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Examinations and Chinese educational politics: historical reflections on China’s recent ban on school tutoring

  • Dr Lewis Mayo and Dr Justin Tighe,

China’s ban on school tutoring may be motivated by a concept of education that emphasises the ideological transformation of society.

COVID-19 and China’s attempts to build a health silk road to Myanmar

  • Dr Nyi Nyi Kyaw,

China’s ‘vaccine diplomacy’ in Myanmar relates to China’s longer-term geo-economic and geopolitical interests.

COVID-19 has intensified existing intergenerational and gender tensions in China’s cities

  • Bin Wang & Ilan Wiesel,

Interviews illustrate how the pandemic and public health restrictions brought existing tensions to a boiling point.

Will Muslim-Majority States Recognise the Afghan Taliban’s ‘Islamic’ Regime?

  • Associate Professor Matthew Nelson,

Security-conscious Muslim-majority states should pause before deciding to recognise it.

Taiwan transitions and tribal tongues: From the language of reconciliation to the revitalisation of language?

  • Dr Brett Todd,

Taiwan’s indigenous languages have suffered under various colonial regimes. Can they be revived?