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For James Pomfret's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Pro-China groups step up offensive to win over Taiwan

Asia Pacific | FOCUS Jun 26, 2019

Pro-China groups step up offensive to win over Taiwan

When Taiwanese businessman Jhang Yun-nan wanted to find buyers for his company's new cleaning products in China, he turned to an unconventional channel: a Taiwanese party that advocates the unification of China with the self-ruled democratic island. A senior member of the Chinese Unification Promotion ...

Democracy hopes crushed in Chinese village

Asia Pacific Jul 4, 2016

Democracy hopes crushed in Chinese village

Hopes for democracy in the Chinese village of Wukan, where an uprising against corruption five years ago gained global notice and led to direct village elections, have all but evaporated, with protest leaders either in detention, in exile, facing arrest or quitting their posts. Villagers ...