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2023/01/16 | Nicholas Haggerty

Jeanne Ten’s Long Struggle for Accountability in Singapore

Jeanne Ten was presented with an ultimatum: accept a report whitewashing her professor’s academic misconduct, or be denied her master’s degree. Her decision to fight back has cost her dearly. But she has no plans to stop, and in the process, she has revealed a lack of accountability in Singapore’s powerful institutions.

2023/02/23 | Swissinfo.ch

How To Report on China From Outside the Country

As Chinese authorities are pushing out foreign journalists, many of them have relocated to Taiwan.

2023/03/01 | Voice of America

China Said To Ask Domestic Firms To Shun Big Four Accountants

Beijing is concerned that the audits might give access to information about the problems of the state-owned enterprises that they regard as sensitive, analysts say.

2023/01/30 | Global Voices

Where Will Prague’s China Policy Go With the New President?

Czech President Miloš Zeman once hailed the Belt and Road Initiative as “the most important project in our modern history.” Not anymore after the elections.

2023/01/18 | The Conversation

Why Does Nepal’s Aviation Industry Have Safety Issues? An Expert Explains

Nepal has recorded at least 350 casualties associated with airplanes or helicopters since 2000. The EU has banned all Nepali airlines from operating in the bloc’s airspace since 2013.

2023/01/12 | Voice of America

US Lawmakers Move to Reevaluate US Policy Towards China

The special committee on China expects to hold its first hearing in early to mid-February and will comprise a bipartisan group of lawmakers.

2023/02/20 | Voice of America

US: No Apology From China for Balloon Surveillance

China’s top diplomat Wang Yi requested the U.S. “change course” and fix the damage done to the bilateral relationship caused by the “abuse of force” in shooting down the balloon, according to Chinese state media.

2023/01/05 | Global Voices

Beijing Empowers Hong Kong Chief Executive To Direct Local Courts on National Security-related Trials

The immediate effect is that Jimmy Lai would lose his right to hire an overseas lawyer to defend against foreign collusion charges, which could lead to a maximum life sentence.

2023/03/10 | Naomi Goddard

Taiwan’s Climate Tipping Point Film Festival, an Inspiring Call For Urgent Action

Originally launched in 2013 under the name Nuclear Film Festival, the biannual event has been renamed to reflect its broader focus on global heating and the need for systemic change to mitigate its effects.

2023/02/16 | Voice of America

Experts: A Girl and Missiles Are North Korea’s Way To Perpetuate Regime

Analysts believe Ju Ae’s appearance is meant to let the world know Kim Jong Un’s military achievements will be transferred to successive generations to ensure the survival of his regime for years to come.

2023/02/14 | The Interpreter

Why North Korea Is Denying Its Involvement in Russia’s War in Ukraine

Pyongyang appears to be a reluctant participant in Putin’s brutal offensive in Eastern Europe.

2023/02/17 | Deutsche Welle

Can ASEAN Benefit From the EU’s Green Agriculture Push?

The EU wants to champion “green agriculture” in Southeast Asia. But limited trade relations, regulatory nightmares, and distrust could stymie it.

2023/02/24 | Deutsche Welle

China Urges Russia-Ukraine Cease-fire and Peace Talks

China’s 12-point position paper on the war in Ukraine comes amid Western accusations Beijing is considering supplying arms to Russia. Western leaders have questioned Beijing’s willingness to mediate and its credibility as a mediator.

2023/01/19 | Deutsche Welle

Is China Pivoting Away From ‘Wolf-warrior’ Diplomacy?

Political analysts say the appointment of a new Chinese foreign minister may reflect Beijing’s attempt to soften its foreign policy approach and warm up to Western diplomats — or fortify itself against U.S. rivalry.

2023/01/31 | Deutsche Welle

How China’s Yuan Props up Putin’s Anemic Budget

Russia has started selling its growing reserves of the Chinese currency to fill a budget deficit caused by falling oil and gas revenues and the costs of war.

2023/01/03 | Voice of America

Trolling of Female Asian Journalists on Rise as Beijing Seeks to Discredit Media

In the eyes of the Beijing, it’s viewed as especially unforgivable if women are perceived as betraying China, a journalist says.

2023/01/07 | Voice of America

Thailand Welcomes Tourism, Economic Progress, Looks Ahead to 2023 Elections

Experts say the elections could promote further economic growth and create stability for the kingdom.