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2018/10/19 | The Interpreter

OPINION: Hong Kongers Giving Up as Housing Breaks the Camel's Back

Hong Kongers are talking about emigrating as it becomes increasingly clear there is nothing 'special' about this administrative region of the PRC.

2020/12/17 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan’s Proposed Bills To Regulate Online Content Stir Outrage

Taiwan's government announced plans to regulate content on streaming and social media platforms. The opposition Kuomintang suggested they limit freedom of speech and introduce censorship.

2020/12/08 | The Interpreter

China’s Online Meddling Goes Beyond the Great Firewall

Supporting the human rights movement in China should include fostering a fact-based Chinese-language information environment in which activists can get reliable news and analysis.

2020/03/06 | The Interpreter

When Philippines Democracy Hit Midlife Crisis

The Philippines’ democracy turned 34 last week but continues to flirt with authoritarian fantasies.

2017/05/23 | Kirsten Han

Waiting for Answers after 30 Years: Singapore’s Operation Spectrum

Operation Spectrum’s impact was immediate, writes Kirsten Han. Fear and paranoia spread across Singapore’s tiny civil society.

2016/08/24 | Edward White

‘That’s a Couple of Weeks in Jail’ – Singaporean Blogger Tweets During Trial

Controversial blogger Amos Yee has pleaded guilty to two lighter charges, but still faces up to three years behind bars after turning down a plea bargain to charges of offending religious beliefs of Singaporeans.

2017/02/22 | Olivia Yang

INTERVIEW: Fighting a Country with Words, 4 Years a Chinese Prisoner

'The history of mankind has gone on for thousands of years, and that of the Communist Party only a few decades. Perhaps one day when they collapse, your books will still exist.'

2017/05/03 | Oiwan Lam

High-Profile Chinese Blogger Arrested for Online Comments, After Years of Police Harassment

Well-known Chinese blogger and Twitter commenter Wu Bin (吳斌) (@xuicai1911 @秀才江湖) was arrested by Shenzhen national security police on April 27 for making online comments.

2016/06/27 | Edward White

Beijing to Discuss Cross-Border Arrests with Hong Kong

Beijing agrees to talks after Hong Kong complained about booksellers' abductions.

2016/12/24 | Kirsten Han

BREAKING: Singaporean Blogger Detained Seeking Asylum in United States

Teen blogger Amos Yee made headlines again and again with two convictions for wounding religious feelings in two years in Singapore. Now, he's spending Christmas in an adult correctional facility while seeking asylum in the U.S.

2017/04/13 | Oiwan Lam

How a Teenager's Mysterious Death in China is Eroding Public Trust in Authorities

The most widely shared theory is that Zhao was beaten to death by five other students for not paying protection dues of 10,000 yuan to a local group of bullies.

2017/01/05 | Edward White

Chinese Bloggers Who Exposed Thousands of Protests Remain in Detention, No Trial

Two Chinese bloggers who detailed thousands of public protests await formal charges six months after being detained. There have also been reports of torture.

2015/07/25 | 阿Ken

Taipei City Mayor Apologizes to Arrested Student Protesters and Reporters

The arresting of the reporters protesting alterations made to curriculum guidelines has initiated controversy concerning freedom of the press.

2017/03/25 | Edward White

Blogger Amos Yee Granted Asylum in United States; Judge Slams Singapore's Persecution

The judge concluded that Yee's 2015 arrest and convictions clearly constituted past persecution on account of Yee's political opinion.

2017/06/03 | Cedric Alviani

China: Still World’s Biggest Prison for Journalists and Citizen-Journalists

China’s prisons currently hold more than 100 journalists, citizen-journalists and bloggers, including a Nobel peace laureate and three winners of the Reporters Without Borders (RSF)-TV5 Monde Press Freedom Prize.

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.'