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October 1st, 2014

As today was Chinese National Day, the day on which the People’s Republic of China celebrates its founding, there was some contention within what has now come to be known as the “Umbrella Revolution” in Hong Kong about what should be the correct response...
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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。...
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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....

The Impossibility of Democracy in Hong Kong?

Does the possibility exist for Hong Kong to attain democracy? This question has yet to be settled. In the face of China’s refusal to allow non-vetted candidates to run for Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, the highest political position in the Hong Kong government, the stage is set for Occupy Central to once again seize control of Hong Kong’s Central district, the city’s financial and economic heart...

Power and Discourse

Over the last thirty years, there’s been a slowly manifesting trend in regard to Taiwan’s international position, a series of processes that amount collectively to a single linear motion, and which offers no small indication of the future of Taiwanese democracy...