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2019/11/01 | The Conversation
How Can the UK Promote ‘Safe Migration’ for the Vietnamese Community?
The U.K. has such a big appeal for the Vietnamese that many are willing to risk their lives on a perilous journey. But has the U.K. done anything to resolve the migrant problem?
2019/10/31 | Daniel Kao
Notepad++ and GitHub Are the Latest Victims of Chinese Internet Trolls
GitHub, a generally apolitical platform for developers to discuss and collaborate on engineering projects, has fallen victim to Chinese internet trolls due to a Notepad++ update named "Free Uyghur."
2019/10/30 | East Asia Forum
Banning Huawei Is Not the Best Solution for Global Cybersecurity
Some countries have banned Huawei due to its cyber intrusion risk, but is it the only way to protect personal data and critical information infrastructure?
2019/10/29 | Deutsche Welle
Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Activist Joshua Wong Barred From Election
The Hong Kong Electoral Affairs Commission said Joshua Wong's nomination was found to be "invalid." The 23-year-old activist said he was the only candidate who was barred from running.
2019/10/27 | Deutsche Welle
Hong Kong Bans Online Posting of Police Personal Details
The city's highest court has banned the publication of police-officer-related information and photographs without their consent. The move comes at the end of Hong Kong's fifth consecutive month of pro-democracy protests.
2019/10/25 | Deutsche Welle
China Urges Quick Identification of UK Truck Victims
British police said they are undertaking the country's largest murder probe since 2005 to determine the identities and cause of death of 39 bodies believed to be Chinese migrants who were discovered in a truck.
2019/10/24 | The Conversation
Nezha Rises as the New Superhero and Role Model in China
“Nezha: Birth of the Demon Child” has set box-office records and it’s ultimately about how to raise a “good” child.
2019/10/23 | Rik Glauert
Challenges Ahead as Japan Follows Taiwan’s Path to Marriage Equality
Japanese LGBT activists are looking to Taiwan as a successful example of granting same-sex couples the right to marry, but Japan has to first deal with its conservative politics and society.
2019/10/23 | Milo Hsieh
Beijing’s Self-Destructive Coercion on American Companies Failed Miserably
Beijing’s recent attempts of silencing dissent abroad has infuriated the American public and sparked even further discussions on the Hong Kong protests and the CCP’s bullying of American companies.
2019/10/21 | The Interpreter
Can China Lease the Entire Solomon Island?
A month after the Solomon Islands severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan, Chinese corporations have allegedly signed exploitative agreements with the provincial governments, practically selling out the islands.
2019/10/18 | The Interpreter
Modi Takes a Beach Stroll During Sluggish India-China Talks
Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi took time out for a beach cleanup while hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping last week — an act that might have been more productive than their talks.
2019/10/17 | East Asia Forum
Why Would Pakistan Rely on China Over Other Allies?
Pakistan often turns to the wealthy Arab states, China, or the United States for economic and diplomatic support — but why does China remain the most important ally for Pakistan?
2019/10/16 | The Conversation
China’s Bullying of the NBA Might Trigger US Retaliation
China flexed its muscles on the NBA over one tweet supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, but its bullying might backfire.
2019/10/14 | The Interpreter
China’s Catholics Still Suffer Religious Oppression After Vatican-Beijing Deal
The Vatican, the only European state that still recognizes Taipei over Beijing, signed a landmark deal last year with the CCP in exchange for recognition of the Pope as the leader of China’s Catholics. The deal, however, has shown no sign of progress or success.
2019/10/14 | Global Voices
Japanese Students Urge Government to Halt Overseas Fossil Fuel Investment
Young climate activists in Japan are joining the global climate strike to urge their government to end coal funding and related technology exports to other countries.
2019/10/11 | Mehk Chakraborty
India’s LGBT Community Keeps Fighting Social Stigma Despite Legal Victory
Despite last year’s decriminalization, India’s LGBT community still has to keep working toward social acceptance.
Philippine Wildlife Protection Law Fails to Curb Pangolin Trafficking
In the Philippines, the penalties for pangolin trafficking are not severe enough to deter poachers from making profits.
2019/10/07 | The Conversation
China Granted Same-Sex Couples Legal Rights But Not Acceptance
Same-sex couples in China can now appoint each other as their legal guardians, but the Chinese government still insists that heterosexual monogamy aligns with Chinese moral traditions.