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Downtown Tokyo’s Homeless Fear Removal Ahead of Olympics
January 23, 2020

Downtown Tokyo’s Homeless Fear Removal Ahead of Olympics

By Associated Press
Like the United States, Japan has a relatively high poverty rate for a wealthy nation. 
China Virus Outbreak May Wallop Economy, Financial Markets
January 23, 2020

China Virus Outbreak May Wallop Economy, Financial Markets

By Associated Press
China’s economy might face additional headwinds from a possible public health crisis.

How Asians See the World in 2020: Insights From Public Opinion
January 23, 2020

How Asians See the World in 2020: Insights From Public Opinion

By Ankit Panda
Discussing recent trends in elite and public opinion in Asia.

How Chinese Immigrants Found Their Way to Puerto Rico
January 23, 2020

How Chinese Immigrants Found Their Way to Puerto Rico

By Robert Farley
The history of Chinese immigrants in Puerto Rico is intertwined with American restrictions on Chinese immigration through 1965.

The Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak Hits Korea
January 23, 2020

The Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak Hits Korea

By Tae-jun Kang
A new virus from China is affecting South Korea economically and politically.
Internationalized Autonomy: Re-Discovering the West’s Stake in Hong Kong
January 23, 2020

Internationalized Autonomy: Re-Discovering the West’s Stake in Hong Kong

By Brian C.H. Fong
Hong Kong’s autonomy is a complicated geopolitical issue involving great power competition.

Is Japan Ready to Welcome Immigrants?
January 22, 2020

Is Japan Ready to Welcome Immigrants?

By Mina Pollmann
A recent survey by Japan's Cabinet Office has interesting implications for the push to welcome more foreign workers.
China Sentences Ex-Interpol Chief to 13 Years for Bribes
January 22, 2020

China Sentences Ex-Interpol Chief to 13 Years for Bribes

By Associated Press
Meng Hongwei’s disappearance in 2018 highlighted the reach – and opacity – of China’s anti-corruption efforts.

China’s Belt and Road: Is Asia Getting More Cautious?
January 22, 2020

China’s Belt and Road: Is Asia Getting More Cautious?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Xi’s recent voyage to Myanmar spotlighted the broader question about whether some key regional states are getting more cautious in responding to Beijing’s initiative.

What’s Missing in China’s Foreign Investment Law?
January 22, 2020

What’s Missing in China’s Foreign Investment Law?

By Maurits Elen
‘‘The law and its implementing regulation still lack implementation details on how to protect the legitimate rights and interests of foreign investors.’’

Pomp and Circumstance: Interpreting the Signing Ceremony of the US-China Trade Deal
January 21, 2020

Pomp and Circumstance: Interpreting the Signing Ceremony of the US-China Trade Deal

By Bonnie Girard
What signals did the ceremony send about the substance of the deal?
How Chinese Immigrants Found Their Place in Puerto Rico
January 21, 2020

How Chinese Immigrants Found Their Place in Puerto Rico

By Robert Farley
By the 1890s, many Chinese immigrants had made their homes in Puerto Rico.

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