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-Taiwan Hotline Launched

Following the historic November meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese counterpart Ma Ying-jeou in Singapore—the first of its kind since the end of the civil war in 1949—officials from China and Taiwan for the first time spoke over a new cross-strait hotline. AP’s Christopher Bodeen reports: The link that went into service Wednesday represents

December 30, 2015 2:17 PM

Chinese President ‘Big Daddy Xi’ Makes Rap Debut

State broadcaster CCTV has released a rap music video featuring Xi Jinping—aka “Big Daddy Xi”—on backup vocals, courtesy of archived samples from his public speeches. At The Guardian, Tom Phillips reports: The track’s title, The Reform Group is Two Years Old, is definitively not ghetto-fabulous. But it makes up for that with celebrity power: samples of Xi

December 29, 2015 4:29 PM

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