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2016/10/14 | Edward White

Mixed Views on Thailand’s Outlook after King’s Death

What does the death of Thailand’s revered king mean for people who oppose the military junta that controls the country?

2016/10/13 | TNL Staff

Cracks Show in KMT as Chair Plans China Visit

The internal divide within Taiwan’s opposition party is showing as some members question the chair’s upcoming visit to Beijing.

2016/10/12 | Edward White

Hong Kong’s 'Anti-Beijing' Legislators Ruffle Feathers Taking Oath

Despite warnings yesterday, Hong Kong's new generation of lawmakers are causing trouble on their first day in parliament.

2016/10/12 | Baru Bian

OPINION: Fires in Sarawak's Rural Schools an Indicator of Malaysia's Rot

'We can never claim to be a developed nation when we subject our schoolchildren to studying and living in damaged, decaying and derelict buildings.'

2016/10/08 | Ban Wang

Tianxia: Imperial Ambition or Cosmopolitanism?

'Tianxia' has wavered between the normative claim to values and culture, and coercive mechanisms of domination.

2016/10/03 | Mo Tz-pin

Taiwan Talk Shows Blamed for Dearth of Political Talent

Are mainstream political television chat shows deterring talented Taiwanese from getting involved with politics? UDN believes that is the case.

2016/09/27 | J. Michael Cole

[BOOKS] Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait: A Journey

Published by Routledge today, ‘Convergence or Conflict’ shows why Taiwan matters, where it is headed, and why ‘peaceful unification’ is illusory.

2016/09/21 | Suzanne Pepper

Hong Kong Voters Have Spoken, but Is Anyone Listening?

Will Beijing modify its head-in-the-sand approach to the challenges it now faces in Hong Kong?

2016/09/20 | Edward White

Hong Kong’s Pro-Independence Party Turns Focus to School Students

Despite being barred from standing in the Hong Kong’s elections, one political party is hard at work building support for independence from China among high school students.

2016/08/29 | Edward White

Repression in Laos Goes Under the Spotlight

A senior human rights advocate has slammed Laos’ communist government for being a 'regional leader' in repression.

2016/08/23 | Edward White

Does Bernie’s Fate Await the Hong Kong Independence Movement?

The sudden rise of Hong Kong’s independence movement appears to have surprised many in the political establishment. One academic suggests that while Hong Kong will never be independent, the popular movement could push Beijing to loosen its grip on power.

2016/08/18 | Edward White

FEATURE: The KMT’s Long, Slow Road to Reform

Can a more than 100-year-old dog learn new tricks? A young party official’s take on the future of Taiwan’s Kuomintang.

2016/08/15 | The Japan Times

OPINION: A New Era for South Africa?

The African National Congress can no longer claim without challenge the allegiance of South Africa's black voters.

2016/08/12 | James Laurenceson

ANALYSIS: Australia Blocks Chinese Investment on 'National Security'

An Australian expert says the Ausgrid decision will hurt Australia-China relations.

2016/08/10 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Behind the Scenes with Taiwan’s New Power Party

The New Power Party's leaders are well-known, but behind the scenes there are people who are equally as committed and devoted to changing Taiwan.

2016/08/09 | Edward White

Lessons from Chen Shui-bian for KMT Assets Investigators

Will the KMT assets investigations descend into a fresh round of political persecution?

2016/08/08 | The Japan Times

OP-ED: Abe’s Unrivaled Position of Power

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's political power is unrivaled — does he have what it takes to make the most of it?

2016/08/05 | Malaysiakini

New Malaysian Political Party Promises to Reform System

A new party is being established to take on Malaysia's scandal-ridden political establishment.