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The biggest cost of the COVID-19 virus in China could be freedom

  • Associate Professor Delia Lin,

Special Analysis: The rhetoric of war is being used and is enabling the Communist Party to increase control over the people.

Solidarity among Jakarta’s gig economy drivers

  • Diatyka Widya Permata Yasih,

The gig economy is the new frontier of precarious work, where workplace-based collective organisation is problematic.

Civil (and Uncivil) Society in Exile: North Korean ‘Balloon Warriors’ in South Korea

  • Dr Jay Song,

North Korean defectors in South Korea continue with civil and uncivil strategies to fight against their enemy.

How the notion of constitutional resilience might help make sense of challenges to democracy

  • Jayani Nadarajalingam; Dr Zim Nwokora,

After unprecedented anti-China protests in 2019, what’s the future looking like for Hong Kong under Chinese rule?

Why the protest movement in Hong Kong has become radicalised

  • Victor Yim,

The protest movement in 2019 has developed in contrast to previous social movements which have been marked by non-violence.