China has been known for its pursuit of gold medals since its re-entry into the Olympics in 1980. But is China’s gold-or-bust attitude shifting? Although there is still a way to go, things are slowly changing for the better, Rebecca Zhong writes.
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 Chinese government’s recent demolition of the artist Ai Weiwei’s studio raises questions over the state of free expression in modern China. Artists are changing their tune in response, Elizabeth Harris writes.
The 1986 film rendition of folk-hero Hong Gildong fulfills many purposes, providing not only an entertaining re-telling of a classic Korean tale, but also a reinforcement of the North Korea’s political narratives and broader identity, Hannah Lee writes.