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2022/07/01 | Voice of America

UN Investigator Warns of Increased Violence in Myanmar

More than a quarter million children have been displaced by junta attacks, hundreds have been killed or maimed, and more than 1,400 arbitrarily detained, said the UN special rapporteur.

2022/04/01 | Voice of America

Malaysian Proposal to Phase Out Smoking Sparks Controversy, Concerns Over Corruption

This proposal comes after New Zealand announced plans to raise the legal smoking age by one year each year to permanently ban the sale of tobacco to anyone born after 2008.

2022/05/31 | Deutsche Welle

Why Young Protesters in Sri Lanka Are Wary of Traditional Politics

Sri Lanka is facing one of the worst economic crises in recent decades, triggering public anger and mass protests, which have fostered unity across ethnic and religious lines.

2022/04/19 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Residents Report Increased Pressures from Covid Policies

A survey shows that close to half of Hong Kongers don’t support policies requiring confirmed patients to quarantine at government designated facilities.

2022/07/14 | Deutsche Welle

Can India Tackle Its Population Challenge?

Around 22% of the global workforce over the next three decades is expected to come from India. Experts say unemployment in the country will be “a huge problem” if more skilled workers are not trained.

2022/12/27 | Voice of America

Rohingya Refugees Adrift for Weeks at Sea Land in Indonesia

2022 could be the deadliest year for Rohingya fleeing Bangladesh and Myanmar by boat since 2014, when 730 were believed to have died or gone missing.

2022/12/02 | Voice of America

China Blames Foreigners for Inciting Protests

Analysts say foreigners offering critical comments about the protests or making contacts with protesters could be blamed for instigating, shaping, and guiding the demonstrations.

2022/12/28 | Deutsche Welle

What’s in Store for Emerging Asian Economies in 2023?

Many economies in the region could be in for a bumpy ride next year, but some may also be set to benefit as companies diversify investments from the Chinese market.

2022/01/07 | Deutsche Welle

Horn of Africa: China Announces New Envoy as US One Departs

The region is suffering several crises, including the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region as well as political upheaval in Somalia.

2022/08/26 | Voice of America

Even With Political Nemesis Prayuth on the Ropes, Thai Democracy Advocates Still Glum

Despite the suspension of the prime minister, the same authoritarian players still dominate Thai politics.

2022/05/05 | Deutsche Welle

North Korea Cracks Down on ‘Capitalist’ Pop Culture

An increase in the scale of prison and labor camps in North Korea suggests more people are falling foul of the regime’s rules on deviation from the socialist norm, analysts say.

2022/11/09 | Voice of America

Eyeing Global Food Crisis, Beijing Revives Elements of Planned Economy

Beijing is promoting the development of supply and marketing cooperatives for agricultural products and state-run canteens as relations between China and Western democracies deteriorate.

2022/06/21 | Deutsche Welle

China: Gaming Firm NetEase Sees Stocks Slump Amid Tech Crackdown

The Chinese government is imposing restrictions on gaming companies such as NetEase to prevent addiction. The measures are delaying the release of major titles such as “Diablo Immortal,” hurting the industry.

2022/03/10 | Voice of America

Tokyo Freezes Assets of Russians, Clarifying Once Ambiguous Relations With Moscow

The shift of tone since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine highlights the collapse of faith of both the Japanese government and the public that Russia will abide by international norms, analysts say.

2022/06/08 | Voice of America

Hun Sen’s Party Wins Cambodia’s Local Polls by Landslides, Early Results Show

The opposition alleged a number of polling stations restricted access to onlookers, closing the doors and windows of stations from scrutiny. A party described the election as the “worst in history.”

2022/07/15 | Voice of America

US Beefs up South Pacific Aid, Diplomacy as China Spreads Its Influence

Washington intends to return the U.S. Peace Corps to Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, and Vanuatu, citing progress toward reestablishing a U.S. Agency for International Development regional mission for the Pacific in Fiji.

2022/01/28 | Voice of America

China’s Financial Diplomacy Wins Influence in Central Asian Countries

Even though its position in central Asian countries has evolved quite successfully, China still faces obstacles such as nationalism and political elites’ distrust of Beijing.

2022/06/22 | Voice of America

South Korea Launches Satellite Into Orbit Using Its Own Rocket

With the successful launch, South Korea became the 10th country to place a satellite into space using its own technology.