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2021/06/08 | Michael Beltran

Three Issues Defining the Philippines 2022 Elections

The pandemic, China, and domestic conflicts are shaping up to be the main issues defining next year’s presidential election in the Philippines.

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.

2021/06/07 | 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.

2021/06/09 | Global Voices

Pressure on Journalists, Bloggers Mounts Ahead of Uzbekistan’s Presidential Elections

A foreign journalist loses accreditation, a pro-LBGT blogger is beaten and another blogger gets a heavy sentence on dubious charges in Uzbekistan.

2021/06/03 | Deutsche Welle

10,000 Volunteers Quit Tokyo Olympics as Health Adviser Warns About Hosting Event

With Tokyo still under a state of emergency, opposition to hosting the games is growing. On Wednesday, a top health adviser said it was “not normal” to host them.

2021/06/17 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Police Arrest Pro-Democracy Apple Daily Newspaper Executives

Police in Hong Kong have arrested five executives, including the chief editor, of the Apple Daily. The newspaper is known for its critical coverage of China.

2021/06/08 | The Conversation

China’s Three-Child Policy Is Unlikely To Be Welcomed by Working Women

Despite the new three-child policy, young Chinese couples in cities hesitate to have a second child. In rural China, the story is different.

2021/06/02 | Voice of America

New Zealand Assures Australia There Is No Rift Over China

New Zealand says trade with China won’t trump security and human rights concerns.

2021/06/16 | Voice of America

Doctor-Activist Defiant Against Myanmar Military

Myanmar's Dr. Ko Tayzar San, a prominent protest leader since the February 1 coup, is on the run

2021/06/01 | Deutsche Welle

Opinion: China Needs a More Modern Family Policy

China wants more children: After decades of strict birth control, each Chinese family is now allowed to have three children. But an imminent baby boom remains wishful thinking.

2021/06/11 | Voice of America

Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Faces New Corruption Charges

Prosecutors accuse Aung San Suu Kyi of “committing corruption using her rank” involving allegedly accepting illegal payments and misuse of land.  

2021/06/04 | Deutsche Welle

Tiananmen Vigil Ban: Hong Kong Activists Lament Worsening Freedom in City

After authorities banned an annual vigil to commemorate the victims of China’s deadly Tiananmen Square massacre, Hong Kong activists at home and abroad are seeking ways to keep the tradition alive.

2021/06/18 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar: Court Extends US Journalist’s Detention

Danny Fenster, a 37-year-old Michigan native, was detained last month as he tried to fly home to the United States. The U.S. State Department has urged Myanmar's military junta to release him immediately.