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Disappearance Of Uyghur Family Seeking Visas For Belgium In China Renews Concerns About Security Of Uyghurs In Xinjiang

Abdulhamid Tursun, an Uyghur who sought refuge in Belgium two years ago, has not heard from his wife and children since May 31. Horiyat Abula and her progeniture travelled to Beijing to complete reunification visas at the embassy of Belgium, where she learned on May 29 the approval of the […]


Spy App At Chinese Border

An investigation carried out by The Guardian, New York Times, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, and Motherboard (VICE News) has revealed the extreme measures Chinese border officials are taking in the western region of Xinjiang. Tourists must hand over their unlocked phones to officials who then install an app called Fengcai […]


WeChat And AliPay: Transforming Or Disrupting NZ Businesses?

On 4 July 2019, the North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence held a revolutionary speaker event on the new payment and integration technology of WeChat and the Chinese payment system AliPay. Specifically, the speaker Ralph Shale addressed some key discussion points from Chinese e-commerce and mobile payments, why it matters, […]


What’s Next For Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Movement?

On July 1st, 1997, the United Kingdom regifted Hong Kong to China after receiving it in the Treaty of Nanking in 1842 at the end of the first Opium War. This year, instead of celebrating, protesters stormed the Legislative Council Building, graffitiing portraits of unpopular leaders, breaking windows, taking over […]


Trump’s Upcoming Visit To South Korea Sparks Hope Of Potential North Korea Talks

President Donald Trump plans to visit South Korea this weekend in hopes of resuming talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to shut down North Korea’s nuclear program. President Trump will also meet with South Korean president Moon Jae-in and foster “in-depth discussions on ways to work together to […]