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2017/04/14 | Kuan Chen

Two Years in Jail for Calling Xi Jinping a ‘Steamed Bun’

It is a dangerous game playing fast and loose with nicknames in China, even with your friends online.

2017/08/06 | Kevin Carrico

BOOK REVIEW: Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow

'Generation HK' is a welcome addition to the literature on contemporary Hong Kong.

2017/08/21 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan’s ‘Grim Truth’: Vicious Low Wage, Low Productivity Cycle Crippling Workers and Companies

As Taiwanese businesses are unwilling to increase wages for the want to hold onto their profits, they are also complicit in causing themselves to lose demand, and therefore their business sustainability. The government needs to act.

2017/08/11 | Edward White

Security Beefed-Up as Taiwan’s Biggest-Ever Event is Politicized

Protests loom at a rare major sporting event in Taipei, as China continues to block Taiwan’s presence on the international stage.

2017/09/25 | Brian Hioe

Attacks on Pro-independence Demonstrators Protesting China Singing Competition

The protest saw violence against students from members of the Chinese Unification Promotion Party and the Concentric Patriotic Association, pro-unification groups with a history of political violence against pro-independence demonstrators, members of the Falun Gong and others.

2018/03/12 | Nick Aspinwall

Dancing to Break the Chain: Taiwan’s Foreign Caregivers Protest Sexual Abuse, Labor Standards

Migrant domestic workers gathered in Taipei Main Station on Sunday afternoon to fight for recognition under the Labor Standards Act, the abolition of the brokerage system, and an end to sexual harassment

2017/09/28 | Michael Beltran

5 Signs the Philippines is Drifting Toward Dictatorship

Filipinos are accustomed to chaotic periods in politics, but the killings of several young boys by police brought tens of thousands of protesters onto the streets. As tension between Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and the public escalates, the threat of martial law and a repeat of the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos is all too real.

2016/11/17 | Dwi Kiswanto

The Perils of a Protest

In the aftermath of Jakarta’s Nov. 4 anti-Ahok demonstration, Dwi Kwiswanto outlines what Indonesian political actors can learn. And if lessons go unheeded, the consequences are real and severe, he warns.

2016/10/07 | ZiQing Low

Taiwan Factory Protest Turns Violent, 60 Injured

Thousands of employees at Formosa Chemicals and Fiber Corp and their families gathered outside the Changhua County Government offices requesting it reissue operating permits for the Formosa Chemicals factory.

2020/06/01 | The Conversation

Police Officers Accused of Brutal Violence Often Have a History of Complaints by Citizens

A scholar of law and the criminal justice system reports on the connections between complaint histories and police violence.