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John Parker is a freelance writer and entrepreneur based in the PRC.
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A First-Hand Report from a ‘Jasmine Rally’ in Shanghai

Sunday, February 27th, 2011 - by John Parker

Will the wave of change sweeping the Middle East spread to the Far East and hasten political reform in the world’s largest unelected dictatorship?

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Violent Incident Mars Status-Quo-Affirming Taiwan Election

Monday, November 29th, 2010 - by John Parker

Taiwan's midterm election was marred by a bizarre assassination attempt against KMT politician Sean Lien — either a conspiracy or a case of mistaken identity, depending on whom you talk to.

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America’s Grim Options on North Korea

Sunday, November 28th, 2010 - by John Parker

It's now time to bring our full national power to bear on the North Korean problem.

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Dr. Hwang Jang-Yop, Highest Ranking North Korean Defector, Dead at 87

Sunday, October 24th, 2010 - by John Parker

Pursued by assassins almost until the day he died, Hwang provided the West with intimate knowledge of the Kim family and the secretive society they led. This election season, spare a moment to remember the bravest Korean you've never heard of.

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Why Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize Matters

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 - by John Parker

Some day, we may look back on this moment in Chinese history and point to it as the beginning of the end of the Chinese Communist "dynasty."

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