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2020/09/30 | Deutsche Welle

China Builds New 'Detention Facilities' in Xinjiang: Study

A new study shows that Beijing is still building internment camps in Xinjiang, where the UN estimates that at least 1 million Muslim minorities are detained in so-called re-education camps or other facilities.

2020/09/26 | Deutsche Welle

Why Is Singapore Falling Behind in Press Freedom?

Police in Singapore are investigating the New Naratif media outlet, founded by academic and athlete PJ Thum, for publishing unauthorized paid advertisements on Facebook during the July 2020 election campaign.

2020/09/24 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Police Arrest Pro-Democracy Activist Joshua Wong

He was held for "unlawful assembly" during protests last year, his lawyers said. He was also reportedly charged with violating the anti-mask law — a ban placed on wearing masks in public.

2020/09/21 | Deutsche Welle

US Judge Halts Ban on Wechat Downloads

A federal judge delayed the Trump administration's ban hours before it was due to take effect, citing concerns over free speech. Owned by Chinese tech giant TenCent, WeChat has around 19 million active daily users in the United States.

2020/09/16 | Deutsche Welle

Asian Economies To Shrink for First Time in 60 Years

Due to the devastating and prolonged effects of Covid-19, Asian economies are expected to end the year in negative territory for the first time since the 1960s, according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank.

2020/09/09 | Deutsche Welle

US Set To Block Imports From China Over Forced Labor

Washington has cited forced labor in western Xinjiang autonomous region as grounds to ban Chinese cotton and tomatoes. The measures would hit a wide array of industries and could have far-reaching consequences for U.S. retailers.

2020/09/07 | Deutsche Welle

Typhoon Haishen: Millions Told To Evacuate as Storm Hits Japan

Japan's southern regions are bracing for the second typhoon in a week. Seven prefectures have ordered mass evacuations, but the movement of people is being hampered by coronavirus social distancing measures.

2020/09/01 | Deutsche Welle

BTS ‘Dynamite’ Breaks Record to Top US Singles Chart

BTS has become the first Korean pop act to hit the top spot on Billboard's singles charts in the US, a day after the group lifted four awards at the VMAs.

2020/08/28 | Deutsche Welle

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Announces Resignation

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he is stepping down for health reasons. He has suffered from the chronic illness ulcerative colitis for years.

2020/08/27 | Deutsche Welle

North Korea and Coronavirus: Hide-And-Seek With the World

Coronavirus has left a trail of destruction for many neighboring countries — but in Pyongyang, leader Kim Jong Un denies that there have been any infections. Is this true?

2020/08/17 | Deutsche Welle

Thailand's Largest Pro-Democracy Rally in Years Draws 10,000

Demonstrators are demanding Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who took power in a military coup in 2014, speed up reforms.

2020/08/11 | Deutsche Welle

Indonesia Volcano Eruption: Mount Sinabung Spews Huge Ash Cloud

It was the second eruption in as many days at Mount Sinabung. Although there were no fatalities, residents have been warned of the danger lava could pose.

2020/08/10 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Media Mogul Jimmy Lai Arrested

Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai has been arrested under China's new national security law for the city, a close aide said.

2020/08/06 | Deutsche Welle

'Apocalyptic' Scenes as Lebanon Reels From Trauma and Rage

Lebanese citizens have opened their homes to strangers as the devastation of Tuesday's blast set in. Aside from the trauma, there's anger and rage. "Everyone knows someone who has been hit," says one doctor.

2020/08/05 | Deutsche Welle

Would TikTok Make Microsoft a Serious Threat to Facebook?

Microsoft's potential acquisition of TikTok might turn the U.S. company into an important player in the social media sector. How much of a threat could it be to the likes of Facebook and Google?

2020/07/28 | Deutsche Welle

New Zealand Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong

New Zealand has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in protest of the controversial security law Beijing has imposed on the territory. Canada, Australia, and the U.K. have already announced similar measures.

2020/07/24 | Deutsche Welle

Coronavirus: Is India About to Achieve 'Herd Immunity'?

An official serological study reveals that nearly one-fifth of Delhi's population has possibly been infected by Covid-19. But officials are not alarmed — instead they are optimistic about the overall situation.

2020/07/21 | Deutsche Welle

Covid-19 in Philippines: Police Deployed to Implement Fresh Lockdowns

As cases continue to rise, the government has ordered police to accompany medics and transfer any infected patients to isolation facilities. Citizens have also been encouraged to report any infected neighbors in hiding.