Taiwanese youth are increasingly identifying with Taiwan and not China, but President Tsai Ing-wen must continue to grapple with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) abroad and the Kuomintang (KMT) at home, Graeme Read writes.
The Monsoon Project has released its first edition of The 2018 Annual print magazine. You can read a fascinating array of articles on topics that are most important to young people who study Asia and the Pacific. Click here to take a look, or use following link https://issuu.com/monsoonproject/docs/online_version-monsoon_2018_annual_
At 8:15pm on the 8th of November 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared on live television to announce that the two highest banknote denominations of the Indian Rupee had become worthless. Citizens had until the New Year’s Eve of 2016 to either bank deposit their 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee (Rs) banknotes (~AUD$10/$20 respectively) or swap them for lower banknotes at registered banks.
When I first talked to Xiao Zhang he was packing his bag in a tiny, shabby room near a construction site where he worked. He has lived there with his wife and other fellow workers since he came to this city.
“I fled from a remote village in Guangxi province to Shenzhen to change my life three years ago.” He said. “But now I realise it is much harder than I expected. I could never actually become part of this city, so I am planning to leave.”