Tagged: China

Yau Wai-Ching (left) and Sixtus “Baggio” Leung (right) were barred from retaking their oaths. (Photo: Sam Tsang)

The Storm in Hong Kong

Shielding protesters from pepper spray and tear gas, umbrellas – symbolic of resilience, asymmetry of force, and audacity – has brewed up a political storm, and now the political climate is rougher than ever....

The UK should be wary of a relationship with China given its poor human rights record. (Photo: iStock)

Guilty by Association

Following Brexit, many have sought a new UK-China relationship to fill the hole left by the European Union.  But how far should we be willing to compromise? With a list of human rights violations...

Barred: Myanmar is making small steps towards democracy. But it’s not over yet. (Photo: The Telegraph)

Myanmar: Long Road to Democracy

Matt Gillow reports from Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) on the country’s transition from military dictatorship to tentative democracy. Myanmar: a country on the brink of something great. It is, by all intents and...

The Iron Reign: For Better or Worse?

Labour Party member, Will Matthias, looks at Thatcher’s enduring legacy on today’s politics, and ponders whether the tough medicine was worth it in the end. Throughout history, the United Kingdom has often been a...

Communism is Coming.

Our new writer, Henry Davies, ponders whether communism is merely a natural stage in the political and economic evolution of a nation, and whether one day, it will be heading to our green and...

The Second Rise of the Samurai?

There has been much coverage in world media recently concerning Japan’s supposed “rearmament”, alongside and somewhat in reaction to the killing of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto by ISIS. But is this actually anything to...

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