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2021/10/28 | East Asia Forum

Japan’s Intensifying Refugee Debate

In Japan, the death of a Sri Lankan migrant highlighted the importance of thorough discussion on the provision of impartial treatment to detainees and asylum seekers.

2021/10/27 | Voice of America

Amnesty International Closing Hong Kong Offices Amid Security Concerns

The Hong Kong offices have a sister location in Bangkok. The group continues to conduct research and advocacy work across other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

2021/10/23 | TNL Staff

Chen Po-Wei Ousted in Recall Election

Chen, a pro-independence legislator, lost his campaign by fewer than 5,000 votes out of more than 150,000 cast.

2021/10/22 | Deutsche Welle

China Blacks Out NBA Celtics Games Over Tibet, Xi Comments

Broadcaster Tencent has scrubbed all Boston games, highlights and replays after player Enes Kanter called President Xi a “brutal dictator.” Meanwhile, 43 nations formally criticized China over its treatment of Uyghurs..

2021/10/21 | Global Voices

Taiwan: Deepfake Pornographic Video Victims Call for New Laws Against Sexual Violence in Cyberspace

The president vowed that the government would tighten laws to crack down on disinformation and AI-generated fake videos.

2021/10/18 | Voice of America

China Seen Tightening Grip on Macao

Macao has been paired with neighboring Guangdong in a special economic zone, with special tax and other policies aimed at diversifying Macao’s economy away from gambling.

2021/10/13 | Deutsche Welle

Japan Bids to Harness the Energy of Super Typhoons

As climate change contributes to more powerful Pacific storms, a new research center wants to better understand the threats they pose and utilize the energy they generate to help Japan reach zero carbon emissions.

2021/10/12 | Voice of America

Analysts: Thaw in Sino-US Trade Dispute Would Lift World Supply Chains, Dent Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian countries should expect less investment by multinationals trying to sustain U.S.-bound exports without shipping from China.

2021/10/07 | East Asia Forum

Hong Kong and the Future of Chinese-language Journalism

Young people are still joining journalism programs in Hong Kong despite the decline of press freedom. But will there be space for critical journalism when they are ready to publish?

2021/10/06 | Deutsche Welle

French Senators Visit Taiwan Amid China Tensions

A group of French senators is set to meet top Taiwanese officials, including President Tsai Ing-wen, though China had warned France against the trip.

2021/10/06 | The Interpreter

Chinese Warplanes Overhead Taiwan (Or Maybe Not)

Multi-aircraft flights – some at night – signal a growing sophistication. But there are still limits.

2021/10/05 | Voice of America

US To Have ‘Frank’ Discussions With China About Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said China has fallen short of its purchase promises and she would seek a meeting with her Chinese counterpart to review the matter.

2021/10/04 | Deutsche Welle

North and South Korea Reconnect Cross-border Hotline

Pyongyang last cut off the hotline in August after joint U.S.-South Korea military drills. The move comes amid a series of weapons tests by the North.