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2019/10/18 | The Interpreter
Modi Takes a Beach Stroll During Sluggish India-China Talks
Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi took time out for a beach cleanup while hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping last week — an act that might have been more productive than their talks.
2019/10/17 | East Asia Forum
Why Would Pakistan Rely on China Over Other Allies?
Pakistan often turns to the wealthy Arab states, China, or the United States for economic and diplomatic support — but why does China remain the most important ally for Pakistan?
2019/10/16 | The Conversation
China’s Bullying of the NBA Might Trigger US Retaliation
China flexed its muscles on the NBA over one tweet supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, but its bullying might backfire.
2019/10/14 | The Interpreter
China’s Catholics Still Suffer Religious Oppression After Vatican-Beijing Deal
The Vatican, the only European state that still recognizes Taipei over Beijing, signed a landmark deal last year with the CCP in exchange for recognition of the Pope as the leader of China’s Catholics. The deal, however, has shown no sign of progress or success.
2019/10/14 | Global Voices
Japanese Students Urge Government to Halt Overseas Fossil Fuel Investment
Young climate activists in Japan are joining the global climate strike to urge their government to end coal funding and related technology exports to other countries.
2019/10/11 | Mehk Chakraborty
India’s LGBT Community Keeps Fighting Social Stigma Despite Legal Victory
Despite last year’s decriminalization, India’s LGBT community still has to keep working toward social acceptance.
Philippine Wildlife Protection Law Fails to Curb Pangolin Trafficking
In the Philippines, the penalties for pangolin trafficking are not severe enough to deter poachers from making profits.
2019/10/07 | The Conversation
China Granted Same-Sex Couples Legal Rights But Not Acceptance
Same-sex couples in China can now appoint each other as their legal guardians, but the Chinese government still insists that heterosexual monogamy aligns with Chinese moral traditions.
2019/10/05 | Daphne K. Lee
Face Mask Ban Will Only Push Hongkongers to Revolution
The Hong Kong government's face mask ban will only push the city into further chaos, as exemplified in other countries like France and Ukraine.
2019/10/04 | Jolovan Wham
Past and Present: 20 Years of LGBT Movement in Singapore
The LGBT community in Singapore is still fighting to repeal the discriminatory Section 377A of the Penal Code, but it has inspired the society to be more accepting and open in the past two decades.
2019/10/03 | Milo Hsieh
OPINION: Taiwanese Universities Should Treat Campus Assaults as Potential Hate Crimes
Taiwanese universities are almost doing nothing about the recurring campus assaults on Hong Kong students, which will only result in more clashes and potential hate crimes.
2019/10/02 | The Conversation
OPINION: A Possible New Script for Hong Kong Protesters
With no end in sight and the world losing interest, is there a possible solution for Hong Kong protesters?
2019/10/01 | Daphne K. Lee
Hong Kong Police Shot Protester for the First Time on China's National Day
Hong Kong police fire the first live round at a young protester today during China's National Day.
2019/09/27 | The Interpreter
Australia's and China's Economic Diplomacy in Southeast Asia
Australia's tourism power over Indonesia might have played a role in the Indonesian government's delaying the criminalization of sex outside marriage. But how much is Australian tourism dollar worth nowadays with a rampant increase of Chinese tourists?
2019/09/27 | Will Peyton
Beijing's Overreach in Australia: From 'Chinese Influence' to 'Beijing Interference'
Australia's peculiar relationship with China alludes to a lack of discussion between the Australian society and authorities.
2019/09/26 | The Conversation
More Countries Have Banned E-Cigarettes Following Vaping Deaths in the US
Following the vaping deaths in the U.S., over 20 countries have banned the sale of e-cigarette products. But researchers still have a hard time evaluating the actual health impact of e-cigarettes.
2019/09/26 | FORTUNE
Beijing Opens the World's Largest, Most Expensive Airport
Named the world's largest airport, Beijing's Daxing International Airport costs US$63 billion and claims to be one of the most technologically advanced in the world.
How Did Two Women Attempt to Smuggle Pangolin Scales via Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong, smuggling pangolin scales is a crime punishable with a fine of up to HK$10 million, or roughly US$1.3 million, and up to 10 years in prison.