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Category Archives: Asia

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March 13, 2017

Tense times for South Korea, the shrimp surrounded by whales

This article originally appeared in The Interpreter.
The decision by South Korea’s Constitutional Court to uphold the National Assembly’s impeachment of beleaguered President Park Geun-hye is the starting gun in a 60-day race to the Blue House.
The Constitution requires that an …

Posted in Asia, Opinion Editorial
March 8, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Easternisation: Asia’s New Domination of the Global Order’

By Jake Ramsamugh
On the 28th February, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Gideon Rachman to host ‘Easternisation: Asia’s New Domination of the Global Order’ which discussed the findings from his book ‘Easternisation’. Rachman is the Foreign Affairs columnist for the Financial …

Posted in Asia, Event Summaries
February 28, 2017

Event: ‘Easternisation: Asia’s New Domination of the Global Order’

TIME: 28th February, 17:30 – 18:30
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Gideon Rachman
Author, Easternisation
Foreign Affairs columnist, Financial Times
For a summary of this event click here
For a full transcript of this event click here
The West’s domination …

Posted in Asia, Event, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
February 24, 2017

North Korea’s use of chemical weapons in Malaysia is a step too far – the whole world must cut ties with the Stalinist regime

By John Hemmings
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
The murder of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur International Airport looked like it might be no more than an odd-ball story, destined for the various crank stories that typify reporting about North …

Posted in Asia, Malaysia, North Korea, Opinion Editorial
February 16, 2017

North Korea is a terrifying rogue state – but it is its own citizens who suffer the worst

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
The apparent assassination of a North Korean exile, Kim Jong-nam, most likely on the orders of North Korea’s ruler, Kim Jong-un, is the stuff of Cold War-era spy thrillers, an exotic tale that some …

Posted in North Korea, Opinion Editorial
February 14, 2017

Don’t Forget the Treatment of North Korean Defectors

This article originally appeared on The Diplomat
In London, thousands of people gathered in the freezing rain to protest the new American president’s ban on refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries.
If people around the globe are willing to protest against Trump’s decision to reject refugees, …

Posted in North Korea, Opinion Editorial

Event Transcript: ‘The End of the Asia Century ‘

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Posted in Asia, Event Transcript
February 9, 2017

Event Summary: ‘The Death of Hong Kong’s Freedoms’

By Alex Manzoor
On Wednesday 8th of February, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Joshua Wong, Angela Gui and Benedict Rogers to discuss the decline of Hong Kong’s freedoms in the aftermath of the transfer of sovereignty to China.
Joshua Wong, who is …

Posted in China, Event Summaries
February 8, 2017

Event: ‘The Death of Hong Kong’s Freedoms’

TIME: 8th February, 13:00 – 14:00
VENUE: Committee Room 4, House of Commons,
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS
Joshua Wong
Secretary-General, Demosito
Angela Gui
Campaigner, Daughter of detained Hong Kong publisher Gui Minhai
Benedict Rogers
Deputy Chairman, Conservative Party Human Rights Commission
For a summary of this …

Posted in China, Event, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
February 1, 2017

Event Transcript: ‘Modi’s India and the Rules-Based Order in the Indo-Pacific’

Stephen Pound MP: Thank you very much indeed for coming along for what is almost certain to be one of the most interesting in a series of very, very interesting Henry Jackson lectures. I first met Narendra Modi back in …

Posted in Event Transcript, India
January 26, 2017

When Theresa May meets Donald Trump, China will be the elephant in the room

by John Hemmings
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
When the Prime Minister sits down with President Trump on Friday in the Oval Office, she will be in a privileged position. She will the first foreign leader to meet the president since …

Posted in China, Opinion Editorial
January 25, 2017

Event Summary: ‘The End of the Asian Era’

Fresh from the Article 50 debate in the House of Commons, Catherine West MP took her seat in the chair for an event hosted by HJS in Parliament. Remarking about the shared concerns about globalization in Brexit discussions and with …

Posted in Asia, China, Event Summaries
January 18, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Ian Hall on Modi’s India’

By Alex Manzoor
On Tuesday 17th of January, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Professor Ian Hall from the Griffith Asia Institute to discuss Indian foreign policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and its adherence to the ‘rules-based order’. He began by …

Posted in Event Summaries, India, Spotlight
January 5, 2017

Event Transcript: ‘China’s Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on Human Rights under Xi Jinping’

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Posted in China, Event Transcript
December 15, 2016

Event: ‘British Policy in Asia: Charting a new post-Brexit strategy’

TIME: 15th December 2016, 12:30 – 13:30
VENUE: CPA Room, Westminster Hall,House of Commons,
Palace of Westminster, SW1A 1AA
SPEAKERS
Professor David Martin Jones Reader in the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland
Dr. Shanker Singham Trade and Competition …

Posted in Asia, Event, Spotlight, United Kingdom, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
December 5, 2016

Event Summary: ‘China’s Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on Human Rights under Xi Jinping’

By Alexander Baker
On Wednesday 30th November, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Benedict Rogers, Ethan Gutmann and Yaxue Cao to discuss the deteriorating human rights situation in China. The discussion was centred on the recently published report by the Conservative Party …

Posted in China, Event Summaries, Spotlight
November 30, 2016

Audio: ‘China’s Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on Human Rights under Xi Jinping’

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Event: ‘China’s Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on Human Rights under Xi Jinping’

TIME: 18:00-19:00, Wednesday 30th November 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 17, House of Commons,
Palace of Westminster, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS:
Benedict Rogers, Author, The Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on
Human Rights in China 2013-2016
Angela Gui, Human Rights Campaigner and daughter of detained Hong Kong publisher Gui Minhai
Ethan Gutmann, …

Posted in China, Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
November 22, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘The India-China-US Triangle’

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Posted in Event Transcript, India
November 7, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Tibetan democracy-in-exile and the future of Sino-Tibetan relations’

On Tuesday 1st November, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Dr Lobsang Sangay to speak about Tibetan democracy and the future of Sino-Tibetan relations. Dr Sangay is ‘Sikyong’, equivalent to prime minister, of the Tibetan government-in-exile and his discussion was chaired …

Posted in China, Event Summaries
November 1, 2016

Event: ‘Tibetan democracy-in-exile and the future of Sino-Tibetan relations’

TIME: 13:00-14:00, Tuesday 1st November 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 14, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Dr Lobsang Sangay, Sikyong (political leader) of the Tibetan government-in-exile
To see a summary of this event click here
To see a full transcript …

Posted in China, Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
September 21, 2016

Pakistan’s use of terror has backfired, experts tell London seminar

Originally posted in Hindustan Times
Pakistan’s reliance on terror as an instrument of foreign policy has backfired, and its role as a perpetrator of terrorism is now beyond doubt, experts and academics told a seminar here.
The seminar, organised by The Democracy Forum …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage, Pakistan, Terrorism & Security

Event Summary: ‘The India-China-US Triangle’

By Michael Hartfield
On Monday 19th September Professor Madhav Das Nalapat began by discussing the paramount importance of improving India’s human rights and entrenching liberal culture, in order to advance India’s knowledge industry. In addition to the importance of a culture …

Posted in China, Event Summaries, India, United States
September 19, 2016

Audio: ‘The India-China-US Triangle’

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Posted in China, Event Audio, India, United States

Event: ‘The India-China-US Triangle’

TIME: 12:30-13:30, Monday 19th September 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Professor Madhav Das Nalapat, Vice-Chair, Manipal Advanced Research Group and UNESCO Peace Chair, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University, India
To see a …

Posted in China, Defence, Event, India, Nuclear Weapons, Terrorism & Security, United States, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
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