Author: Thomas Daechsel

The Precarious Position of Hong Kong’s Sovereignty

The Umbrella Revolution took over much of Hong Kong

On October 12, two young legislators from Hong Kong, Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching, used their Legislative Council oath-taking ceremony as an opportunity to denounce China and promote their pro-independent Hong Kong sentiments. During the mandatory ceremony before sitting on…

South China Sea: The Stand-Off Explained


Rodrigo Duterte, the current President of the Philippines, recently stated the country will no longer challenge China’s claims in the South China Sea. This comes only weeks after China has warned Singapore to stay out of the disputes illustrates that the…