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2016/06/16 | Shuhei Omi

Mickey Mouse with Chinese Characteristics

Shanghai Disneyland opened today amid enthusiasm from Disney and the Chinese government, but not everyone is smiling.

2016/06/16 | Edward White

FEATURE: Who is Winning Indonesia’s Tobacco War?

Battleground Jakarta: Big Tobacco calls Indonesia its ‘crown jewel’; in a country of 250 million people, 70% of men are smokers and more than a quarter of its children start the habit before they reach 10. While top politicians appear comfortable with hundreds of thousands of people dying from smoking-related illnesses each year, city mayors and religious leaders are taking up the fight.

2016/06/16 | Silvia Menegazzi

What’s the Matter With Chinese Think Tanks?

Think tanks have been able to set up their own 'influential niche' inside China’s complex and multi-level political system.

2016/06/15 | Shuhei Omi

Dalai Lama-Obama Meeting Draws Beijing's Ire

The Obama-Dalai Lama meeting draws a predictable response from Beijing.

2016/06/14 | Edward White

FEATURE: Islamic State's Expansion into Asia Worries Experts

A day after the execution of a Canadian in the Philippines, Southeast Asia terrorism experts warn that international efforts must be ramped up to counter the spread of Islamic State throughout the region.

2016/06/14 | Shuhei Omi

China-German Relations Warming Up for Better or Worse?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in China seeking greater cooperation between the two countries, but many issues continue to haunt the relationship.

2016/06/13 | TNL Staff

Second Canadian Hostage Killed by Abu Sayyaf in Philippines

The ISIS-linked organization had set a deadline of 3pm today to receive ransom. Two other hostages remain in captivity.

2016/06/13 | Edward White

Sex Trafficking Operations Unchecked as Cops Chase KPIs

Large sex trafficking operations in Taiwan are not being investigated or prosecuted because police don’t want to jeopardize their performance reports.

2016/06/13 | Chublic Opinion

Road Rage in Beijing

After years of dizzying growth in China, dissatisfaction seems to be gathering under the banner of fairness.

2016/06/10 | Yuan-ling Liang

Taiwan Waltzing Into a Mini Cold War?

Taiwan seems unaware it is moving into the middle of a new Cold War between the U.S. and China, a local academic says.

2016/06/08 | Edward White

Hong Kong Independence Movement Is Open-Minded on Tactics

As one group of activists is acquitted over charges related to protests in Hong Kong, another vows to take up the fight.

2016/06/08 | Edward White

Hong Kong Independence Movement Is Open-Minded on Tactics

As one group of activists is acquitted over charges related to protests in Hong Kong, another vows to take up the fight.

2016/06/08 | Sumit Kumar

The Stars Are Aligned: The Future of India-Taiwan Relations

With a DPP government in Taiwan and a BJP-led government in India, there is a growing desire among diplomats, strategists, journalists and others for the two countries to consolidate, if not expand, their bilateral ties.

2016/06/07 | Kirsten Han

'Pink Dot' Pushes the Envelope in Singapore As State Tightens Rules

This year’s LGBT pride event took a baby step toward being a little more like a protest. Meanwhile, the government is trying to ban sponsorship by foreign entities of events at Hong Lim Park.

2016/06/07 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Hong Kong's Joshua Wong Takes the Fight to Beijing

"The problem is, we are facing the largest communist regime in the 21st century. Sometimes, the largest enemy towards democracy is not the regime or the ruling class. It is the fear in our heart."

2016/06/07 | Wu Jianguo

Are Scholars Giving In to Chinese Propaganda?

‘Under direct and indirect influence from China, academic freedom is being extensively dishonored in Western countries.’

2016/06/07 | Xiaochen Su

Violence Against Chinese Nationals Looms in Africa

As the Chinese become a wealthy minority in Africa, it is only a matter of time before they become primary targets for race-based state violence.

2016/06/06 | TNL 編輯

Open Letter: On President Xi Jinping's Visit to Poland

"Poland should develop economic relations with China, but these relations cannot be healthy and predictable if there is no legal reform in China, and if freedom of expression and of religion continue to be severely violated."