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2021/02/02 | Aye Min Thant

Myanmar: The Stupid Coup

Myanmar elders understand on a visceral level that the military is not a rational actor. Those of us lucky enough to be young enough to have only passing memories of pre-transition Myanmar are just starting to internalize this.

2021/02/05 | Bart Dashorst

‘Facing the Calamity’: The Story of a Malaysian Taiwanese Under KMT Rule

The autobiography and witness testimony of Fred Him-San Chin, a Taiwanese of Chinese descent born in Malaysia, offers a view of pride in being Taiwanese despite the hardships of false imprisonment.

2021/02/21 | TNL Feature

Human Rights Abuses in Laos Are Rampant. International Businesses Should Take Action.

Under LPRP rule, human rights violations are rampant in Laos, but they receive little attention around the world. The upcoming elections are unlikely to change this, either.

2021/02/05 | Sylvie Tanaga

Chinese New Year in Indonesia Is Political

After Suharto’s New Order collapsed, Chinese New Year became a national holiday. It could only be celebrated at home before.

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.

2021/02/20 | 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.

2021/02/01 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Detained by Military, Her Party Says

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and several of her political allies have been detained in an early morning raid, a spokesman for her party said. He warned of a possible military coup.

2021/02/19 | Voice of America

Deadly ‘Red-Tagging’ Campaign Ramps up in Philippines

Filipinos labelled as communists by state officials say they now fear for their lives.

2021/02/03 | Deutsche Welle

Will UK Hong Kong Immigration Program Trigger an Exodus?

Millions of Hong Kong residents are eligible for a fast-track U.K. citizenship program. Two young emigrants said escaping the long arm of Beijing is worth the struggle of starting over in a foreign country.

2021/02/08 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar: Huge Turnout for Anti-Coup Protests

Tens of thousands of people have joined the biggest rallies yet to condemn the military coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

2021/02/04 | The Interpreter

Myanmar’s Empty Promise of Constitutional Reform

Democracy campaigners tried to play by the military’s rules. They suffered for it anyway.

2021/02/17 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar Coup: Aung San Suu Kyi Faces New Charge

The former leader has already been charged over importing walkie talkies, since she was deposed in a military coup over two weeks ago.

2021/02/24 | TNL Feature

Australian Uyghur Association Protests To Demand Action from Government

Uyghurs staged a protest in Adelaide, South Australia, to demand that the Australian government condemn China's repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang and ban imports of goods made with forced labor in the region.

2021/02/09 | Voice of America

China Appears to Block Popular Clubhouse App

For a brief time, Clubhouse allowed Chinese Internet users to freely discuss taboo topics with people across the world.

2021/02/18 | East Asia Forum

Political Repression and Authoritarian Legalism in Hong Kong

Defenders of Hong Kong’s legal system will insist that judicial independence is a prerequisite for the region’s continued wellbeing, but Beijing may reason that modern China has done well enough with its captive courts.

2021/02/23 | Voice of America

India-China Border Disputes Persist Despite Troop Pullback

Analysts caution that the recent troop withdrawal represents only a start of a potentially long process as both Indian and Chinese soldiers remain massed along several other stretches of the Himalayan border.

2021/02/22 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar: General Strike Goes Ahead Despite Threats

Protesters against the military rule have refused to let up as the movement to bring back the country’s democratically elected leader dismisses threats of violence.