Written by Gary Rawnsley. What can we learn about China’s so-called soft power from the way the government behaved after the death of Nobel Laureate, Liu Xiaobo? An awful lot, it seems.
Written by Vincent Koen. Following Japan and ahead of India, China’s population is set to age fast, and to get old before getting rich. This reflects low fertility, notwithstanding the gradual relaxation of the One Child Policy, coupled with rising life expectancy. Indeed, the median age is on […]
Written by Martin Thorley. This week we are delighted to present a series of articles considering ageing China as their subject. The slowly rising median age of the Chinese population poses one of the most serious challenges to the long-term interests of the country. China now faces difficulties […]
Written by Gunter Schubert. On June 27th, Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan passed a package of pension reforms which are, arguably, doing away with decades of privileged benefits for retired civil servants from January 1st, 2018. Another law to end special treatment of retired teachers passed final reading on June […]
Written by Robert Lyons. China’s music streaming market is of interest on several fronts, including the vast size of the market, the high percentage of use of mobile devices for music (86% of China’s internet users listen to music via smartphone, according to the IFPI 2017 Global Music Report, […]
Popular Music and Cross-Strait Relations: Have TV talent shows helped Taiwanese citizens view China differently?
Written by Ya-Hui Cheng. For eight years, under the leadership of Taiwan’s President, Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwan and China had maintained close ties. When President Tsai took power in May 2016, however, she diverted the Taiwanese economy toward South Asia, simultaneously seeking to strengthen relations with the United States […]
Written by Kelly Chernin. In July, a Hong Kong court purged four pro-democracy politicians from its Legislative Council. This move comes after two other Hong Kong lawmakers were expelled from the Legislative Council earlier this year and at the same time as the recent death of Chinese political activist and Nobel Peace […]