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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“No Question” Presser Marks Trump Visit

On Donald Trump’s first presidential tour of Asia, he enjoyed red-carpet treatment in China during what Chinese state media billed as a “state visit-plus.” After a military parade welcome that he deemed “magnificent,” Trump was treated to a personal tour of the Forbidden City, complete with dinner (a first for a U.S. president since the founding

November 9, 2017

Conditions Ripe for Nationwide Thought Control

As Chinese authorities and tech companies work together to create a “social credit system” in which some see dystopian possibilities, and as Beijing-based censors celebrate their effective quarantine of undesirable ideas about the recently concluded 19th Party Congress, WeChat essayist YouShanDaBu (游山打捕) asks what conditions would be needed to

November 8, 2017

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