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2022/12/08 | Deutsche Welle

Thailand’s Cycle of Police Brutality Concerns Activists

Riot police in Thailand regularly meet peaceful demonstrations with heavy force, leading to serious injuries or even death. Activists are calling for reforms and more accountability.

2022/12/05 | Deutsche Welle

How North Korea Is Trying To Keep Citizens From Defecting

Pyongyang claims extensive new fortifications on its border with China and a “shoot-to-kill” policy for anyone suspected of attempting to flee are measures to keep Covid-19 s at bay.

2022/11/28 | Deutsche Welle

Nationwide Protests in China Call For Easing Covid Curbs

Protesters are demanding the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in Beijing and Shanghai. People also took to the streets in the northwestern Xinjiang region after deaths in an apartment fire were blamed on lockdowns.

2022/11/03 | Deutsche Welle

North Korea Fires Missile Near Japan

North Korea continued missile launches for a second day, including a potential ICMB that prompted evacuations in Japan. The West condemned Pyongyang’s unprecedented display of military firepower.

2022/10/31 | Deutsche Welle

Death Toll Rises in Storm-hit Philippines

The Philippines sees an average of 20 typhoons every year, but typhoons are rare in Mindanao.

2022/10/25 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar: Junta Air Strike Kills Dozens, Rebel Group Says

The Kachin Independence Organization says the Myanmar military carried out air strikes on a concert to celebrate the group's founding. The attacks reportedly killed some 80 people, including musicians and civilians.

2022/10/14 | Deutsche Welle

China Probes Its Neighbors’ Defenses as Regional Tensions Rise

Beijing has territorial claims against Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan and is using “salami-slicing” military and economic tactics in its efforts to assume control of the strategically important areas.

2022/10/03 | Deutsche Welle

German Lawmakers Arrive in Taiwan Amid Regional Tensions

A delegation from the German parliament traveled to Taiwan to underline friendly ties between Berlin and Taipei. The visit comes as China steps up its threats toward the island democracy.

2022/09/29 | Deutsche Welle

Taiwan Ex-military Chief Urges Combat Preparedness Amid Rising China Threats

Former top Taiwanese defense official Admiral Lee Hsi-ming says he is concerned that forces are not ready to fight off China, and that a new defense concept is needed.

2022/09/23 | Deutsche Welle

Fukushima: Japan Attempts to Safely Remove Nuclear Fuel From Crippled Reactors

More than a decade after one of the worst nuclear disasters in history, engineers want to construct a huge water-filled tank around one of the damaged reactors and carry out underwater dismantling work.

2022/09/16 | Deutsche Welle

Philippines: ‘Communist’ Book Bans Raise New Censorship Fears

Free speech advocates are concerned the new government of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will continue cracking down on independent media in an attempt to whitewash the history of his father’s brutal dictatorship.

2022/09/13 | Deutsche Welle

South Korea K-pop Stars ‘Newjeans’ Court Controversy With Racy Lyrics

The new all-girl pop group is being criticized for sexually suggestive lyrics. The group’s management agency insists some of the lyrics are being deliberately misinterpreted.

2022/09/07 | Deutsche Welle

Taiwan: French Lawmakers Arrive Amid Escalating Tensions

It’s the fourth visit by French lawmakers to Taiwan in the past 12 months.

2022/08/30 | Deutsche Welle

China: Hundreds Attested Over Banking Scandal That Triggered Protests

The scandal drew national attention in China and protests by disgruntled customers in July were violently quashed. Authorities in Henan now say they have arrested 234 people and made progress recovering the funds.

2022/08/12 | Deutsche Welle

China’s Langya Henipavirus: In a ‘Scary Family’ of Zoonotic Disease

Langya henipavirus is a new zoonotic disease in shrews in China, which infected 35 people. Is it worth freaking out? If it starts spreading between people.

2022/08/08 | Deutsche Welle

China Says Military Drills Around Taiwan Will Continue

Several days of activity have disrupted shipping and air travel, with Taiwan saying the move amounts to a blockade.

2022/08/01 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar Prolongs State of Emergency for Six Months

The Myanmar junta’s National Defense and Security Council gave unanimous approval for the decision, according to state media.

2022/07/29 | Deutsche Welle

Is Japan’s Whaling Industry Going Under as Demand Sinks?

Japan’s whaling industry is struggling to stay afloat as government subsidies dwindle and consumers are less interested in what used to be a staple food on Japanese dinner tables.