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2022/10/13 | Voice of America

Why Companies Decide To Leave or Stay in China

A recent survey of more than 500 Taiwanese companies shows a quarter have moved a part of their production or sourcing out of China.

2022/10/12 | The Conversation

20 Years After the Bali Bombings, Survivors Are Still Processing a Unique Kind of Grief

Two decades after the bombings, which killed 202 people from more than 20 countries, grieving continues.

2022/10/11 | The Interpreter

Come What May, North Korea Perseveres

No manner of sanctions appears to dent Pyongyang’s determination to remain solitary and nuclear armed.

2022/10/07 | Voice of America

UN Council Rejects Uyghur Resolution on China by Narrow Margin

This is the first time the council has considered a proposal to debate the human rights situation in Xinjiang.

2022/10/06 | East Asia Forum

Okinawa’s Elections Expose Problems With Military Coexistence

Okinawa’s role in Japanese security was reinforced by China’s military drills in the Taiwan Strait following U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.

2022/10/05 | The Interpreter

Hot Button Issue: North Korea’s Bold New Nuclear Stance

Regional leaders would do well to focus on engagement with Pyongyang after missile launches set a dangerous precedent.

2022/10/04 | The Conversation

One of the Worst Stadium Tragedies in History: An Expert Explains What Led to the Soccer Stampede in Indonesia

Indonesia’s football crowds are well-known for their excitability. The risk of crowds getting out of hand should be managed pre-emptively.

2022/10/03 | Deutsche Welle

German Lawmakers Arrive in Taiwan Amid Regional Tensions

A delegation from the German parliament traveled to Taiwan to underline friendly ties between Berlin and Taipei. The visit comes as China steps up its threats toward the island democracy.

2022/09/30 | The Interpreter

Myanmar: A Desperate Junta Trying, and Failing, To Shore up Its Legitimacy

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Australian economic adviser was sentenced to three years in prison. It won’t help the Myanmar junta’s international isolation or its domestic problems.

2022/09/28 | East Asia Forum

Church Drama Is a Dilemma for Kishida

Distaste for Abe and his fellow politicians’ links to the Unification Church has propelled a moral panic about controversial religious organizations in Japan, bringing to mind the media-driven alarm following the sarin gas attacks in 1995.

2022/09/27 | Global Voices

‘Where’s the President?’ Trends as Super Typhoon Batters the Philippines

Marcos posted a video of his trip to the United States while his constituents was bracing for the devastating impact of the typhoon.

2022/09/26 | Voice of America

Though Lauded Abroad, Japan’s Abe Leaves Complicated Legacy at Home

Abe’s mixed legacy helps explain the public backlash against his state funeral, which is opposed by a large majority of Japanese.

2022/09/24 | Kirsten Han

Singapore Scapegoats Doctors and Drug Users — And Rejects Real Solutions

The case of Dr. Jitendra Kumar Sen shows how Singapore collapses the nuances of drug use into a “war on drugs” that punishes and outcasts users — and medical practitioners.

2022/09/23 | Deutsche Welle

Fukushima: Japan Attempts to Safely Remove Nuclear Fuel From Crippled Reactors

More than a decade after one of the worst nuclear disasters in history, engineers want to construct a huge water-filled tank around one of the damaged reactors and carry out underwater dismantling work.

2022/09/21 | The Conversation

Myanmar: What Can Indonesia Do as ASEAN Chair To Help End Overshadowed Conflict?

Indonesia, whose authoritarian leader stepped down from power in 1998, offers Myanmar an example of military reform.

2022/09/20 | The Interpreter

What Does Biden Mean on Taiwan?

When Washington doesn’t speak with one voice, its powers of strategic ambiguity are slowly chipped away.

2022/09/19 | East Asia Forum

Yoon Scrambles To Restore Domestic Confidence

With approval ratings bottoming out at 24%, President Yoon Suk-yeol carried out the first reshuffle of his office, but it's too early to tell whether the move will restore domestic confidence in his presidency.