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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.

2022/01/18 | 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.

2022/07/21 | 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.

2022/08/25 | The Interpreter

Will Thailand’s Prime Minister Defy Time?

Despite being suspended as prime minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha still holds the powerful position of Defense minister and will continue to attend cabinet meetings.

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.

2022/03/04 | The Interpreter

China Needs To Rethink Its Russia Policy

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

2022/10/13 | Voice of America

Why Companies Decide To Leave or Stay in China

A recent survey of more than 500 Taiwanese companies shows a quarter have moved a part of their production or sourcing out of China.

2022/07/27 | Deutsche Welle

China and Indonesia Agree To Boost Relations During Beijing Meeting

The leaders of China and Indonesia have laid out plan of expanding cooperation in an array of areas. Indonesian President Joko Widodo is the first world leader to visit Beijing since February.

2022/09/21 | The Conversation

Myanmar: What Can Indonesia Do as ASEAN Chair To Help End Overshadowed Conflict?

Indonesia, whose authoritarian leader stepped down from power in 1998, offers Myanmar an example of military reform.

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.

2022/09/15 | Voice of America

‘Worse Than MAGA’ – South Korea Erupts Over Biden’s Trade Policy

The U.S. is offering tax credits of up to $7,500 to buyers of electric vehicles assembled in North America, making those manufactured overseas more expensive.

2022/10/05 | The Interpreter

Hot Button Issue: North Korea’s Bold New Nuclear Stance

Regional leaders would do well to focus on engagement with Pyongyang after missile launches set a dangerous precedent.

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.

2022/09/01 | East Asia Forum

Japan’s Women Lawmakers Remain Seated

Japan’s celebration of record high number of women who won seats in the upper house may not stand up to close scrutiny.

2022/09/06 | Voice of America

Xinjiang Red Dates, Linked to Forced Labor, Sold in US

Report says 20% of world’s red dates come from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and are likely the products of forced labor.

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.