Politics and Society
The current reshaping of the political scenes and societies have had a profound effect on national issues in Asia (the forecasts for change in China in relation to the 18th Congress, liberalization in Burma, the historic Cross-Strait compromise, the North-Korean succession) and will influence regional construction, which has remained relatively stagnant until now. Asian democracies (including Japan and India), however, remain in crisis. Key issues such as competition with authoritarian regimes, integration of cultures and religions, and the impact of the “information society” are examined in the program.
Observatory on China's political and strategic evolution
Observatory on Southeast Asia
Program on China's information society
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Wednesday 01 October 2014
Protests will continue in Hong Kong on Wednesday 1st October, China's National Day. Why has China refused to agree to the protesters' demands and accept less control over candidates in the 2017 elections? Can the Beijing government calm the situation in Hong Kong? What are the possible outcomes?