Links (December 2022)

China’s COVID policymaking under scrutiny as infections soar
(Reuters, 12/29/22, Eduardo Baptista and Ryan Woo)

Taiwan to extend mandatory military service from 4 to 12 months
(Radio Free Asia –, 12/27/22, rfa staff)

Will a Successor to Xi Jinping Emerge from the Party’s Seventh-Generation Leadership?
(Jamestown Foundation, 12/16/22, Willy Wo-Lap Lam)

China v Jimmy Lai: a tycoon, a trial and the erosion of Hong Kong’s rule of law
(The Guardian, 12/15/22, Verna Yu)

Point of No Return: Beijing’s Move to Covid Coexistence Is Here to Stay
(, 12/13/22, Houze Song)

China’s Blank-Paper Protests Are Only a Beginning
(The Atlantic, 12/02/22, Rory Truex)

Singapore Chips Away at Hong Kong’s Hedge Fund Dominance
(Bloomberg, 12/01/22)

Xi Broke the Social Contract That Helped China Prosper
(New York Times, 12/01/22, Yasheng Huang)