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2020/07/20 | Deutsche Welle

Thai Protesters Demand Prayuth Government Step Down

An anti-government rally in Thailand is one of the biggest seen in the country since a coup in 2014. Protesters accuse Prime Minister Prayuth's administration of rolling back democratic freedoms.

2020/07/16 | Deutsche Welle

South Koreans Fight Back Against Weak Sex Crime Punishments

More than three years after the #MeToo movement rocked South Korea, a series of legal cases have once again underlined just how far the country still has to go. Some insist that changes will come slowly.

2020/07/14 | Deutsche Welle

Taiwan Accuses Germany of Discrimination After Flag Removal 

German Foreign Ministry removed the national flag of the Republic of China, Taiwan's formal name, citing "One China Policy" as its reasoning.

2020/07/13 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: German Economy Minister Defends China Ties

China's Hong Kong security law sparked outcry with many fearing it will infringe on human rights. Germany won't sever its trade relationship with China over it, says Economy Minister Peter Altmaier.

2020/07/10 | Deutsche Welle

South Korea: Seoul Mayor Park Won-Soon Found Dead After Going Missing

Seoul police have said that they found Mayor Park Won-soon's body near the location where he had last used his cell phone. A frantic night-time search had been launched after his daughter reported him missing.

2020/07/08 | Deutsche Welle

China Opens New Security Agency Headquarters in Hong Kong

A week after passing the controversial national security law in Hong Kong, China has inaugurated a new office for its security agency to operate openly in the city.

2020/07/06 | Deutsche Welle

Japan's 'Most Powerful' Woman Wins Second Term as Tokyo Governor

Tipped to be the first female prime minister of Japan, Yuriko Koike has been re-elected for a second term as governor of Tokyo. The former defense minister has been praised for the capital's response to the pandemic.

2020/07/03 | Deutsche Welle

Electronic Waste: When Billions in Gold, Other Precious Materials Are Discarded

Record levels of e-waste were produced globally in 2019, weighing the same as 350 mega cruise ships, a UN report shows. The surge in global e-waste is not only a major environmental risk but also a health hazard.

2020/06/30 | Deutsche Welle

US Begins Revoking Hong Kong's Special Status Over Row With China

The U.S. has announced it will halt defense exports to Hong Kong, the first step in undoing the territory's special status. The move comes in response to new visa restrictions out of China.

2020/06/29 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: 'Silent Protest' March Targets National Security Law

Hundreds of Hongkongers have marched silently through the city's streets in protest against the looming national security legislation to be implemented by the mainland Chinese government.

2020/06/23 | Deutsche Welle

Is the US-China Rivalry Tangling a Coronavirus Vaccine With Geopolitics?

In China, getting to a vaccine first would be a shot in the arm for its global image as a technology leader. In the U.S., an America-first vaccine could boost President Donald Trump's reelection campaign.

2020/06/18 | Deutsche Welle

Trump Signs Sanctions Law Over China Crackdown of Uyghurs

Donald Trump has signed into law an act that authorizes sanctions against Chinese officials over the mass incarceration of Uyghur Muslims. The move is likely to deliver a fresh blow to the already tense U.S.-China ties.

2020/06/16 | Deutsche Welle

North Korean Destroys Inter-Korean Liason Office in Kaesong: Yonhap

North Korea has been ratcheting up tensions with the South in recent weeks and has threatened to deploy the military to the border region.

2020/06/15 | Deutsche Welle

Kim Jong Un's Sister Threatens Military Action Against South Korea

Seoul has held an urgent security meeting after the latest threat of military action from Pyongyang. Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said her army would "surely" take action against the South.

2020/06/09 | Deutsche Welle

North Korea to Sever All Communication With South Korea

North Korea says it will shut down all cross-border hotlines with the South at noon on Tuesday. Kim Jong Un's sister had threatened to cut ties over Seoul's failure to stop activists from sending leaflets across the border.

2020/05/28 | Deutsche Welle

US Reconsiders Hong Kong's Special Treatment, Seeks China Sanctions

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo said Hong Kong no longer operates autonomously from Beijing. Meanwhile, in Congress, proposed sanctions linked to China's repression of Uyghur Muslims passed overwhelmingly.

2020/05/26 | Deutsche Welle

India Restarts Domestic Air Travel After Two Months, Amid Chaos

The resumption of domestic flights in India was marked by chaos as several flights were canceled without passengers being warned in advance. Regional rules also complicated the resumption of travel.

2020/05/22 | Deutsche Welle

China Lawmakers to Vote on New Security Law for Hong Kong

While thousands of Chinese lawmakers gather for their annual session, Beijing is preparing a new law against subversive activities in Hong Kong. Opposition democrats in the city warn it would be "the end of Hong Kong."