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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.

2021/02/08 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar: Huge Turnout for Anti-Coup Protests

Tens of thousands of people have joined the biggest rallies yet to condemn the military coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

2021/07/27 | The Interpreter

China’s Numbers Game Harms Us All

As Beijing attempts to tackle some shared world problems, its opaque regime means the benefits are limited.

2021/03/18 | Janine Sun Rogers

Atlanta Shootings Reflect Discrimination of Massage Parlor Workers, Re-enact Imperial Violence

A gunman killed eight people in the Atlanta area Tuesday night, seeming to target Asian American women and sex workers. This incident echoes imperial violence and ongoing struggles of the Asian American migrant worker community.

2021/06/30 | Kirsten Han

Can We Expect More From Singapore’s PAP on Race?

Citizens shouldn’t be measuring our political leaders against the lowered standards that they’ve set for themselves. We should be holding them to the standards of justice and equality.

2021/03/10 | Voice of America

China Quiet on Details of Changes for Hong Kong’s Electoral System

Little known about Beijing’s changes other than “patriots” will govern for the island's “brighter future.”

2021/03/12 | Kirsten Han

What’s up With Singapore’s Response To the Myanmar Coup?

The Singaporean government has denounced Myanmar’s armed forces for using lethal weapons against protesters, but it is unlikely to take action against the military leaders.

2021/03/05 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: Pro-Democracy Activists Kept in Custody

A Hong Kong court has ordered 47 pro-democracy activists to be held behind bars as they await trial in late May. Though 15 were initially granted bail in a marathon arraignment hearing, that decision is now under review.

2021/04/23 | The Interpreter

Indonesia Gambles on Special ASEAN Summit on Myanmar

Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo may have an eye to his legacy by inviting the junta to Jakarta, but it could also cost his prestige.

2021/05/20 | Deutsche Welle

Suez Accident: Japanese Shippers Look For New Ways to Europe

Japanese shipping companies are looking to reduce their reliance on the Suez Canal. They are stepping up their search for an alternative route connecting East Asia to key markets in Europe.

2021/03/11 | Deutsche Welle

Japan Marks a Decade Since Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Environmental groups say the crippled nuclear plant’s decommissioning effort is hopeless. Some local people fear it is not safe to return to communities that were beneath the radioactive plume.

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.

2021/06/21 | Voice of America

Researchers Begin Trials of Covid-19 Nasal Spray Vaccine

Australia approves the development of a new Covid-19 vaccine which attacks the virus as it enters the body.

2021/03/12 | Dolma Tsering

The Tibetan National Uprising Day and China’s Tibet Dilemma

This March marks the 62nd anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day. It’s also an occasion to question the intentions behind the PRC’s policies.

2021/07/15 | Global Voices

Macau Bans 21 Opposition Candidates From Campaigning for the Legislature

Beijing’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office expressed support for Macau’s decision and stressed that it is necessary to uphold the principle of “patriots governing Macau.”

2021/01/22 | Michael Beltran

Philippines: Armed Forces University Ban Canceled

The Philippine government has canceled a long standing agreement that barred armed forces from entering the country’s leading university, University of the Philippines.

2021/05/25 | Leo Galuh

How Trans Women in Bandung, Indonesia Built New Lives in Covid Economy

When Covid-19 began to take hold in Indonesia in March 2020, the trans women community in Bandung suffered. Gardening and community kitchens are some of ways they’ve responded.