June 28, 2020

On the 4th of June, the world remembered an infamous day in Chinese history, known universally as the Tiananmen Square Protests. This day is also celebrated in China, yet is  known as “internet maintenance day in China” when significant amounts of China’s internet are...

May 26, 2020

In the early stages of the COVID-19 global pandemic, media in the UK focused mainly on China. How they were handling the virus and how it began were just some of the questions being asked. China is where the virus started, so this was natural. Slightly further on in th...

April 20, 2020

South Korea is one of the world’s youngest democracies, and the first country to hold a national election during the Covid-19 pandemic. Coronavirus was able to side-line previous issues such as the weak economy, government corruption and North-South relations in a deep...

April 17, 2020

In the middle of one of the worst pandemics in recent memory, US intelligence agencies have issued a stark warning; China may have deliberately understated the number of infections and deaths relating to coronavirus. This has major repercussions for the global response...

April 16, 2020

Nth room was the major case that rocked South Korea in 2020, where the sale of sexual exploitation videos occurred in Telegram chat rooms. It is estimated that there were up to a maximum of 300, 000 members enjoying the illegal porn filmed by spy cam, blackmailing or e...

February 16, 2020

The Istanbul Canal was first brought to the world’s attention by Erdogan around the year 2011. Although its plan dates to the pre-Erdogan era, it never came to fruition, either due to a lack of resources or because the project’s dangers weren't properly considered. In...

February 3, 2020

The year is 2018, and the situation is looking bleak for Tsai Ing-wen, the first female elected leader of Taiwan and leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) . Taiwan’s deteriorating international presence, controversial pension reforms, and a slowing economy h...

February 2, 2020

In the last month, the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus has become an increasing concern for the international community. The number of people infected by the virus now exceeds that of the SARS outbreak in 2002-2003 and has forced many countries, such as the United Stat...

February 1, 2020

Today, Singapore is one of the most important cities in the world when it comes to trade and finance. Dating back to 1819 when Sir Stamford Raffles established it as a free-port in the Straits of Melaka, Singapore has grown exponentially, been owned by the East India C...

January 27, 2020

Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has a belated new year’s resolution: establishing a “new era of Japanese diplomacy,'' according to a speech delivered to the Japanese Diet (parliament) on January 20th. 

Certainly, this is nothing unexpected. Since coming to office i...

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