Category: Asia

Perfect Dictatorship? China‘s “controlocracy” stifles NGOs

     

Authorities in China’s capital have cut off the utilities and destroyed the central heating system of a prominent non-government organization (NGO) set up to help migrant workers, as a new… Read more »

Has Pakistan’s democracy turned a corner?

     

Pakistan’s 2013 general election marked the country’s first civilian transfer of power following the completion of an elected government’s full term, notes the Carnegie Endowment. However, questions linger over the… Read more »

China’s censorship reaches Washington, D.C.

     

Miss World pageant authorities have refused to allow Ms. Anastasia Lin to attend the American premiere of her own film, The Bleeding Edge. She “has been barred from speaking to the news… Read more »

Burma at the Brink?

     

Burma’s future holds both promise and challenges. Along with projected positive growth rates, burgeoning foreign investment, and increased stature on the global stage, Burma’s many religious and ethnic minorities face… Read more »

What’s the state of China’s dissidents and non-state actors ?

     

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences researcher Yu Jianrong, a rural sociologist known for his social commentary and vocal advocacy for political reform, recently adopted the tone found in central Party edicts… Read more »