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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.

2020/10/16 | 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.

2016/12/01 | Prabhpreet Singh Sood & Prince Singhal

What is Behind the Spike In Indian Protests?

Between 2009 and 2014, 420,000 protests were held across India - an average of 200 protests every day nationwide and a 55% rise over five years. What is behind the rise of India's protest movement?

2017/01/04 | Suzanne Pepper

Hong Kong in 2017: Off to Another Fighting Start

It is a new year and the fight goes on in Hong Kong, writes Suzanne Pepper.

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.

2016/11/19 | Kirsten Han

Singapore, Solidarity and the Need for Organising

All across the world democracy seems to be taking a hit. We need to push back and reclaim the space for civil society, for activism, and most importantly, for each other, writes Kirsten Han in Singapore.

2015/11/15 | Yuan

80,000 South Koreans Take to the Streets Asking Park to Step Down

The police say that this might be the largest street protest in Seoul in the last seven years. The last one had 100 thousand protestors going to the streets against the import of US beef for fear of mad cow disease in 2008.

2016/01/10 | Zou Chi

Labor Groups Rallying to Urge Presidential Candidates to Regard Labor Policies

The director of the labor alliance says that no matter who wins the presidential election, the workers will continue to supervise the government and keep fighting for labor rights.

2016/06/06 | Edward White

FEATURE: Tiananmen and Hong Kong: A City Divided

The annual Tiananmen vigil has become a symbol of emerging division in local Hong Kong politics.

2017/03/02 | Keith Menconi

Anti-Trump Expat Activism Gears Up in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan

'For the modern political gadfly armed with Skype and an internet connection, distance and geography are diminishing barriers to activism.'

2016/07/01 | Geraldine Tong

Yellow Balloon Woman Acquitted Over Insulting Malaysia PM

Bilqis was charged with the offence of releasing balloons at an event attended by the Malaysian Prime Minister. She said the case could have set a dangerous precedent.

2017/05/25 | Jay Lin

Taiwan's Same-Sex Marriage Decision: A Personal Reflection

A Taiwan LGBT activist and same-sex marriage campaigner reflects on a day he will never forget.

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.

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.