A New Social Movement Against Hong Kong’s Extradition Bill
Politics,Hotspots,East Asia
By Hak Yin Li - 21 Jun 2019

A New Social Movement Against Hong Kong’s Extradition Bill

Although there were regular mass demonstrations, the Occupy Central campaign, and later on the Umbrella Movement, many people did not expect that around two million Hong Kong people would take to the streets to protest the controversial extradition bill.
Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen’s Three Strategies to Seek Re-election
Politics,East Asia

By Xiaolin Duan - 06 Jun 2019

Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen’s Three Strategies to Seek Re-election

Japan: From the Heisei Period to the Reiwa Reign
Politics,Society,East Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 30 May 2019

Japan: From the Heisei Period to the Reiwa Reign

Japan-Canada Ties and Abe’s Recent Visit
Politics,Economy,East Asia

Japan-Canada Ties and Abe’s Recent Visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Canada in April 2019. His meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was important from a strategic and economic dimension.
Is the Taiwan Strait in International Waters?
Politics,China,East Asia

Is the Taiwan Strait in International Waters?

Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen said the Taiwan Strait is in international waters. The international regimes (IR) theory is used by the author to analyze the statement.
A Third Trump-Kim Meeting in the Works?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

A Third Trump-Kim Meeting in the Works?

On April 12, 2019, North Korea leader Kim Jong-un finally uttered publicly he was open to a third summit with US President Donald J Trump. Trump himself does not appear to rule out the possibility of a third summit.
By Tai Wei Lim - 16 May 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: Will Han or Guo Win the KMT Nomination?
Politics,East Asia

Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: Will Han or Guo Win the KMT Nomination?

In the Kuomintang, the most popular candidate Han Kuo-yu, the newly-elected Mayor of Kaohsiung, and the richest man in Taiwan and chairman of Foxconn, Terry Guo are set to fight for the party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election.
By Xiaolin Duan - 15 May 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
In Dealing with North Korea, America Must Keep One Eye on Taiwan
Politics,East Asia

In Dealing with North Korea, America Must Keep One Eye on Taiwan

A distinctive Chinese way of thinking about the Korean peninsula and the Taiwan Strait is that they are comprehensively and integrally interconnected, and that China will take advantage of events on the Korean peninsula to seek to resolve the Taiwan “problem”.
Trump’s “Taiwan Card”: How Real?
Politics,East Asia

Trump’s “Taiwan Card”: How Real?

The liberal Western media have talked and written extensively about America’s relations with Taiwan under Trump. Their narratives embraced two themes: the relationship was managed badly and Taiwan is a “card” Trump is playing against China.
Japan-North Korea Ties: Will There Be an Abe-Kim Summit?
Politics,Security,East Asia

Japan-North Korea Ties: Will There Be an Abe-Kim Summit?

Buoyed by the media attention on the first Trump-Kim summit in Singapore, Japan has been trying hard to lobby for its own bilateral leadership summit with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
By Tai Wei Lim - 05 Apr 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Who Will Win the 2020 Taiwan Presidential Election?
Politics,East Asia

Who Will Win the 2020 Taiwan Presidential Election?

Taiwan will have its presidential election in early 2020. Several politicians in the two leading parties have started their election campaign, while the KMT Mayor of Kaohsiung, Han Kuo-yu and non-partisan Mayor of Taipei, Ko Wen-je are also expected to run for the seat.
By Xiaolin Duan - 03 Apr 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Are “Black Market Cellphones” Helping China Leverage North Korea?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

Are “Black Market Cellphones” Helping China Leverage North Korea?

China’s exports to North Korea are seen as strengthening Pyongyang’s rule. But could Chinese complicity in illicit cross-border trade be aimed at undermining or leveraging the Kim regime?
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