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2021/02/19 | Voice of America

Deadly ‘Red-Tagging’ Campaign Ramps up in Philippines

Filipinos labelled as communists by state officials say they now fear for their lives.

2021/02/18 | East Asia Forum

Political Repression and Authoritarian Legalism in Hong Kong

Defenders of Hong Kong’s legal system will insist that judicial independence is a prerequisite for the region’s continued wellbeing, but Beijing may reason that modern China has done well enough with its captive courts.

2021/02/17 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar Coup: Aung San Suu Kyi Faces New Charge

The former leader has already been charged over importing walkie talkies, since she was deposed in a military coup over two weeks ago.

2021/02/09 | Voice of America

China Appears to Block Popular Clubhouse App

For a brief time, Clubhouse allowed Chinese Internet users to freely discuss taboo topics with people across the world.

2021/02/08 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar: Huge Turnout for Anti-Coup Protests

Tens of thousands of people have joined the biggest rallies yet to condemn the military coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

2021/02/05 | Sylvie Tanaga

Chinese New Year in Indonesia Is Political

After Suharto’s New Order collapsed, Chinese New Year became a national holiday. It could only be celebrated at home before.

2021/02/05 | TNL Staff

Guyana Reneges on Taiwan Office Plan

Guyana terminated agreement with Taiwan to open representative office less than a day after Taiwan announced the plan.

2021/02/05 | Bart Dashorst

‘Facing the Calamity’: The Story of a Malaysian Taiwanese Under KMT Rule

The autobiography and witness testimony of Fred Him-San Chin, a Taiwanese of Chinese descent born in Malaysia, offers a view of pride in being Taiwanese despite the hardships of false imprisonment.

2021/02/04 | The Interpreter

Myanmar’s Empty Promise of Constitutional Reform

Democracy campaigners tried to play by the military’s rules. They suffered for it anyway.

2021/02/03 | Deutsche Welle

Will UK Hong Kong Immigration Program Trigger an Exodus?

Millions of Hong Kong residents are eligible for a fast-track U.K. citizenship program. Two young emigrants said escaping the long arm of Beijing is worth the struggle of starting over in a foreign country.

2021/02/02 | Aye Min Thant

Myanmar: The Stupid Coup

Myanmar elders understand on a visceral level that the military is not a rational actor. Those of us lucky enough to be young enough to have only passing memories of pre-transition Myanmar are just starting to internalize this.

2021/02/01 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Detained by Military, Her Party Says

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and several of her political allies have been detained in an early morning raid, a spokesman for her party said. He warned of a possible military coup.

2021/01/29 | Taiwan Insight

Why the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) Conflict Should Matter to Taiwan

The way that the world reacts to Azerbaijan’s attempt to recover Nagorno-Karabakh represents a test case for how the world might respond to a Chinese attack on Taiwan.

2021/01/28 | Sylvie Tanaga

Why an American Digital Nomad’s Tweet Sparked Outrage Among Indonesians

An American woman living in Bali during the pandemic angered the Indonesian public by seemingly inviting foreigners to the island despite a travel ban. Here are some of the factors that fueled the outrage.

2021/01/28 | Voice of America

As China’s  Gig Economy Booms, Concerns Grow Over Worker Protections

A Chinese food delivery worker set himself on fire to protest unpaid wages. With spotlight on their working conditions, China's gig workers are unlikely to get the legal aid to defend their rights.

2021/01/27 | Kirsten Han

From Victims To Villains: Singapore’s War on Drugs

Singapore’s War on Drugs posture has lasted for decades. It’s time for a different approach.

2021/01/27 | Deutsche Welle

Japan’s Hemp Business Wants To Distance Itself From Image of Narcotics

For centuries, hemp was grown across Japan and used in cuisine, clothing, and traditional rites. It suffered an image problem during the post-war years and has not fully recovered.

2021/01/26 | Global Voices

Chinese-Australian Cartoonist Badiucao Walks a Fine Line To Avoid Being Politically Hijacked

Chinese dissident cartoonist Badiucao finds it increasingly difficult to make his voice heard in Australia.