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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Finance Minister Ousted Amid Leadership Reshuffle

At The Wall Street Journal, Lingling Wei and Jeremy Page report on the surprise announcement from the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Monday that reformist finance minister Lou Jiwei had been removed from his post. The announcement came along with news that President Xi Jinping  had promoted more key allies, continuing a trend that has fueled

November 8, 2016

Foreign Firms, Rights Groups Criticize Cybersecurity Law

After beginning the third reading of the draft last week, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee has passed China’s first cybersecurity law amid resounding international protest. Drafts of the law had attracted criticism for their potential to further restrict and legally codify China’s tightly controlled internet, as foreign

November 7, 2016

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