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2017/06/09 | Saigoneer

Indonesia's 'Islamic Punk' Movement Marries Religious Faith with Musical Rebellion

'Islamic punk' is still embracing rebellion and anti-establishment ideology like the original British punk rockers, but they celebrate Islamic values, sing about freedom for Palestine and condemn mistreatment of Muslims in the Middle East.

2017/06/09 | Andrew Chubb

The Rise of Patriotic Tourism in the South China Sea

With their turquoise lagoons, white beaches, abundant marine life and remote mystique, the disputed islands of the South China Sea are a largely untapped tourism resource.

2017/06/09 | Elena Collinson and James Laurenceson

Is Australian Sovereignty at Risk amid Torrent of Chinese Investment?

Australian exposure to Chinese investment is in actual fact limited and that Australian government and authorities have not hesitated to act in cases where Chinese investment have raised national security concerns.

2017/06/08 | Central News Agency

Taiwan's Indigenous People Win Back Hunting Rights

In a win for Taiwan's indigenous people, wild animals may be caught as food for the hunters and their families or for sharing with others.

2017/06/08 | Nadège Rolland

Saying No to Beijing's US$1 Trillion Belt and Road Promise

BRI is not value-free. In the end, the choice that Western governments will make about whether to explicitly engage with Beijing on this initiative comes down to whether they still believe in the values they have upheld, and the order they have fought for, for the last 70 years.

2017/06/08 | TNL Staff

CARTOON: China Rebuffs Taiwan President's Comments on Tiananmen Massacre

China hit back at President Tsai-Ing-wen’s tweets that called for China to adopt democratic reforms.

2017/06/08 | Hwa Ryung Lee

Big Business Reform Set to Take Off Again in South Korea

South Korea’s newly elected President Moon Jae-in emphasized the importance of chaebol reform during his campaign

2017/06/07 | Alan Tidwell

Martial Law, Duterte and the Death of Democracy

Does martial law in Mindanao spell the end of democracy in the Philippines? Alan Tidwell takes a look at the state of democracy in the Southeast Asian nation.

2017/06/06 | Edward White

Q&A: 'The Ideology Won’t Die' — Ousted Lawmakers on the Future of Hong Kong Protest Movement

Hong Kong political activists Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus ‘Baggio’ Leung believe that they, along with other youth leaders, may be behind bars by the time the Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Hong Kong later this month.

2017/06/06 | Mamdouh G Salameh

A Crude Awakening: What the China-Myanmar Oil Pipeline Means to Beijing

Growing strategic rivalry between Beijing and Washington leaves China’s oil supply vulnerable. A joint pipeline with Myanmar could keep the lights on when it comes to China’s energy needs and economy, Mamdouh G Salameh writes.

2017/06/05 | Roy Ngerng

Stark Reality: Singaporeans Waking from the Housing Dream

[OPINION] How Singapore's pension-housing financing model squeezes its citizens.

2017/06/05 | Phil Robertson

OPINION: Aung San Suu Kyi, The World is Watching Your Treatment of Religious Freedom

The international community won’t accept inaction or excuses from the Aung San Suu Kyi-led government this time.

2017/06/05 | Peter Layton

Will China Win the Battle for Southeast Asia's Soul?

In the matter of China’s growing sphere of influence, there are no easy paths.