September 09, 2011
China Fears 'Toxic' Rumours
The Communist Party’s crackdown on ‘toxic’ Internet rumours is misguided. The tighter it squeezes freedom, the more credibility slips through its hands.
August 12, 2011
China's Micro-Blog Revolution
The Chinese government’s response to the train crash in Wenzhou left a gaping hole for new media to fill.
May 28, 2010
Finally, Japanese politicians are allowed to use the Internet for their campaigns. But is it enough?
February 22, 2010
Establishing the source of the hack attacks on Google is fiendishly difficult.
February 03, 2010
The Real Google Spat Lessons
By Minxin Pei
September 23, 2009
Iran, Michael Jackson, and Generation X
Our writer argues that his young tech-savvy peers, celebrity fixations aside, are increasingly engaged in global issues like this summer’s riots in Tehran.
August 13, 2009
On the Cyber Warpath
An intelligence specialist considers the implications of the recent attacks by Chinese hackers on the website of the Melbourne International Film Festival.
July 26, 2009
The United States and Asia
The Diplomat spoke recently with Stephen Yates, senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council and former Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs, and Christian Whiton, a former deputy special envoy to the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, about North Korea, China and US relations with Japan.
June 18, 2009
Technology and Diplomacy
It looks like any other diplomatic meeting. Seated on one side of the table is the President of the United States. Opposite him is the prime minister of a small African nation. The discussion centres on the African’s desire to accelerate the arrival of promised military aid in response to a rising coup attempt.