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Ethnic Minorities and the Fight Against Poverty in China: The Case of Yunnan
As one of China’s least developed areas, Yunnan Province in the country’s southwest is at the epicenter of the Chinese state’s efforts to eradicate poverty. Yunnan is also a historically diverse area with several ethnic groups. Less well off than the dominant Han majority, China’s ethnic minorities are the most beset by economic hardship. The […]Read full blog post »
Flying Low: Economic Impacts of the Covid-19 Crisis on China’s Domestic Aviation Market
The coronavirus pandemic continues to hamper the travel industry all over the world. The aviation industry in particular is grappling with the economic fallout from the sharp drop in demand after many countries reverted to stringent containment measures to limit the spread of the virus. Although expected to eventually become the world’s largest domestic aviation […]Read full blog post »
Japan’s Emerging Electronic Warfare Capability: A Game Changer in the Electromagnetic Domain?
In March 2020, the Japanese government deployed a cutting-edge vehicle-mounted network electronic warfare system (NEWS) to the Signal School of the Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. The Ministry of Defense of Japan moreover plans to establish an electronic warfare capability unit of 80 personnel as part of the GSDF at Camp Kengun […]Read full blog post »
Reforming China’s Juvenile Justice System: Progress or Regress?
In late May 2020, the violent death of a female lawyer in China sparked public outrage – mainly on social media. Allegedly strangled by her 15-year old daughter, the case reignited a nation-wide debate about whether China’s juvenile justice system is too lenient in its approach, despite the girl potentially facing criminal charges if found […]Read full blog post »
Q&A with Former Ambassador to Japan – Dr. Lars Vargö: Japan After Abe
With the resignation of Abe Shinzô coming as somewhat of a surprise to most, we speak to our Distinguished Fellow Dr. Lars Vargö to seek an understanding of Abe’s legacy and who could take up the role of Japan’s next prime minister. What was the reason behind Prime Minister Abe Shinzô’s resignation? His resignation can […]Read full blog post »
The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend: Russia-China Relations in the Face of U.S.-China Tensions
On July 23, 2020, U.S. Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, called upon the international community to unite against a new threat – the “global tyranny” of China. In his speech at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California, he proposed the creation of a new alliance of democratic governments to counteract Chinese activities […]Read full blog post »