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2017/09/22 | Qian Guanyu
Mountaineering, A Fad for China’s Rich
Wealth-flaunting high-net-worth individuals are frantically scaling the country’s dizzyingly high slopes in the name of networking.
2017/09/22 | Chublic Opinion
Why 'Wolf Warrior II' Beat Up 'Founding of an Army' at the Box Office
'Wolf Warrior II' smashed Communist Party propaganda fest 'Founding of an Army' at China's box office this summer, but while showing how far Chinese cinema has come in terms of production values, its overt and ugly patriotism left some with a bitter taste in the mouth.
2017/09/21 | Yin Yijun
Creating Visual Effects for China’s Billion-dollar TV Industry
A visual effects supervisor discusses the future of the profession that brings fantasy to life.
2017/09/20 | David Bandurski
New China Cyber Laws Will Finally Silence Exchange of Ideas Online
China has long flirted with real-name registration online, but new laws following the implementation of the Cybersecurity Law will finally end an era of anonymous comment, and with it the notion of China's internet as a market for ideas.
2017/09/16 | Chen Xi
Helping Chinese Students Cheat Their Way to Academic Success
As a ghostwriter, I realize that my job is unethical, but I need the money just to see myself through college.
2017/09/15 | Ketagalan Media
Does Taiwan Really Need More Foreigners?
Taiwan needs new talent but Taiwanese people’s inability to market the country effectively is hampering its ability to attract the right people.
The Forgotten Story of Indigenous Resistance in Northern Philippines
'The story of Butbut tribe and the peoples of Cordillera provides us a picture of why resistance and solidarity, albeit rarely presented in mainstream media reports, remain relevant these days.'
2017/09/14 | Greg Raymond
This is the End: Thailand's Shinawatras Era Draws to a Close
The political transition brought on by the end of the Shinawatra era could be more important for everyday Thais than the royal transition.
2017/09/13 | Nevin Thompson
Japan's Male Sex Workers Speak Out in 'Boys For Sale'
A new documentary provides a humane and empathetic look at the lives of men working in Tokyo's 'urisen' trade.
2017/09/13 | Mong Palatino
Free Media Fighting to Stay Alive in Cambodia amid Hun Sen's Latest Crackdown
One daily newspaper, two foreign media services and three local radio stations are among those under threat.
2017/09/12 | Colum Murphy
Tourism Bringing Opportunity and Angst to the Tibetan Plateau
With tourism comes temptation and transformation in Tagong, a sacred site for Tibetan nomads.
2017/09/12 | Oiwan Lam
Mulling the Cost of China Winning the AI Race
'Both Chinese and foreign experts reckon that China has the most advanced — and cheapest — AI-enabled surveillance technology in the world.'
2017/09/12 | Jacqui True
Are Women the Key to Stopping Terrorism in Asia?
Governments should provide support for both international and national women’s organisations working to stabilize communities and prevent terrorism and violent extremism.
2017/09/11 | Nie Riming
Chinese Cities Should Open Their Gates to the Children of Migrants
It’s time we rewarded rural laborers’ contributions to their adopted cities by giving their children a proper education.
2017/09/11 | Rosemary Chen
Missing Taiwanese Activist Lee Ming-che Goes on Trial in China
Lee Ming-che at the trial confessed to 'spreading malicious articles and speech attacking the current Chinese Communist Party and government' and 'writing articles that were intended to defame the system and subvert state power.'
2017/09/11 | Huang Jing
What is China's End Game in East Asian Order?
Given the rapid, ongoing changes in strategic balance throughout the region, it remains to be seen whether China’s strategic diplomacy in Southeast Asia can really deliver what Beijing desires.