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Why US’ deluded anti-China Indo-Pacific Strategy is doomed to fail

The United States has finally released its long-awaited Indo-Pacific Strategy document. Southeast Asia and its regional organisation, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, figure prominently. But its agenda for these countries and Asean is based on false assumptions and ignores fundamental differences.The strategy prioritises Asean’s aspiration of centrality in regional …

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Hong Kong must wake up from its blind faith in universal suffrage

For thousands of years, political philosophers have searched for a model of government best suited for their societies. In Plato’s republic, philosopher-kings are preferred. In the Politics, Aristotle’s treatise on governance, he identifies six forms of government – kingship, tyranny, aristocracy, oligarchy, polity, and democracy. A mixed regime is preferred …

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