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2021/05/28 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai and Pro-Democracy Activists Given More Jail Time

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai and several other activists have been charged with taking part in an “unlawful assembly” in connection with a 2019 street protest.

2021/05/20 | Deutsche Welle

Suez Accident: Japanese Shippers Look For New Ways to Europe

Japanese shipping companies are looking to reduce their reliance on the Suez Canal. They are stepping up their search for an alternative route connecting East Asia to key markets in Europe.

2021/05/12 | Deutsche Welle

Japan: Johnny Depp Film ‘Minamata’ Brings Industrial Disaster to the Fore

The film revisits the ongoing legal and health struggles of residents affected by an industrial mercury spill. Photographer Aileen Mioko Smith told DW she hopes the movie will reignite dialogue around the disaster.

2021/05/07 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: Joshua Wong Sentenced to 10 More Months

A court has sentenced four pro-democracy activists for taking part in last year’s Tiananmen Square commemorations. The judge said the sentence should “deter people from offending and re-offending.”

2021/05/06 | Deutsche Welle

Covid Removes the Luster From Japan’s ‘Golden Week’ Holidays

Traditionally a time to travel, shop, and go out, this year’s festive season has been disrupted by a third state of emergency as cases of Covid-19 rise.

2021/05/03 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar’s Media Under Pressure From All Sides

The Burmese military regime's increased crackdown on journalists and independent media has forced reporters underground. However, pressure mounts not only from the ruling junta but also from the opposition.

2021/04/29 | Deutsche Welle

Covid: Japanese Frustrated At Slow Vaccine Rollout

With Japan marking the unwelcome milestone of 10,000 Covid-19 deaths on Monday, there are growing indications that the public is becoming impatient at the government’s slow rollout of the vaccine.

2021/04/22 | Deutsche Welle

China Feminists Face Clampdown, Closure of Online Accounts

Dozens of Chinese feminist social media channels have been abruptly deactivated in recent weeks, triggering anger and fear that women’s rights activists will be systemically denied an online presence.

2021/04/20 | Deutsche Welle

Thailand: Third Covid Wave Threatens Plans To Reopen Tourism

A new surge in coronavirus infections and a sluggish vaccine rollout could postpone plans to resume Thailand’s foreign tourism sector. People working in the travel industry are struggling to make ends meet.

2021/04/16 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: Pro-Democracy Activists Jailed for Illegal Assembly

Media tycoon Jimmy Lai is among those sentenced for their role in a pro-democracy march in 2019. The defendants were found guilty this month of organizing and participating in unauthorized assemblies.

2021/04/08 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar: Protests Erupt in London After Ambassador Locked Out of Embassy

Demonstrators gathered in front of Myanmar’s embassy in London following reports that the military attache seized the building.

2021/03/30 | Deutsche Welle

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.

2021/03/26 | Deutsche Welle

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.

2021/03/23 | Deutsche Welle

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.

2021/03/17 | Deutsche Welle

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.

2021/03/11 | Deutsche Welle

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.

2021/03/09 | Deutsche Welle

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.

2021/03/05 | Deutsche Welle

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.