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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Police Clash With Protesters in HK (Updating)

As Hong Kong’s annual Lunar New Year street parade was coming to a close, violent clashes between police and protesters broke out in the Mong Kok area of the Yau Tsim Mong district at around 10:00 p.m. on Monday. The clash reportedly began as hawkers protested new city-wide regulations against street-food vending. This post will be updated regularly, with the latest

February 8, 2016 3:15 PM

Oil Deal Lets China Stake Claim in Ecuadorian Amazon

In recent years, as Beijing has been expanding economic ties with Latin America, engagement with Ecuador has been viewed with a mixture of hope and unease—while an inflow of Chinese FDI has been welcomed, environmental risks and labor discord have been noted to come along with it. Last month, Chinese petroleum consortium Andes Petroleum Ecuador—set up by state-owned 

February 4, 2016 5:32 PM

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