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2020/01/10 | Deutsche Welle
Chinese Pork Prices Doubled Ahead of New Year's Celebrations
An African swine fever outbreak has decimated China's pork stocks, keeping food prices high and contributing to overall high inflation. The high prices will make Chinese New Year's feasts more expensive.
2020/01/08 | Op-Ed
Taiwan's Elections May Determine the Fate of Fleeing Hong Kong Protesters
The Hong Kong protests might not have influenced Taiwanese voters as much as expected, but Taiwan's election results might determine the fate of the pro-democracy protesters who have fled from the city.
2020/01/08 | The Interpreter
Martial Law Lifted in Philippine South, But Military Presence Persists
The role of the military on the strife-torn Philippine island isn’t about to change – and will continue to ensnare legal activists.
2020/01/07 | Voice of America
Philippines Would Hurt Tourism, Ease Political Disputes by Requiring Americans to Get Visas
The Philipipnes' tourism sector would take a hit, but a visa rule for Americans would ease tension over a criminal case in Manila.
2020/01/06 | Mongabay
How a Thai Entrepreneur Turned Used Flip-Flops Into a Sustainable Business
A university team in Thailand named “Tlejourn” has created a profitable product from discarded flip-flops. Of the 5.25 trillion pieces of trash floating in the ocean, old flip-flops are one of the most commonly found items.
2020/01/03 | Deutsche Welle
Asia's Richest Man, Mukesh Ambani, Takes on Amazon With New Online Marketplace
Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's foray into Indian e-commerce with an online shopping platform called JioMart is expected to take on the likes of giants such as Amazon and Flipkart in the fast expanding sector.
2019/12/31 | Voice of America
Chinese Pastor Wang Yi Given 9 Year Sentence on State Subversion
Human rights activists say verdict paints bleak picture of government-led persecution of religious groups under Chinese President Xi Jinping.
2019/12/26 | Voice of America
Clashes Mar Christmas Celebrations in Hong Kong
Christmas celebrations in Hong Kong were disrupted by riot police violently dispersing anti-government protesters.
2019/12/23 | Voice of America
Martial Law Set to End in Restive Philippine South as Violence Ebbs
Curfews and road checkpoints have dominated much of Mindanao, an island racked by rebel violence, for 31 months
2019/12/20 | Deutsche Welle
India: Curfew, Internet Closures as Citizenship Protests Continue
Indian police have imposed strict security measures amid protests over a citizenship law discriminating against Muslims. At least seven people have died so far in the ongoing unrest.
2019/12/18 | The Conversation
What Chinese Citizens Think of China's Social Credit System
Contrary to what many in the West think, many Chinese citizens appreciate the social credit system for instilling a sense security and certainty in the society.
2019/12/17 | The Interpreter
India’s Descent into a Hindu Theocracy
A new law that threatens to exclude Muslims from Indian citizenship upends the idea of a nation built on liberty and equality.
2019/12/16 | Deutsche Welle
China TV Pulls Arsenal Game After Mesut Özil's Uyghur Comments
Former Germany midfielder Mesut Özil has criticized other Muslims for not speaking up for China's Uyghur minority. More than 1 million people in the western province of Xinjiang have been sent to re-education camps.
2019/12/13 | Global Voices
Chinese Library Staff Burn Books in Public, Causing Social Media Uproar
An image of Chinese library staff burning books in public has sparked online outrage among Chinese scholars.
2019/12/12 | Deutsche Welle
Indian Parliament Approves Citizenship Bill, Sparking Protests
Protesters in India's ethnically diverse northern regions clashed with police, as the contentious bill passed the upper house of parliament. Muslims would be excluded from the fast-track citizenship laws.
2019/12/12 | Michael Beltran
Manila's Arrest of Dissident Artists Could Interfere With Freedom of Expression
On November 30, the Manila police arrested street artists who were writing political messages on the wall for "vandalism." Many are now interpreting the act as the government's crackdown on freedom of expression.
2019/12/11 | The Interpreter
The Disparity in Asia's Education Systems Will Limit Regional Development
While East Asia countries top education performance, Southeast Asia is struggling to catch up. An aging population and gap with Southeast Asia might mark down the whole region.
2019/12/10 | Deutsche Welle
India Parliament Passes Citizenship Amendment Bill
For the first time, India would use religion as a legal basis for determining nationality, if the bill passes the upper house too. It's part of the Hindu nationalist strategy promoted by Narendra Modi.