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2017/04/10 | Edward White

Taiwanese Undeterred Despite Torture Concerns for NGO Worker Detained in China

It may be a long road to freedom for the Taiwanese NGO worker detained in China but local political activists say Chinese actions will only strengthen their resolve.

2017/04/08 | TNL Staff

No Taiwan Mention After Trump-Xi Summit as Focus Turns to Syria

Ahead of the talks, while most Taiwan experts anticipated a benign outcome for Taiwan from the summit, few, given the Trump administration’s unpredictability, were willing to fully rule out the possibility of an unexpected statement or announcement.

2017/04/05 | Jason Douglas

A China-US Dilemma: THAAD and China’s Nuclear Capability

It’s unclear at this point in which direction Sino-US strategic relations will go, but all indications point to a deterioration.

2017/04/03 | Sam Roggeveen

China's Huge Industrial Ambitions

China's ambitions are clearly much bigger than current foreign investment suggests.

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?