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Hong Kong Autonomy: Analysing China’s National Security Law

The introduction of the National Security Law before China’s National People’s Congress on May 21, 2020 presents a clear escalation of Beijing’s policy towards...
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The Need to Recalibrate India’s Maritime Strategy in the Face of Increased Chinese Assertiveness

Even as the world is currently tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chinese government seems to be in no mood of giving up its assertive...

Addressing the Complexities and Contradictions in Australia-China Relations

In the past few weeks, tensions between Australia and China have escalated with the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison as well one of his...
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China Needs Hong Kong, But Only Under the “One Country, Two Systems” Framework

Last month, Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute’s poll results showed the world that Hong Kong’s protestors are unwavering in their fight for independence...
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Against the Locals: Japanese Persistence in Maintaining US Bases in Okinawa

Under the influence of China and Japan, Okinawa developed as a vassal kingdom (Ryukyu Kingdom) until late XIX century, when the new Japanese Empire...
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Is It Time to Start Discussing North Korea Without Kim Jong-un?

North Korea's dynastic ruling system has been working for the Kim family even though the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is not a...

Coronavirus Outbreak: Inducing a Rethink on Chinese Investments

Post the coronavirus crisis a number of countries are likely to re-examine economic links with Beijing, while China will make concerted attempts to cash...
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Can North Korea’s Economy Survive the Covid-19 Shock?

The COVID-19 pandemic is not only consuming human life - as of now it has killed more than ninety-five thousand people around the world...
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Covid-19 and US-China Ties: The Importance of Subnational Actors

Governor of New York state, Andrew Cuomo, thanked China on Saturday April 4, 2020 for its donation of 1,000 ventilators. Jack Ma, Joe Tsai,...