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2017/10/31 | Suzanne Pepper
Xi Jinping Shatters Hong Kong Handover Illusion
Chinese President Xi Jinping's report to the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China revealed once and for all that Beijing intends to exercise 'comprehensive jurisdiction' over Hong Kong, and that the 1997 promise of '50 years without change' can now be consigned to the dustbin of history.
2017/09/29 | Shashank Joshi
With an Eye on Beijing, India and Japan Double Down
While the security architecture of Asia in some flux, the future of the India-Japan relationship is looking very healthy indeed.
2017/12/15 | J. Michael Cole
US Navy Calls to Taiwan Must Weigh China Costs
Taiwan must ensure it avoids being a pawn in US push to resume port calls.
2017/11/09 | Hal Hill
Despite Duterte’s Bluster, the Philippines Continues to Profit
The economy of the Philippines remains strong despite violence and unpredictability — it has not experienced a financial crisis since 2002. Can the markets continue to remain detached amid political upheaval?
2017/10/27 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: All the President's 'Yes' Men
This week's unveiling of a new Politburo Standing Committee included no clear successor to Xi Jinping.
2017/12/02 | Suzanne Pepper
Beijing Begins Post-congress Re-education of Hong Kong
If Hong Kongers still don’t get the 19th party congress message it won’t be for Beijing’s lack of trying.
2017/10/18 | Kevin Carrico
'Insignificant' CCP Congress Opens in Beijing
Although the perceived importance of this Congress is a rare instance of consensus between domestic and international China commentators, a counter-interpretation may be more revealing: nothing of actual significance will happen in Beijing this week.
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.
2017/12/05 | Adam P MacDonald
OPINION: Canada Must Develop a Coherent East Asia Maritime Strategy
Deployments of Royal Canadian Navy ships to East Asia suggest a willingness to influence the region, but Canada must define a clear policy objective amid tension between the U.S. and China.
2017/10/01 | The Third Pole
Soaked China Sees ‘Sponge Cities’ as Flood Solution
Permeable surfaces and green infrastructure are essential to absorbing rainwater, but China needs strong environmental governance and investment for this initiative to succeed.
2017/10/18 | Suzanne Pepper
The Enigma of New HK CEO Carrie Lam
New Hong Kong CEO Carrie Lam has proved a master of the art of "responding without answering", enabling her to glide smoothly from one crisis to the next and emerge as the only person Beijing was willing to entrust with the top job.
2017/09/28 | Ma Te
Fast-Fading Memories of Harbin’s Migrant History
A stream of Russian refugees once made the far-flung northeastern city their home, but now only a handful of descendants remain to tell their stories.
2017/06/05 | Justin Hugo
Stark Reality: Singaporeans Waking from the Housing Dream
[OPINION] How Singapore's pension-housing financing model squeezes its citizens.
2017/11/06 | Jules Quartly
First Cut Is the Deepest: Organ Harvesting in Xinjiang
Surgeon Enver Bughda, a native of northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region, helped harvest organs in 1990s China. Even if he hasn’t moved on, China has, and now claims to operate a purely voluntary donation program.
2017/08/17 | Matthew Phillips
Thailand’s Junta Courts the White House as 'Democracy' Drops from US Agenda
Secretary of State Tillerson has already indicated that the State Department is considering dropping 'democracy' from its global mission. On Tuesday, he kept his word.
2017/04/14 | Joseph Franco
Sorry ISIS, Philippines is No Place for A Caliphate
Observers thought the 'imminent' IS province in Mindanao may lead to the establishment of a new Southeast Asia-based caliphate, but they neglect socio-economic realities in the southern Philippines