Following implementation of China’s first national Domestic Violence Law in March 2016, improvements to victim protections included institution of a written warning system, protection orders, and declaration of comprehensive enforcement standards. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were essential in advocating for this change. However, evidence now suggests that they are all but out of the implementation process, […]

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Written by Eric Scheihagen Whenever Taiwanese popular music of the 1980s, Taiwanese singer-songwriters or indeed the history of Mandopop in Taiwan in general is being discussed, one name that’s almost sure to come up is Luo Dayou (羅大佑). Often taking a critical look at society, his songs resonated with many from the 1980s to the […]

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Written by Saurabh Mishra. Under new geopolitical pressures, India is undergoing a reconfiguration of its relationship with the major powers of the world. Relations with the United States (US), Russia, China and Pakistan are primarily shaping the strategic contours of its foreign policy. India considers Pakistan as a constant negative factor in its calculations; while […]

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U.S. President Donald Trump has accused China of seeking to interfere in the upcoming midterm elections, which will determine the balance of power in the U.S. legislature. Trump made the claim — without providing evidence or specifics — while chairing a session of the United Nations Security Council in New York. “Regrettably, we found that China […]

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Written by Anne-Léonore Dardenne. North Korea still Japan’s most serious threat Three months after the symbolic pledge towards peace at the summit meeting in Singapore between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, North Korea has not taken steps to denuclearise and Japan still considers it as its most serious threat. North Korea’ s nuclear tests and […]

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Last week, the United States slapped sanctions on the Equipment Development Department of the Chinese military, and its director, Li Shangfu, for military purchases from Russia, citing the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 (CAATSA), which allows the United States to impose those sanctions. China not surprisingly responded with outrage and indignation: it […]

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