Tag Archive | China

Hong Kong. O abraço do regime

Hong Kong. O abraço do regime

[…]À medida que a economia da península perde importância quanto ao poderoso motor continental, o princípio de «um país, dois sistemas» mostra-se cada vez mais frágil.[…]

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Beijing says ‘Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory’

Beijing says ‘Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory’

Panama has switched diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China, handing a huge victory to Beijing in its drive to isolate the self-governing island it claims as its own territory.

How Beijing turned Koreans into Chinese

How Beijing turned Koreans into Chinese

Of the approximately two million Chinese Koreans living in China, about half reside in Jilin Province, one of the country’s three northeastern provinces. Jilin comprises most of China’s border with North Korea and includes the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture — one of 30 administrative districts within the People’s Republic of China that are ruled, to […]

Obama lifts US arms ban on Vietnam

Obama lifts US arms ban on Vietnam

President Barack Obama announced Monday that the United States is fully lifting a decades-long ban on the sale of military equipment to Vietnam. In a joint news conference in Hanoi with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, Obama said that the removal of the ban on lethal weapons was part of a deeper defense cooperation with […]

Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen sworn in as president

Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen sworn in as president

Ms Tsai, seen as an unassuming but determined leader, led the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to a landslide win in elections in January. The DPP has traditionally leaned towards independence from China, which sees Taiwan as a breakaway province. In the past, it has threatened to take the island by force if necessary. It still […]

Rodrigo Duterte: A new era in the Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte: A new era in the Philippines

“The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born,” Italian thinker Antonio Gramsci once said. Three decades after the downfall of the Marcos dictatorship, which left deep and lasting wounds on an impoverished nation, the Filipino people are once again clamouring for “change”. Amid a zeitgeist of “grievance politics“, a significant […]

Purge of the military prepares the Chinese army

Purge of the military prepares the Chinese army

Much has been made of Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s flurry of announcements in recent months signaling major structural reforms to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), scheduled for completion by 2020. While understanding the details of Xi’s reforms is critical to assessing the direction of PLA modernization going forward, it is also necessary to consider the […]