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2018/07/31 | Louis Lo

GIF STORY: The US Navy's Asian Pivot and Historical Deployment

US Navy destroyers make headlines when they sail the Taiwan Strait – a regular part of the Seventh Fleet’s patrol. When we look at the history of US fleet deployments, it’s clear that the US uses its warships as waterborne ambassadors of global influence.

2018/07/27 | Mongabay

VIETNAM: World's Largest Cave Threatened by Cable Car Plans

Tourism at Vietnam's colossal and stunning Son Doong Cave, restricted for years, is set to boom once a cable car system is installed by developers.

2018/07/27 | Green News Taiwan

Taiwan EPA Data Shows Strong Impact of Plastic Bag Ban

Taiwan's plastic bag ban introduced at the start of the year has reduced usage by an estimated 70 percent.

2018/07/27 | East Asia Forum

ANALYSIS: Why Ethnic Diversity Matters for Southeast Asian Development

Lessons from Indonesia's radical experiment with decentralization can be applied to other rapidly developing ASEAN states. First things first: They must take local diversity patterns into account.

2018/07/25 | Global Voices

Fear and Censorship in China Following Latest Vaccine Scandal

The low-quality vaccines have not been shown to harm anyone, but citizens are outraged as another scandal has rocked China's pharmaceutical companies. And internet censors are out in full force.

2018/07/25 | Nick Aspinwall

Fishery Protests Kick Off Human Trafficking Prevention Conference

A Taiwanese vessel docked in South Africa recently became the first to ever be detained under a new UN convention preventing labor abuse at sea. In Taipei, advocates are fed up.

2018/07/25 | TIME

Laos Hydropower Dam Collapses, Hundreds Missing

Hundreds are missing and several are presumed dead after a hydropower dam collapsed in southern Laos on Monday night. About 6,600 people have been displaced by flooding.

2018/07/24 | TIME

North Korea Begins Dismantling Rocket Launch Site

Satellite images suggest Kim Jong-un is engaged in a confidence building exercise.

2018/07/24 | Nick Aspinwall

Ignored in Duterte's SONA, Mindanao's Lumads Vow to Defend Ancestral Lands

Ignored by President Duterte in his State of the Nation Address, Mindanao's Lumads continue to feel victimized by martial law, extrajudicial killings, and forced displacement, but will not stop defending their ancestral lands.

2018/07/23 | East Asia Forum

Cambodia's Upcoming Election Seeks to Prove Its Own Legitimacy

The ruling Cambodian People's Party faces no real opposition in next week's elections. Instead, voter turnout will determine whether the government can tout this election as legitimate.