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INDIA: Black Day Marks 25 Years After a Still Controversial Massacre on the Burmese Border
The Kuki and Naga people have been locked in conflict for decades. We spoke to Kukis as they commemorated a 1993 massacre and shared their hopes for peace and justice.
2019/04/12 | James Grant
How Did 7-Eleven Come to Rule the Streets of Taiwan?
An inside look at how the convenience store chain began operating like a government agency.
2018/10/12 | James Baron
OPINION: China's New 'Softy Power' Could Spell Trouble for Taiwan
Chinese emissaries are emerging as world leaders in the field of simulated falling down and whinging.
2018/11/05 | Global Voices
After Fan Bingbing & Meng Hongwei, Nobody Is Safe in Xi Jinping's China
Both the starlet and the cop are victims of Xi's newest repression tactic: liuzhi, or retention in custody.
2019/08/02 | Johnson Yeung
Rioting Charges Strip Away Our Everyday Normality, Says HK Activist Johnson Yeung
In Hong Kong, rioting charges are punishable by up to 10 years in prison. 44 young protesters are facing rioting charges and their lives will forever be altered.
2015/12/27 | Kenzo
China Might Deport French Journalist for Article on China's Race Policy
French journalist of L'Obs magazine, Ursula Gauthier, which was published on November 18, accused the Chinese authorities of using the Paris attacks to justify the repression in Xinjiang. She believes the reason Beijing claims to stand with Paris is to win international support to justify crackdowns on the Uighur people.
2016/01/15 | 阿Ken
Former US Deputy Secretary of State to Visit after Taiwan Elections
Regarding cross-strait relations after Taiwan’s presidential election, United States Department of State announced that the Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken is going to visit China and the US will also send former Deputy Secretary William Burns to Taiwan, where he will meet President Ma to communicate messages from the US to Taiwan and China.
2015/11/17 | Zou Chi
Chinese Marriage Migrants Request Equal Rights For Their Children's Education
If the children of Chinese marriage migrants are not issued a long-term residential permit before turning 20, they will need to stop their studies and leave Taiwan. Spokesperson of the New Immigrants Labor Rights Association says this not only torture for the children to be separated from their parents, but also a threat to cross-strait families.
2016/10/02 | The Japan Times
OPINION: Land Prices Reveal Japan's Growing Divide
A gap is growing in land prices between the four major regional cities of Sapporo, Sendai, Hiroshima and Fukuoka, and the rest of the regional economies.
2019/04/22 | Daphne K. Lee
Taiwan's Uber Drivers Protest Against Plan to Tighten Regulations
Uber drivers say the proposed 'Uber Clause' would force the ride-sharing giant out of business in Taiwan.
2018/11/26 | Roy Ngerng
OPINION: Why the DPP Lost Taiwan's Local Elections
President Tsai Ing-wen should summon up the courage to be the progressive Taiwan's young voters put into power in 2016, or risk the collapse of the DPP's reform project.
2019/01/21 | The Interpreter
The Rahaf al-Qanun Saga and the Global Politics of Seeking Asylum
Rahaf al-Qanun's dramatic route from Bangkok to Canada cast a lens on how global power brokers manage the fate of asylum seekers.
28% of the Fish Indonesians Consume Are Full of Plastic and Debris
Indonesia has few landfills and little waste collection or recycling. Instead, large amounts of plastic are tossed directly onto the beaches and into the ocean. A lack of purified drinking water that forces Indonesian residents to drink bottled water, and they often toss the plastic bottles.
2019/08/06 | Machi Lee
OPINION: How Would Ko Wen-je Disrupt Taiwan's 2020 Presidential Election?
Why is Ko Wen-je, who almost lost his re-election and who has never declared a run for the presidency, widely considered to be a presidential hopeful?
2019/08/01 | Roy Ngerng
Minimum Wage: How Did Taiwan Fall Behind S. Korea?
Taiwan’s Minimum Wage Review Committee needs to make a long overdue decision to increase minimum wage in 2020.