Stories about International Relations
A summary of key developments in August, two months after the new legislation that criminalises subversion, secession, foreign interference and inference with transportation and other infrastructure, came into effect.
Speaking at a conference on August 10, former Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou said that, once China attacks Taiwan, “the first battle will be the last."
" ... Taiwanese theorist Wu Jieh-min once posed what seems in retrospect a rather utopian vision of activists in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China uniting to combat their shared enemy—the...
The ethnic tensions of Meghalaya – and many more of India's north-eastern states – can be traced back to the 'outsider' narrative.
"I thought Canada was just another America, only with nicer people and colder weather. Since moving to Toronto, I’ve been fascinated by the special relationship between the two."
African governments must press on their Lebanese counterpart to grant amnesty to all migrant domestic workers to be repatriated to their home countries and abolish the slave-like Kafala labour laws.
While many in the West have criticized Trump's ban, some overseas Chinese dissents see the decision with positive eyes.
China’s strategy to control information and its consequences has become a global concern.
An Australian university was criticized for deleting an article published on its website that urges the international community to put pressure on China for infringements on human rights in Hong Kong.
All of the wanted activists live overseas. One of them, Samuel Chu, has been a citizen of the United States since 1995.
"Whatever the governments of #Australia and the #UK are doing to free their citizen, Kylie Moore-Gilbert from prison in #Iran, it’s failing miserably. This innocent woman should be free."
Popular YouTube channel and website The Black Experience Japan features interviews with dozens of Black residents of Japan.
"The cases… highlight the need for strong action to ensure that any such trials are held in open court and subject to public scrutiny."
While the Chinese government attempts to de-escalate tensions following the closure of one of its consulates in the US, nationalists talk about a "nuke race" on Chinese social media.
Despite language and cultural barriers, Hong Kong and Iranian activists share similar views when it comes to speaking out against China's proposed 25-year partnership agreement with Iran.
"Since my workplace was closed, I don’t have much money left, I don’t know where to find work. I live in a construction camp with my 4-year-old son."
Chinese netizens rebrand Xi Jinping’s international relations strategy as ‘wolf warrior’ style diplomacy
"The Chinese Foreign Affair Ministry has turned into a branch of the propaganda department... and is now known as the Ministry of Making Foreign Enemies."
“... the glorification of war criminals inflict[s] tremendous suffering on the survivors and their families. Leaders in the region have publicly denied the genocide, even calling Srebrenica a hoax..."