China, Taiwan

Asian pop: China’s new power confrontation

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China’s heavy-handed approach towards a young flag-waving Taiwanese pop star may have influenced the recent Taiwan election result The recent Taiwanese election resulted in a landslide victory for the Democratic Progressive Party. From May, the Taiwanese ‘separatists’ will have the majority in the legislative assembly for the first time ever. Although Tsai Ing-Wen’s victory in […]

Japan

Truth the first casualty in reporting on Japan’s whaling culture

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The Japanese people are hearing only one side of the argument about their country’s ‘scientific’ whaling program, writes TETS KIMURA Since the International Whaling Commission (IWC) adopted a moratorium on commercial whaling in 1982, Australia and Japan have had ongoing altercations. This was exacerbated when Japan discovered a loophole to conduct ‘scientific’ whaling in the […]