Jason Lim is Senior Lecturer in Asian History at the University of Wollongong. His research interests are centred on relations within East and Southeast Asia since 1949, overseas Chinese history and current questions of identity, and the modern history and politics of Singapore. He is also currently the International History Review Editor of the Asian Studies Review.
An incursion by Chinese aircraft into Malaysian airspace is yet another reminder of Beijing’s belligerence.
History looks to be repeating, as earlier strife in Hong Kong helped the rise of another of Asia’s island cities.
Countries with diplomatic ties to Taiwan are blackmailing Taipei before ditching ties in favour of Beijing.
The Chinese military has released a propaganda video aimed at Taiwan recorded in Hokkien, a language widely discouraged in China.