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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.

2022/11/29 | Voice of America

As Zero-Covid Protests in China Continue, a Battle Erupts Online

Protesters are trying to circumvent government censors who are believed to use an automated system to help block prohibited content.

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.

2022/07/19 | Voice of America

Thailand Sets 2028 Target To Finish High-speed Rail Link With China

Thailand’s new goal to finish the railway line from Bangkok to the Lao border is feasible but may be more of a political statement, analysts say.

2022/09/13 | Deutsche Welle

South Korea K-pop Stars ‘Newjeans’ Court Controversy With Racy Lyrics

The new all-girl pop group is being criticized for sexually suggestive lyrics. The group’s management agency insists some of the lyrics are being deliberately misinterpreted.

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.

2022/01/26 | East Asia Forum

Myanmar Tumbles Into the Abyss

The Myanmar army’s capacity to consolidate its rule appears more fragile than ever, with so many new armed groups now taking up to the fight to the military regime and its representatives.

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.

2022/03/08 | The Interpreter

Reading Southeast Asia on Ukraine

Russia’s invasion has unified the West with new clarity, yet exposed ambiguity and uncertainty in Southeast Asia.

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.

2022/10/06 | East Asia Forum

Okinawa’s Elections Expose Problems With Military Coexistence

Okinawa’s role in Japanese security was reinforced by China’s military drills in the Taiwan Strait following U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.

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.

2022/08/30 | Deutsche Welle

China: Hundreds Attested Over Banking Scandal That Triggered Protests

The scandal drew national attention in China and protests by disgruntled customers in July were violently quashed. Authorities in Henan now say they have arrested 234 people and made progress recovering the funds.

2022/07/06 | Voice of America

Who Will Win in Thailand’s Cannabis Industry?

Small farmers fear that a new cannabis bill will be written with the interests of large corporations in mind.

2022/05/09 | East Asia Forum

Is This the End of Duterte’s Politically-driven War on Drugs?

The two current leading candidates for president aim to not be labelled “soft on crime,” but wish to de-emphasize what has clearly been a brutal crackdown that has alienated a growing part of the population.

2022/06/16 | Voice of America

Reports: Chinese Authorities Using Covid-tracking App To Thwart Protesters

In Zhengzhou, protests fizzled after people found their health codes had suddenly turned red, meaning they couldn’t travel.

2022/03/29 | The Interpreter

How the Marcos Family Could Rule Again in the Philippines

In a country where the average age is 25, has collective memory been washed of the nation’s iron-fisted kleptocrat?

2022/09/08 | East Asia Forum

Malaysia’s Institutional Uncertainty

Despite graft conviction, Najib Razak’s return to power could be imaginable given the power dynamics in UMNO. As a first step, he is now seeking a pardon from the king.