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Taiwan: A Great Choosing Day is Coming [Part four]

KMT press conference in the southern city of Kaoshiung, earlier this week John Keane This is the fourth in a series covering the background and dynamics of last Saturday’s fiercely fought ‘nine-in-one’ elections in Taiwan. The great choosing day in Taiwan is...

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28 November 2014
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Taiwan: A Great Choosing Day is Coming [Part three]

Chiang Kai-shek bronze statues, rescued from oblivion, Cihu Memorial Sculpture Park, near Dasi township, Taiwan John Keane This is the third in a series covering the background and current dynamics of this Saturday’s fiercely fought ‘nine-in-one’ elections in Taiwan. As recently as two...

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27 November 2014
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Taiwan: A Great Choosing Day is Coming [Part Two]

Gaomei Wetland, on the central coastline of Taiwan Chi Po-lin This is the second in a series covering the background and current dynamics of this week’s important ‘nine-in-one’ elections in Taiwan. Among the surprise political developments of the final decades of last...

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23 November 2014
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Taiwan: A Great Choosing Day is Coming [Part One]

The world’s tallest green skyscraper, Taipei 101, stands 508 metres above the streets of Taipei’s Xinyi district For democrats, made in Taiwan is a seductive brand with definite global appeal. ‘Through the promotion of its democratic ideals’, says a stylishly confident...

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20 November 2014
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A Moment With Gough Whitlam

Gough Whitlam, addressing supporters on the day of his dismissal, November 11, 1975 ABC  Edward Gough Whitlam has passed on, leaving behind millions of citizens saddened by scores of eloquent obituaries reminding us how, once upon a time, Australian politics produced world-class leaders courageously...

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27 October 2014
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Beijing’s Media Assault on Hong Kong Citizens

The dwindling but still determined protesters in Hong Kong now face a vicious media assault on everything they stand for by central party propagandists in Beijing, writes John Keane.   Now entering its third week, its numbers dwindling but its determination and...

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15 October 2014
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Beijing has misjudged the situation in Hong Kong [French interview on L’opinion]

The following John Keane's interview with Claude Leblanc, 'Beijing has misjudged the situation in Hong Kong', appeared in the Paris-based newspaper, L'opinion, 30 September 2014. « Pékin a mal évalué la situation à Hongkong » John Keane, professeur de sciences politiques
 à l’Université de Sydney et au...

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30 September 2014
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Hong Kong: A Second Tiananmen?

In Hong Kong, public tensions are mounting over Beijing’s recent decision to restrict free and fair elections in 2017. A week-long strike by students begins on September 22. The citizens' initiative Occupy Central with Love and Peace plans to stage...

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21 September 2014
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