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2017/12/11 | Jay Lin
OPINION: Is Taiwan Really a Beacon for LGBT Rights in Asia?
Taiwan's LGBT community has an easier time than many, but more needs to be done for such progress to receive international recognition.
2017/11/05 | Malcolm Cook
Duterte Basks in 'Golden Age' of Philippines-Japan Relations
The continued Japanese generosity led President Duterte to declare the dawn of a 'golden age in the strategic partnership' between the two countries.
2017/11/05 | Michael J Green
Trump's Asia Tour Puts US Regional Strategy in Focus
To get China right, you have to get Asia right, Rich Armitage and Joe Nye declared in a 2007 CSIS report. As Trump embarks on his Asia tour, whether the U.S. president understands that the key to leverage in Beijing is a free and open Indo-Pacific framework is about to be put to the test.
2017/10/31 | Tyler Prochazka
China and UNDP Study Basic Income Pilot Feasibility
Chinese academics and officials last week hosted a roundtable on Universal Basic Income with the United Nations Development Program in Beijing, suggesting China may be prepared to trial experiments on the social dividend in the same manner as countries such as Finland, Scotland and India.
Sino-Indian Space Race Rivalry Lifts Off
China and India are using satellites in space to win influence and secure their geo-political and economic interests, and while China's program is better funded and more ambitious, India's Indian Space Research Organization is catching up.
2017/10/16 | Craig J. Reynolds
Book Review: Exile in Colonial Asia: Kings, Convicts, Commemoration
Readers of this book cannot fail to reflect on today’s accounts of refugees forced from their homelands by repression and civil war.
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.
2017/09/12 | 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.
2017/08/31 | T J Pempel
Trump's Wrecking Ball Hits US–Asia Relations
'By the six-month mark, the Trump administration is well on its way to upending 70 years of regional partnerships, institutional allegiances and soft power appeal through cavalier neglect and wilful destruction.'
2017/08/25 | Zachary Abuza
The Fall and Rise of Jihadism in Southeast Asia
The loss of the IS caliphate has led to a shift in attention back to the domestic enemy in Southeast Asia.
China’s Fevered Property Market Exporting Risk to Asia
Global risk merchants are starting to fret over Chinese local governance — a matter that was conveniently ignored throughout the growth boom of the past two decades.
2017/08/09 | Shannon Lin
The Last of Taiwan's 'Blind Masseurs'
'Blind massage' was first introduced to Taiwan by the Japanese during the colonial era. More than 100 years later, signs for blind massage parlors remain a common sight in the underground malls and streets of Taiwan but the number of masseurs is declining.
2017/08/07 | Tyler Prochazka
Curing the ‘Ghost Island’: Why Taiwan Needs Basic Income
Sun Yat-sen believed that the benefits from natural resources, monopolies and property should be shared amongst all citizens. This is precisely the philosophy behind UBI, argues Tyler Prochazka.
2017/08/01 | Morley J Weston
INFOGRAPHIC: Taipei is Traffic Heaven – No, Really
Morley Weston takes a close look at Taiwan's traffic accidents and finds some surprising results.
2017/07/24 | James Chin
Here is Why Mahathir is at the Center of Malaysia’s Opposition Power Play
Mahathir represents an alternative Ketuanan Melayu leadership, rather than real political reforms.
2017/07/22 | John C. Cannon
Asia's Rhino Horn Trade is Thriving
The Elephant Action League sent undercover investigators into Vietnam, China and several other Asian countries to understand the intricate network involved in getting rhino horn from African countries into the hands of Chinese consumers.