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2021/11/05 | Deutsche Welle

China: Covid Citizen Journalist ‘Close to Death’ in Jail

Zhang Zhan traveled to Wuhan last February to report on the chaos at the epicenter of the first Covid-19 outbreak. She is on hunger strike after receiving a 4-year jail sentence for “provoking trouble.”

2021/11/04 | Judy Chen

Michelle Wu Becomes Boston’s First Asian American Mayor in Historic Election

A combination of big picture changes in Boston along with personal talent have propelled Michelle Wu to the mayor’s office.

2021/11/04 | The Interpreter

Filipino Migrants Are Agents of Change

Stereotypes tell of disenfranchised labor. But the experience of people abroad can seed change at home, too.

2021/11/03 | Voice of America

Soviet-era Memories Shape European Lawmakers’ View of China and Taiwan

“Lithuania has suffered badly under the Soviet communist regime,” a parliamentarian said. “Unfortunately, what the Chinese government is doing, on many levels, is worse.”

2021/11/02 | Deutsche Welle

Singapore Bans Book About Censorship for Including Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

A book was banned over “offensive images” containing cartoons depicting the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. The cartoons were the same ones published in the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in 2015.

2021/10/28 | East Asia Forum

Japan’s Intensifying Refugee Debate

In Japan, the death of a Sri Lankan migrant highlighted the importance of thorough discussion on the provision of impartial treatment to detainees and asylum seekers.

2021/10/27 | Voice of America

Amnesty International Closing Hong Kong Offices Amid Security Concerns

The Hong Kong offices have a sister location in Bangkok. The group continues to conduct research and advocacy work across other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

2021/10/25 | Voice of America

Thai Water Project Clears Major Hurdle After China Shows Interest

The Thai government has approved a crucial environmental impact assessment for the Yuam River water diversion project. Rights groups are worrying about the villages a new reservoir would displace.

2021/10/22 | Deutsche Welle

China Blacks Out NBA Celtics Games Over Tibet, Xi Comments

Broadcaster Tencent has scrubbed all Boston games, highlights and replays after player Enes Kanter called President Xi a “brutal dictator.” Meanwhile, 43 nations formally criticized China over its treatment of Uyghurs..

2021/10/20 | The Interpreter

If Pushed Far Enough, Would Myanmar Leave ASEAN?

Myanmar’s generals once feared joining the regional body would expose the country to foreign pressures.

2021/10/18 | Voice of America

China Seen Tightening Grip on Macao

Macao has been paired with neighboring Guangdong in a special economic zone, with special tax and other policies aimed at diversifying Macao’s economy away from gambling.

2021/10/15 | Global Voices

Why Are Czech Elites Being Captured by Beijing Narratives?

Since its independence, the Czech Republic has experienced remarkable changes in its relations with China.

2021/10/13 | Deutsche Welle

Japan Bids to Harness the Energy of Super Typhoons

As climate change contributes to more powerful Pacific storms, a new research center wants to better understand the threats they pose and utilize the energy they generate to help Japan reach zero carbon emissions.

2021/10/12 | Voice of America

Analysts: Thaw in Sino-US Trade Dispute Would Lift World Supply Chains, Dent Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian countries should expect less investment by multinationals trying to sustain U.S.-bound exports without shipping from China.

2021/10/07 | East Asia Forum

Hong Kong and the Future of Chinese-language Journalism

Young people are still joining journalism programs in Hong Kong despite the decline of press freedom. But will there be space for critical journalism when they are ready to publish?

2021/10/06 | Deutsche Welle

French Senators Visit Taiwan Amid China Tensions

A group of French senators is set to meet top Taiwanese officials, including President Tsai Ing-wen, though China had warned France against the trip.