As politicians in Beijing gathered for the annual meeting of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the skies outside darkened, providing grim foreshadowing of events that could alter the fate of Hong Kong forever. Hours later, international news outlets were announcing “the end of Hong Kong.”
A promising trend in relations between Japan and the Russian Far East has been put on ice by the coronavirus pandemic. As soon as the health emergency is under control, Tokyo should be bold in resuming ties with the region that is Japan’s closest geographic neighbor.
The second inauguration ceremony for President Tsai Ing-wen was held today, marking the start of Tsai’s second term as president after her January 2020 election victory.
Two recent incidents reveal of the long road ahead for transitional justice to be achieved in Taiwan.
His reputation has grown along with the bags under his eyes. Taiwan’s hardworking health minister is now the country’s most popular man.
For the past five years, the Kaohsiung municipal government has been evicting residents of a community known as the city’s oldest indigenous settlement. But even though their houses have largely been torn down, some of the residents still refuse to move.
Drew Pavlou, an undergraduate at the University of Queensland (UQ), and an outspoken anti-CCP political activist, has been threatened with expulsion.
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stoked controversy with comments accusing the Taiwanese government of launching an organized campaign against him in the course of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Taiwan’s total number of Covid-19 cases has climbed to at least 235, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). 29 individuals have been released from treatment, while two deaths have taken place.
The Covid-19 crisis has elevated the visibility of the World Health Organization (WHO) as never before. Indeed, this may be the very first time that a bureaucratic agency of the United Nations, not the Security Council or General Assembly, has become a focus of global media attention. It is quite unfortunate, then, that the WHO’s main face at this crucial juncture has turned out to be a political hack.