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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s four-day visit to China was packed with drama, including his hyperbolic assertion that he was separating from the United States and that, from now on, “there are three of us against the world – China, Philippines and Russia.” However, after virtually throwing himself into China’s arms,…

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Taiwan’s President, Tsai Ing-wen, refused to bow to Beijing’s pressure when she delivered her first National Day speech on Monday [Oct. 10], but she called on China to value the positive results of cross-strait exchanges over the past 20 years and called for talks as soon as possible. Evidently responding…

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After a clean sweep of the Olympics table tennis stakes in Rio, winning all four gold medals in the men’s and women’s singles, and the men’s and women’s team events in table tennis, China is moving forward to claim gold medals in the Paralympics for table tennis as well, clinching…

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In what was the most closely fought election in Hong Kong’s history, a record turnout on Sunday, an electorate politicized by the Umbrella Movement of 2014 and last-minute pan-democratic strategy changes enabled the opposition to thwart hopes of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to produce a legislature with a two-thirds pro-government…

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Friday, September 9, marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Mao Zedong, who led the Communist revolution to victory in 1949 and, after that, created turmoil in the country through one political movement after another, leading to widespread starvation. Despite causing the deaths of tens of millions of Chinese,…

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Of late, discussion of Hong Kong’s possible independence from China has been in the air, a cause no serious politician has espoused since the former British colony returned to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. What happened? This phony issue stems from a lack of confidence in China’s pledge to allow Hong…

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