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2022/06/28 | Voice of America

What To Expect From South Korea’s First NATO Summit

South Korea’s president has vowed to make the country a “global pivotal state” bolstering cooperation with like-minded countries to promote liberal democratic values of freedom, peace, and prosperity.

2022/06/29 | Sam Robbins

The Many Faces of the Hokkien-language Internet

Online content distinctly aimed at promoting Taiwanese Hokkien within Taiwan abounds, but there is also a wide range of content created by communities interested in Hokkien, spoken in different varieties from East Asia, Southeast Asia, to North America.

2022/07/04 | The Interpreter

Taking on Cambodia’s “Lady Liberty”

The American human rights lawyer sentenced to six years in a Phnom Penh prison may cause Hun Sen no end of trouble.

2022/07/05 | Deutsche Welle

South Korea Returns to Nuclear Power’s Warm Embrace

President Yoon Suk-yeol is going all in on nuclear power, both at home and abroad, marking a shift from his predecessor’s undecided approach.

2022/07/07 | The Interpreter

Under Pressure: Chinese International Graduates In a New China

Uncertainty about Covid, high unemployment rates, and shifting workforce expectations challenge China’s youth in 2022.

2022/08/01 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar Prolongs State of Emergency for Six Months

The Myanmar junta’s National Defense and Security Council gave unanimous approval for the decision, according to state media.

2022/08/03 | East Asia Forum

China’s Vocational Education Woes

China has a long-standing culture of degrading vocational graduates and discouraging parents from sending their children to vocational institutes.

2022/08/11 | Michael Beltran

Ex-VP Candidate Walden Bello Arrested for Accusing Sara Duterte’s Aide of Narcotics Involvement

Walden Bello, an esteemed scholar and candidate for vice president in the last election in the Philippines, is the latest victim in a string of “cyber-libel” cases that have undermined civil liberties.

2022/08/31 | Voice of America

Ukraine Lawmaker Questions Kyiv’s Strategic Partnership With Beijing

The lawmaker says Ukraine should reconsider its strategic partnership formed a decade ago with China, a key Russian ally.

2022/09/24 | Kirsten Han

Singapore Scapegoats Doctors and Drug Users — And Rejects Real Solutions

The case of Dr. Jitendra Kumar Sen shows how Singapore collapses the nuances of drug use into a “war on drugs” that punishes and outcasts users — and medical practitioners.

2022/09/27 | Global Voices

‘Where’s the President?’ Trends as Super Typhoon Batters the Philippines

Marcos posted a video of his trip to the United States while his constituents was bracing for the devastating impact of the typhoon.

2022/09/30 | The Interpreter

Myanmar: A Desperate Junta Trying, and Failing, To Shore up Its Legitimacy

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Australian economic adviser was sentenced to three years in prison. It won’t help the Myanmar junta’s international isolation or its domestic problems.

2022/10/03 | Deutsche Welle

German Lawmakers Arrive in Taiwan Amid Regional Tensions

A delegation from the German parliament traveled to Taiwan to underline friendly ties between Berlin and Taipei. The visit comes as China steps up its threats toward the island democracy.

2022/10/19 | East Asia Forum

The 20th Party Congress and the Crowning of Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping’s maneuverings to ensure his personal domination in the CCP, long in the planning, threaten to upset a bedrock of the durability of the party.

2022/11/07 | The Conversation

North Korea’s Flurry of Missile Tests Raises Alarm – But Are We Seeing Anything New?

The sustained pace of missile launches may serve as a distraction to focus the North Korean people’s gaze on the external enemy rather than their own distress and the government’s role in it.