Shuhei Omi

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Shuhei Omi is a staff writer for The News Lens International.

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2016/06/28 | Shuhei Omi

Philippine President-Elect Takes on Catholic Church Over Birth Control

Filipino politicians have avoided clashing with the Catholic Church in the past, but the country's president-elect doesn't seem to be too concerned.

2016/06/30 | Shuhei Omi

Duterte Takes Philippines Office Under Fear and Accusations

The new president says he knows the limits of his authority and the legal boundaries, but observers think otherwise.

2016/07/30 | Shuhei Omi

Cross-Strait Watch No. 5

An overview of the past week's developments in cross-Strait relations.

2016/06/13 | Shuhei Omi

Ma Blocked from Hong Kong: Security Risk or Political Football?

The Tsai administration has rejected former president Ma’s application to travel to Hong Kong, inciting finger-pointing from both sides of Taiwan’s politics.

2016/06/14 | Shuhei Omi

China-German Relations Warming Up for Better or Worse?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in China seeking greater cooperation between the two countries, but many issues continue to haunt the relationship.

2016/07/19 | Shuhei Omi

'Apologies to China' Contest Explodes on Social Media

A war of words has developed in the Taiwan Strait, with two contests allowing users to post fake apologies for hurting the feelings of people on the other side.

2016/06/18 | Shuhei Omi

South China Sea Watch No. 1

China has launched a global media offensive ahead of the international tribunal decision on disputed territory in the South China Sea. Meanwhile, Filipino nationalists attempted to plant a flag on one of the disputed islands, but were turned away by Chinese vessels.

2016/07/26 | Shuhei Omi

Japan Killing Spree: Politician Warned, Lack of Security Questioned

Warning signs? Five months ago, the man who killed 19 and injured dozens more in a stabbing spree at a care center in Japan today told a politician he would attack the disabled.

2016/06/21 | Shuhei Omi

What Brexit Would Mean For Asia

The Brexit vote this week looms over Europe, but how will it affect Asia? A quick tour d'horizon.

2016/07/28 | Shuhei Omi

Price Warfare Harming Taiwan's IT Sector, Academic Says

A National Taiwan University academic criticizes 'outdated' government subsidies and the direction of the Taiwanese IT sector.

2016/06/24 | Shuhei Omi

Cross-Strait Watch No. 2

An overview of key developments in relations between Taiwan and China this week.

2016/06/28 | Shuhei Omi

Hong Kong Proposes Ban on Ivory Trade by 2021

A new bad in Hong Kong on the ivory trade could be implemented within five years, but many are asking why that could not come sooner.

2016/06/22 | Shuhei Omi

Student Movements Increasingly Assertive in Taiwan

A student group on the HSNU campus is adding to the wave of increasingly vocal and organized student movements in Taiwan.

2017/06/29 | Shuhei Omi

FEATURE: Inside Beijing's Project Teaching Thai Students Chinese

Thousands of Chinese college graduates, sponsored by the Chinese government, teach Chinese in Thai public schools. But does it help China’s soft power?

2016/07/02 | Shuhei Omi

Cross-Strait Watch No. 3

An overview of key developments in relations between Taiwan and China this week.

2016/06/15 | Shuhei Omi

Dalai Lama-Obama Meeting Draws Beijing's Ire

The Obama-Dalai Lama meeting draws a predictable response from Beijing.

2016/06/15 | Shuhei Omi

China Cancels Taiwan’s Hope Choir’s Performance Over National Anthem

Due to perform in Hungary in August, the choir was hoping to fund the trip with a scheduled performance in China. Then politics intervened.