Hong Kong, dawn. The last day of October. The late summer heat lingers here yet there is a sense autumn is coming to the city,…View More Beyond What Lies in Darkness: The Fight for Freedom in Hong Kong
This piece is the second of three articles focusing on interactions between Chinese government and Uyghur community in Xinjiang. The articles aim to look into…View More Do we know enough about China’s repression over Uyghur: History, Ideology and Social Changes
This piece is one of three articles focusing on interactions between Chinese government and Uyghur community in Xinjiang. The articles aim to look into the…View More Do we know enough about China’s repression over Uyghur?
Here’s a thought; There is almost an undoubtedle chancethat something you have used today is madefrom the hands of modern-day slaves. Commonly used materials such…View More Who Picked Your Cotton?
Alex Brunner takes us through Japan’s unsurprising rearmament.View More An Unsurprising Japanese Rearmament
Over 2,000 years ago, a trail was blazed connecting the rich culture of the East with that of the West, and for another 1,500 years…View More Five Years On: The Belt Road Initiative and its Neocolonialist Tendencies
A new day, and the sun rises over Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. A tourist might be greeted by any number of sounds; the dawn chorus…View More Mahinda Rajapaksa: The Man Who Would be President
Imagine for a moment you are in an airplane at cruising speed (about 878-926 km/h). That airplane is moving fast. Now imagine something that is…View More Racing Towards the Future of War: Cometh the Hypersonic Missiles
Working on the latest article discussing China’s bystander position in the refugee crisis in Europe, I began to be curious about whether China has ever…View More Refugees in China: Who are they and how do they live? (A Continuation of the article on China’s bystander position in the refugee crises)
Once immortalized within the writings of Marco Polo, the Silk Road was the center of the ancient and medieval world. It was the beginning of…View More The New Silk Road
In Japan’s parliamentary snap elections on 22 October, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is almost certain to retain his seat despite extreme unpopularity. In fact, nearly…View More Another Abe Administration, A New North Korea
Over the past few years growing oppression of and violence towards Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has led to an ever increasing flow of refugees fleeing…View More The Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh and its role in South-East Asian Relations