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China Hits Out at US Over New Visa Restrictions
December 04, 2020

China Hits Out at US Over New Visa Restrictions

By Associated Press
A government spokesperson said the move was "totally inconsistent with the U.S.'s own interests."

China’s New Weapon in the US Trade War: The Export Control Law
December 04, 2020

China’s New Weapon in the US Trade War: The Export Control Law

By Shannon Tiezzi
China now has an answer to the United States' Entity List. How will Beijing use its version?
More and More Taiwanese Favor Independence – and Think the US Would Help Fight for It
December 03, 2020

More and More Taiwanese Favor Independence – and Think the US Would Help Fight for It

By Dennis V. Hickey
The latest Taiwan National Security Survey contains both good and bad news for cross-strait stability.

Taiwan Is Crucial to the Global Fight Against Cybercrime
December 03, 2020

Taiwan Is Crucial to the Global Fight Against Cybercrime

By Huang Ming-chao
“Cybercrime knows no borders, so Taiwan hopes to work with the rest of the world in jointly fighting the problem.”

How Changing US Administrations Shape Mongolia-US Relations
December 03, 2020

How Changing US Administrations Shape Mongolia-US Relations

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The U.S. approach to Mongolia has historically been heavily shaped by different administrations.

3 of Hong Kong’s Most Prominent Young Activists Receive Jail Sentences
December 02, 2020

3 of Hong Kong’s Most Prominent Young Activists Receive Jail Sentences

By Jessie Lau
The sentencings of Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam confirmed the fears of young Hong Kongers amid a growing number of arrests.

Hong Kong Activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam Jailed
December 02, 2020

Hong Kong Activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam Jailed

By Associated Press
The jailing of the activists belonging to the now-defunct Demosisto political group continues to highlight Beijing's iron grip on the autonomous territory.
In ’76 Days’, a Documentary Portrait of Lockdown in Wuhan
December 02, 2020

In ’76 Days’, a Documentary Portrait of Lockdown in Wuhan

By Associated Press
Hao Wu's documentary offers a raw and vital examination of the first steps in the contagion's global march.

Is Hong Kong Heading Toward a Russian-Style Electoral System?
December 02, 2020

Is Hong Kong Heading Toward a Russian-Style Electoral System?

By Simon Shen
Beijing may explore allowing a limited, managed style of democracy – one that ensures a toothless opposition, in the style of Putin’s Russia.

China #MeToo Case Heads to Court After 2-Year Delay
December 02, 2020

China #MeToo Case Heads to Court After 2-Year Delay

By Associated Press
Zhou Xiaoxuan’s case highlights the growing willingness of Chinese women to speak up about sexual harassment despite official resistance and censorship.

Has Taiwan Always Been Part of China?
December 01, 2020

Has Taiwan Always Been Part of China?

By Gerrit van der Wees
The historical relationship is more complicated than Beijing would like to admit.
South Koreans Brace for 3rd COVID-19 Outbreak
December 01, 2020

South Koreans Brace for 3rd COVID-19 Outbreak

By Mitch Shin
As the number of new coronavirus cases continues to climb, there are increasing calls for the government to institute stronger social distancing measures.

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