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Shooting in South China Sea Underscores Need For Code Of Conduct
China’s paramilitary forces once again demonstrated their willingness to use force to intimidate other countries and risk escalation.
The Uncertain Future of India’s ‘Land of Toys’
Channapatna’s wooden creations are on the brink of fading out in the next couple of decades.
2017/05/28 | Li Hui
Chinese Writers Capture Voices of the Corrupt
Nonfiction works like ‘Zhui Wen’ are challenging public perceptions of the graft by writing from the perspectives of the perpetrators.
Beijing Finally Announces 'Threat to National Security' Charges for Missing Taiwan Human Rights Activist
China claims a Taiwanese man worked with Chinese nationals to develop plans of action and establish an illegal ring that aimed to subvert Beijing.
2017/05/27 | Hendri Yulius
The Politics of Shaming Gay Sex in Indonesia
'Gay shame is reliant on socially constructed norms, all we need is to detach shame from gay bodies and sexuality ... We can confront that gaze, look at it directly, right into their eyes.' writes Hendri Yulius.
2017/05/26 | Rebecca Schectman
Malaysia Must Wake Up to Its Human Trafficking Problem
Currently, the Global Slavery Index estimates 128,800 individuals are trapped in modern day slavery in Malaysia. That’s about 0.4% of Malaysia’s total population
2017/05/25 | Chen Xianjiang
Why the Fan Economy Won’t Save China’s Music Industry
To ensure high-quality releases, record companies must focus on selling songs, not people.
2017/05/25 | Shannon Lin
Re-Imagining the Formosan Flag: Taiwan's First Appeal for International Help
'The difference between the two tigers is hidden in their eyes; the obverse side has undilated pupils while the reverse has dilated ones. Researchers believe this contrast is a metaphor for day and night, symbolizing constant vigilance.'
2017/05/25 | Kirsten Han
Singapore, It Is Time for Answers on Operation Spectrum
[OPINION] It’s high time that documents related to Operation Spectrum were declassified, and an independent Commission of Inquiry held, argues Kirsten Han.
2017/05/24 | Qian Jinghua
What Sex Workers Can Tell Us About China’s Transformation
Scholar Ding Yu explains how sex work reflects changing times, from ‘xiaojie’ to ‘compensated dating.’
2017/05/24 | Jason Hsu
OPINION: Time for Taiwan Lawmakers to Act on Gay Marriage Now
'I hope the government and my fellow legislators can face this issue directly and fearlessly, rather than avoid it.'