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2017/03/31 | Dong Dong Zhang
Beneath the Surface of China’s Relentless Rise
Saving the CCP demanded a drastic revamping of the power structures of the party-state.
2017/03/29 | Kirsten Han
Singapore Establishment Licks its Wounds after US Court says Amos Yee Persecuted for Political Views
‘Allowing immunity for hate speech only encourages the undermining of values in a functional democracy,’ said the head of the Law Society of Singapore.
2017/03/27 | Edward White
Why Everyone is Worried about Cambodia, Again
‘There is a widespread discontent with the government…It may be just a matter of time until the pressure cooker bursts.’
2017/02/28 | James Baron
Ghosts of the Stronato: Asunción's Taiwanese Expats a Dying Breed
In 1986 the Taiwan leader was granted his own effigy in Paraguay's capital. But what of Taiwan's expats in Paraguay today?
2017/02/16 | Liam Gammon
Jokowi’s Stake in Jakarta’s Gubnatorial Race
After the results of the polls yesterday, Ahok and Anies will compete in a runoff election in April. An Ahok victory was and is Jokowi’s ideal scenario
2017/02/10 | Kirsten Han
OPINION: Presidential Elections Changes Further Undermine Democracy in Singapore
'It’s enough to prompt the question: what’s the point of voting in the presidential election at all?'
2017/02/07 | Ivan Labayne
The Changing Power of Rumors
Rumor sharing, or ‘pasa-bilis,' played a crucial role in the eventual overthrow of the Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines. Today it finds one of its most supreme expressions in the form of the internet, only with a different function, Ivan Labayne writes.
2017/02/06 | Edward White
INTERVIEW: Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong Goes Global
Blacklisted in much of Asia but welcomed in Washington: as the world gets to know Joshua Wong, the 20-year-old political activist just hopes to make a difference to Hong Kong.
2017/02/02 | The Japan Times
OPINION: Indonesia’s Critical Tolerance Test
The turmoil surrounding Jakarta's governor is a test of Indonesia's democracy and its commitment to a tolerant and open form of Islam.
2017/01/31 | Timothy S. Rich
Does President Tsai Deserve Declining Approval Ratings?
Taking stock of the DPP a year after it swept through the general election in Taiwan.
2017/01/31 | Timothy S. Rich
Has Park Geun-Hye's Downfall Changed the Game for Women in Korea?
What does Park Geun-Hye’s impeachment mean for female politicians in Korea?
Eyes on the Spies in Thailand: New CIA Files Released
Andrew MacGregor Marshall gives his overview of some of the CIA files on Thailand that have now been declassified and made widely available to the public for the first time. From tales of tantrums and toilet breaks to kingly admissions of involvement in coups, it makes for eye-opening reading.
2017/01/24 | Chublic Opinion
The River: China, Taiwan and Hong Kong
The River: why Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China can't step into the same river of history.
2017/01/18 | Bruce Jacobs
BOOK REVIEW: 'Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait'
'Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait' is an informative and lively book on the issues facing Taiwan today, and provides a good understanding for leaders of both Taiwan and the world’s democratic nations, writes Prof. Bruce Jacobs.
Taiwan's Political Revolution and China's Challenge
Donald Trump and Taiwan’s president aren’t China’s biggest long-term ‘Taiwan issue’ challenge, argues Courtney Donovan Smith.
2017/01/12 | David Brewster
China’s Pakistan Project: a Geopolitical Game-Changer
China’s role in the region may be about to fundamentally change.