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2019/09/19 | The Conversation
How Technology Turned Its Back on Uyghurs
When the Chinese government first implemented cellphone networks in Xinjiang, social media platforms like WeChat became a major communication tool for Uyghurs — but it turned out to be a trap.
2019/09/18 | Yang
Vaping Kills? Differences Between Smoking and Vaping
Hundreds of fallen sick from vaping in the U.S. this summer and New York has just become the first state to ban e-cigarettes. But in Taiwan, e-cigarettes and Heated Tobacco Products were never legalized.
2019/09/17 | Daniel Kao
Why Hong Kong Should Keep Defending Its Democracy
Why are Hongkongers desperately fighting for democracy? For those living in the shadow of an authoritarian regime, democracy represents societal progress in terms of wealth, education, human rights and more.
2019/09/17 | New Mandala
The Dual Fronts of Myanmar's Authoritarianism
In Myanmar, democracy is interpreted in a different capacity where diversity does not matter.
2019/09/14 | Daphne K. Lee
Oslo Freedom Forum Calls for Hong Kong-Taiwan Unity Against Tyranny
The 2019 Oslo Freedom Forum in Taipei focused on Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement among discussions of media freedom and authoritarian regimes around the world.
2019/09/12 | Michael Beltran
Duterte Shoved the Philippines Further Into the Dragon's Mouth
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s fifth visit to Beijing resulted in a failure to assert territorial claims, again.
2019/09/11 | The Interpreter
State Propaganda Tops Cat Videos on Chinese Social Media Platforms
Chinese youth don't always pay attention to traditional media outlets like CCTV, but their frequently used digital platforms are now filled with state propaganda tailored based on their user data.
2019/09/11 | TIME
Hong Kong's New Protest Anthem Renews Sense of Unity
Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement now has a new and original anthem with over 1 million views on YouTube.
2019/09/09 | The Conversation
How Are the Hong Kong Police Trained for Riot Control?
Historically, Hong Kong police have responded to riots with a paramilitary mentality. The trust that was rebuilt between the police and the public since 1967 is destroyed again in the recent anti-extradition movement.
2019/09/06 | FORTUNE
US-China Trade War Could Setback Global Sustainability Efforts
If the U.S.-China trade war continues, China's efforts to go green will be negated and the impact will spread globally.
2019/09/05 | The Conversation
India's New Law to Protect Muslim Women Divides Feminist Groups
India passed a law criminalizing "triple talaq" — the controversial Muslim practice of instant divorce — and making it punishable with up to three years in prison. But Muslim women in the country are divided over the court ruling.
2019/09/04 | Daphne K. Lee
Hong Kong Withdraws Extradition Bill, Other Protest Demands Unanswered
Hong Kong executive leader Carrie Lam announced a complete withdrawal of the much debated extradition bill, but left four out of the five protester demands unanswered.
2019/09/04 | East Asia Forum
China's Labor Reforms Dwindle After Government Crackdown
Space for Chinese workers to organize labor rights movement has been narrowed to its slimmest in the last decade.
2019/09/03 | Global Voices
A 'Dunkirk' Rerun in Hong Kong's Airport Evacuation
Hong Kong protesters were trapped in the airport highway on Sep 1 and hundreds of private vehicles came to their rescue in a 'Dunkirk' fashion.
2019/09/02 | The Interpreter
The Intractable Conflicts Over Kashmir, Explained
The Indian government has cut off telecommunications in Kashmir since August 4 with no resolution in sight. What's the story behind the lockdown?
2019/09/02 | TIME
Hong Kong Protests Continue as Summer Holiday Ends
In the ongoing pro-democracy protest, students in Hong Kong are boycotting the first day of class with support from school teachers.
2019/08/30 | TIME
Multiple Hong Kong Activists Attacked and Arrested Within Two Days
Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow were arrested today, facing possible charges. A few other protest organizers were attacked in various locations in the past 30 hours.
2019/08/30 | Dinah Gardner
International Day of the Disappeared: CCP Is the Worst Offender of the Year
On the International Day of the Disappeared, China is seen as the worst perpetrator of state-sanctioned enforced disappearances this year.