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2021/03/09 | Deutsche Welle

Asia’s ‘Milk Tea’ Activists Give Cross-Border Support for Democratic Change

An online solidarity movement is bringing together democracy activists across Asia for a fight against authoritarianism.

2021/05/28 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai and Pro-Democracy Activists Given More Jail Time

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai and several other activists have been charged with taking part in an “unlawful assembly” in connection with a 2019 street protest.

2021/04/21 | Michael Beltran

How a Community Pantry Sparked Movement of Mutual Aid in the Philippines

To help those struggling financially during the pandemic, hundreds of community pantries have been set up across the Philippines, and more are sprouting up.

2021/10/06 | The Interpreter

Chinese Warplanes Overhead Taiwan (Or Maybe Not)

Multi-aircraft flights – some at night – signal a growing sophistication. But there are still limits.

2021/02/05 | Sylvie Tanaga

Chinese New Year in Indonesia Is Political

After Suharto’s New Order collapsed, Chinese New Year became a national holiday. It could only be celebrated at home before.

2021/02/22 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar: General Strike Goes Ahead Despite Threats

Protesters against the military rule have refused to let up as the movement to bring back the country’s democratically elected leader dismisses threats of violence.

2021/02/05 | TNL Staff

Guyana Reneges on Taiwan Office Plan

Guyana terminated agreement with Taiwan to open representative office less than a day after Taiwan announced the plan.

2021/02/01 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Detained by Military, Her Party Says

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and several of her political allies have been detained in an early morning raid, a spokesman for her party said. He warned of a possible military coup.

2021/04/14 | TNL Feature

Survey: Concern Over Human Rights in China Is Bipartisan In US

Our survey results indicate that supporters of both major parties in the U.S. show comparable concern over human rights in China.

2021/01/25 | Roy Ngerng

Singapore’s Government Says Workers Are Pulling Ahead. Here’s What They Won’t Say.

Last week, a Singapore government minister said that the wages of lower-income and median-income Singaporeans have increased in the last 10 years. But when we compare Singapore with other wealthy, advanced countries, the situation does not look so rosy.

2021/04/13 | Voice of America

Myanmar’s Efforts To Control Covid-19 Crumble Since February Coup, Aid Groups Say

Myanmar’s civil disobedience movement aimed at disrupting the junta has forced hospitals to close and testing rates to plummet.

2021/02/25 | Voice of America

China’s Crackdown on Muslims Spreads To Tropical Hainan 

Beijing’s anti-Islam campaign is now targeting the Utsuls, a 10,000-strong Muslim ethnic community that has successfully, for now, pushed back against a ban on wearing head scarves.

2021/03/31 | East Asia Forum

Tibetans in Exile Facing New Challenges

Tibetans in exile will elect the new president in April. The leader will need fresh thinking and expertise to navigate the challenges ahead.

2021/03/29 | Hideki Sunagawa, Ph.D.

A Bittersweet Victory on Same Sex Marriage in Japan

The landmark ruling is a symbolic victory for the Japanese LGBTQ community. I wish my friend, Ikuo Sato, was here to share it and continue the struggle.

2021/03/22 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Belgium Stuck With AstraZeneca Jabs — and Why That Matters for Taiwan

The task of reassuring the public that AstraZeneca vaccines were safe was not easy. Officials in Belgium and Taiwan have met the challenge.

2021/06/17 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Police Arrest Pro-Democracy Apple Daily Newspaper Executives

Police in Hong Kong have arrested five executives, including the chief editor, of the Apple Daily. The newspaper is known for its critical coverage of China.