THE NOMINATION of three Hong Kong activists for the Nobel Peace Prize by a group of US congressmen has put the cat among the pigeons. The trio - Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow - much in the...

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ACCORDING to the Harvard economist Dani Rodrik, it is impossible to have full national sovereignty, democracy and globalisation simultaneously. The concept of a "political trilemma of the world...

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SOME people wrote just to say thanks, from Arizona, from all over the country and from abroad, from all across the political map, too. Some wrote to say that they watched the speech with their...

[TAIPEI] Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen vowed to defend her island's freedom and democracy on Tuesday, using a National Day speech to warn that Taiwan would not bow to pressure...

[HONG KONG] Hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong on Thursday demanded full democracy outside government headquarters, speaking out against China's suppression of civil liberties on the third...

[HONG KONG] Universities have become the latest battleground over freedoms in Hong Kong as a ban on signs on campuses advocating independence from China sparks fresh fears that the city's...

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong's leader urged an immediate end to independence debates in the Chinese-ruled global financial hub on Tuesday, warning that the issue was harming the city's...

[WASHINGTON] It is an elegant tradition: the outgoing US president leaves a letter for his successor in the aged oaken desk in the Oval Office, to be read upon his arrival.

[HONG KONG] A Hong Kong appeal court on Thursday jailed three prominent young Hong Kong democracy leaders for several months for "unlawful assembly" linked to the city's months-long...