Nick Aspinwall, Author at SupChina
Nick Aspinwall

Nick Aspinwall is a journalist based in Taipei and an editor-at-large for The News Lens. He reports on migration, the environment, labor rights, and the human consequences of regional geopolitics. Follow him on Twitter @Nick1Aspinwall

On the border of China and Myanmar, commerce and consternation

The Chinese border town of Ruili is home to tens of thousands of Burmese, including a sizable…

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‘We are Filipinos, and we hate China’: China’s influence in the Philippines, and backlash against Tsinoys

The Chinese Filipinos of the Philippines have historically persisted through waves of discrimination. While the country takes…

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What’s in a name? Taiwan and China are fighting a war of words over identity and sovereignty

The armed conflict between China and Taiwan has been dormant for decades, but a wider war over…

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Young Taiwanese are dreaming of careers in China — but unification is still a nightmare

Xi Jinping has dangled economic carrots with hopes that political consensus will follow. But the majority of…

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Taiwan’s indigenous are still seeking justice on the democratic side of the Taiwan Strait

Last month, 31 indigenous representatives signed an open letter condemning the “hegemony” of Xi Jinping — but don’t…

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