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2021/05/24 | The Interpreter

ASEAN’s Huge Gamble on Myanmar

If it doesn’t move quickly on its hard-won consensus, the organization risks letting the junta call the shots.

2021/05/21 | Voice of America

South Korean President To Meet Biden at White House Friday

It may be Moon Jae-in’s final visit to the United States as head of state and his last chance to fulfill campaign pledges before his term ends in 2022.

2021/05/20 | Deutsche Welle

Suez Accident: Japanese Shippers Look For New Ways to Europe

Japanese shipping companies are looking to reduce their reliance on the Suez Canal. They are stepping up their search for an alternative route connecting East Asia to key markets in Europe.

2021/05/19 | Michael Beltran

How a Young Journalist Was Detained in the Philippines Throughout the Pandemic

Frenchie Mae Cumpio’s incarceration has come to represent the challenges facing young journalists in the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration took office in 2016.

2021/05/19 | Voice of America

Myanmar Crisis Prompts South Koreans To Revisit 1980s Struggle for Democracy

Korean elected officials and citizens demonstrate support for Myanmar citizens four decades after South Korea’s own democratic movement.

2021/05/18 | Daniel Yo-Ling Chen

Abandoning Anthropology, From Virginia to Taipei

In the traditional model, anthropologists venture off to their field sites, do their research, and then go back to their home institutions to write up and share their findings. What might a different kind of relationship to Taiwan look like?

2021/05/18 | East Asia Forum

Asia Pacific Travel Bubbles and the Covid-19 ‘Diseasescape’

New arrangements like travel bubbles have re-arranged the globe into spheres of mobility.

2021/05/17 | Judy Chen

Coming Home to a Place I’ve Never Lived

On being grounded not in the dead wood of the doorframe but the rich soil of earth.

2021/05/17 | The Interpreter

Myanmar and a New Kind of Civil War

Urban dissidents trained by battle-hardened guerillas in the countryside could make things harder for the Myanmar military.

2021/05/14 | Albert Wu

Moving to Taiwan

Taiwan was becoming something. And I was getting left behind.

2021/05/14 | Global Voices

Hong Kong’s Public Broadcaster Is on Its Way To Become a Government Mouthpiece

Shows are being censored, journalists are being forced to resign, and even social media posts are being deleted.

2021/05/13 | The Conversation

How China Used the Media To Spread Its Covid Narrative — and Win Friends Around the World

Most countries report coverage of China has become more positive in national media since the onset of the pandemic, a survey shows.

2021/05/11 | Voice of America

Can Taiwan’s Silicon Shield Protect It Against China’s Aggression?

Taiwan’s dominance in chip-making has fueled debate over its silicon shield, but an expert says the U.S. is concerned that the shield may “have holes in it” and the technology is being used by China’s military.

2021/05/10 | Global Voices

Inside Myanmar: Testimonies of Survival and Resistance

Testimonials of the Myanmar coup speak of the regime’s influence on daily life and the characteristics of the protest movement.

2021/05/06 | Deutsche Welle

Covid Removes the Luster From Japan’s ‘Golden Week’ Holidays

Traditionally a time to travel, shop, and go out, this year’s festive season has been disrupted by a third state of emergency as cases of Covid-19 rise.

2021/05/04 | The Conversation

Covid in India: The Deep-Rooted Issues Behind the Current Crisis

Jingoism, overconfidence, and false reassurance from the political elite negated hard-won progress against Covid in India.

2021/05/03 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar’s Media Under Pressure From All Sides

The Burmese military regime's increased crackdown on journalists and independent media has forced reporters underground. However, pressure mounts not only from the ruling junta but also from the opposition.