Counters Taiwan's Progressive Reputation

The Taiwan lobby in the United States is well known. The lobby exists in the UK and Europe, too, and plays a similar role at odds with Taiwan's progressive reputation.