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2020/10/06 | Deutsche Welle

China Leads in Race for Digital Currency

China's central bank has made steady advances in its goal of launching the world's first major sovereign digital currency.

2020/10/14 | Deutsche Welle

South Korea's Abortion Law Revision Plan Sparks Controversy

Conservatives and religious groups are facing off with women's rights organizations in a fierce debate over changes to a 1953 law that makes abortion illegal.

2020/10/16 | Deutsche Welle

Thai Protesters Defy Emergency Law To Call for Reforms

Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand have ignored a government ban on demonstrations calling for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to stand down and new limits on the power of the monarchy.

2020/10/19 | Voice of America

Fresh Wave of Chinese Diplomacy Bolsters Resistance to US in Southeast Asia

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited five countries in Southeast Asia last week to talk about trade and post-Covid-19 recovery.

2020/10/20 | The Interpreter

Duelling Diplomacy Over Southeast Asia’s Most Important River

Despite climate change and the cost of hydropower dams, Mekong nations will find it difficult to turn away from China.

2020/10/21 | Deutsche Welle

Thailand Protests: Why Are People Taking To the Streets?

As anti-government protests are rocking Bangkok, DW spoke to demonstrators about why they are protesting and what they aim to achieve.

2020/10/22 | Voice of America

Top US Diplomat Vows No Change on US Policy in Taiwan Strait

As calls for more clarity on U.S. commitment to Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion grow, Mike Pompeo said the State Department is not changing its Taiwan policy.

2020/10/06 | Randy Mulyanto

'The Jakarta Method' Tells of US Role in Indonesian Massacre

“Most people know very little about Indonesia, and almost nothing about what happened in 1965-66 in that archipelago nation.” 'The Jakarta Method' retells one of Indonesia’s most significant yet controversial chapters in history, holding Washington accountable for one of its worst atrocities.

2020/10/21 | Jenny (Yuan-Cheng) Li

China Doubles Down on Fiji Incident

The Chinese Foreign Ministry’s response to its diplomats’ conduct was not only at odds with most media reports on the events, but also the image it wishes to project.