Change in Kashmir's status deepens region's divisions

Asia Pacific | ANALYSIS Aug 16, 2019

Change in Kashmir's status deepens region's divisions

India's move to carve up Kashmir and curtail its autonomous powers has caused division and anger in parts of the far-flung Himalayan region even as followers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi rejoice. Since Modi's shock decree last week, protests and celebrations in many towns have ...

China waiting out Hong Kong protests, but backlash may come

Asia Pacific | ANALYSIS Aug 10, 2019

China waiting out Hong Kong protests, but backlash may come

Analysis China's central government has dismissed Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters as clowns and criminals while bemoaning growing violence surrounding the monthslong demonstrations. That is partly out of concern that protesters' demands for expanded democracy could inspire like-minded officials and intellectuals on the mainland. Yet Beijing shows no ...