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Emerging Ethnic Affairs Policy Specialist Chen Run’er Could Take Over as Xinjiang Party Secretary
June 14, 2021

Emerging Ethnic Affairs Policy Specialist Chen Run’er Could Take Over as Xinjiang Party Secretary

By Tristan Kenderdine
A low flier on a newly established institutional trajectory toward ethnic affairs governance, Chen Run’er could replace the infamous Chen Quanguo at the 2022 CCP Congress.
With Focus on China, US Senate Passes Major Industrial Policy Bill 
June 12, 2021

With Focus on China, US Senate Passes Major Industrial Policy Bill 

By Robert Farley
If the bill ultimately passes both houses of Congress, it will represent a major shift in how the United States government manages its relations with the tech sector.

The Soviet Origins of Xi’s Xinjiang Policy
June 12, 2021

The Soviet Origins of Xi’s Xinjiang Policy

By Christopher Vassallo
Behind the CCP’s horrific crackdown in Xinjiang is a desperate drive to avoid the mistakes that led to the USSR’s collapse.

Despite COVID-19, Asia’s Drug Trade Expands, Diversifies
June 11, 2021

Despite COVID-19, Asia’s Drug Trade Expands, Diversifies

By Sebastian Strangio
Asian government's seizures of methamphetamine rose 19 percent in 2020.

Malaysian King Holds Unusual Meetings With Political Leaders
June 11, 2021

Malaysian King Holds Unusual Meetings With Political Leaders

By Eileen Ng
The king is to continue meeting other political leaders over the next few days before hosting a gathering of state rulers next Wednesday.
China Passes New Law on ‘Countering Foreign Sanctions’
June 11, 2021

China Passes New Law on ‘Countering Foreign Sanctions’

By Shannon Tiezzi
The law provides a legal framework for China to retaliate against foreign sanctions targeting its companies and individuals.

Was Taiwan Ever Really a Part of China?
June 10, 2021

Was Taiwan Ever Really a Part of China?

By Evan Dawley
John Cena's apology is a good opportunity to look back at the historical reality of Taiwan's status and identity over the last 200 years.
Indonesia Targets 1 Million Daily COVID-19 Vaccinations
June 10, 2021

Indonesia Targets 1 Million Daily COVID-19 Vaccinations

By Sebastian Strangio
Southeast Asia's largest nation once again stands on the brink of a fresh wave of infections.

UN Expert Says Myanmar Attacks Risk Humanitarian Tragedy
June 10, 2021

UN Expert Says Myanmar Attacks Risk Humanitarian Tragedy

By Grant Peck
Kayah State, in the country's east, has been engulfed in serious fighting since May 21.

Khurelsukh Cruises to Victory in Mongolian Presidential Race
June 10, 2021

Khurelsukh Cruises to Victory in Mongolian Presidential Race

By Julian Dierkes, Marissa Smith, and Shannon Tiezzi
It was the biggest victory ever in Mongolia’s democratic history.

Why the National Unity Government’s Statement on Myanmar’s Rohingya Is Important
June 09, 2021

Why the National Unity Government’s Statement on Myanmar’s Rohingya Is Important

By Angshuman Choudhury
The shadow government's formal pledges to offer a persecuted minority justice and rights could help shape Myanmar's future.
The Withdrawal from Afghanistan by US and Allied Forces
June 09, 2021

The Withdrawal from Afghanistan by US and Allied Forces

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with a veteran war reporter.

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