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2021/12/01 | The Interpreter

Increasingly Illiberal Thailand

By stifling free expression, authorities are shutting off any prospect of change that is broadly acceptable to all.

2021/11/24 | East Asia Forum

The Ongoing Battle for Historical Memory in Okinawa

Reflecting on the Battle of Okinawa sheds light on the ongoing exclusion of Okinawan voices in Japan.

2021/03/31 | East Asia Forum

Tibetans in Exile Facing New Challenges

Tibetans in exile will elect the new president in April. The leader will need fresh thinking and expertise to navigate the challenges ahead.

2021/05/26 | Taiwan Insight

Not Obedience But Dignity: A Message From a Former Migrant Worker

A former domestic worker in Hong Kong for over ten years, Iweng Karsiwen is currently the Chair of Families of Indonesian Migrant Workers (Kabar Bumi). In this exposé, Iweng tells of her experience and challenges with the industry.

2021/04/14 | East Asia Forum

No Plan B for Singapore’s Leadership Succession

After Heng Swee Keat’s departure, there is no clear successor to Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. It exposes serious internal challenges for the ruling party.

2021/05/14 | Global Voices

Hong Kong’s Public Broadcaster Is on Its Way To Become a Government Mouthpiece

Shows are being censored, journalists are being forced to resign, and even social media posts are being deleted.

2021/12/11 | Timothy S. Rich

What Nicaragua’s Shift Means — And What It Doesn’t.

Taiwan’s unofficial relations with countries like the U.S. provide far more to Taiwan’s political and economic security.

2021/05/11 | Voice of America

Can Taiwan’s Silicon Shield Protect It Against China’s Aggression?

Taiwan’s dominance in chip-making has fueled debate over its silicon shield, but an expert says the U.S. is concerned that the shield may “have holes in it” and the technology is being used by China’s military.

2021/04/21 | Voice of America

In South Korea, Antagonism Toward China Is Growing

China’s so-called “wolf warrior” approach to diplomacy is alienating South Koreans at an alarming pace.

2021/02/05 | TNL Staff

Guyana Reneges on Taiwan Office Plan

Guyana terminated agreement with Taiwan to open representative office less than a day after Taiwan announced the plan.

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.

2021/06/29 | Voice of America

US ‘Looks Forward’ to Trade Talks With Taiwan Amid China’s Objection

After a five-year pause, the U.S. and Taiwan will resume trade talks on Wednesday.

2021/07/16 | Deutsche Welle

Fact Check: Do Covid Vaccines Protect Against the Delta Variant?

In the United Kingdom, people have died of the delta variant despite being vaccinated. Are existing Covid-19 vaccines still effective? A look at the facts shows: Yes, complete vaccinations still protect against delta.

2021/03/16 | TNL Staff

IOC Turns Down Calls for Boycott of Beijing Olympics

The IOC chief opposes a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, saying it only hurts athletes.

2021/11/26 | Toffy Charupatanapongse

Thailand Is Reopening to Tourists. What Would a More Ethical Tourism Look Like?

It’s unlikely that the inequalities that exist between Southeast Asia and wealthier countries are going to disappear soon. In the meantime, we must work towards more conscientious cross cultural encounters.

2021/10/04 | Michael Beltran

Kitchen Cadres: Cooking With Indignation During Lockdown in the Philippines

The ongoing lockdown in the Philippines has challenged activists to redirect some of their efforts towards filling empty stomachs, in addition to the everyday protesting, organizing, and campaigning.

2021/07/08 | Coco Dollanganger

How Musicians in the Philippines Are Surviving the Pandemic

During the pandemic, musicians in the Philippines who depend on live performances for their livelihoods are struggling, but some say they are writing more songs and engaging more with their fans.

2021/04/07 | The Interpreter

Closer Taiwan-US Ties Are Stabilizing the Region, Not the Opposite

Displays of solidarity for Taiwan won’t contain Beijing’s ambition, but U.S. support must factor in its thinking.