Written by Theo Neethling. China hasn’t been known for establishing military bases in Africa – or even beyond its immediate sphere of influence. This is changing following its decision to build a military base in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa. The base will be next door to the United States […]
Written by Eva Pils. ‘In China, we say that for a person meditating in a cave, a day passes as though it were a thousand years; it is like paradise. And where did I experience paradise? In there in the detention centre, being tortured. A day was like […]
Written by Sascha L. Schmidt. The world has understood: China wants to become a global power in soccer. The declared goal of the Chinese government is to hold a World Cup within the next 15 years and to win the world title by 2050. Yet it is not just […]
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 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, […]