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What Do the May 1998 Riots Mean for Young Chinese Indonesians?
May 13, 2020

What Do the May 1998 Riots Mean for Young Chinese Indonesians?

By Antonia Timmerman
With handed-down memories, Generation Z tries to answer a question from the past.
Philippines Will Gradually Ease Lockdowns as Testing, Relief Payments Remain Stalled
May 13, 2020

Philippines Will Gradually Ease Lockdowns as Testing, Relief Payments Remain Stalled

By Nick Aspinwall
Manila will remain under lockdown, but nationwide restrictions will be modified in a byzantine three-tiered plan to ease restrictions in many areas and restart the Philippine economy.

‘Tale of 2 Outbreaks’: Singapore Tackles a Costly Setback
May 12, 2020

‘Tale of 2 Outbreaks’: Singapore Tackles a Costly Setback

By Associated Press
Singapore has treated the recent spike in COVID-19 cases among foreign workers as a separate outbreak.

Mahathir’s No-Win No-Confidence Gamble
May 12, 2020

Mahathir’s No-Win No-Confidence Gamble

By Asif Ullah Khan
Whatever happens in the no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Muhyiddin, it will be a setback for Mahathir -- and the opposition.

The Philippines’ Pandemic Response: A Tragedy of Errors
May 12, 2020

The Philippines’ Pandemic Response: A Tragedy of Errors

By Michael Beltran
The Duterte administration’s COVID-19 response marries incompetence with militarism.
China’s Chance to Demonstrate Leadership in the South China Sea
May 12, 2020

China’s Chance to Demonstrate Leadership in the South China Sea

By Harrison Prétat
It’s not too late for Beijing to flip the script in the South China Sea—should it choose to.

Indonesia Condemns Abuse of Its Fishermen on Chinese Boats
May 12, 2020

Indonesia Condemns Abuse of Its Fishermen on Chinese Boats

By Associated Press
Jakarta drew attention to the virtual slave-like conditions endured by its nationals.
The Factors Behind the Disturbing ‘Burial at Sea’ of Indonesian Migrant Fishers
May 11, 2020

The Factors Behind the Disturbing ‘Burial at Sea’ of Indonesian Migrant Fishers

By Ratu Ayu Asih Kusuma Putri
The lack of protection for Indonesian overseas workers has left them open to abuse, culminating in the shocking report.

Thailand: The Coronavirus Suicides
May 11, 2020

Thailand: The Coronavirus Suicides

By Ana Salvá
Scholars warn that the number of people driven to suicide by economic hardship could exceed the number of COVID-19 deaths if the government doesn’t react.

China’s COVID-19 Diplomacy Backfires in the Philippines
May 09, 2020

China’s COVID-19 Diplomacy Backfires in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
A music video ode to “friendly neighbors across the sea” can’t patch over growing discontent with China in the Philippines.

China’s Control of the Mekong
May 08, 2020

China’s Control of the Mekong

By Philip Citowicki
Whether through its own dams or the financing and construction of dams in other countries, China is largely in the driver’s seat when it comes to the Mekong.
Making Sense of Vietnam’s Suspected COVID–19 Cyber Espionage on China
May 08, 2020

Making Sense of Vietnam’s Suspected COVID–19 Cyber Espionage on China

By Ankit Panda
How did Vietnamese state-backed hackers seek COVID–19 intelligence from Chinese authorities?

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