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2022/11/04 | Voice of America

European Lawmakers Visit Taiwan, Taking Different Path from Scholz

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz set out on a high-profile visit to Beijing while lawmakers from seven European countries and the European Union were winding up a show of solidarity in Taiwan.

2022/11/03 | Deutsche Welle

North Korea Fires Missile Near Japan

North Korea continued missile launches for a second day, including a potential ICMB that prompted evacuations in Japan. The West condemned Pyongyang’s unprecedented display of military firepower.

2022/11/02 | East Asia Forum

Japan Warily Welcomes Back International Travelers

In his parliamentary speech in October, Kishida presented his plan to revive the Japanese economy, including a pledge to increase international tourist spending beyond the pre-pandemic high in 2019.

2022/11/01 | Voice of America

After Deadly Crowd Surge, Seoul Residents Complain of Government Negligence

As South Koreans try to make sense of the Itaewon tragedy, many residents say officials should have either employed a much bigger police presence or more proactive crowd control measures to ensure orderly movement.

2022/10/31 | Deutsche Welle

Death Toll Rises in Storm-hit Philippines

The Philippines sees an average of 20 typhoons every year, but typhoons are rare in Mindanao.

2022/10/28 | East Asia Forum

Judicial Repression Becomes the Norm in Hong Kong

As of 2022, more than 100 civil society organizations and trade unions have been dissolved or closed in Hong Kong under the threat of the National Security Law.

2022/10/28 | Michael Beltran

Holy Water: The Philippine Activist Targeted for Trying To Stop a Hydropower Project

Dozens of elite armed forces were sent to arrest Vertrudez Macapanpan, a 69-year-old environmental activist in the Philippines. She has no doubt the cause was her work defending a sacred mountain spring from a billion dollar development project.

2022/10/27 | The Interpreter

Even Now, Standing Supreme, Xi Has Limits to His Power

The very loyalists that have facilitated Xi Jinping’s rise could yet provide a constraint to his ambition.

2022/10/26 | Voice of America

In Polarized 2022 Midterms, US Candidates Find Common Ground Opposing China

As American voters get ready for the midterm elections, candidates from both parties are pledging tough policies on China in hopes of wooing voters.

2022/10/25 | Kirsten Han

If Singapore Wants to Debate the Death Penalty, Talk To Us — Not Richard Branson.

If the Singapore government really prioritized the well-being of people in Singapore, they wouldn’t be wasting time and money trying to get Richard Branson over for a “debate.”

2022/10/25 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar: Junta Air Strike Kills Dozens, Rebel Group Says

The Kachin Independence Organization says the Myanmar military carried out air strikes on a concert to celebrate the group's founding. The attacks reportedly killed some 80 people, including musicians and civilians.

2022/10/24 | The Conversation

Xi Cements His Power at Chinese Communist Party Congress – But He Is Still Exposed on the Economy

With a collapsing real estate sector weighing on a stretched banking system, the economy is Xi’s vulnerability.

2022/10/21 | Voice of America

Beijing Banner Protest Ripples Outward as China Maintains Silence

“It will tell future generations that even in the darkest of times, there are people who will stand up for themselves.”

2022/10/19 | East Asia Forum

The 20th Party Congress and the Crowning of Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping’s maneuverings to ensure his personal domination in the CCP, long in the planning, threaten to upset a bedrock of the durability of the party.

2022/10/17 | The Interpreter

Could China Save the World?

It is difficult to imagine Xi Jinping brokering peace in Ukraine, but if China wants to be respected, this is a chance.

2022/10/14 | Deutsche Welle

China Probes Its Neighbors’ Defenses as Regional Tensions Rise

Beijing has territorial claims against Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan and is using “salami-slicing” military and economic tactics in its efforts to assume control of the strategically important areas.