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2018/10/31 | g0v.news

Countering Suppression via Open Source: Lessons from Tibet and China

A civil servant with the Tibetan government in exile and a Chinese dissident talk about the role civic tech and open source plays in defending their communities from CCP hacking.

2018/10/30 | David Evans

OPINION: In Kaohsiung, Politicians Ignore Residents amid Development Frenzy

None of the Kaohsiung mayoral candidates have committed to developing their city for the people.

2018/10/30 | New Mandala

MALAYSIA: What Happened to UMNO and Malay Support During GE14?

Despite regime change at the top, the United Malays National Organisation retains strong support from the Malaysian people.

2018/10/25 | Cat Thomas

Out in Taiwan: Standing for Equality with Fashion Photographer Leslie Kee

As Pride approaches, world-famous fashion photographer Leslie Kee is casting Taiwan's LGBT community in its very best light.

2018/10/25 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: In the Swing of Politicizing Sport

Punishing sports people by denying them the chance to compete as part of a national political agenda is wrong.

2018/10/22 | Roy Ngerng

SINGAPORE: Millionaire Ministers and Systemic Inequality

Singapore has excellent healthcare and education, but only a fraction of the population can afford it due to a systemically repressive regime that saps economic vitality at every turn.

2018/10/22 | Lu Chien-yi

OPINION: Taiwan Should Not Join the CPTPP Trade Pact

Imagine a world where Taiwan could not legally challenge multinationals like RCA for its deadly pollution of Taoyuan. Such is the world augured by the CPTPP.

2018/10/20 | David Green

INTERVIEW: Htin Kyaw Aye on Opening Myanmar to Data Transparency

As freedoms come under threat in Myanmar, various civic tech groups are trying to promote the importance of collecting, sharing and using data to get to the truth.

2018/10/19 | The Interpreter

OPINION: Hong Kongers Giving Up as Housing Breaks the Camel's Back

Hong Kongers are talking about emigrating as it becomes increasingly clear there is nothing 'special' about this administrative region of the PRC.

2018/10/15 | Roy Ngerng

An Open Appeal to the UN: Please Do Not Leave the Taiwanese Behind

A Human Rights Defender makes an impassioned plea for the United Nations not to leave Taiwan behind as it pursues its 2030 sustainable development goals.

2018/10/15 | The Conversation

EXPLAINER: How Deng Xiaoping Shaped Modern China

China's recent economic slowdown may be further vindication of Deng Xiaoping's economic foresight, writes James Laurenceson.

2018/10/15 | Eryk Smith

OPINION: Extend the HSR to Pingtung? Let’s Talk After the Election

Major transport projects have long been presented as a potential boon to Taiwan's south around election time.

2018/10/12 | James Baron

OPINION: China's New 'Softy Power' Could Spell Trouble for Taiwan

Chinese emissaries are emerging as world leaders in the field of simulated falling down and whinging.

2018/10/11 | Taiwan Insight

ANALYSIS: Here's Why the ROC Agrees with the PRC in the South China Sea

The ROC maintains its claims in the South China Sea based on a historical connection to a country it has been separated from since 1949.