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2019/11/12 | East Asia Forum
How Will Foreign Workers Reshape Japanese Politics?
Japan's new law that allows for the entry of non-skilled foreign workers will help with the aging local economy, but it has also become a heated debate for the Japanese politicians.
2019/11/12 | Op-Ed
OPINION: Solution to Kashmir Conflict Lies in East Timor
The UN should look to resolve the Kashmir dispute b reviewing the example of East Timor's independence movement.
2019/11/11 | Deutsche Welle
Hong Kong Police Shoot Man During Morning Protests
Chaos erupted in Hong Kong when security forces cracked down on an early morning protest. Footage showed a police officer shooting a protester at close range. The man is now in critical condition.
2019/11/10 | Mongabay
China Keeps Quiet About the Amazon Crisis Despite Its Leverage Over Brazil
The Brazilian president met with the Chinese leader last week on trade, but China remained silent on the Amazon fires, deforestation, and other environmental issues.
2019/11/08 | The Interpreter
What Does 'Blockchain With Chinese Characteristics' Mean?
Cryptocurrency made a comeback after Chinese President Xi Jinping called for blockchain technology development. What would blockchain even look like in a heavily monitored society?
2019/11/08 | Deutsche Welle
Sieren's China: Learning From the Mistakes in Hong Kong
Beijing, wanting to learn from the mistakes made in Hong Kong, intends to develop more affordable public housing in Shenzhen. But this will not be a fix-all solution in the long term.
2019/11/06 | Deutsche Welle
Pro-Beijing Lawmaker Junius Ho Stabbed in Hong Kong
A lawmaker known for his heated arguments with pro-democracy protesters has been injured by an unknown assailant. Footage showed the perpetrator brandishing a large knife and thrusting it at the lawmaker's chest.
2019/11/05 | Op-Ed
Indonesia Should Stop Fearing Chinese Workers
Indonesia’s growing anti-Chinese sentiment is mostly based on bias and disinformation, which will end up being unproductive to the country’s economic progress.
2019/11/04 | The Interpreter
Hong Kong's Special Status Should Remain Unchanged Beyond 2047
Hong Kong and China would both benefit from more clarity on what the city's status will be after 2047.
2019/11/04 | Deutsche Welle
Kashmir: Independence Activists Draw Inspiration From German Reunification
Calls for a free Kashmir are becoming louder on both sides of the divided region. Can the German reunification model be applied to the India- and Pakistan-ruled Kashmir? And what can Kashmiris learn from it?
2019/11/01 | The Conversation
How Can the UK Promote ‘Safe Migration’ for the Vietnamese Community?
The U.K. has such a big appeal for the Vietnamese that many are willing to risk their lives on a perilous journey. But has the U.K. done anything to resolve the migrant problem?
2019/10/31 | Daniel Kao
Notepad++ and GitHub Are the Latest Victims of Chinese Internet Trolls
GitHub, a generally apolitical platform for developers to discuss and collaborate on engineering projects, has fallen victim to Chinese internet trolls due to a Notepad++ update named "Free Uyghur."
2019/10/30 | East Asia Forum
Banning Huawei Is Not the Best Solution for Global Cybersecurity
Some countries have banned Huawei due to its cyber intrusion risk, but is it the only way to protect personal data and critical information infrastructure?
2019/10/29 | Deutsche Welle
Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Activist Joshua Wong Barred From Election
The Hong Kong Electoral Affairs Commission said Joshua Wong's nomination was found to be "invalid." The 23-year-old activist said he was the only candidate who was barred from running.
2019/10/27 | Deutsche Welle
Hong Kong Bans Online Posting of Police Personal Details
The city's highest court has banned the publication of police-officer-related information and photographs without their consent. The move comes at the end of Hong Kong's fifth consecutive month of pro-democracy protests.
2019/10/25 | Deutsche Welle
China Urges Quick Identification of UK Truck Victims
British police said they are undertaking the country's largest murder probe since 2005 to determine the identities and cause of death of 39 bodies believed to be Chinese migrants who were discovered in a truck.
2019/10/24 | The Conversation
Nezha Rises as the New Superhero and Role Model in China
“Nezha: Birth of the Demon Child” has set box-office records and it’s ultimately about how to raise a “good” child.
2019/10/23 | Rik Glauert
Challenges Ahead as Japan Follows Taiwan’s Path to Marriage Equality
Japanese LGBT activists are looking to Taiwan as a successful example of granting same-sex couples the right to marry, but Japan has to first deal with its conservative politics and society.