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The Digital War: US-China Tech Competition in the Biden Era
January 26, 2021

The Digital War: US-China Tech Competition in the Biden Era

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Winston Ma.
An Inoffensive Quest: Can Japan’s Defense Exports Take Off?
January 26, 2021

An Inoffensive Quest: Can Japan’s Defense Exports Take Off?

By John Wright
Japan’s quest for an arms manufacturing industry is intimately linked with its self-perception as a “normal” power. How has it fared so far?

Bitcoin Mining and Blackouts Add to Anti-Chinese Sentiments in Iran
January 26, 2021

Bitcoin Mining and Blackouts Add to Anti-Chinese Sentiments in Iran

By Reza Khaasteh
Amid energy shortages in Iran, Iranians are pointing the finger at Chinese-run bitcoin mining operations.

Hong Kong’s Present Echoes Tibet’s Past
January 25, 2021

Hong Kong’s Present Echoes Tibet’s Past

By Simon Shen
In both 1959 Tibet and 2019 Hong Kong, popular dissent became a flashpoint for the end of meaningful autonomy - just as Beijing had planned.

The Role of Political Culture in Taiwan’s COVID-19 Success
January 25, 2021

The Role of Political Culture in Taiwan’s COVID-19 Success

By Layne Vandenberg
Taiwan’s political culture is the unexpected key to public compliance with COVID-19 digital surveillance.
Taiwan Tightens COVID-19 Regulations Amid String of Hospital Infections
January 23, 2021

Taiwan Tightens COVID-19 Regulations Amid String of Hospital Infections

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan is working to contain a domestic outbreak and maintain its remarkable success in containing the coronavirus.

2 Films Offer 2 Tales of Wuhan Lockdown Ahead of 1-Year Anniversary
January 23, 2021

2 Films Offer 2 Tales of Wuhan Lockdown Ahead of 1-Year Anniversary

By Associated Press
A government-sanctioned look back at the early fight against COVID-19 differs sharply from a documentary directed by artist and dissident Ai Weiwei.
The Trump Administration’s Final China Push
January 22, 2021

The Trump Administration’s Final China Push

By Ben Lowsen
The Trump administration in its waning hours took more aggressive measures against Beijing. Has it locked new President Biden into a needlessly hostile policy?

What’s Ahead for China’s Space Program in 2021?
January 22, 2021

What’s Ahead for China’s Space Program in 2021?

By Namrata Goswami
From a Mars mission to the beginnings of a new space station, this year will be full of milestones for China.

China’s Ocean Policy Specialist to Miss Out on 20th Central Committee
January 22, 2021

China’s Ocean Policy Specialist to Miss Out on 20th Central Committee

By Tristan Kenderdine
Liu Cigui’s promotion from Hainan party secretary effectively takes him out of the running for the ultimate prize: membership in the CCP Politburo.

In Hong Kong, COVID-19 and Racism Make an Ugly Mix
January 22, 2021

In Hong Kong, COVID-19 and Racism Make an Ugly Mix

By Jessie Lau
In Hong Kong, the pandemic has fanned the flames of a more silent epidemic: systematic racism. 
Mongolia’s Prime Minister Offers Shock Resignation Amid Protests
January 22, 2021

Mongolia’s Prime Minister Offers Shock Resignation Amid Protests

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Instability roils Mongolia’s political apparatus in the midst of a global pandemic.

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