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Why Is Hong Kong So Jumpy?

Trefor Moss writes for The Diplomat about the nasty debate flaring over Hong Kong’s relationship with mainland China, and the root of Hong Kong’s recent uneasiness: Hong Kong’s existential worries flow from a nagging...

Howard W. French: Letter from Asia: Taiwan and China: Struggle over identity

From The International Herald Tribune, via A Glimpse of the World: Something rare happened in recent weeks with the unprecedented back-to-back visits to China of two of Taiwan’s most prominent opposition politicians. Suddenly China, which has often shown all the subtlety of a jackhammer operator in its approach toward Taiwan, which it regards as a […]

Xinhua: Combining strength for a stronger nation

From Xinhua – English: Not many countries can claim, as China can, that their nation is the result of a lot of mixing and sharing, of joining many nationalities and people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. China has never claimed to be the home of any one nationality, despite times when its doors were […]

China Bans Nike Commercial as Insult to National Dignity

From the Associated Press, via Washington Post: “China banned a Nike television commercial showing LeBron James battling a cartoon kung fu master, saying the ad insults national dignity. The commercial, titled ‘Chamber of Fear,’ was broadcast on local Chinese stations and on state television’s national sports channel before being pulled last month. It shows James, […]

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