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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Grasping Overseas, China Risks Backlash

China’s increasing assertiveness in reaching across borders to apprehend or pressure overseas activists and critics was brought into the spotlight again this week by the forced deportations of 45 Taiwanese citizens from Kenya to China, allegedly out of pressure from Beijing. While Taiwanese officials have accused Kenya of violating international law in an effort to

April 14, 2016 5:15 PM

Couple Vows to Appeal Ruling Against Same-sex Marriage

After being denied a license to marry his same-sex partner Hu Mingliang by the Changsha civil affairs bureau last June, Sun Wenlin filed a lawsuit against the bureau. The lawsuit was surprisingly accepted in January, and many in China’s LGBT community hailed the acceptance of the country’s first marriage equality case as a victory on its own. After being

April 13, 2016 5:37 PM

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