Cultural Black-out on China’s Hip Hop Music

China’s government has banned promotion of its hip-hop culture despite growing popularity. Why the sudden crackdown? Karen Zhang writes.

ASEAN-Australia: it’s all about peace and prosperity

With the ASEAN region developing at a rapid rate, Australia needs to do more to build economic partnerships in Southeast Asia, Bradley Wood writes.

Hiroshima’s Restless Ghosts

Japan’s treatment of its atomic bomb survivors reflects its troubled approach to history and identity, but there is still room for hope, Callum Dargavel writes.

How the US is upsetting the Asia-Pacific regional order

China’s growing assertiveness in the region is a response to fears of containment by the US, Lloyd Rhodes writes.