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2022/01/14 | Deutsche Welle

Indonesia: Jakarta Enjoys Deep Culinary Connection With China

For centuries, Indonesians and the Chinese have had a long, complicated relationship. But in Jakarta, they mingled and intermarried — and so did their cuisines.

2022/01/13 | Xiaochen Su

An Alternative Reading of PRC History: ‘Revolution and Counterrevolution in China’

‘Revolution and Counterrevolution’ makes a powerful argument against the tendency to see 1978 as a concrete dividing line between two different Chinas.

2021/10/07 |

New Southbound Policy: The Role of the Yushan Forum

Yushan Forum fills a critical gap in generating fresh foreign policy ideas and implementing the same, and thereby serves as a strategic platform to get a wholesome perspective from the New Southbound Policy countries.

2022/01/13 | Voice of America

With West Distracted by Pandemic, Vietnam Ramps Up Repression

“Vietnam is the world’s third-largest prison for journalists, right after autocratic regimes like Xi’s China, and junta-ruled Myanmar.”

2022/01/11 | The Interpreter

Kip-to-Currency?

Laos, one of Asia’s tiny communist nations is looking at blockchain to fuel an economic boom.

2021/06/25 |

An assessment from TAEF: Five Years of the New Southbound Policy

Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy is more than an economy-oriented strategy and shapes Taiwan’s Asia policy. TAEF suggests that the government is supposed to enhance its internal and external communications for making the policy more comprehensive and effective.

2022/01/07 | Deutsche Welle

Horn of Africa: China Announces New Envoy as US One Departs

The region is suffering several crises, including the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region as well as political upheaval in Somalia.

2019/07/05 | SME.Sandbox

2019 APEC the SMEA of the Ministry of Economic Affairs Hosts Innovation Sandbox Forum

We are looking forward that through "2019 Innovation Sandbox Forum", by the mutual agitate between the representatives of experts from various countries, we could enhance the understanding of all walks of life about innovation sandbox, and continue to spread the concept and spirit of innovative experiments, promote the application and development of smart technology, thus bringing a more convenient life for the people.

2022/01/06 | Voice of America

Martial Law Victims in the Philippines Challenge Marcos’ Presidential Bid

Cases against Marcos filed on behalf of the victims are piling up at the Commission on Elections. The petitions ask the body to either cancel Marcos’ certificate of candidacy or to disqualify him due to a criminal conviction in 1997 over his failure to file income tax returns decades ago.

2022/01/05 | East Asia Forum

Challenges Abound for Japan’s Kishida in 2022

Kishida’s new initiative called the “new form of capitalism” has been disappointing so far.

2019/06/25 | SME.Sandbox

Open Innovative Sandbox! The government creates the field for experimenting innovative applications, and invites the experts, business owners, and civil community to create the future of smart life

Facing the impacts that technological innovation might bring on the industries, how should the government coordinate among the existing business owners, new players, and the consumers, update the current laws, and create a three-way win? What kind of “warm power” does Taiwan have to build a better and more convenient life for its people, and raise the international publicity at the same time?

2022/01/03 | Deutsche Welle

Covid Complicates Asian Football’s Fight Against Match Fixing

Asian football in particular has long had a problem with match fixing. While some progress had been made in fighting the crime in recent years, the arrival of Covid-19 has made it easier for match fixers to do business.

2021/12/29 | The Conversation

Can China Win Back Global Opinion Before the Winter Olympics? Does It Even Want To?

China’s international image was already at its lowest level in years in many western countries. How will Beijing respond with the Olympics only weeks away?

2021/12/28 | Voice of America

Should US Get Tougher on China Over Hong Kong or Use Other Approach?

One step that the U.S. should take is to work with Britain to seek international legal recourse for China’s actions by virtue of London’s status as a party to the Sino-British Joint Declaration, some analysts say.

2021/12/27 | Xiaochen Su

Railway Travel as a New Year’s Tradition in Asia

Railway travel is inseparable from New Year’s celebrations across Asia, serving as much a part of the holidays as a facilitator of gatherings.

2021/12/27 | Deutsche Welle

Why Hasn’t Thailand Recognized Same-sex Marriage?

Thailand is often hailed as one of the most LGBTQ-friendly countries in the world, yet the nation hasn’t legalized same-sex marriages. Activists continue their fight against social and structural barriers to equality.

2021/12/24 | Michael Beltran

Why Is Duterte Reluctant To Spend on Typhoon Rai Recovery?

Filipino activists say that the Duterte administration has the money for disaster relief. But systemic corruption and a well-funded security state stand in the way.

2021/12/24 | Voice of America

South Korea’s Moon Pardons Disgraced Former President Park

According to a poll last month, 39% of South Korean voters supported a pardon, while 44% opposed it.

2021/12/22 | The Interpreter

Hun Sen’s All-Encompassing Rule of Cambodia

The strongman has anointed his son as successor – after an election, of course.

2021/12/21 | East Asia Forum

Succession Vacuum Looms Over Singapore Politics

This is a remarkable lapse granted the importance that Singaporean political culture places on predictable and smooth transitions of leadership.

2021/12/20 | Deutsche Welle

Over 200 Dead as Philippines Reels From Typhoon Rai

The damage from Rai has led to comparisons with super Typhoon Haiyan, which struck in 2013 and left more than 7,300 people dead or missing.