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2022/05/26 | Global Voices

What Overseas Chinese Citizens Make Of Xi Jinping’s Resignation Rumours

Some say the rumors are meant to spread a false hope that the CCP could solve the legitimacy crisis of the authoritative political system.

2022/05/16 | The Interpreter

What a Marcos Jr Presidency in the Philippines Means for Geopolitics

The Philippines might be Asia’s oldest democracy, but the continued appetite for strongman rule demonstrates a deep ambivalence about liberal democracy’s promises of political equality and rule of law and the likely continuation of the public’s acceptance of the autocratic practices that characterized Duterte’s presidency.

2022/05/12 | Deutsche Welle

How Russia and China Exploit History to Further Their Interests

The arbitrariness in the way they deal with their own national history helps Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian leader Vladimir Putin secure power and justify their policies.

2022/03/03 | Voice of America

China Positions Itself as Mediator Between Russia, Ukraine

A mediation attempt would divert international attention from China’s controversial goal of unifying with Taiwan, experts say.

2022/03/02 | East Asia Forum

Why Xi Jinping Is Still Willing To Wear the Costs of Zero-Covid

Surging cases, faltering health infrastructure, and a wave of self-isolation in China could produce more acute labor shortages and supply chain disruptions than zero-Covid.

2022/03/01 | Global Voices

Taiwan Watches Ukraine Closely Wondering How the West Would React in Case of Chinese Invasion

Many Taiwanese are looking at the conflict between Russia and Ukraine as a warning about the country’s own precarious geopolitical situation.

2022/02/24 | Brian Hioe

Reading Putin’s Speech From Taiwan

Putin’s speech on the war’s eve expressed an incoherence that leaves China in an awkward position vis-a-vis its claims on Taiwan.

2021/11/12 | The Conversation

Xi Jinping Puts His Stamp on Communist Party History, but Is His Support as Strong as His Predecessors?

It is reasonable to assume Xi has had close supporters within the leadership of the CCP, and even among former leaders. However, they are not as visible, for the most part, as was the case for Mao and Deng.

2021/10/22 | Deutsche Welle

China Blacks Out NBA Celtics Games Over Tibet, Xi Comments

Broadcaster Tencent has scrubbed all Boston games, highlights and replays after player Enes Kanter called President Xi a “brutal dictator.” Meanwhile, 43 nations formally criticized China over its treatment of Uyghurs..

2021/09/23 | Deutsche Welle

Climate Change: China to Exit Coal-Fired Power Abroad

Beijing is to end support for overseas coal-fired power projects and plans to up investment in low-carbon energy. It’s big news ahead of the November climate summit, but private investors need to follow suit.

2021/08/02 | Timothy S. Rich

Survey: US Perceptions of China in the Early Biden Era

Our survey indicates a broadly shared concern about China in the United States, but not necessarily a consensus on what to do in regards to the economic challenges China poses.

2021/07/01 | Deutsche Welle

China: Xi Jinping Says Beijing Will No Longer Be Bullied During CCP 100 Year Anniversary

The Chinese Communist Party celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding with a flyby of jets and helicopters over Tiananmen Square.

2020/11/10 | Roy Ngerng

What’s Behind Taiwanese Support for Trump?

There’s not much that Taiwan can do about China’s threat. But the government can address the economic and social sources of insecurity.

2020/10/07 | Voice of America

Facing Criticism Over Covid-19 and Xinjiang, Chinese Leader Talks Up Archaeology

At a recent meeting of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping brought up how archaeology should serve the interests of the ruling party.

2020/09/30 | Deutsche Welle

China Builds New 'Detention Facilities' in Xinjiang: Study

A new study shows that Beijing is still building internment camps in Xinjiang, where the UN estimates that at least 1 million Muslim minorities are detained in so-called re-education camps or other facilities.

2020/07/29 | Voice of America

Expelled From China’s Communist Party, Tycoon Ren Zhiqiang Faces Criminal Prosecution

Disappeared for calling China’s authoritarian leader Xi Jinping a “clown,” Chinese property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang has been kicked out of the Communist Party.

2020/07/13 | The Interpreter

The Semiconductor Industry Is Where Politics Gets Real for Taiwan

These tiny semiconductor chips, accounting for 15% of Taiwan's GDP, can profoundly change the world as the U.S. and China fight over the brains of electronics.