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Chinese Academics Are Still Bullish on China-UK Relations
May 18, 2021

Chinese Academics Are Still Bullish on China-UK Relations

By Thomas des Garets Geddes
Chinese scholars and think tanks are holding to cautious optimism, despite the recent souring in relations.

Taiwan Ordered to Address Forced Labor on Its Fishing Vessels
May 18, 2021

Taiwan Ordered to Address Forced Labor on Its Fishing Vessels

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan’s government has long resisted calls to address systemic labor abuse on its fishing boats, but it is now facing pressure from within.
Do China and Vietnam Have Similar Alliance Policies?
May 18, 2021

Do China and Vietnam Have Similar Alliance Policies?

By Khang Vu
Despite obvious areas of friction between China and Vietnam, their alliance policies are more similar than is often acknowledged.

Why Hong Kong’s Democrats Should Still Run in Legislative Council Elections
May 18, 2021

Why Hong Kong’s Democrats Should Still Run in Legislative Council Elections

By Brian Wong
Despite the rocky road ahead, Hong Kong’s opposition politicians must not give up on the political arena.

What to Expect from the Upcoming Biden-Moon Summit
May 17, 2021

What to Expect from the Upcoming Biden-Moon Summit

By Sukjoon Yoon
Moon and Biden are looking for very different results from the upcoming summit.

COVID-19 Set to Burst Singapore-Hong Kong Travel Bubble – Again
May 17, 2021

COVID-19 Set to Burst Singapore-Hong Kong Travel Bubble – Again

By Sebastian Strangio
Singapore has reimposed a lockdown after a sudden spike in untraceable community transmissions.

Hong Kong’s Vaccination Drive Leaves Out Refugees
May 14, 2021

Hong Kong’s Vaccination Drive Leaves Out Refugees

By Jessie Lau
Hong Kong is one of the easiest places in the world to get a vaccine and access to public health services. Unless you’re a refugee, that is.
Myanmar Will Free Japanese Journalist as Gesture to Tokyo
May 14, 2021

Myanmar Will Free Japanese Journalist as Gesture to Tokyo

By Associated Press
State media announced that Kitazumi Yuki would be released "in view of the close ties and future relations between Myanmar and Japan."

The Iron Ceiling and Japan’s Chrysanthemum Throne
May 14, 2021

The Iron Ceiling and Japan’s Chrysanthemum Throne

By Will Fee
For a "democracy without women," what does the imperial succession debate mean for gender parity in Japan?

Taiwan at the Nexus of Technology and Geopolitics 
May 14, 2021

Taiwan at the Nexus of Technology and Geopolitics 

By Ian Bremmer and Ali Wyne
The tightening nexus of geopolitics and geotechnology will make U.S.-China competition increasingly fraught. But Taiwan’s core challenge is not a near-term crisis.

Death of Student in China Triggers Questions, Protests
May 14, 2021

Death of Student in China Triggers Questions, Protests

By Huizhong Wu
A student’s death and his mother’s online posts have stirred controversy and questions. 
Japan’s Ambivalent Diplomacy in Myanmar
May 13, 2021

Japan’s Ambivalent Diplomacy in Myanmar

By Daisuke Akimoto
Given its political and economic influence over the Myanmar military, the Japanese government can do more to help the international community pursue non-military R2P options.

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