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2020/10/31 | Rath Wang

The Year's Only In-Person Workplace Pride Was Just Held in Taipei

The event was a demonstration of two pillars of Taiwan's cultural diplomacy: its successful Covid-19 response, and its progress in LGBT equality.

2020/10/30 | East Asia Forum

Myanmar’s Elections Are Not a Level Playing Field

The second multiparty election in Myanmar, slated for November 8, may simply be a proof that democracy is going backwards in the Southeast Asian nation.

2020/10/29 | Coco Dollanganger

Philippines: The Rich and Poor Divide in Distance Learning

The Philippines Department of Education has pledged to provide distance learning access for all students. But the mental health and economic burdens of the plan overwhelmingly fall on the country's poor.

2020/10/29 | Voice of America

Taiwan Says Chinese Warplanes Are Crossing a Median Line, but Is There a Median Line?

The median line of the Taiwan Strait, which has never reached the status of a formal agreement, becomes a sore spot when Taiwan-China relations sour.

2020/10/28 | Bryan Chou

US Approves Second Arms Sale To Taiwan in a Week

The decision marks Washington’s ninth weapons sale to Taiwan since President Donald Trump took office in 2016.

2020/10/28 | Deutsche Welle

China Arrests Hong Kong Student Near US Consulate

Tony Chung, the Hong Kong activist who has been arrested in July under the new national security law, was arrested again outside the U.S. consulate just as he tried to seek asylum.

2020/10/26 | TNL Feature

How Does South Korea View Its Marginalized Groups?

Compared with other marginalized groups, North Koreans are by far the most preferred neighbor in South Korea.

2020/10/26 | Voice of America

Relatives of Missing Uyghurs Learn Their Fate Years Later

China is now officially announcing the indictments or deaths of family members who vanished years ago in reeducation camps in Xinjiang, some members of the Uyghur community say.

2020/10/23 | Sean Pan

Post-Marriage Equality, What's Next for Taiwan? An Interview With Jennifer Lu

Jennifer Lu of the Taiwan Equality Campaign answers our questions on Taiwan's post-marriage equality landscape.

2020/10/23 | Deutsche Welle

China Tensions Push India and Taiwan Closer Together

India is seeing public opinion drastically shift in favor of Taiwan amid growing anti-Beijing sentiments. But will New Delhi risk its Asian rival's wrath for stronger ties with Taipei?

2020/10/22 | Voice of America

Top US Diplomat Vows No Change on US Policy in Taiwan Strait

As calls for more clarity on U.S. commitment to Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion grow, Mike Pompeo said the State Department is not changing its Taiwan policy.

2020/10/21 | TNL Feature

How Do South Koreans View North Korea’s Human Rights Violations?

A survey found that if unification were to occur, most South Koreans agree that North Korean officials should be punished for human rights violations, even if doing so increased tensions.

2020/10/21 | Deutsche Welle

Thailand Protests: Why Are People Taking To the Streets?

As anti-government protests are rocking Bangkok, DW spoke to demonstrators about why they are protesting and what they aim to achieve.

2020/10/20 | Syrena Lin

Tainan Civil Society Groups Protest Eviction of Elderly Resident

A railway expansion project in Tainan has led to the demolition of family homes, threatening to evict a 99-year-old resident. Civil society groups have come out in force to protest.

2020/10/20 | The Interpreter

Duelling Diplomacy Over Southeast Asia’s Most Important River

Despite climate change and the cost of hydropower dams, Mekong nations will find it difficult to turn away from China.

2020/10/19 | Voice of America

Fresh Wave of Chinese Diplomacy Bolsters Resistance to US in Southeast Asia

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited five countries in Southeast Asia last week to talk about trade and post-Covid-19 recovery.

2020/10/16 | Deutsche Welle

Thai Protesters Defy Emergency Law To Call for Reforms

Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand have ignored a government ban on demonstrations calling for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to stand down and new limits on the power of the monarchy.

2020/10/15 | Voice of America

Experts Say Taiwan Needs More Homegrown Military Efforts

Though Washington plans a new round of weapons sales to Taiwan, defense analysts say that the country needs to further develop its domestic arms industry and enhance its reserve system.