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2018/01/17 | TIME
Joshua Wong Imprisoned Again for 2014 Protests
The Hong Kong democracy activist is returning to prison for 'defying a court order.'
Vietnam Seeks US Bilateral Trade Deal amid TPP Fallout
The collapse of the TPP should not deter Vietnam from political reform, even as it pursues bilateral trade talks with a disengaged Trump White House.
2018/01/15 | Nick Aspinwall
Homelessness, Debt, Lost Memories: Hongmaogang's Cautionary Tale
The people of Hongmaogang have faced numerous challenges since their village was relocated in 2007. Now, residents work to keep their homeland's spirit alive - and warn their threatened neighbors in Dalinpu of what lies ahead.
OPINION: Taiwan Should Abandon the Illusion of the 7-Day Week
Protests against Taiwan's labor law amendments are wide off the mark — Taiwan needs to fundamentally rethink its calendar.
2018/01/12 | Brian Hioe
Proposed Mining Act Amendment Sidesteps Environmental Laws, Indigenous Rights
If passed as expected, the DPP will have to defend the Mining Act to a skeptical public.
2018/01/12 | Swagata Yadavar
India's Health System Is Unprepared for an Emerging Sexual Revolution
Support services for India's sexually active, unmarried adolescents are virtually non-existent.
2018/01/10 | Suzanne Pepper
OPINION: Hong Kong's Spirit of Protest Alive and Kicking in 2018
The reopening of Civic Square, a symbolic hub for Hong Kong's Occupy protests, served to galvanize protesters on the city's annual Jan. 1 protest march.
Trapped in Power: Thailand's Ruling Junta Can't Step Down
Actually competing an election is a risky choice for Prayuth Chan-ocha.
2018/01/10 | David Green
INTERVIEW: KMT Legislator Jason Hsu on Tech, Labor and the Singapore Model
As protests against Taiwan's labor laws rage outside government buildings in Taipei, KMT legislator Jason Hsu talks about a future in which technology can help solve Taiwan's public policy problems.
2018/01/09 | Ting-Yu Chao
Labor Law Protests Continue as Lawmakers Convene
This is the latest in months of protests over the anticipated passage of revisions to a law originally intended to protect workers' rights.
2018/01/08 | David Green
Taiwan Shines a Light in the Darkness with Fintech Sandbox
The sandbox is a first step towards a more flexible regulatory approach as Taiwan attempts to compete in a global race to attract fintech talent and capital.
2018/01/08 | TIME
Malaysia's Opposition Opts for Mahathir, Again
Various voices scorned the opposition alliance's appointment of the 92-year-old as its candidate for PM in the forthcoming general election.