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China Using “Sharp Power” for Global Influence

In their introduction to the recent National Endowment for Democracy and International Forum for Democratic Studies report “Sharp Power: Rising Authoritarian Influence,” NED’s Jessica Ludwig and Christopher Walker examine the ways that Russia and China—the world’s “le...

Chen Chu Still Rocks

This recent poll from a pro-DPP polling organization had Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan as the most popular mayor among the 6 municipality mayors, but Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu remains probably the most popular politician in Taiwan. I caught her today on this sign by the train station in Tanzi in Taich...

Thousands mourn rock idol Hallyday at Paris memorial

PARIS: Hundreds of thousands of people paid homage to late French rock and roll giant Johnny Hallyday at a Paris memorial service attended by French stars and politicians on Saturday (Dec 9). A hearse carrying Hallyday's white coffin, accompanied by 700 Harley Davidson motorcycles, drove the ......