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May 2020

The Burning of Jaffna Public Library: Sri Lanka’s First Step Toward Civil War
May 31, 2020

The Burning of Jaffna Public Library: Sri Lanka’s First Step Toward Civil War

By Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan
The events of 39 years ago set the stage for Sri Lanka’s civil war – and still echo today.

The End of Hong Kong As We Know It
May 30, 2020

The End of Hong Kong As We Know It

By Ankit Panda
What lies ahead for Hong Kong?
What’s Behind the Latest India-China Border Tensions?
May 30, 2020

What’s Behind the Latest India-China Border Tensions?

By Associated Press
What’s driving tensions between Asia‘s two giants?

Hotel Uzbekistan Privatized to Holding in Singapore
May 30, 2020

Hotel Uzbekistan Privatized to Holding in Singapore

By Paolo Sorbello
Bashan Investment Group owns film production companies in Asia and, now, Tashkent's most recognizable building. 

Malaysia’s Mahathir Ousted from Party Amid Power Struggle
May 29, 2020

Malaysia’s Mahathir Ousted from Party Amid Power Struggle

By Associated Press
Mahathir, along with his son and three other senior members, were expelled from the Bersatu party on Thursday. 

Myanmar’s Meaningless Unilateral Ceasefires
May 29, 2020

Myanmar’s Meaningless Unilateral Ceasefires

By Joe Kumbun
The many unilateral ceasefires seem meaningless -- they have not stopped or even lessened the fighting so far.

Can China Lead the Post-COVID World Toward Sustainability?
May 29, 2020

Can China Lead the Post-COVID World Toward Sustainability?

By John Pabon
The pandemic is an opportunity to drastically rethink development. China is best positioned to take up the challenge.
What Do Taiwan’s People Think About Their Relationship to China?
May 29, 2020

What Do Taiwan’s People Think About Their Relationship to China?

By Fang-Yu Chen, Austin Wang, Charles K.S. Wu, and Yao-Yuan Yeh
A new survey delves more deeply into Taiwanese public opinion toward the ROC, China, and the nation’s future.

COVID-19 Is Not Hurting China’s Diplomacy in at Least One Region: South America
May 29, 2020

COVID-19 Is Not Hurting China’s Diplomacy in at Least One Region: South America

By Lukas Mejia and Marine Ragnet
Amid U.S. retrenchment, China rises as an alternative for South America – even amid the pandemic.

Chinese Aggression Presents an Opportunity for India
May 29, 2020

Chinese Aggression Presents an Opportunity for India

By Niranjan Marjani
New Delhi should not miss the openings created by Beijing's aggression across a range of issues.

Federalism in the Time of Coronavirus: A Comparative US Advantage
May 29, 2020

Federalism in the Time of Coronavirus: A Comparative US Advantage

By Caroline Chang, Scott Moore, and Ali Wyne
Despite poor performance at the national level, state and local authorities in the United States have performed admirably. 
China in Europe: All for One and One for All?
May 29, 2020

China in Europe: All for One and One for All?

By Agnes Szunomar
Chinese infrastructure-building attempts in Central and Eastern Europe are different in each country. So is the response from host governments.

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