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2022/07/08 | Deutsche Welle

Shinzo Abe: The Legacy of Japan’s Former Prime Minister

The former prime minister has died after being shot in the city of Nara. Shinzo Abe resigned from the top post in 2020, but his legacy has had a lasting impact on everyday Japanese life and politics.

2022/04/25 | Deutsche Welle

Shanghai Covid Lockdown Threatens New Export Delays

Nearly a third of goods leaving the Port of Shanghai are held up due to a strict lockdown. The delays are set to exacerbate a supply chain crisis that has caused shortages and price rises across the world.

2022/07/21 | Deutsche Welle

China, India Vie for Influence in Sri Lanka Amid Economic Turmoil

Sri Lanka — with its strategic location at the crossroads of busy shipping routes — has become an arena of geopolitical rivalry and maritime competition between India and China.

2022/05/23 | Voice of America

Chinese-language Newspaper: Gunman Mailed Documents Before Attack

World Journal said it did not report on the contents of the mailed materials, instead turning them over to Orange County police for its investigation.

2022/01/18 | The Interpreter

Australia Has a Solution to Indonesia’s Soaring Food Prices

As Indonesia takes the G20 presidency solving the country’s food security crisis should be top of the agenda.

2022/03/04 | The Interpreter

China Needs To Rethink Its Russia Policy

Beijing may find it difficult to handle this troublesome “no limits” partner.

2022/07/20 | The Interpreter

What a Waste! Japan’s Food Sustainability Challenge

Imported food has an environmental cost. A nationwide effort is needed to drastically cut the amount discarded.

2022/05/10 | Voice of America

Malaysia Suggests ASEAN Engage Myanmar’s Shadow Government

To establish regular, open contact with ASEAN would be a big win for the National Unity Government, which is struggling to show control on the ground and has started to fade from the international spotlight.

2022/05/18 | Voice of America

US Strongly Advocates for Taiwan to Regain WHO Status

The State Department’s renewed support for Taiwan comes days after U.S. President Joe Biden signed into law a bill that directs the secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the WHO.

2022/04/07 | Deutsche Welle

Ukraine War: How Russian Propaganda Dominates Chinese Social Media

In China’s cyberspace, Russian propaganda continues to influence the discourse over the war in Ukraine. Experts say the efforts could be Beijing’s attempt to trigger anti-Western sentiments.

2022/03/30 | Voice of America

US Congress Moves Closer to Passing Major China Legislation

The legislation provides funding for U.S.-Taiwan cultural exchanges, recognizes Taiwan as part of the Indo-Pacific strategy, and ends a prohibition of displaying the Taiwanese flag during official visits.

2022/06/27 | Deutsche Welle

G7 Leaders Launch Infrastructure Fund to Counter Chinese Influence

G7 leaders pledged US$600 billion dollars to help low-income states build “climate resilient infrastructure,” which is seen as the West’s response to China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative.

2022/06/28 | Voice of America

What To Expect From South Korea’s First NATO Summit

South Korea’s president has vowed to make the country a “global pivotal state” bolstering cooperation with like-minded countries to promote liberal democratic values of freedom, peace, and prosperity.

2022/03/16 | Voice of America

China Says It Is ‘Not a Party’ to Ukraine Crisis

Media reports emerged that Moscow has requested military and economic assistance from China for its war in Ukraine, which China denied.

2022/07/12 | The Conversation

Shinzo Abe’s Killing: The History of Political Violence in Japan

Shinzo Abe’s murder is the latest political attack in Japan, a country which has strict gun laws.

2022/02/15 | Deutsche Welle

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn Under Political and Tax Scrutiny in Germany

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn is under fresh scrutiny for questions over whether he paid the correct property and inheritance taxes.