Taiwan moves a step closer to legalizing same-sex marriage

Dec 26, 2016

Taiwan moves a step closer to legalizing same-sex marriage

Taiwan’s parliament on Monday passed the first draft of a controversial marriage equality bill, moving the island a step closer to becoming the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex nuptials. A legislative committee approved the amendment to the civil law that would allow ...

Dec 26, 2016

China lodges protest over Taiwan content in U.S. defense bill

China has lodged “stern representations” with the United States after President Barack Obama signed into law a U.S. defense policy bill that suggests a plan to conduct high-level military exchanges with self-ruled Taiwan. Part of the $618.7 billion National Defense Authorization Act “expresses the ...

The politics of protest in Asian democracies

| Dec 17, 2016

The politics of protest in Asian democracies

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Across Asia we are witnessing political turmoil and vigorous political contestation. South Korea’s “candlelight revolution,” involving millions of citizens demonstrating for several weeks in Seoul, instigated the landslide vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye by the National Assembly on Dec. 9. In Taiwan, there ...