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2016/07/01 | J. Michael Cole

Polish Journalists Denied Accreditation Due to Chinese Pressure

One of the journalists says that her criticism of Beijing’s human rights track record and her signing of an open letter ahead of President Xi’s visit last month are behind Warsaw’s giving in to Beijing’s demand that she be sidelined.

2016/07/01 | Chang Shin-wei

Formosa Plastics Admits Guilt for Mass Killing of Fish in Vietnam

Despite paying US$500m in damages and admitting it dumped toxic substance in rivers, there may be longer-term implications from the Formosa Plastics fish scandal.

2016/07/01 | Geraldine Tong

Yellow Balloon Woman Acquitted Over Insulting Malaysia PM

Bilqis was charged with the offence of releasing balloons at an event attended by the Malaysian Prime Minister. She said the case could have set a dangerous precedent.

2016/07/01 | Edward White

Out of Sight: Taiwan’s Hidden Contribution to Global Human Trafficking

Taiwanese are involved in human trafficking crimes across Asia and the Pacific, and at least five traffickers convicted of offences in Cambodia remain at-large on the island.

2016/06/30 | Edward White

Burma: Human Rights Concerns Continue Under ‘The Lady’

'Free prisoners and dismantle the legal infrastructure of repression.' Removing authoritarian controls on freedom of speech is among the plethora of challenges facing Myanmar’s new leader.

2016/06/30 | Jue Ren

Sex Scandal Highlights Changing Attitudes to Hook-Up Culture in China

Even for China’s young generation, sexual capital, power relations among sexual partners and the difficulty of choosing spouses continue to influence the dating culture and intimate relationships.

2016/06/30 | Shuhei Omi

Duterte Takes Philippines Office Under Fear and Accusations

The new president says he knows the limits of his authority and the legal boundaries, but observers think otherwise.

2016/06/30 | J. Michael Cole

Singaporean Charged for Threatening to 'Open Fire' on LGBT Community

If found guilty, the 36-year-old man faces a maximum of five years’ imprisonment. His case also appears to have energized anti-LGBT elements in the country.

2016/06/29 | Edward White

Taiwan Human Trafficking Activists Await Key U.S. Report

Human trafficking: While the government will hope Taiwan can enjoy its seventh-year straight as a ‘Tier 1’ country, activists in the front lines of what they say is a worsening problem hope Taiwan’s ranking will be downgraded.

2016/06/29 | Chang Shin-wei

Tibetan Filmmaker Arrested in China

The detention and possible mistreatment of an award-winning Tibetan filmmaker comes as international politicians appear to be running out of patience with China’s human rights abuses.

2016/06/29 | David Green

DDG Puts Its Bets on Taiwan

The Brexit decision shows how low thresholds can result in disaster, but being bold is often the only way to succeed.

2016/06/29 | Sarawak Report

The Dots Join Up: Irish Angle on Malaysia’s 1MDB Scandal

Irish Angle to Malaysia's ongoing 1MDB saga confirms the PM's proxy, Jho Low, was linked to Goldman Sachs.

2016/06/28 | Shuhei Omi

Hong Kong Proposes Ban on Ivory Trade by 2021

A new bad in Hong Kong on the ivory trade could be implemented within five years, but many are asking why that could not come sooner.

2016/06/28 | Malaysiakini

Who Is More Dangerous, Pahang Mufti or ISIS?

A mufti in Malaysia has been labelled a bigger threat to the country than ISIS.

2016/06/28 | Suzanne Pepper

Hong Kong’s High Stakes Election: New Candidates, Old Temptations

Facing a well-organized pro-Beijing adversary who never runs for any reason other than to win, Hong Kong’s new political candidates look set to make the same mistakes as their predecessors from the pro-democracy movement.

2016/06/28 | Edward White

FEATURE: Clock Ticks as Indonesian Execution Spree Looms

Hope and Hypocrisy: Despite fighting for the freedom of hundreds of its own citizens facing the death penalty abroad, Indonesia looks set to carry out a spate of executions of foreign nationals. Can international and local activists force the populist Jokowi administration to change its course?

2016/06/27 | Edward White

Beijing to Discuss Cross-Border Arrests with Hong Kong

Beijing agrees to talks after Hong Kong complained about booksellers' abductions.