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Asia-Pacific

China: The Communist Party's Nineteenth Congress

The 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party will open in Beijing tomorrow, October 18, and is scheduled to last for a week. Read more...

Myanmar: Stop the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya

As we go to press, more than 120,000 Muslim Rohingyas have fled from their homes and camps in Myanmar’s Rakhine state (also known as Arakan) since a military offensive against supposed terrorists bega Read more...

The Threat of another Korean War

US President Donald Trump, so far a spectacular failure in his domestic policies, is compensating for this by exercising his power as the Commander in Chief of the most powerful nation in the world. Read more...

中国:新的武器,新的地位——新的泡沫?

中国用阅兵式来庆祝人民共和国成立的周年日,这是许多年来的第一次。在天安门城楼上,国家主席胡锦涛观看最新型武器,包括未装配实弹的无人机、巡航导弹、具备核打击能力的导弹等从他前面开过。与此同时,官方解说员强调这些武器不仅是中国制造,而且是中国研发的。 Read more...

捍卫中国的民主权利

利克斯•布莱格将叙述中国政府最近对反对派运动的压制。

12月25日, 2009 年, 北京第一中级法院以颠覆国家罪判处刘晓波11年徒刑。刘晓波曾参与1989年的天安门抗议运动;一年之前他由于筹备发起推动中国政治改革的零八宪章运动而被捕,逮捕他的罪名是煽动颠覆国家政权。“煽动颠覆国家政权罪”其实是一个政治镇压的手段,它被广泛用于对异见分子和政治反对派定罪。 Read more...

US military aggression: is Trump risking war?

It did not take long for Donald Trump to play the strong man internationally. Read more...

港府管理——北京统治

在抗议显然不民主的特首选举制度的“雨伞运动”失败两年之后,香港两名当选的立法会议员在北京指令下被取消议席。

这两名议员,梁颂恒和游惠祯,是新兴政党“青年新政”的候选人。他们聚焦于“一国两制”该框架的固有矛盾,这个框架旨在界定1997年英国统治结束后香港与北京的关系。 Read more...

Hong Kong governs – Beijing rules!

Two years after the collapse of the “Umbrella Movement” that arose in protest at the blatantly undemocratic procedure for electing Hong Kong's Chief Executive, two elected members of the Legislative C Read more...