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2017/08/20 | Ni Dandan
Can Tax Breaks Boost Private Health Insurance in China?
National tax incentives have produced a surge in inquiries, but eligible policies hold little appeal for most individuals.
2017/08/20 | Jack Hu
The New Action Flick Taking Chinese Nationalism to a New Level
The record-breaking action movie ‘Wolf Warriors 2′ takes Chinese nationalism to a new Level, writes Jack Hu.
2017/08/19 | Kenrick Davis
East Side Story Overshadowed as Chinese Opt for Western Musicals
In a boom year for foreign productions, makers of homegrown musicals struggle to draw audiences, investment, and talent.
2017/08/19 | Mong Palatino
TV Network Pays the Price in Thailand for Calling Leader 'Dictator'
Thailand’s army grabbed power in 2014 and has remained in power through a constitution it drafted. The country's media struggles to challenge those in power.
2017/08/19 | Eva Pils
China's New Torture Methods
China's 709 crackdown featured several new, troubling measures when it comes to treatment of prisoners.
2017/08/19 | Oiwan Lam
Reporter Criticized after River Water Stunt in China
In a highly criticized stunt, a Chinese reporter drinks river water to prove It's clean.
2017/08/18 | Yao Liqing
Translation Wages in China Affecting the Popularity of Foreign Classics
China’s translators are severely underpaid, and the proof is in the print.
2017/08/18 | TNL Staff
CARTOON: Protests to Start as the Universiade Kicks Off?
Local political activists are expected to attempt to use the event to draw attention to the Taiwan independence movement and the lack of international recognition of Taiwan sovereignty.
2017/08/18 | David Chapman
Japan's Invisible Children
The combination of historical notions of family and an unwavering adherence to myths of the purity of Japanese bloodline paralyse Japanese society
2017/08/18 | Sacha Cody
China Tries New Tactics as it Loses its Soft Power War on the West
The percentage of people around the world who hold a favorable perception of China declined from 48 per cent in 2007 to 40 per cent in 2016.
2017/08/17 | Edward White
BREAKING: Hong Kong Jails 'Political Prisoners' Wong, Law and Chow
Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law are being described as Hong Kong’s ‘first political prisoners’ after being sent to prison for actions in the days before the 2014 Umbrella Movement.
2017/08/16 | Saigoneer
A Brief Primer on Vietnam’s Football History
Vietnamese widespread support for foreign football teams over local ones has much to do with the history of football sponsorships and scandals.
2017/08/16 | Marcella Ho
MAMA and Hong Kong's Role in Spreading South Korea's Popular Culture
To the surprise of many, Hong Kong also has an unique and critical role in spreading South Korean popular culture.
2017/08/16 | Qian Han
Eastern Dragon and the Dangerous Rise of High-Frequency Trading in China
The impact of high-frequency traders on the financial markets has been in the throes of heated debate in China since the latest market rout.
2017/08/15 | Wu Haiyun
How Blockbuster Movies Capture China’s Changing Nationalism
Now the country’s highest-grossing film ever, ‘Wolf Warrior 2’ merges Hollywood-style thrills with state-sanctioned patriotism.
2017/08/14 | Wang Yuhao
Bringing the World’s Great Museums to 200,000 Children in China
An entrepreneur hatches a plan to make 10 iconic museums accessible to China’s working-class families.