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2022/06/29 | Sam Robbins

The Many Faces of the Hokkien-language Internet

Online content distinctly aimed at promoting Taiwanese Hokkien within Taiwan abounds, but there is also a wide range of content created by communities interested in Hokkien, spoken in different varieties from East Asia, Southeast Asia, to North America.

2022/06/29 | Deutsche Welle

Philippines: News Site Rappler Ordered To Shut Down

The site, co-founded by Nobel laureate Maria Ressa, was known for covering Duterte’s bloody crackdown on illegal drugs. The move comes a day before President Rodrigo Duterte is due to leave office.

2022/06/28 | Voice of America

What To Expect From South Korea’s First NATO Summit

South Korea’s president has vowed to make the country a “global pivotal state” bolstering cooperation with like-minded countries to promote liberal democratic values of freedom, peace, and prosperity.

2022/06/27 | Deutsche Welle

G7 Leaders Launch Infrastructure Fund to Counter Chinese Influence

G7 leaders pledged US$600 billion dollars to help low-income states build “climate resilient infrastructure,” which is seen as the West’s response to China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative.

2022/06/22 | Voice of America

South Korea Launches Satellite Into Orbit Using Its Own Rocket

With the successful launch, South Korea became the 10th country to place a satellite into space using its own technology.

2022/06/21 | Deutsche Welle

China: Gaming Firm NetEase Sees Stocks Slump Amid Tech Crackdown

The Chinese government is imposing restrictions on gaming companies such as NetEase to prevent addiction. The measures are delaying the release of major titles such as “Diablo Immortal,” hurting the industry.

2022/06/16 | Voice of America

Reports: Chinese Authorities Using Covid-tracking App To Thwart Protesters

In Zhengzhou, protests fizzled after people found their health codes had suddenly turned red, meaning they couldn’t travel.

2022/06/15 | Global Voices

China’s Wavering Position on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Threatens Its Legacy at Home and Abroad

Beijing’s official policy has remained ambiguously in support of the Russian cause, but against its consequences.

2022/06/13 | Voice of America

Preserve the Truth: Historical Books, Documents in Danger as Marcos Family Returns to Power

Books on martial law have been selling fast in the weeks after Marcos Jr. was elected president over fear that these will be banned or purged.

2022/06/10 | Deutsche Welle

Thousands of South Korean Truckers Broaden Strike Action

Truckers in South Korea are on a strike action, protesting sharply rising fuel prices and demanding basic pay guarantees. It's an early test for conservative President Yoon Suk-yeol.

2022/06/09 | The Interpreter

Thailand Seeking to Profit From a Global Food Crisis

The war in Ukraine has highlighted weaknesses in Thailand’s policymaking and prompted cartel behavior … again.

2022/06/09 | Timothy S. Rich

To What Extent Do South Koreans Perceive North Korean Cyberattacks as a Threat?

A recent survey of South Koreans indicates that cyberattacks are viewed as a threat comparable to nuclear weapons, particularly among the elderly.

2022/06/08 | Voice of America

Hun Sen’s Party Wins Cambodia’s Local Polls by Landslides, Early Results Show

The opposition alleged a number of polling stations restricted access to onlookers, closing the doors and windows of stations from scrutiny. A party described the election as the “worst in history.”

2022/06/07 | Deutsche Welle

Japan: Same-sex Couples Face Resistance to Adoption

Conservative attitudes towards the concept of family and a lack of legal rights for LGBTQ+ members of society make adopting in a child a difficult task in Japan.

2022/06/06 | The Interpreter

A Flare up in China’s Deliberate Pattern of Aggression

The intercept of an Australian patrol over the South China Sea escalates a “grey zone” conflict to a dangerous level.