Asian Currents

China, India

Xi-Modi: Building geocultural connectivities

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We live in an era when state power is accumulated by building structures of connectivity. Such developments will be at the heart of competition between India and China, adding to existing tensions over trade, Kashmir and terrorism. It is against this backdrop that we need to interpret Xi’s visit to India last week. Both leaders […]

Japan

Interview with Judge Hayato Aoki, Numazu Branch, Shizuoka District Court

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Judge Hayato Aoki speaks to A/Professor Stacey Steele about recent developments in Japanese detention and bail processes. Judge Aoki was a Visiting Research Scholar at Melbourne Law School from June 2018 to June 2019. SS: Judge Aoki thank you for agreeing to share your reflections about the Japanese criminal justice system. It has been a […]

China

The Chinese Communist Party: A story of turmoil, resilience and challenges ahead

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As the People’s Republic of China is set to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its foundation on October 1, 1949, the world is once more looking at the political organisation that has dominated China for the past seven decades. Having survived – partially self-created – decades of turmoil, the Chinese Communist Party has led China […]