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2019/08/02 | Johnson Yeung

Rioting Charges Strip Away Our Everyday Normality, Says HK Activist Johnson Yeung

In Hong Kong, rioting charges are punishable by up to 10 years in prison. 44 young protesters are facing rioting charges and their lives will forever be altered.

2019/01/21 | The Interpreter

The Rahaf al-Qanun Saga and the Global Politics of Seeking Asylum

Rahaf al-Qanun's dramatic route from Bangkok to Canada cast a lens on how global power brokers manage the fate of asylum seekers.

2020/11/19 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Shuts Down Pro-China CTi News

This is the first time the NCC has rejected a permit renewal from a news channel since the agency was set up to regulate the telecommunications and broadcasting industry in Taiwan.

2021/04/08 | Sana Hashmi, Ph.D.

Taiwan and the Possibility of the Quad Plus

Including Taiwan in the Quad Plus might not be a step in the right direction. There are many other ways to facilitate Taiwan’s participation in the Indo-Pacific.

2019/10/31 | Daniel Kao

Notepad++ and GitHub Are the Latest Victims of Chinese Internet Trolls

GitHub, a generally apolitical platform for developers to discuss and collaborate on engineering projects, has fallen victim to Chinese internet trolls due to a Notepad++ update named "Free Uyghur."

2021/09/27 | East Asia Forum

Taiwan’s Covid-19 Vaccine Struggles

Two lessons emerge from Taiwan’s experience with Covid-19 — even the best measures get eroded over time by complacency and fatigue, and it is nearly impossible to be safe from the virus without adequate vaccine deployment.

2021/07/02 | Michael Beltran

Meet the First Medical Cannabis Party in Asia

In the Philippines, where the government has carried out a bloody war on drugs, a party has been formed to advocate for the use of cannabis for medical purposes.

2021/01/19 | Tonggo Simangunsong

Indonesian Government Official Threatens Legal Trouble For Those Who Refuse Covid-19 Vaccine

An Indonesian government official has spoken of penalizing citizens who refuse mandatory Covid-19 vaccination. Human rights organizations and experts have condemned the idea.

2019/05/17 | Waleed Tariq

Proposal to Export Donkey Hides From Pakistan to China Incites Outrage

A donkey export plan drawn up as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has incensed environmentalists and animal rights advocates.

2017/10/31 | Suzanne Pepper

Xi Jinping Shatters Hong Kong Handover Illusion

Chinese President Xi Jinping's report to the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China revealed once and for all that Beijing intends to exercise 'comprehensive jurisdiction' over Hong Kong, and that the 1997 promise of '50 years without change' can now be consigned to the dustbin of history.

2018/09/25 | David Green

INTERVIEW: Fighting for Taiwanese Identity and Human Rights in Norway

Taiwanese residents in Norway are being designated as Chinese. We speak to the leader of a group of Taiwanese students who intend to protest the case in Norway and at the European Court of Human Rights.

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.

2020/12/23 | TNL Staff

US Congress Includes Taiwan Assurance Act in US$2.3 Trillion Spending Bill

The U.S. Congress has approved a US$2.3 trillion spending package, which includes the Taiwan Assurance Act.

2019/12/12 | Michael Beltran

Manila's Arrest of Dissident Artists Could Interfere With Freedom of Expression

On November 30, the Manila police arrested street artists who were writing political messages on the wall for "vandalism." Many are now interpreting the act as the government's crackdown on freedom of expression.

2020/12/31 | Michael Beltran

Philippines: The Tactics Behind Red-Tagging

The military and government bureaucracy will never openly admit to it, but there is a stark and disturbing trend of mobilizing state resources against civil society in the Philippines.