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“Free Speech Bastion” Taiwan Faces Cross-strait Brain Drain

At The New York Times, Chris Horton and Austin Ramzy write that "Taiwan now draws the sorts of dissidents, rights groups and events that once naturally gravitated to Hong Kong" as the latter’s traditional freedom is eroded by growing mainland influence. The barring of elected pro-dem...

Carrot & Stick: How Beijing Controls its Diaspora

Since Xi Jinping became president in 2012, China has increasingly been criticized for attempting to manipulate its diaspora in order to support political objectives. Peter Mattis in War on the Rocks provides the reasoning: The CCP seeks to influence the outside world, especially the United States, f...

Controversy Erupts Over Taiwan Author’s Nationality

The Man Booker Prize, among the most prestigious literature awards in the world, recently came under criticism for appearing to bow under Chinese pressure to change the nationality of a Taiwanese author. Wu Mingyi’s novel “The Stolen Bicycle” was put on the longlist for the Interna...

Uyghurs Abroad Protest Xinjiang Crackdown

As a long-running security crackdown by the Chinese government continues to target members of the Uyghur ethnic group living both inside and outside of China, Uyghurs last week protested in major international cities against the increasingly aggressive security and political reeducation campaign. At...