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2017/03/31 | Dong Dong Zhang
Beneath the Surface of China’s Relentless Rise
Saving the CCP demanded a drastic revamping of the power structures of the party-state.
2017/03/30 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: HK Elections Show 'One Country, Two Systems' An Empty Promise?
'The Hong Kong system shows that what one country, two systems stipulates is fake democracy,' says a DPP legislator.
2017/03/30 | Suzanne Pepper
Done Deal: How Hong Kong's New Leader Reached the Top
Real elections, the kind those fractious oppositionist elements are demanding, create nothing but trouble: social strife, polarization and worst of all uncertainty.
2017/03/29 | ZiQing Low
Taiwanese Detained in China Talked Democracy, Human Rights on WeChat
Lee Ming-cheh is being detained in China by a branch of the state security police.
2017/03/29 | Michael Reilly
Confucianism, Morality and Chinese Diplomacy
Without a moral underpinning to its actions, China will struggle to build influence where it most needs it.
2017/03/29 | Arun Swamy
India Elections: A Harbinger of Sectarian Politics
India's recent election points to ongoing problems with caste system and growing anti-muslim sentiments.
2017/03/28 | TNL Staff
Former Taiwan President Innocent of Leaking Classified Information
The former president has been cleared of several violations related to a wiretapping case in 2013.
2017/03/27 | Edward White
Why Everyone is Worried about Cambodia, Again
‘There is a widespread discontent with the government…It may be just a matter of time until the pressure cooker bursts.’
2017/03/27 | ZiQing Low
'Large-Scale Political Prosecution' as Hong Kong Police Crack Down on Occupy Leaders
Former student leaders of the Umbrella Movement expect large-scale political prosecution following the election of pro-China Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam.
2017/03/27 | Sorpong Peou
Cambodia: Towards Single Party Dictatorship?
'Cambodia’s ruling party is seeking to shore up its chances of electoral success with recent changes to the rules governing political parties,' Sorpong Peou writes.
2017/03/25 | Sally Tyler
'Lock Them All Up': Mass Imprisonment in US and Philippines
New mass incarceration policies in both the Philippines and the United States threaten to erode years of progress, writes Sally Tyler.
2017/03/25 | John J. Stremlau
Africa Offers a Point of Cooperation for Xi and Trump
Xi and Trump should explore trilateral cooperation with African governments since both parties have extensive and often complementary interests in the continent.
2017/03/24 | David Green
From Fiction to Reality: Universal Basic Income Gaining Traction in Asia
The idea is gathering global popularity after a landmark trial in India showed a basic income of as little as US$5 per month had a powerfully positive effect on health, community action and investment decisions in target communities.
2017/03/24 | Steven Yet
Hong Kong Election: A Choice Between Lesser Evils
If Beijing continues to run a shallow election, picking a ‘lesser evil’ is just another façade.
2017/03/23 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Chinese Spies in Taiwan?
'Compared with eight years ago, it’s likely that Beijing now has a greater need to understand and grasp the current situation of the Taiwanese government.'