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2021/05/25 | Leo Galuh

How Trans Women in Bandung, Indonesia Built New Lives in Covid Economy

When Covid-19 began to take hold in Indonesia in March 2020, the trans women community in Bandung suffered. Gardening and community kitchens are some of ways they’ve responded.

2021/05/20 | Deutsche Welle

Suez Accident: Japanese Shippers Look For New Ways to Europe

Japanese shipping companies are looking to reduce their reliance on the Suez Canal. They are stepping up their search for an alternative route connecting East Asia to key markets in Europe.

2021/01/22 | Michael Beltran

Philippines: Armed Forces University Ban Canceled

The Philippine government has canceled a long standing agreement that barred armed forces from entering the country’s leading university, University of the Philippines.

2021/05/26 | Taiwan Insight

Not Obedience But Dignity: A Message From a Former Migrant Worker

A former domestic worker in Hong Kong for over ten years, Iweng Karsiwen is currently the Chair of Families of Indonesian Migrant Workers (Kabar Bumi). In this exposé, Iweng tells of her experience and challenges with the industry.

2021/02/19 | Voice of America

Deadly ‘Red-Tagging’ Campaign Ramps up in Philippines

Filipinos labelled as communists by state officials say they now fear for their lives.

2021/03/16 | TNL Staff

IOC Turns Down Calls for Boycott of Beijing Olympics

The IOC chief opposes a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, saying it only hurts athletes.

2021/06/21 | Voice of America

Researchers Begin Trials of Covid-19 Nasal Spray Vaccine

Australia approves the development of a new Covid-19 vaccine which attacks the virus as it enters the body.

2021/04/12 | Global Voices

Hong Kong Customs Raids Pro-Democracy Retail Chain, Sparking Sympathy

Hong Kong customs raids and seizes goods from a pro-democracy “yellow shop,” citing inadequate labeling on products.

2021/01/08 | East Asia Forum

Singapore’s 2020 Risk Management Strategy

Singapore has kept the pandemic under control and its economy has survived in much better shape than expected. The success is based on the Singaporean government’s aversion to risks.

2021/04/26 | Voice of America

Pan-Southeast Asian Agreement Aims To Stop Spillover of Myanmar Violence

Association of Southeast Asian Nations issues five-point consensus calling for ‘immediate cessation’ of violence in Myanmar and ‘utmost restraint’ by all parties.

2021/05/19 | Voice of America

Myanmar Crisis Prompts South Koreans To Revisit 1980s Struggle for Democracy

Korean elected officials and citizens demonstrate support for Myanmar citizens four decades after South Korea’s own democratic movement.

2021/03/25 | Voice of America

Chinese Diplomat’s Rhetoric in US Talks Creates Moneymaking Opportunities

After the U.S.-China meeting in Alaska, Chinese merchandisers are feeding a wave of nationalism that the talks inspired.

2021/05/03 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar’s Media Under Pressure From All Sides

The Burmese military regime's increased crackdown on journalists and independent media has forced reporters underground. However, pressure mounts not only from the ruling junta but also from the opposition.

2021/02/17 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar Coup: Aung San Suu Kyi Faces New Charge

The former leader has already been charged over importing walkie talkies, since she was deposed in a military coup over two weeks ago.

2021/03/15 | Voice of America

Reports: At Least 39 Killed as Myanmar Imposes Martial Law in Yangon Suburb

At least 39 demonstrators were reportedly killed in Yangon’s Hlaingthaya area.

2021/04/01 | Safina Nabi

‘It Feels Like It Was a Trap’: Stateless in Indian Administered Kashmir

For the past three months, Uzma Rayees has been grieving her father’s death from afar. She’s one of a group of women in Kashmir rendered stateless by accompanying a husband seeking to take up a rehabilitation program for ex-militants.

2021/03/08 | TNL Staff

Reports: Taiwan, Palau To Set up Covid-19 ‘Travel Bubble’

Local media has reported that a Taiwan-Palau travel bubble could be open as early as next week.

2021/01/12 | East Asia Forum

How Will Biden’s Strategy on South Asia Differ From Trump’s?

U.S. president-elect Joe Biden might shake up Washington's current foreign policy, but not its South Asia policy.