Power Dynamics In Upcoming Taiwanese Elections 1

For the first time in twenty years, China displayed military presence in the Taiwan Strait, flying two J-11 fighter jets across the median line of the strait on 31st March. Citing this incident, The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) expressed concerns of growing tension between the United States, […]

Chinese Government Claims To Have Released 90% Of Xinjiang Detainees

According to the Uyghur governor of Xinjiang province in western China, 90% of those in so-called “re-education centres” have been released. Regional governor Mr Shohrat Zakir observed that “more than 90% have returned to society,” adding that these people “have work that they like and find suitable.” The statement, given […]

Fears For Another Tiananmen As Protests In Hong Kong Intensify

Despite Hong Kong’s international airport resuming operations this week, the intensity of pro-democracy protests and their tensions with pro-Beijing groups and police show no signs of slowing down. Initially, in reaction to an extradition law allowing Hong Kongers to be transferred to mainland China to face prosecution, the protests have […]

Hong Kong Protests Continue, Paralyzing Transportation And Economy

As the Hong Kong protests continue unabated into their tenth week and beyond, the city’s transportation and economy have taken weighty blows. Bloomberg reports that the MSCI Hong Kong Index has experienced its longest loss streak since the 1980s, while aviation worker strikes cancelled over 200 flights and protesters consistently […]

U.S. Withdrawal From INF Treaty Signals A Changing Nuclear Order

On Friday, August 2, the U.S. withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty). The Treaty prohibits the acquisition of ground launched missiles with a range of 500-1500 kilometers. The move came amidst concerns that Russia was no longer complying with the treaty. President Trump has also raised the […]

The Campaign To ‘Sinicize’ Religion In China Through The Removal Of Arabic Symbols In Beijing

On Wednesday of this week, a campaign in Beijing ordered restaurants and food stalls to remove Arabic script and symbols associated with Islam to ensure religions are conforming to mainstream Chinese culture, reported Al Jazeera. One manager, who spoke to Al Jazeera, stated that Government officials said, “[…] this is […]