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2017/10/29 | Dan Slater
Dictatorship versus Democracy in Southeast Asia
For civil society to help save Southeast Asian democracy, its educational mission will need to loom as large as its organizational one.
2017/09/26 | David Green
Self-censorship and Chilling Effects: Lee Ming-che's Impact on Taiwan and its NGOs
As Lee Ming-che awaits sentencing in China for the crime of 'subversion,' his case is having a marked chilling effect on the actions and communications of Taiwan's NGOs. The case also suggests Taiwan's wider population faces an insidious dilemma: whether or not to self-censor. 
2017/09/11 | Rosemary Chen
Missing Taiwanese Activist Lee Ming-che Goes on Trial in China
Lee Ming-che at the trial confessed to 'spreading malicious articles and speech attacking the current Chinese Communist Party and government' and 'writing articles that were intended to defame the system and subvert state power.'
2017/08/17 | Edward White
BREAKING: Hong Kong Jails 'Political Prisoners' Wong, Law and Chow
Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law are being described as Hong Kong’s ‘first political prisoners’ after being sent to prison for actions in the days before the 2014 Umbrella Movement.
2017/07/14 | Edward White
Hong Kong By-Elections Now Loom as Critical Test for Democracy Movement
A court decision today paves the way for a series of by-elections that may prove critical for the future of Hong Kong’s democracy movement.
2017/07/14 | TNL Staff
Liu Xiaobo’s Lawyer to Testify before US Congress as Focus Turns to Widow
As attention now turns to freeing Liu Xia, will the White House pressure China on its human rights abuses?
2017/07/14 | Wu'er Kaixi
'Murdered but Undefeated' - Wu'er Kaixi Reflects on the Loss of His Friend, Liu Xiaobo
'It is time for the world to ask itself, are we accomplices, do we appease this, or do we stand up against so-called Chinese values?'
2017/07/12 | TNL Staff
'I Have No Enemies: My Final Statement' - Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Lecture
'I still want to say to this regime, which is depriving me of my freedom, that I stand by the convictions I expressed in my June Second Hunger Strike Declaration twenty years ago ‑ I have no enemies and no hatred'
2017/07/01 | Edward White
Hong Kong Activists Urge Mass Protest amid ‘Whole New Level of Intimidation, Violence’
Democracy activists, alleging police brutality and widespread harassment from pro-Beijing thugs, have called on Hong Kongers to take to the streets this afternoon.
2017/06/29 | TNL Staff
PHOTO STORY: Hong Kong Locked Down for Xi Visit
Animosity towards Beijing has grown in recent years in Hong Kong, particularly among young people.
Hong Kong Divided as China's President Xi Arrives
More than 20 activists - including Joshua Wong and young legislator Nathan Law - remained in custody Thursday evening after being arrested for causing a 'public nuisance' during a Wednesday night protest.
2017/06/29 | Suzanne Pepper
Hong Kong and Macau: A Tale of Two Ex-Colonial Cities
Zhang Dejiang's Macau visit serves as a means of explaining to everyone else exactly what is at stake and why Hong Kong has grown increasingly determined to resist Beijing’s idealized assumptions about what 'one country, two systems' is supposed to mean.
2017/06/26 | Kirsten Han
Singapore's Family Feud: A 'Secret Committee' and the Problem of Due Process
'What we’re seeing now is not regular due process; instead, we have a ministerial committee placed between a rock and a hard place, plagued with considerations and intricacies they should never have had to deal with, and a senior official within the Ministry of Law making statements and arguments related to what is essentially a personal matter for the family to sort out, all while the actual Minister of Law is a member of the committee.'
2017/06/21 | Kuan Chen
VOICES: 'We Are Not Extremists' - Activists Talk Chinese Suppression
'We are not radical Islamists. We are not extremists or terrorists. China is driving us into a corner. That’s why some people fight back.'
2017/06/21 | Michael Barr
Singapore PM's Family Feud Reveals Rise of the 'First Lady'
Perhaps the most startling and truly new development is the emergence of the importance of Lee Hsien Loong’s wife, Ho Ching.