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2021/09/10 | The Interpreter

China’s Digital Currency Takes Shape

A new central bank system to control the flow and exchange of money dovetails with Beijing’s big tech crackdown.

2021/08/02 | Timothy S. Rich

Survey: US Perceptions of China in the Early Biden Era

Our survey indicates a broadly shared concern about China in the United States, but not necessarily a consensus on what to do in regards to the economic challenges China poses.

2021/11/04 | Judy Chen

Michelle Wu Becomes Boston’s First Asian American Mayor in Historic Election

A combination of big picture changes in Boston along with personal talent have propelled Michelle Wu to the mayor’s office.

2021/06/10 | Voice of America

Why Malaysia, Normally Calm, Is Upset With China Over a Maritime Dispute

Malaysian officials protested formally over 16 Chinese aircraft flown near the Southeast Asian country and, days later, sighted a Chinese coast guard vessel.

2021/01/28 | Sylvie Tanaga

Why an American Digital Nomad’s Tweet Sparked Outrage Among Indonesians

An American woman living in Bali during the pandemic angered the Indonesian public by seemingly inviting foreigners to the island despite a travel ban. Here are some of the factors that fueled the outrage.

2021/07/08 | The Conversation

Cultural Sensitivity or Censorship? Lecturers Are Finding It Difficult to Talk About China in Class

In a globalized world, educators are expected to be culturally sensitive and inclusive, but what if this leads to self-censorship?

2021/01/26 | Global Voices

Chinese-Australian Cartoonist Badiucao Walks a Fine Line To Avoid Being Politically Hijacked

Chinese dissident cartoonist Badiucao finds it increasingly difficult to make his voice heard in Australia.

2021/04/12 | Global Voices

Hong Kong Customs Raids Pro-Democracy Retail Chain, Sparking Sympathy

Hong Kong customs raids and seizes goods from a pro-democracy “yellow shop,” citing inadequate labeling on products.

2021/04/05 | Voice of America

China Uses Money, Diplomacy to Push Back Against US in Southeast Asia

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has held eight meetings year-to-date with counterparts in Southeast Asian countries.

2021/02/20 | The Interpreter

Myanmar’s Coup Will Test the Loyalty of the Security Forces

Armed forces organizations are not just a mindless mass prepared to do whatever they are told.

2021/03/18 | Global Voices

An Interview With a Blogger Who Connects Myanmar and Hong Kong’s Dream for Democracy

“I believe what has happened in Myanmar would echo in the minds of many Hongkongers, because our rights, our freedom, our hope for the future are also being deprived by similar institutionalized state violence.”

2021/11/04 | The Interpreter

Filipino Migrants Are Agents of Change

Stereotypes tell of disenfranchised labor. But the experience of people abroad can seed change at home, too.

2021/06/07 | The Interpreter

The Authoritarian Threat of Indonesia’s Latest Internet Bill

Indonesia's pending legislation would require online service providers to remove or block content by government demand.

2021/07/22 | Voice of America

Report: China Considering Foreign Booster Shot to Improve Efficacy of Its Vaccines

Experts suggest such a move might not dissipate the goodwill China gained from donating or selling doses to other countries.

2021/05/20 | Deutsche Welle

Suez Accident: Japanese Shippers Look For New Ways to Europe

Japanese shipping companies are looking to reduce their reliance on the Suez Canal. They are stepping up their search for an alternative route connecting East Asia to key markets in Europe.

2021/12/10 | Deutsche Welle

Nicaragua Switches Official Allegiance to China From Taiwan

Nicaragua was among a handful of countries that officially recognized Taiwan. While the Central American nation’s relations with the U.S. have soured, Taiwan’s relations with the U.S. have only grown.