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2021/06/03 | Deutsche Welle

10,000 Volunteers Quit Tokyo Olympics as Health Adviser Warns About Hosting Event

With Tokyo still under a state of emergency, opposition to hosting the games is growing. On Wednesday, a top health adviser said it was “not normal” to host them.

2021/06/08 | Michael Beltran

Three Issues Defining the Philippines 2022 Elections

The pandemic, China, and domestic conflicts are shaping up to be the main issues defining next year’s presidential election in the Philippines.

2021/06/10 | Voice of America

Why Malaysia, Normally Calm, Is Upset With China Over a Maritime Dispute

Malaysian officials protested formally over 16 Chinese aircraft flown near the Southeast Asian country and, days later, sighted a Chinese coast guard vessel.

2021/06/01 | Deutsche Welle

Opinion: China Needs a More Modern Family Policy

China wants more children: After decades of strict birth control, each Chinese family is now allowed to have three children. But an imminent baby boom remains wishful thinking.

2021/06/08 | The Conversation

China’s Three-Child Policy Is Unlikely To Be Welcomed by Working Women

Despite the new three-child policy, young Chinese couples in cities hesitate to have a second child. In rural China, the story is different.

2021/06/07 | The Interpreter

The Authoritarian Threat of Indonesia’s Latest Internet Bill

Indonesia's pending legislation would require online service providers to remove or block content by government demand.

2021/06/09 | Global Voices

Pressure on Journalists, Bloggers Mounts Ahead of Uzbekistan’s Presidential Elections

A foreign journalist loses accreditation, a pro-LBGT blogger is beaten and another blogger gets a heavy sentence on dubious charges in Uzbekistan.

2021/06/02 | Voice of America

New Zealand Assures Australia There Is No Rift Over China

New Zealand says trade with China won’t trump security and human rights concerns.

2021/06/04 | Deutsche Welle

Tiananmen Vigil Ban: Hong Kong Activists Lament Worsening Freedom in City

After authorities banned an annual vigil to commemorate the victims of China’s deadly Tiananmen Square massacre, Hong Kong activists at home and abroad are seeking ways to keep the tradition alive.

2021/06/11 | Voice of America

Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Faces New Corruption Charges

Prosecutors accuse Aung San Suu Kyi of “committing corruption using her rank” involving allegedly accepting illegal payments and misuse of land.