Politics

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China’s Priorities on Display

The debate at the National People's Congress (NPC), China's highest legislative body, over the country's first private property law spilled over into the public sphere at the NPC’s annual me... Read More...
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Bearding the Lion City

Not willing to be deterred, Chee Soon Juan, the oft-jailed head of the beleaguered opposition Singapore Democratic Party, is daring the International Bar Association to take on the Singapore government in i... Read More...
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Philippine Elections Under Fire

Under normal circumstances, when fire destroys a decrepit, decades-old building already condemned as a fire hazard, people might jump to the logical conclusion – this was a disaster waiting to happen.... Read More...
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What China Might Have Been

Speaking from the grave, a remarkable Chinese political figure is calling for drastic changes in the Communist Party, including the elimination of the post of party chief, the abolition of party branches ... Read More...
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A Corruption Trail Leads to Jiang Zemin

The headquarters of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) is an imposing, unmarked, carefully guarded 10-story building in west Beijing. It holds grim secrets for former Chinese Communist Party chie... Read More...
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Tracking the North Korean Supernote

As Chinese cities go, Dandong, on the border with North Korea in Liaoning province, is strictly small change. A place notable mostly for the Sino-North Korean “Friendship Bridge” which spans the Y... Read More...