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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China Denies Plan to Block VPNs by February 2018

On Monday, Bloomberg reported that Beijing had instructed state-run telecommunications carriers to block individual customers’ access to virtual private networks (VPNs), a technology used to access websites blocked in China, by February 2018. The report raised alarm that an essential, if increasingly unreliable, portal to the global internet would soon close—a

July 12, 2017 5:34 PM

Activist Detained at Trump-tied Factory Speaks Out

Three labor activists working undercover at factories that supply shoes to Ivanka Trump’s fashion brand were criminally detained in May on allegations of using illegal surveillance equipment, and released on bail late last month after four weeks in detention. The investigation, commissioned by New York-based China Labor Watch, reportedly uncovered adverse working

July 11, 2017 6:57 PM

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