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2021/03/11 | Deutsche Welle

Japan Marks a Decade Since Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Environmental groups say the crippled nuclear plant’s decommissioning effort is hopeless. Some local people fear it is not safe to return to communities that were beneath the radioactive plume.

2021/03/10 | Michael Beltran

The Bloodiest Sunday in the Philippines

Nine people were murdered by state forces in the Philippines. Michael Beltran spoke with two eye witnesses.

2021/03/10 | Voice of America

China Quiet on Details of Changes for Hong Kong’s Electoral System

Little known about Beijing’s changes other than “patriots” will govern for the island's “brighter future.”

2021/03/09 | Deutsche Welle

Asia’s ‘Milk Tea’ Activists Give Cross-Border Support for Democratic Change

An online solidarity movement is bringing together democracy activists across Asia for a fight against authoritarianism.

2021/03/08 | TNL Staff

Reports: Taiwan, Palau To Set up Covid-19 ‘Travel Bubble’

Local media has reported that a Taiwan-Palau travel bubble could be open as early as next week.

2021/03/08 | Janine Sun Rogers

Anti-Asian Attacks in US Repeat History, Motivate Community Action

In the face of recent violent attacks, the Asian American community reflects on systemic oppression and turns to community-based solutions.

2021/03/08 | Voice of America

Myanmar: Trade Unions Call for Economic ‘Shut Down’ in Protest of Junta

The call to shut down the economy comes after bloody crackdowns on protesters and military occupation of hospitals in Yangon.

2021/03/05 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: Pro-Democracy Activists Kept in Custody

A Hong Kong court has ordered 47 pro-democracy activists to be held behind bars as they await trial in late May. Though 15 were initially granted bail in a marathon arraignment hearing, that decision is now under review.

2021/03/03 | Voice of America

ASEAN Urges Peaceful Solution To Myanmar Coup Standoff

While some member countries condemned the junta, the bloc as a whole urged “all sides” against inciting violence.

2021/02/28 | Voice of America

Myanmar Police Toughen Crackdown Against Anti-Coup Protesters

Myanmar’s post-coup government fired its U.N. envoy and AFP reports that live rounds have been used against protesters.

2021/02/26 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar Coup Unites Ethnic Minorities and Pro-Democracy Protesters

In Myanmar, demonstrators and ethnic minorities have united to oppose the military, but they have different visions for the country’s future.

2021/02/25 | Voice of America

China’s Crackdown on Muslims Spreads To Tropical Hainan 

Beijing’s anti-Islam campaign is now targeting the Utsuls, a 10,000-strong Muslim ethnic community that has successfully, for now, pushed back against a ban on wearing head scarves.

2021/02/24 | TNL Feature

Australian Uyghur Association Protests To Demand Action from Government

Uyghurs staged a protest in Adelaide, South Australia, to demand that the Australian government condemn China's repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang and ban imports of goods made with forced labor in the region.

2021/02/23 | Voice of America

India-China Border Disputes Persist Despite Troop Pullback

Analysts caution that the recent troop withdrawal represents only a start of a potentially long process as both Indian and Chinese soldiers remain massed along several other stretches of the Himalayan border.

2021/02/22 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar: General Strike Goes Ahead Despite Threats

Protesters against the military rule have refused to let up as the movement to bring back the country’s democratically elected leader dismisses threats of violence.

2021/02/21 | TNL Feature

Human Rights Abuses in Laos Are Rampant. International Businesses Should Take Action.

Under LPRP rule, human rights violations are rampant in Laos, but they receive little attention around the world. The upcoming elections are unlikely to change this, either.

2021/02/20 | The Interpreter

Myanmar’s Coup Will Test the Loyalty of the Security Forces

Armed forces organizations are not just a mindless mass prepared to do whatever they are told.