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.

2016/06/27 | Shuhei Omi

Taipower Warns of Energy Crisis As Taiwan Melts

Taiwan’s state-run power company says it is experiencing an energy crisis due to extremely high temperatures. But some say it’s a sham.

2016/06/24 | Shuhei Omi

South China Sea Watch No. 2

An overview of key developments in the South China Sea this week.

2016/06/24 | Shuhei Omi

Cross-Strait Watch No. 2

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

2016/06/23 | Shuhei Omi

Yulin Dog Festival: Western Criticism vs. Local Patriotism

The controversial Yulin Dog Festival kicked off on Monday amid an outpour of opposition from U.S. celebrities. But how is China reacting?

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.

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.

2016/06/20 | Shuhei Omi

Suicide Forces Taiwan's Military to Confront Mental Health Issues

Five members of the armed forces have committed suicide in the past two months, prompting calls for a thorough review of assistance programs in the military.

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.

2016/06/17 | Shuhei Omi

Cross-Strait Watch No. 1

Welcome to the first issue of our weekly overview of key events in cross-strait relations.

2016/06/16 | Shuhei Omi

Mickey Mouse with Chinese Characteristics

Shanghai Disneyland opened today amid enthusiasm from Disney and the Chinese government, but not everyone is smiling.

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.

2016/06/15 | Shuhei Omi

Dalai Lama-Obama Meeting Draws Beijing's Ire

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

2016/06/14 | 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.

2016/06/13 | 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.