China Flexes Legal Might to Quash Hong Kong Independence Calls

China Flexes Legal Might to Quash Hong Kong Independence Calls

China’s top legislative body ruled that Hong Kong people who advocate independence can’t hold public office, a rare intervention designed to prevent two elected “localists” from taking their posts in a case that threatens to spark further unrest. The decision Monday by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee in Beijing represented only its second unilateral […]

2017 Taipei Universiade: The political power of sport in Taiwan – Taiwan Insight

2017 Taipei Universiade: The political power of sport in Taiwan – Taiwan Insight

Written by Alan Bairner. Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, played host to the Summer Universiade, a multi-sports event organised by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) in August 2017. It was the largest such sporting event to have taken place in Taiwan. Yet this was not the first time a Taiwanese city had made […]