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2021/04/12 | Global Voices

Hong Kong Customs Raids Pro-Democracy Retail Chain, Sparking Sympathy

Hong Kong customs raids and seizes goods from a pro-democracy “yellow shop,” citing inadequate labeling on products.

2021/04/09 | Voice of America

Journalists on Trial for Covering Myanmar Coup

Coverage of Myanmar's coup and its aftermath is becoming increasingly risky, with at least 60 journalists arrested since junta seized power.

2021/04/08 | Sana Hashmi, Ph.D.

Taiwan and the Possibility of the Quad Plus

Including Taiwan in the Quad Plus might not be a step in the right direction. There are many other ways to facilitate Taiwan’s participation in the Indo-Pacific.

2021/04/08 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar: Protests Erupt in London After Ambassador Locked Out of Embassy

Demonstrators gathered in front of Myanmar’s embassy in London following reports that the military attache seized the building.

2021/04/07 | The Interpreter

Closer Taiwan-US Ties Are Stabilizing the Region, Not the Opposite

Displays of solidarity for Taiwan won’t contain Beijing’s ambition, but U.S. support must factor in its thinking.

2021/04/05 | Voice of America

China Uses Money, Diplomacy to Push Back Against US in Southeast Asia

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has held eight meetings year-to-date with counterparts in Southeast Asian countries.

2021/04/01 | Safina Nabi

‘It Feels Like It Was a Trap’: Stateless in Indian Administered Kashmir

For the past three months, Uzma Rayees has been grieving her father’s death from afar. She’s one of a group of women in Kashmir rendered stateless by accompanying a husband seeking to take up a rehabilitation program for ex-militants.

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.

2021/03/30 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: Oscars Won’t Be Aired for First Time Since 1969

Local TV has decided against showing the Academy Awards, a regular fixture on Hong Kong screens since 1969. Content concerns mean Hollywood’s top awards may also not be seen on mainland China.

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.

2021/03/26 | Deutsche Welle

China Goes After Western Retailers Over Xinjiang Cotton

China’s wrath at Swedish retailer H&M and Nike sportswear over their past remarks on “forced labor” in cotton-hub Xinjiang has expanded to other Western brands. The criticism comes hot on the heels of fresh sanctions.

2021/03/25 | Voice of America

Chinese Diplomat’s Rhetoric in US Talks Creates Moneymaking Opportunities

After the U.S.-China meeting in Alaska, Chinese merchandisers are feeding a wave of nationalism that the talks inspired.

2021/03/23 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar Coup: Mass Protests Fail To Attract Global Solidarity

EU and US sanctions against Myanmar’s army cannot hide the fact that the Southeast Asian country's democracy movement is largely on its own.

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.

2021/03/22 | East Asia Forum

The Clubhouse Challenge To Digital Authoritarianism in Thailand

Clubhouse seems to pose a threat to the Thai government, allowing protesters to discuss sensitive topics, including the monarchy. Authorities are threatening to block access to it after a surge in popularity.

2021/03/19 | TNL Feature

Taiwan Is Not Immune

Problems of misogyny and xenophobia are, unfortunately, global. In this light, instead of evaluating the Atlanta shootings as an incident with causes rooted in distant American racial politics, we should not overlook these ideas present in Taiwan.