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Hong Kong Needs the World’s Help
April 03, 2019
Hong Kong Needs the World’s Help
The steady erosion of freedoms is too serious for Hong Kongers to deal with alone.
Hong Kong Needs the World’s Help
Taiwan’s Presidential Frontrunners Just Tested Very Different Foreign Waters
March 29, 2019
Taiwan’s Presidential Frontrunners Just Tested Very Different Foreign Waters
President Tsai Ing-wen visited Taiwan’s Pacific diplomatic allies, while Han Kuo-yu stopped in Hong Kong, Macau, and China.
Taiwan’s Presidential Frontrunners Just Tested Very Different Foreign Waters
What China’s Greater Bay Area Plan Means for Taiwan
March 08, 2019
What China’s Greater Bay Area Plan Means for Taiwan
China’s plan for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao integration demonstrates the “One Country, Two Systems” model for Taiwan.
What China’s Greater Bay Area Plan Means for Taiwan
Is This the End of the ‘1992 Consensus’?
January 11, 2019
Is This the End of the ‘1992 Consensus’?
Tsai Ing-wen is promoting her alternative 'Taiwan consensus,' but the KMT remains committed to the 1992 consensus.
Is This the End of the ‘1992 Consensus’?
How President Xi Jinping Is Misreading Taiwan
January 03, 2019
How President Xi Jinping Is Misreading Taiwan
Xi's January 2 remarks betrayed three fundamental misunderstandings of the Taiwan situation.
How President Xi Jinping Is Misreading Taiwan
China’s Crackdown on Hong Kong’s Freedoms Is Bad for Business
December 01, 2018
China’s Crackdown on Hong Kong’s Freedoms Is Bad for Business
Limiting the impact of the U.S.-China trade war will involve upholding the unique status of Hong Kong.
China’s Crackdown on Hong Kong’s Freedoms Is Bad for Business
How to 'Rewrite the Hong Kong Story'
November 10, 2018
How to 'Rewrite the Hong Kong Story'
An interview with Christine Loh and Richard Cullen on their new book.
How to 'Rewrite the Hong Kong Story'
Bypassing Tsai Ing-wen, China Offers Perks to Taiwan's People
February 28, 2018
Bypassing Tsai Ing-wen, China Offers Perks to Taiwan's People
Beijing issues 31 detailed measures granting Taiwanese people equal treatment with mainlanders.
Bypassing Tsai Ing-wen, China Offers Perks to Taiwan's People
Beijing’s Carrot-and-Stick Approach to Hong Kong
December 18, 2017
Beijing’s Carrot-and-Stick Approach to Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam gives her annual report to Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing.
Beijing’s Carrot-and-Stick Approach to Hong Kong
Hong Kong in Xi Jinping’s 'New Era'
November 01, 2017
Hong Kong in Xi Jinping’s 'New Era'
As long as Hong Kong steers clear of secession, its autonomy will remain intact.
Hong Kong in Xi Jinping’s 'New Era'
US Commission Doubts the Viability of the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Model in Hong Kong
October 06, 2017
US Commission Doubts the Viability of the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Model in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong government says foreign legislatures should not interfere in Hong Kong’s affairs.
US Commission Doubts the Viability of the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Model in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s High-Speed Rail Station: Another Test for ‘One Country, Two Systems’
October 04, 2017
Hong Kong’s High-Speed Rail Station: Another Test for ‘One Country, Two Systems’
Parts of the plan for the new station remain controversial.
Hong Kong’s High-Speed Rail Station: Another Test for ‘One Country, Two Systems’
Why 1997 Was Asia’s Perfect Storm
June 30, 2017
Why 1997 Was Asia’s Perfect Storm
1997 was a defining year for Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and beyond.
Why 1997 Was Asia’s Perfect Storm
Hong Kong’s Make-or-Break Moment
June 28, 2017
Hong Kong’s Make-or-Break Moment
20 years after Hong Kong officially joined the PRC, the “one country, two systems” model hangs in the balance.
Hong Kong’s Make-or-Break Moment
China's Vision for Hong Kong
June 28, 2017
China's Vision for Hong Kong
One Basic Law, two interpretations: the political framework behind Hong Kong's recent controversies.
China's Vision for Hong Kong
Hong Kong: Change in the Air?
June 20, 2017
Hong Kong: Change in the Air?
This July, Hong Kong will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its return to China. Time to reflect about the city's past and future.
Hong Kong: Change in the Air?
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