Month: October 2013

Taiwan’s Congress-gate

Written by Chris Wang. What was perceived as President Ma Ying-jeou’s well-crafted political conspiracy to remove Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng, Ma’s Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintang, KMT) comrade, began to unfold and shock the Taiwanese people in early September. The political drama, dubbed by the locals as “September Strife,” […]

Limits of China’s Cultural Diplomacy

Written by Gary Rawnsley. It is not surprising that the government in Beijing has privileged culture and tradition in its soft power strategy as these should be the easiest themes to sell and they avoid giving further prominence to the political and social issues that undermine China’s soft […]