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2016/06/30 | Edward White

Burma: Human Rights Concerns Continue Under ‘The Lady’

'Free prisoners and dismantle the legal infrastructure of repression.' Removing authoritarian controls on freedom of speech is among the plethora of challenges facing Myanmar’s new leader.

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.

2016/06/30 | Matthew Fulco

Boosting Taiwan’s Biopharma Sector

What is holding Taiwan back in its efforts to find cures for diseases, including cancer?

2016/06/29 | Chang Shin-wei

Working Sunday? Employers Threaten to Walk from Labor Negotiations

As employers threaten to walk from negotiations over worker rights in Taiwan, some politicians say the high expectations of the DPP-led government are not being met.

2016/06/29 | Edward White

Taiwan Human Trafficking Activists Await Key U.S. Report

Human trafficking: While the government will hope Taiwan can enjoy its seventh-year straight as a ‘Tier 1’ country, activists in the front lines of what they say is a worsening problem hope Taiwan’s ranking will be downgraded.

2016/06/29 | Shuhei Omi

More Dogs Could Be Killed After Video Hanging Controversy

The public backlash over a video clip showing Taiwanese marines abusing and killing a dog earlier this week could have unintended consequences: more euthanasias.

2016/06/29 | J. Michael Cole

Is China Really That Irritable?

According to the narrative created by international media, Beijing is so obsessed with Taiwan that it is constantly ‘infuriated’ by it.

2016/06/29 | Sarawak Report

The Dots Join Up: Irish Angle on Malaysia’s 1MDB Scandal

Irish Angle to Malaysia's ongoing 1MDB saga confirms the PM's proxy, Jho Low, was linked to Goldman Sachs.

2016/06/28 | Malaysiakini

Who Is More Dangerous, Pahang Mufti or ISIS?

A mufti in Malaysia has been labelled a bigger threat to the country than ISIS.

2016/06/28 | Suzanne Pepper

Hong Kong’s High Stakes Election: New Candidates, Old Temptations

Facing a well-organized pro-Beijing adversary who never runs for any reason other than to win, Hong Kong’s new political candidates look set to make the same mistakes as their predecessors from the pro-democracy movement.

2016/06/27 | Bing-sheng Lee

Unions Threaten to Strike after Flight Attendants’ Success

The strike by China Airline flight attendants ended after management agreed to employee demands. Now more unions are threatening to strike.

2016/06/27 | Edward White

Activists Seek Answers as China Detains Bloggers

Human rights activists call for answers as bloggers who exposed protests in China go missing.

2016/06/27 | J. Michael Cole

Radio Silence in the Taiwan Strait? Think Again

News that Beijing has suspended communication mechanisms with Taipei need to be taken in their proper context. It’s much less alarming than you think.

2016/06/24 | Edward White

[PHOTO STORY] Airline Strike Follows Years of Deteriorating Conditions

“They don’t treat us as human beings.” China Airlines staff say their health has been suffering as work conditions have steadily worsened in recent years.

2016/06/24 | Shuhei Omi

Cross-Strait Watch No. 2

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

2016/06/24 | Chang Shin-wei

Taiwan’s President Tsai Embarks On Her First Diplomatic Trip Abroad

Before attending a ceremony in Panama, Tsai will make a brief stopover in Miami for meetings with officials and baseball star Chen Wei-yin.

2016/06/24 | J. Michael Cole

As Expected, Cambodia Deports 25 Taiwanese Fraud Suspects to PRC

In an echo of incidents involving Kenya and Malaysia, earlier today 25 Taiwanese nationals were deported from Cambodia to China.

2016/06/23 | Olivia Yang

Following in Taiwan's Footsteps, Australia Returns Land To Aboriginals

While Australia has settled one of its longest-running native land right claims, Taiwan has also been dealing with similar issues for the past two decades.