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2019/12/06 | East Asia Forum
Vietnam Confronts China’s Maritime Interference
Vietnam has publicly condemned China’s increasingly aggressive maritime intrusion on several occasions while its ASEAN partners are pursuing quiet diplomacy.
2019/12/06 | Deutsche Welle
K-pop's Dark and Tragic Underbelly
Stars of the South Korean music genre have massive fan followings around the world. But K-pop's industry pressures and social media take a heavy toll on its so-called idols, as a series of recent deaths reveals.
2019/12/05 | The Interpreter
How Much Influence Do Confucius Institutes Have in Australia?
Properly examining the allegations against Confucius Institutes will allow Australia to assess more credible threats of China’s foreign influence.
2019/12/04 | Deutsche Welle
US Congress Condemns China for Treatment of Uyghurs
A U.S. bill that describes Beijing's treatment of Muslim minorities as "gross violations" of human rights has been overwhelmingly supported. China has refuted the claims, saying they are merely trying to combat terrorism.
2019/12/03 | East Asia Forum
Xinjiang Casts Uncertainty Over the Belt and Road Initiative
Xinjiang is at the heart of China's Belt and Road Initiative, but instability in the region could cause stagnation to China's itinerary.
2019/12/03 | Mongabay
Indonesia Must Stop Its Coal Plant Building Spree By 2020 to Meet Climate Goals
Indonesia must stop building coal-fired power plants by next year if it’s to keep up its commitments to the Paris climate agreement, according to a new analysis.
2019/12/02 | LWT
What Is Taiwan’s Legal Status According to International Law, Japan, and the US?
Legally, Taiwan is a piece of territory that was "never returned" properly. What roles have Japan and the United States played historically?
2019/12/02 | Hilton Yip
Can Asia Stand Up to China's Bullying?
European countries are gradually standing up against China's suppression, but what about Asia?
2019/11/29 | Mongabay
South Korea Exports Pollution By Funding Overseas Coal Plants
South Korea is the third biggest public investor in overseas coal plants, virtually exporting pollution to Southeast Asian countries and reaping the financial rewards from the investments.
2019/11/27 | The Interpreter
Global Diplomacy Index: China Now Has the Largest Diplomatic Network
China has overtaken the U.S. with the largest diplomatic network in the 2019 Lowy Institute Global Diplomacy Index.
2019/11/27 | Deutsche Welle
India Proposes Nationwide Citizen's List, Muslims Fear Discrimination
India has proposed creating a list of all people who legally fulfill Indian citizenship requirements. Opponents fear the list could be used to target minority groups.
2019/11/25 | Daphne K. Lee
Massive Victory for Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Parties in Local Elections
After six months of protests, a record-breaking voter turnout in Hong Kong’s local elections led to a sweeping victory for the pro-democracy camp.
2019/11/22 | Deutsche Welle
Artworks by Renowned German Artists Disappear in China
Art worth hundreds of millions of dollars by renowned German artists has allegedly vanished in China, German media report. A shady case, a German art expert says.
2019/11/21 | Taiwan Insight
Why Do Taiwanese Empathize With Hong Kong Protesters?
Taiwan has provided tremendous support for the Hong Kong protests, including solidarity rallies and material supplies. Why would Taiwan care so much about Hong Kong aside from having a common “enemy”?
2019/11/20 | Lausan
How Can We Abolish the Hong Kong Police Force?
How realistic is the “sixth demand” from the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong? Can we learn anything from the abolitionist movement in the U.S.?
2019/11/19 | Daphne K. Lee
China Says Hong Kong Courts Have No Authority Over Face Mask Ban's Constitutionality
China's top legislature slammed Hong Kong's High Court ruling that the anti-mask law was unconstitutional.
2019/11/18 | The Conversation
Why Protesters Around the World Are Wearing the Same Masks
Protesters around the world are wearing the Joker and Guy Fawkes face masks. A face mask technically doesn't offer any physical protection, then why do protesters favor wearing masks?
2019/11/18 | East Asia Forum
Hong Kong Unlikely to Regain Confidence in Its Economic Outlook
Hong Kong's economy has been slipping even before the protests, and with the failing "one country, two systems," the city's future as an international hub is looking even grimmer.