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2022/07/27 | Deutsche Welle

China and Indonesia Agree To Boost Relations During Beijing Meeting

The leaders of China and Indonesia have laid out plan of expanding cooperation in an array of areas. Indonesian President Joko Widodo is the first world leader to visit Beijing since February.

2022/01/18 | The Interpreter

Australia Has a Solution to Indonesia’s Soaring Food Prices

As Indonesia takes the G20 presidency solving the country’s food security crisis should be top of the agenda.

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.

2022/07/19 | Voice of America

Thailand Sets 2028 Target To Finish High-speed Rail Link With China

Thailand’s new goal to finish the railway line from Bangkok to the Lao border is feasible but may be more of a political statement, analysts say.

2022/09/02 | Voice of America

Biden to Name Arctic Ambassador as China Eyes Region

The United States and Nordic nations are growing wary of the risks of China's expanding influence in the Arctic. China considers itself a “near-Arctic state.”

2022/03/14 | Voice of America

Chinese Premier to Step Down ahead of Leadership Change

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang compared the increasingly difficult task of managing the economy to climbing a high mountain with “less oxygen.”

2022/07/06 | Voice of America

Who Will Win in Thailand’s Cannabis Industry?

Small farmers fear that a new cannabis bill will be written with the interests of large corporations in mind.

2022/09/14 | The Interpreter

Powerhouse: Clean Energy Transitions in the Indo-Pacific

Energy security is shifting to new interdependencies based on alternate fuels and rare earths.

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.

2022/05/13 | Voice of America

China Faces Grim Economic Prospects, Experts Say

Analysts say the slowdown is attributable not only to China’s Covid policies but also to a crackdown on private enterprise, especially in the technology sector.

2022/01/13 | Voice of America

With West Distracted by Pandemic, Vietnam Ramps Up Repression

“Vietnam is the world’s third-largest prison for journalists, right after autocratic regimes like Xi’s China, and junta-ruled Myanmar.”

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.

2022/08/30 | Deutsche Welle

China: Hundreds Attested Over Banking Scandal That Triggered Protests

The scandal drew national attention in China and protests by disgruntled customers in July were violently quashed. Authorities in Henan now say they have arrested 234 people and made progress recovering the funds.

2022/06/13 | Voice of America

Preserve the Truth: Historical Books, Documents in Danger as Marcos Family Returns to Power

Books on martial law have been selling fast in the weeks after Marcos Jr. was elected president over fear that these will be banned or purged.

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.

2022/09/29 | Deutsche Welle

Taiwan Ex-military Chief Urges Combat Preparedness Amid Rising China Threats

Former top Taiwanese defense official Admiral Lee Hsi-ming says he is concerned that forces are not ready to fight off China, and that a new defense concept is needed.

2022/04/22 | Randy Mulyanto

Not Just Marine Life, the Coral Triangle Sustains an Indonesian Community

The Coral Triangle, which covers Indonesia's Raja Ampat and five other countries, sustains the livelihood of more than 130 million people.

2022/04/22 | Voice of America

YouTube Blocks Account of Hong Kong’s Sole Leadership Candidate

John Lee was among a group of 11 top Hong Kong and Chinese government officials sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury, including current Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, for curtailing political freedoms under Beijing’s national security law.