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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Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan Attacked

The Chinese embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan was attacked on Tuesday when a car armed with an explosive device crashed through the embassy gates and detonated. The bomber died after the blast, and at least three embassy employees were injured. Reuters’ Olga Dzyubenko reports: Officials from both countries described the assault as a terrorist act, and Kyrgyz President

August 30, 2016 2:02 PM

Some Catholics Don’t Share Pope’s Optimism on China

Speaking in the northern Italian city of Pordenone this Saturday, Pope Francis declared his high hopes for warming relations with Beijing. China cut off formal relations with the Vatican in 1951, and Pope Francis has been continually signaling a desire to repair the long-fraught relationship in recent years as Beijing has been cracking down on the rapid growth of Christianity in

August 28, 2016 2:19 PM

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