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Asian Politics

Trump imprecise about embassies and consulates

Not everybody seems to be aware of the subtle difference between an embassy and a consulate, including US President Donald Trump.

If you close my consulate, then I close yours!

The US and China seem to be ready to engage in political warfare by mutually shutting down the other’s diplomatic missions.

Singapore’s time-tested concept under fire

In wealthy Singapore there is also a growing number of people who want to cause trouble spreading erroneous Western ideas.

Singapore’s long-time rulers retain power

The results of the general election in Singapore brought no real surprises, but indicated some dissatisfaction with the current government's handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

Another ruling imposed from above in Taiwan

A clear majority of Taiwanese isn’t in favor of a recent constitutional interpretation about adultery.

Trump and Taiwan

Trump has articulated a stronger commitment to Taiwan than any of his predecessors since Washington recognized Peking in 1979.

Aung San Suu Kyi, “The Lady” from Burma

Her family background predestined Aung San Suu Kyi to become a political leader in her native Burma.

About plastic bags and straws in Taiwan

Everything has two sides, even environmental protection!

Black Lives Matter also surfaces in Taipei

A Black Lives Matter rally was recently held in Taipei, in which members of Taiwan’s indigenous community participated.

Another embarrassing defeat for the KMT in Taiwan

The removal of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu from office is also related to China.

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