Anthony Kuhn

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A Rebellious Chinese Village Challenges The Authorities — Again

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Five years ago, residents of Wukan got rid of corrupt local leaders and elected a new one. Now that leader has been detained for corruption, but villagers insist the charges are trumped up.


Hong Kong Bookseller Describes Harrowing Ordeal With Chinese Police

Friday, June 17, 2016

The disappearance of 5 political booksellers raises concerns about the rule of law in Hong Kong. The men reappeared saying nothing was wrong. But 1 man has reversed his previous confessions of guilt.


Taiwan's Aborigines Hope A New President Will Bring Better Treatment

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Aborigines account for 2 percent of Taiwan's population and face numerous challenges. In an aboriginal village, people hope Taiwan's new president will provide more favorable treatment and policies.


Chinese Billionaire Takes On Disney With His Own Theme Parks

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Disney will soon open a $5 billion theme park in Shanghai, its second in China. A Chinese real estate mogul predicts he will leave Disney in the dust, as he builds the world's largest tourism company.


Taiwan Inaugurates First Female President

Friday, May 20, 2016

President Tsai Ing-wen has indicated she will not move toward formal independence from China. Pressure from Beijing could seriously hamper her goals of economic growth and better diplomatic ties.


Undaunted By China's Rule Book, Lesbian Couple Welcomes Their Newborn Twins

Thursday, May 12, 2016

There is increasing openness toward nontraditional families in China, though only married, heterosexual couples are allowed access to assisted reproduction. Here's one couple that found a workaround.


China Investigates Search Engine Baidu After Student Dies Of Cancer

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

A college student accused China's largest search engine, Baidu, of misleading him to a fraudulent cancer treatment. He died in April.


China Opens Investigation Into Search Engine Baidu After Student's Death

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

China is opening up an investigation into giant search engine Baidu after the death of a university student who accused the website of promoting false medical information.


China Passes Law Putting Foreign NGOs Under Stricter Police Control

Thursday, April 28, 2016

China's legislature has passed a controversial law giving police sweeping powers to monitor and control foreign nongovernmental organizations that operate in China.


Why Chinese Parents Don't Necessarily Trust Childhood Vaccines

Monday, April 25, 2016

Some parents fear the vaccines put their children at risk. And now there's a scandal to boot: A nationwide criminal ring allegedly resold millions of vaccines that hadn't been properly stored.


Myanmar Gets Civilian Leaders, But The Generals Keep Close Watch

Thursday, March 31, 2016

For the first time in more than a half-century, Myanmar is being governed by civilians, including Aung San Suu Kyi, who is the foreign minister. But the military still has considerable clout.


China Hunts For Author Of Anonymous Letter Critical Of Xi Jinping

Monday, March 28, 2016

The letter that claimed to speak for "loyal party members" called for President Xi Jinping to step down. The incident is the latest chapter in a heated debate about the limits of free speech in China.


Why China Supports New Sanctions Against North Korea

Friday, March 18, 2016

A U.S. Treasury official tells NPR that China is moving purposefully to apply new sanctions on North Korea. But economic losses or potential U.S. sanctions on Chinese firms could lead to friction.


China's Legislative Session: Many Stars, But Little Power

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

China's legislature, long dismissed as a "rubber stamp" and empty political theater, attracts some of the country's wealthiest and most prominent figures. But how much can it accomplish?


Aung San Suu Kyi Will Not Be Myanmar's Next President

Thursday, March 10, 2016

On Thursday, the National League for Democracy party, nominated two candidates to contest for the post of president. Nobel laureate and longtime democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi was not nominated.


China's National People's Congress To Focus On Economic Cures

Monday, March 07, 2016

The National People's Congress has convened in Beijing, and job one for them is what to do about China's economy. It grew last year at the slowest rate in a quarter century.


In Social Media Battle, Real Estate Mogul Takes On Chinese Government

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

China's Internet authorities have shut down all social media accounts of Ren Zhiqiang, a sharp-tongued real estate mogul compared by some in China to Donald Trump.


A Chilling Effect As Hong Kong's Missing Bookseller Cases Go Unresolved

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

With the disappearance of five Hong Kong booksellers still unexplained, their colleagues who publish books about Chinese politics say they feel at risk and unprotected.


In Hong Kong, A Tussle Over Academic Freedom

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Students at the University of Hong Kong protested last month, saying university governance is subject to political interference from Beijing.


Allies Discuss How To Respond To North Korea's Rocket Launch

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Senior U.S., Japanese and South Korean defense officials met by teleconference on Tuesday to discuss the ramifications of North Korea's suspected missile test disguised as a satellite launch.