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2016/10/28 | The Japan Times
Japan Witholding Millions in UNESCO Contributions
If Japan is unhappy with the way UNESCO is run, it should present rational proposals to improve the operation from within instead of by resorting to financial pressures.
In South Korea, Corruption Knows No Gender
An online survey shows that the downfall of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has prompted voters to more intensely scrutinize their politicians, apparently regardless of their gender.
2017/01/18 | Anqi Shen
China's Growing Fake Wine Market
With the increasing popularity of high-end foreign wine consumption, the fake wine market is also a booming business in China.
2019/07/30 | FORTUNE
Who Won the US-China Trade War? Vietnam
Vietnam emerges as a winner as the United States and China are butting heads against each other.
2017/05/10 | Phil Robertson
OPINION: New President Must Tackle Rights Across Korean Peninsula and the Region
The new South Korean government should tell Beijing that returning North Koreans back into the clutches of Pyongyang is unacceptable because it condemns those refugees to certain torture, imprisonment and in some cases, death, argues Phil Robertson.
2019/09/23 | TNL Feature
Hongkongers Living in Taiwan: It's Not All Sunshine and Rainbows
Hong Kong activists have been calling for asylum law in Taiwan. What is the reality for those Hongkongers who have already immigrated to Taiwan?
2019/08/29 | TIME
Canada Deports a Tiananmen Activist With Mental Health Problems
Canada has deported Chinese dissident Yang Wei on the grounds that his violent tendencies would threaten public safety.
2019/09/24 | East Asia Forum
How China Manipulates Geopolitics With Tourism Control
China is holding its outward tourism hostage to pressure other countries to succumb to its influence and policies. Is there a way to retaliate China's "tourism kidnapping"?
2018/12/24 | TIME
INDONESIA: Volcano Tsunami Kills at Least 281, Over 1,000 Injured
The tsunami struck beaches around the Sunda Strait without warning at approx. 9:27 p.m. Saturday.
2019/07/29 | TIME
Hongkongers Use Creative Excuses to Evade Protest Ban in Yuen Long
Police have declined Saturday's protest request in Yuen Long, but protesters came up with different excuses to justify the assembly.
2019/01/28 | The Interpreter
China's 'Dark Fishing Fleets' Cast a Black Shadow Over the South China Sea
The 'maritime militia' narrative is being overemphasized at the expense of very real problems, writes Zhang Hongzhou.
2016/12/20 | Yuk Wah Chan
What Drives Chinese Outbound Tourism?
Chinese outbound tourism highlights some of the peculiar features of China’s development besides growing wealth and the emergence of holiday-making as a cultural trend.
2016/12/14 | Qian Jinghua
After Watershed Year, Chinese Trans Activists Hold First Summit
A national conference wraps up a momentous year of transgender activism in China.
2016/12/07 | J. Michael Cole
Taiwan, Not the US, to Pay the Price for the Trump-Tsai Call
While punishing Taiwan may be Beijing’s proximate aim, China may also hope to convince the Trump administration that closer engagement with Taipei isn’t in their interests, as this will inevitably lead to renewed instability in the Taiwan Strait, argues J. Michael Cole
Hong Kong Protests Revive the Spirit of the Arab Spring
Hongkongers have been resisting the authorities for over 100 days, inspiring many around the world to keep fighting for democracy and human rights. Hong Kong's movement is essentially a continuation of the spirit of the Arab Spring.