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2017/12/11 | Jay Lin
OPINION: Is Taiwan Really a Beacon for LGBT Rights in Asia?
Taiwan's LGBT community has an easier time than many, but more needs to be done for such progress to receive international recognition.
2018/02/12 | Coco Dollanganger
OPINION: Here's What You Don't Know about Why Filipinos Support Duterte
A chance to understand why Filipinos still love Duterte despite the constant negativity surrounding his policies and rhetoric.
2018/02/08 | Liang Chenyu
Bucking a Global Trend, China's Trust in Media Soars
Globally, distrust of media was alarmingly high. However, Chinese viewers seem to trust their media more than you'd think.
2018/02/18 | Sam Swash
REVIEW: 'The Authoritarian Public Sphere' Ponders the Resilience of Dictatorships
In this book, Alexander Dukalskis offers insight into the efforts of three of Asia’s longest standing authoritarian regimes to legitimize and maintain their rule.
2018/02/21 | Oiwan Lam
Malaysian Government Uses Barking Chicken to Celebrate Year of the Dog
Some believe that the use of a barking rooster in the Chinese New Year ad is meant to avoid insulting some Muslims, who consider dogs unclean.
2018/02/22 | Pamela Mar
OPINION: Asia's Factory Workers Will Struggle to Adapt to an AI-Driven World
Artificial intelligence and advanced automation are going to come down hard on the working class, but governments can take a few steps to soften the blow.
2018/02/23 | Peter Wood
China's One Child Policy Is Gone, but Aging Concerns Remain
China sees its looming population crisis as the end of the window to accomplish important national goals.
2018/05/18 | TIME
60 Rohingya Babies Are Born in Refugee Camps Every Day
Only about 1 in 5 babies were delivered in medical facilities.
2018/06/14 | Michael Beltran
A Gospel for the Barrios: The Philippines' Unshakable Sister Patricia Fox
The Australian nun's story of state-led persecution at the hands of the president himself throws into sharp relief what it means to be a missionary and a Filipino.