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Hong Kong: Oscars Won’t Be Aired for First Time Since 1969
Local TV has decided against showing the Academy Awards, a regular fixture on Hong Kong screens since 1969. Content concerns mean Hollywood’s top awards may also not be seen on mainland China.
China Goes After Western Retailers Over Xinjiang Cotton
China’s wrath at Swedish retailer H&M and Nike sportswear over their past remarks on “forced labor” in cotton-hub Xinjiang has expanded to other Western brands. The criticism comes hot on the heels of fresh sanctions.
Myanmar Coup: Mass Protests Fail To Attract Global Solidarity
EU and US sanctions against Myanmar’s army cannot hide the fact that the Southeast Asian country's democracy movement is largely on its own.
Can US and Japan Push Back Against China in Indo-Pacific?
The U.S.-Japan joint statement on China’s “destabilizing behavior” underlines the importance the Biden administration places on peace, stability, and the rule of law in the Indo-Pacific region.
Japan Marks a Decade Since Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
Environmental groups say the crippled nuclear plant’s decommissioning effort is hopeless. Some local people fear it is not safe to return to communities that were beneath the radioactive plume.
Asia’s ‘Milk Tea’ Activists Give Cross-Border Support for Democratic Change
An online solidarity movement is bringing together democracy activists across Asia for a fight against authoritarianism.
Hong Kong: Pro-Democracy Activists Kept in Custody
A Hong Kong court has ordered 47 pro-democracy activists to be held behind bars as they await trial in late May. Though 15 were initially granted bail in a marathon arraignment hearing, that decision is now under review.
Myanmar Coup Unites Ethnic Minorities and Pro-Democracy Protesters
In Myanmar, demonstrators and ethnic minorities have united to oppose the military, but they have different visions for the country’s future.
Myanmar: General Strike Goes Ahead Despite Threats
Protesters against the military rule have refused to let up as the movement to bring back the country’s democratically elected leader dismisses threats of violence.
Myanmar Coup: Aung San Suu Kyi Faces New Charge
The former leader has already been charged over importing walkie talkies, since she was deposed in a military coup over two weeks ago.