Asia

The ‘Perfect Police State’ is Emerging in Xinjiang

Tom Phillips at The Guardian reports that Xinjiang is experiencing an unprecedented security surge following the appointment of Chen Quanguo as the Party Secretary of the Uyghur autonomous region. Chen’s surge has led to an exponential increase in the presence of security forces and the creat...

The U.S., China, and the ‘Thucydides Trap’

In his book “Destined for War: Can American and China Escape the Thucydides’s Trap,” released earlier this year, Harvard Kennedy School professor and political scientist Graham Allison coined a term to describe war deriving from the fear that an established power holds in the face ...

Liang Jing: Issues Raised by the Guo Wengui Affair

Armed with his Twitter and YouTube accounts and a collection of corruption allegations against top Party, business, and media leaders in China, exiled billionaire Guo Wengui has for months been engaged in a heated publicity battle with Beijing. Guo, also known by the name Miles Kwok, is a real est...

Gamba’s Doan joins Dutch side Groningen on loan

REUTERS: Gamba Osaka attacking midfielder Ritsu Doan has secured a move to Dutch club FC Groningen on a season-long loan deal, the J-League side on Friday. The 19-year-old Japanese helped his country win the under-19 Asian championship title for the first time last year and was named the ......