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Beijing’s National Security Law Brings Mainland Repression to Hong Kong
July 03, 2020

Beijing’s National Security Law Brings Mainland Repression to Hong Kong

By Michael C. Davis and Victoria Tin-bor Hui
The implications of the new law for Hong Kongers and the world.

Hong Kong National Security Law: The View From Taiwan
July 02, 2020

Hong Kong National Security Law: The View From Taiwan

By T.Y. Wang
China’s new national security legislation for Hong Kong will only harden Taiwan citizens’ determination to resist Beijing’s unification offer.
Taiwan Opens Office to Help People Fleeing Hong Kong in Wake of National Security Law
July 02, 2020

Taiwan Opens Office to Help People Fleeing Hong Kong in Wake of National Security Law

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan on Wednesday launched a new office to process applications by Hong Kong nationals seeking to work, study, or seek asylum in the country.

Pakistan Arrests Students for Demanding Internet Before Online Exams
July 02, 2020

Pakistan Arrests Students for Demanding Internet Before Online Exams

By StoriesAsia
Pakistan's digital divide grows sharper amid the pandemic.

Assessing Corporate Integrity in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Clusters
July 01, 2020

Assessing Corporate Integrity in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Clusters

By Catherine Putz
The landmark privatization scheme took cotton out of the government’s direct hands and placed it in private “clusters” -- but not without significant risks.

Hong Kong Through Water and Fire
July 01, 2020

Hong Kong Through Water and Fire

By Sebastian Veg
From the mass protests of 2019 to the national security law of 2020.

Bougainville Prepares for Presidential Election
July 01, 2020

Bougainville Prepares for Presidential Election

By Grant Wyeth
After a pandemic delay, the election is set to take place from August 12 to September 1. 
Reaktsiya 3.0: Kyrgyz Protest Internet Censorship Bill
July 01, 2020

Reaktsiya 3.0: Kyrgyz Protest Internet Censorship Bill

By Colleen Wood
Will protests be enough to convince Kyrgyzstan’s president to veto a bill that would restrict freedom of speech online?

China Approves Contentious Hong Kong National Security Law
July 01, 2020

China Approves Contentious Hong Kong National Security Law

By Zen Soo and Ken Moritsugu
The new law targeting subversive and secessionist activity has sparked widespread fears of a crackdown on free speech.

Courts in Kazakhstan Return Assets to Criminal Group
June 30, 2020

Courts in Kazakhstan Return Assets to Criminal Group

By Paolo Sorbello
In a surprising move, the Prosecutor obtained the restitution of assets to a criminal group facing corruption charges.

Undaunted, Joint Investigation Rolls Out Records Backing Corruption Reporting
June 30, 2020

Undaunted, Joint Investigation Rolls Out Records Backing Corruption Reporting

By Catherine Putz
RFE/RL, OCCRP and Kloop have published two new reports as well as a database filled with documents provided by murdered former money launderer Aierken Saimaiti.
Galwanized Mood: How India’s Hindu Nationalists Have Reacted to the India-China Crisis
June 30, 2020

Galwanized Mood: How India’s Hindu Nationalists Have Reacted to the India-China Crisis

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The RSS’ mouthpieces spoke of Beijing in belligerent words, but did not admit failures or formally suggest any new policies to counter China.

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