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2017/09/23 | Frances Kitt
China: No Country for Old Men?
The way in which Xi deals with the age question in the make-up of the PSC will be a good indicator of the nature of his power and the extent of his success.
2017/09/21 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Aung San Suu Kyi's Head Buried in the Sand?
Aung San Suu Kyi says she does not know why people are fleeing and 'since the fifth of September, there have been no armed clashes and there have been no clearance operations.'
2017/09/20 | John Liu
We Are All Lee Ming-che
The inditement of Taiwanese NGO worker Lee Ming-che, currently detained in China, cited social media messages on Facebook and elsewhere as evidence of subversion. Unless we stand up and protest, anyone traveling to China could share Lee's unfortunate fate.
2017/09/19 | Hera Diani
Female Roles in Religious Radicalism
Where women once held only supporting roles, they are now beginning to take up more dominant roles in radical groups. Why?
2017/09/18 | Cai Yiwen
Finding Middle Ground Between US and Chinese Classrooms
Journalist and author Lenora Chu on raising a ‘little soldier’ in the Chinese school system.
2017/09/18 | Alice Dawkins
Stranger Kings: Ancient Traditions of Chinese Power in Northeastern Myanmar
'As the Chinese state extends its reach beyond its traditional power bases in the Sino-Myanmar hills and lowland urban centers to developing a major port off the Rakhine coast, it pays to be aware of the longstanding motif of strategic Chinese infiltration,' Dawkins writes.
2017/09/15 | Sidney Jones
The Danger of a Revitalized Insurgency in the Philippines
Addressing security concerns without undue militarization is going to be tricky...
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 | Rory Medcalf
India vs China: Who Really Won at Doklam
Unless China brings back the bulldozers soon, India will have won this round. And it did so without substantial involvement by the US.
2017/09/13 | Dave Hicks
China’s Famous Foreigners Doubling as Diplomats
Much-loved foreign celebrities are helping the country project its soft power more authentically than state-sponsored charm offensives.
2017/09/13 | TNL Staff
CARTOON: Reactions to Taiwanese Activist Lee Ming-che's 'Sham Trial'
What Taiwan, China and the international community are saying about the trial that took place on Sept. 11.
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 | Moushumi Basu
India and Nepal Team up to Rescue Flooded Rhinos
Efforts to rescue flood-swept rhinos have involved around 350 forest personnel and officials from both India and Nepal.
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 | 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.'