September 2014

September 27th, 2014

I was on journalist assignment in Hong Kong early last week covering Occupy Central. After witnessing the Sunflower movement in Taiwan, I was excited to observe the Hong Kong equivalent, and bear witness to young people bravely putting their lives in danger for democracy--thus breaking every stereotype about being Chinese and deferential and hierarchy-loving... Read More

September 26th, 2014

伊力哈木·土赫提,新疆維吾爾族經濟學學者和「維吾爾在線」網站創辦人,被中國政府以「分裂國家罪」逮捕,控告他以教師身份宣揚新疆獨立。三天前,烏魯木齊法庭判處他有罪,並給予他無期徒刑。伊力哈木一直以來明確表示他對於國家分離的不同意,並勸導中央政府以柔性手段治理新疆以免再次引起如同2009年多數由穆斯林教維吾爾族人民發起的暴動事件。... Read More

September 24th, 2014

The debate about Chinese air power and its ramifications for Taiwanese national security continues, with the continued controversy over China’s “dangerous intercept” of US surveillance craft in late August continuing to unfold and an ensuing debate about the legitimacy or illegitimacy of Chinese responses to American surveillance in past weeks. While the issue of arms sales has taken center stage, as it often does, with the strong likelihood of US arms sales to Taiwan in the next year but without submarine or fighter plane sales to Taiwan and the canceling of planned upgrading of 146 Taiwanese F-16 fighter planes.... Read More
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September 23rd, 2014

為了抗議中共的政改方案,香港大專學界於22日開始罷課,目前為止共有15間大專院校表態參與罷課,下午二時聚集的學生已經塞滿了百萬大道,宣讀罷課宣言後揭開序幕。於罷課的一週中,學聯規劃了一系列民主講堂和電影欣賞,堅持著「罷課不罷學」的理念。罷課不僅代表著學生的挺身而出,也代表著大規模不合作運動的序幕,香港社會大眾會不會跟進?中共官方又會怎麼樣回應?這些問題都值得我們持續追蹤。... Read More