South Asia and Beyond

Hong Kong In China’s Chokehold, Beijing Appointees Will Rule

TAIPEI: Hong Kong is different from cities in mainland China because it still has elections. Therefore, in the logic of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Hong Kong is implementing ‘one country, two systems’. China sees Hong Kong’s current governance model as a sharp contrast to the undemocratic colonial style governance under the British Empire. But […]Read More

‘Thousand Grains Of Sand’: How The Chinese Spy Ring In

TAIPEI: Earlier this week, 10 Chinese nationals held on suspicion of espionage by Afghan authorities in Kabul were let off and flown home in a plane chartered by the Chinese government. The terms of their release were not clear although the Afghan government was reported to have demanded a formal apology. So what were the […]Read More