This week we update you on China’s White Paper on ruling Hong Kong through the One Country Two Systems policy, and Hong Kong’s reactions; the second national election in independent Kosovo, education reform in Taiwan and a constitutional law mock trial on same-sex marriage where the opposing side pulled out at the last minute.

Last week China released a comprehensive white paper officially outlining its “One Country, Two Systems” policy in Hong Kong. The white paper takes a hardline view and asserts that Beijing is the ultimate decisionmaker in Hong Kong’s affairs…

 On June 8, the Republic of Kosovo held general elections for its national parliament, the second ever since independence from Serbia in 2008…

One of the most controversial topics in Taiwan other than national identity, is education reform. This year, as parts of the new “12 Year National Compulsory Education” reform are implemented, parents and students are facing the new high school application system for the first time…

A constitutional court mock trial on same-sex marriage in Taiwan was propelled to public attention after the anti-same-sex marriage side pulled out at the last minute…

(Feature photo of Hong Kong by Acred99, on Wikicommons, CC BY-SA 3.0)

 

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