Noteworthy Links (September 2021)

Hong Kong disqualifies 10 more district councillors over ‘invalid’ oaths of loyalty, no explanation given
(HKFP, 09/30/21, Rhoda Kwan)

NUS President: University-Wide Restructuring to Include School of Computing; Yale Offered to Help Yale-NUS With Fundraising
(The Octant, 09/30/21, Ryan Yeo)

Beijing Suffers Major Loss from Its Hostage Diplomacy
(CSIS, 09/29/21, Scott Kennedy)

Exclusive: Two Canadians confess guilt, granted bail for medical reasons before leaving China: source
(Global Times, 09/26/21)

China draws up list of 100 instances of U.S. “interference” in Hong Kong
(Reuters, 09/25/21, Yew Lun Tian)

Former New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu elected KMT chairman
(Focus Taiwan, 09/25/21, Elizabeth Hsu and Teng Pei-ju)

Singapore’s foreign interference bill – legal monstrosity with totalitarian leanings
(Reporters Without Borders – RSF, 09/23/21)

With tighter grip, Beijing sends message to Hong Kong tycoons: fall in line
(Reuters, 09/17/21, Clare Jim and Farah Master)

Suspected Chinese State-affiliated Online Influence Campaign Urged Real-world Protests in U.S.
(China Digital Times, 09/13/21, Oliver Young)

Google handed user data to Hong Kong authorities despite pledge after security law was enacted
(HKFP, 09/11/21, Selina Cheng)

TSMC to build advanced chip plant in southern Taiwan
(Nikkei Asia, 09/13/21, Cheng Ting-Fang)

Disappeared Businesswoman Briefly Reappears As Ex-husband’s Memoir On Elite Corruption Published
(China Digital Times, 09/10/21, Joseph Brouwer)