Encouraged By Her Re-Election, Tsai Ing-Wen Declares That China Must ‘Face Reality’

Emboldened by her convincing election victory on 11 January, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen has called for “respect” from China, arguing that Beijing must accept her country’s independence. “We don’t have the need to declare ourselves an independent state, we are an independent country already,” she said in an interview with […]

Tensions Escalate Between Indonesia And China After Dispute In Maritime Sovereignty; Indonesia Mobilizes Fishermen

In an unforeseen escalation of tension between Indonesia and China regarding fishing rights off the South Asia coast, Indonesia is set to mobilize fishermen to join warships in the South China Sea to defend the waters from Chinese vessels, the Independent reports. The discrepancy stems from the disillusioned and ambiguous […]

Russia And China Deepen Ties With Amur River Bridge

On 29 November 2019, the construction of the Amur River Bridge, connecting the eastern Russian city of Blagoveshchensk and the northeastern region of Heihe in China, was completed. Undertaken by a Russo-Chinese company, this project involved the building of 12.4 miles of new roads and tracks with a 3,543-footbridge spanning […]

Chinese Escalation Of Literature Censorship

It is time to make readjustment to Li Yinhe’s well-known quotation of Chinese censorship. During an interview by New York Review of Books, Li states “There are two main criteria for banning books or censoring. One is black and one is yellow. Black are political issues stating you’re opposing the […]

The Impact Of The U.S.’ War On Terror On China’s Muslim Population

The northern Chinese region of Xinjiang, where the country’s Muslim population is concentrated, has long been victim to repressive policies and strict securitization. More recently, the situation has worsened and attracted international attention, as the Chinese government has reportedly detained more than one million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Hui, and other […]

Syrians Continue To Flee Idlib Amid Escalating Air Strikes

Thousands of Syrians have continued to flee Idlib to the Turkish border following deadly air-strikes and bombing in major rebel-held territory Syria’s by Russia-backed government forces. Based on Al Jazeera, at least 25,000 have displaced the region toward the Turkish border for escaping severely bombardment. The humanitarian conditions in the […]

Penal Labour In China Forces Tesco’s Suspension Of Christmas Cards

When six-year-old Florence Widdicombe was writing Christmas cards to her friends, she found that one of the cards contained a message. The note in the Christmas charity card from Tesco read, “We are foreign prisoners in Shanghai Qingpu prison China. Forced to work against our will. Please help us and […]

Hidden Message In Christmas Card Exposes Human Rights Abuses

Christmas cards, appearing to contain messages from alleged prisoners in China, have been discovered by a six-year-old British girl. The cards, which were sold by Tesco and produced by Heijiang Yunguang Printing, contained the message “We are foreign prisoners in Shanghai Qingpu prison China. Forced to work against our will. […]

Call Between Leaders May Indicate Thaw In U.S.-China Relations

The relationship between the United States and China could be on the mend after a phone call between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping last week. On Friday 20 December, Trump and Xi discussed current affairs and sought an end to the ongoing trade war. While there […]

As Humanitarian Crisis Rapidly Deteriorates, Russia And China Block Cross-Border Aid To Syria

Russia, backed by China, cast its 14th Security Council veto this Friday, effectively blocking cross-border aid deliveries from Turkey and Iraq to millions of Syrian civilians. Having been in effect since 2014, the resolution would have extended aid through three checkpoints – two in Turkey and one in Iraq – […]