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2020/06/17 | Voice of America
Rhetoric or Reality? Britain’s Hong Kong Passport Offer Angers China
Beijing has warned that the British offer of citizenship to Hongkongers would breach the 1997 Joint Declaration. Until recently, Britain agreed with that verdict. But China’s attempt to impose the new security law appears to have changed the calculation in London.
2020/06/08 | Timothy S. Rich
Survey: South Koreans Oppose a More Open Refugee Policy
A study of South Korean attitudes towards refugees shows general opposition to a more open approach. Welcoming non-Korean and Muslim refugees receives lower support than welcoming North Korean refugees.
2020/06/05 | The Conversation
Why Hong Kong’s History With Vietnamese Refugees Matters in Its Struggle Now
Between 1975 and 1997, almost 200,000 Vietnamese sought refuge in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands were held in Hong Kong camps, often for years, waiting for their asylum claims to be processed. Vietnamese struggling for their dignity helped bring about Hong Kong's habeas corpus protections.
2018/06/28 | New Bloom
OPINION: Nauru Refugee Deal Makes Taiwan Complicit in Human Rights Abuse
Taiwan's agreement with Australia to accept its asylum seekers held on Nauru makes the government complicit in human rights violations.
2018/05/18 | TIME
60 Rohingya Babies Are Born in Refugee Camps Every Day
Only about 1 in 5 babies were delivered in medical facilities.
North Koreans in China Face Exclusion and Mortal Deportation Risk
After crossing a perilous border, North Korean refugees in China face hardship, exploitation and mortal danger.
2017/10/16 | Craig J. Reynolds
Book Review: Exile in Colonial Asia: Kings, Convicts, Commemoration
Readers of this book cannot fail to reflect on today’s accounts of refugees forced from their homelands by repression and civil war.
2017/06/26 | Phil Robertson
Dear Mr Xi, Don't Send Refugees Back to North Korea
'There is no way to sugarcoat this: if these people are forced back to North Korea, their lives and safety will be at risk,' writes Phil Robertson.
2017/05/10 | Phil Robertson
OPINION: New President Must Tackle Rights Across Korean Peninsula and the Region
The new South Korean government should tell Beijing that returning North Koreans back into the clutches of Pyongyang is unacceptable because it condemns those refugees to certain torture, imprisonment and in some cases, death, argues Phil Robertson.
2017/04/24 | Phil Robertson
OPINION: China, Don’t Force Refugees Back to North Korea
There is no way to sugar coat this: if this group is forced back to North Korea, their lives and safety will be at risk, writes Phil Robertson.
2016/10/12 | The Japan Times
OPINION: UN Secretary-General Choice Disappointing for Women
The failure to follow through on the expectation that the next U.N. secretary-general would be a woman is a reminder of the flaws in that selection process and the glass ceiling that more than half the world's population continues to confront.
2016/08/22 | Jessie Yang
Beyond the Lens of Innocence: The Lives of Refugees in Hong Kong
One Zimbabwean man's quest to help refugees as they try to rebuild their lives in the bustling Asian metropolis.
2016/07/14 | ZiQing Low
Taiwan Gets Closer to Adopting Refugee Bill
The bill states that foreigners and stateless persons displaced by war or natural disasters, or who are forced to leave their country due to differences in religion, race, ethnicity, or political beliefs, can apply for refugee status in Taiwan.