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2019/08/28 | Mehk Chakraborty

In the Silenced Kashmir, Dissidents Are Protesting With Artful Expressions

Artists, poets, visual journalists are expressing their dissent and preserving Kashmir through various forms of artistic expression.

2019/07/05 | SME.Sandbox

2019 APEC the SMEA of the Ministry of Economic Affairs Hosts Innovation Sandbox Forum

We are looking forward that through "2019 Innovation Sandbox Forum", by the mutual agitate between the representatives of experts from various countries, we could enhance the understanding of all walks of life about innovation sandbox, and continue to spread the concept and spirit of innovative experiments, promote the application and development of smart technology, thus bringing a more convenient life for the people.

2019/12/12 | Michael Beltran

Manila's Arrest of Dissident Artists Could Interfere With Freedom of Expression

On November 30, the Manila police arrested street artists who were writing political messages on the wall for "vandalism." Many are now interpreting the act as the government's crackdown on freedom of expression.

2019/05/17 | Waleed Tariq

Proposal to Export Donkey Hides From Pakistan to China Incites Outrage

A donkey export plan drawn up as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has incensed environmentalists and animal rights advocates.

2019/06/25 | SME.Sandbox

Open Innovative Sandbox! The government creates the field for experimenting innovative applications, and invites the experts, business owners, and civil community to create the future of smart life

Facing the impacts that technological innovation might bring on the industries, how should the government coordinate among the existing business owners, new players, and the consumers, update the current laws, and create a three-way win? What kind of “warm power” does Taiwan have to build a better and more convenient life for its people, and raise the international publicity at the same time?

2019/10/04 | Jolovan Wham

Past and Present: 20 Years of LGBT Movement in Singapore

The LGBT community in Singapore is still fighting to repeal the discriminatory Section 377A of the Penal Code, but it has inspired the society to be more accepting and open in the past two decades.

2019/08/23 | Paul Huang

How Much Would It Cost for the CIA to 'Create' the Hong Kong Protests?

The CIA would have to cut corners to pay for the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

2019/05/15 | Michael Beltran

Thailand's 'Can Do' Bar, Run by Sex Workers, Stands for Workers' Rights and Dignity

A bar in Chiang Mai, Thailand which is collectively owned by sex workers is pushing for human dignity and rights for workers throughout the country.

2019/08/30 | Dinah Gardner

International Day of the Disappeared: CCP Is the Worst Offender of the Year

On the International Day of the Disappeared, China is seen as the worst perpetrator of state-sanctioned enforced disappearances this year.

2019/09/14 | Daphne K. Lee

Oslo Freedom Forum Calls for Hong Kong-Taiwan Unity Against Tyranny

The 2019 Oslo Freedom Forum in Taipei focused on Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement among discussions of media freedom and authoritarian regimes around the world.

2019/08/02 | Johnson Yeung

Rioting Charges Strip Away Our Everyday Normality, Says HK Activist Johnson Yeung

In Hong Kong, rioting charges are punishable by up to 10 years in prison. 44 young protesters are facing rioting charges and their lives will forever be altered.

2019/01/21 | Michael Beltran

Serial Misogynist: The Dangers of Duterte's Tyrannical Crusade Against Women

Rodrigo Duterte lords over a society where, from the Presidential Palace to the streets of Manila, misogyny and violence against women run rampant.

2019/08/19 | Michael Beltran

55 Philippine Indigenous Schools Suspended for Alleged Rebel Activities

The philippine government has suspended 55 indigenous schools, accusing them of teaching the children to rebel against authorities.

2019/09/20 | David Evans

Losing Solomon Islands and Kiribati Could Work to Taiwan's Advantage

The Solomon Islands and Kiribati have both switched allegiance from Taiwan to China, but is it really a loss for Taiwan?

2019/02/25 | Michael Beltran

PHILIPPINES: Why the People Are Losing Faith in Duterte's Economic Policies

Price hikes, rice liberalization, rising taxes and more have sparked concern over Rodrigo Duterte's economic policies. Could the worst be yet to come?

2019/02/14 | William Yang

#MeTooUyghur: The Mystery of a Uyghur Musician Triggers an Online Campaign

While the international community debates the authenticity of a video of Uyghur musician Abdurehim Heyit, an exiled Uyghur in Finland kicks off a new online campaign demanding Beijing to release more evidence of the millions of others who are reportedly detained in Xinjiang’s re-education camps.

2019/06/12 | Cat Thomas

Hong Kong Students in Taiwan Condemn "Puppet" Government, Urge: Stop Police Violence

As Hong Kong Students held a sit-in solidarity with their compatriots Taiwan's Digital Minister laid the blame for the unrest where it belongs: With the PRC

2019/09/12 | Michael Beltran

Duterte Shoved the Philippines Further Into the Dragon's Mouth

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s fifth visit to Beijing resulted in a failure to assert territorial claims, again.

2019/10/23 | Rik Glauert

Challenges Ahead as Japan Follows Taiwan’s Path to Marriage Equality

Japanese LGBT activists are looking to Taiwan as a successful example of granting same-sex couples the right to marry, but Japan has to first deal with its conservative politics and society.