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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Concerns Over Alleged Secret Trial of Ilham Tohti

The Guardian reports on concerns over the alleged secret trial and sentencing of Uyghur scholar and activist Ilham Tohti. A Bejing-based economist and moderate though vocal critic of Beijing’s policies in the Xinjiang region, Ilham Tohti has been in detention since January under separatism charges: Li Fangping [the lawyer hired by Ilham Tohti's family] said via

June 16, 2014 1:38 PM

Fracking and China’s Energy Revolution

China’s massive energy demands are expected to keep growing as its oil fields continue drying up, and some estimations have 79% of the country’s oil coming from abroad by 2030. After an exceptionally smoggy year, central authorities have declared “war against pollution” and promised a gradual weaning away from coal-fired power. Amid all

June 13, 2014 12:46 AM

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