Category: Asia

China warns ‘localists’ against reshaping Hong Kong’s political landscape

     

China has warned that anyone advocating Hong Kong’s independence could be punished, the BBC reports: The stern message came after young pro-democracy activists won seats on Hong Kong’s Legislative Council… Read more »

Nepal a ‘surprising focal point’ for democratic movement

     

Though strategically located between Asia’s two giants, India and China, Nepal’s political importance has derived more from its tortuous process of democratic transition over the last quarter of a century… Read more »

In the VORTEX of Countering Extremist Ideology

     

In a new strategic initiative to counter violent extremism, renowned Muslim theologians have joined world-class scholars to produce academically rigorous applied research on “the ideology of religious hatred, supremacy and… Read more »

China to Strengthen Communist Party’s Role in NGOs

     

China has issued new rules demanding the establishment of Communist Party panels in non-government bodies, aiming to beef up the ruling party’s role in such social groups, amid a broad… Read more »

Global job opportunities

     

National Endowment for Democracy Program Officer, Global Senior Program Officer, China Assistant to the Vice Presidents, Regional Programs Research Associate- RF Fellows Program Program Officer, China Assistant Program Officer, West… Read more »

HK’s Umbrella Movement Fights Back

     

The run-up to the Sept. 4 election for Legislative Council is getting tense, and the governments of both Hong Kong and Beijing are watching with keen interest, notes analyst Lian… Read more »

Suvash Darnal – ‘consummate democracy activist’

     

It was because Suvash Darnal (right) combined so flawlessly several key attributes that he can be considered to have been a consummate democracy activist, writes Carl Gershman, the President of… Read more »