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2022/01/19 | Deutsche Welle

IOC Reacts to Cybersecurity Concern Over Beijing My 2022 Phone App

A report revealed flaws in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics app, but the International Olympic Committee said it had been found to have “no critical vulnerabilities.”

2022/05/03 | The Interpreter

Musk’s Twitter: Tweet Freedom for Asia?

Japan is the platform’s second biggest market with around 55 million accounts, followed by India.

2022/07/01 | Voice of America

UN Investigator Warns of Increased Violence in Myanmar

More than a quarter million children have been displaced by junta attacks, hundreds have been killed or maimed, and more than 1,400 arbitrarily detained, said the UN special rapporteur.

2022/04/01 | Voice of America

Malaysian Proposal to Phase Out Smoking Sparks Controversy, Concerns Over Corruption

This proposal comes after New Zealand announced plans to raise the legal smoking age by one year each year to permanently ban the sale of tobacco to anyone born after 2008.

2022/05/31 | Deutsche Welle

Why Young Protesters in Sri Lanka Are Wary of Traditional Politics

Sri Lanka is facing one of the worst economic crises in recent decades, triggering public anger and mass protests, which have fostered unity across ethnic and religious lines.

2022/08/04 | The Interpreter

Does ASEAN Really Need an Official “Second Language”?

If Southeast Asia really needs to have official languages, choosing all the national languages of the ASEAN countries would be a prudent move.

2022/04/19 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Residents Report Increased Pressures from Covid Policies

A survey shows that close to half of Hong Kongers don’t support policies requiring confirmed patients to quarantine at government designated facilities.

2022/07/14 | Deutsche Welle

Can India Tackle Its Population Challenge?

Around 22% of the global workforce over the next three decades is expected to come from India. Experts say unemployment in the country will be “a huge problem” if more skilled workers are not trained.

2022/01/07 | Deutsche Welle

Horn of Africa: China Announces New Envoy as US One Departs

The region is suffering several crises, including the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region as well as political upheaval in Somalia.

2022/05/05 | Deutsche Welle

North Korea Cracks Down on ‘Capitalist’ Pop Culture

An increase in the scale of prison and labor camps in North Korea suggests more people are falling foul of the regime’s rules on deviation from the socialist norm, analysts say.

2022/06/21 | Deutsche Welle

China: Gaming Firm NetEase Sees Stocks Slump Amid Tech Crackdown

The Chinese government is imposing restrictions on gaming companies such as NetEase to prevent addiction. The measures are delaying the release of major titles such as “Diablo Immortal,” hurting the industry.

2022/01/17 | East Asia Forum

South Korea’s Transgender Community Pushes for Recognition and Acceptance

The issue of transgender discrimination was once again brought into the spotlight earlier in 2021, following the suicide of a soldier who was forcibly discharged from the military after a gender reassignment surgery.

2022/03/10 | Voice of America

Tokyo Freezes Assets of Russians, Clarifying Once Ambiguous Relations With Moscow

The shift of tone since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine highlights the collapse of faith of both the Japanese government and the public that Russia will abide by international norms, analysts say.

2022/02/22 | East Asia Forum

A No-fly Zone Won’t Fly in Myanmar

As long as Myanmar’s junta enjoys the support of Russia and China, there is little chance that the UN would support the idea of a no-fly zone.

2022/06/08 | Voice of America

Hun Sen’s Party Wins Cambodia’s Local Polls by Landslides, Early Results Show

The opposition alleged a number of polling stations restricted access to onlookers, closing the doors and windows of stations from scrutiny. A party described the election as the “worst in history.”

2022/07/15 | Voice of America

US Beefs up South Pacific Aid, Diplomacy as China Spreads Its Influence

Washington intends to return the U.S. Peace Corps to Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, and Vanuatu, citing progress toward reestablishing a U.S. Agency for International Development regional mission for the Pacific in Fiji.