Author: josh rudolph

Josh Rudolph currently lives in Vancouver, where he recently finished an MA at the Institute of Asian Research at UBC. His thematic focus is on Asia Pacific Policy and media representations of Asian culture, society and religion, while his main geopolitical interest lies in China.
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Confucius Institute: The Hard Side of China’s Soft Power

The BBC’s John Sudworth reports on an interview with Hanban head Xu Lin. Hanban is the Ministry of Education-affiliated (but self described “non-government and non-profit organization“) body tasked with the international promotion of the Chinese language. One of Hanban’s major functions is to oversee China’s Confucius Institutes. While

December 22, 2014 4:38 PM

Annoyance With North Korea Bubbles to the Surface

While members of the Chinese public have been questioning Beijing’s alliance with North Korea for some time, Jane Perlez sums up a recent debate that unfolded in the pages of state media suggesting that some in China’s military are also uneasy with supporting the hermit kingdom: “China has cleaned up the D.P.R.K.’s mess too many times,” General Wang wrote

December 22, 2014 1:28 PM

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