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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.

2020/07/02 | East Asia Forum

Covid-19 Is Accelerating China’s Economic Self-Reliance

Reliance on domestic consumption is just one of the shifts accelerated by the coronavirus and the increasing rivalry with the United States.

2020/06/23 | TJ Ting

OPINION: What the Chinese Communist Party Fears Most

The CCP’s internet control is not about fear of the truth being exposed. Their control is more properly understood as a display of power. And what they fear the most is people not believing this power exists.

2020/02/18 | Voice of America

Chinese Activist Detained After Calling on Xi Jinping to Resign

In the latest crackdown on free speech, Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong was detained after calling Xi Jinping "clueless" on the coronavirus outbreak.

2019/11/10 | Mongabay

China Keeps Quiet About the Amazon Crisis Despite Its Leverage Over Brazil

The Brazilian president met with the Chinese leader last week on trade, but China remained silent on the Amazon fires, deforestation, and other environmental issues.

2019/10/18 | The Interpreter

Modi Takes a Beach Stroll During Sluggish India-China Talks

Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi took time out for a beach cleanup while hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping last week — an act that might have been more productive than their talks.

2019/10/14 | The Interpreter

China’s Catholics Still Suffer Religious Oppression After Vatican-Beijing Deal

The Vatican, the only European state that still recognizes Taipei over Beijing, signed a landmark deal last year with the CCP in exchange for recognition of the Pope as the leader of China’s Catholics. The deal, however, has shown no sign of progress or success.