Minxin Pei

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Why China’s Hong Kong crackdown could backfire

Commentary / World Mar 17, 2021

Why China’s Hong Kong crackdown could backfire

The Year of the Ox has begun darkly for the people of Hong Kong. On Feb. 16, nine pro-democracy activists, including 82-year-old Martin Lee, the revered long-time leader of the city’s Democratic Party, went on trial facing charges of illegal assembly. A week later, the ...

Japan’s geopolitical balancing act just got harder

Commentary / Japan Sep 19, 2020

Japan’s geopolitical balancing act just got harder

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s unexpected resignation last month for health reasons has raised many questions about the legacy of the country’s longest-serving premier. One of them is whether his successor, Yoshihide Suga, will be able to continue Abe’s geopolitical balancing act as tensions ...