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Countering Abuse Against Philippine Migrant Workers
April 07, 2020

Countering Abuse Against Philippine Migrant Workers

By Naomi Hosoda
Recent developments have spotlighted the longstanding problem of abuse and mistreatment of Philippine migrant domestic workers, particularly in the Gulf region.

What’s in Vietnam’s New Coronavirus Assistance to Cambodia and Laos?
April 06, 2020

What’s in Vietnam’s New Coronavirus Assistance to Cambodia and Laos?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the significance of a recent development with respect to COVID-19 in mainland Southeast Asia.
From Iran’s Hot Zone, Afghans Flee Home, Spreading Virus
April 06, 2020

From Iran’s Hot Zone, Afghans Flee Home, Spreading Virus

By Associated Press
"This virus is like the wind," said one returnee. "You do not know where it comes from and how you get infected." 

A Splendid Lack of Isolation: Indian Writers in the Global Mainstream
April 06, 2020

A Splendid Lack of Isolation: Indian Writers in the Global Mainstream

By Krzysztof Iwanek
While the circle of English-writing authors still behaves as an exclusivist club, some Indian authors have managed to join it.

How Can China Fulfill Its Rising Meat Demand?
April 06, 2020

How Can China Fulfill Its Rising Meat Demand?

By Layne Vandenberg
Cultivated meat could be a possible solution to satisfy China’s heightened demand.

Malaysia Detains Boatload of Presumed Rohingya Refugees Amid COVID-19 Fears
April 06, 2020

Malaysia Detains Boatload of Presumed Rohingya Refugees Amid COVID-19 Fears

By Associated Press
Authorities said Sunday they arrested a boatload of 202 people believed to be minority Muslim Rohingya refugees after their boat was found adrift near the northern resort island of Langkawi.

Inside COVID-19 Quarantine in Kyrgyzstan
April 06, 2020

Inside COVID-19 Quarantine in Kyrgyzstan

By Stephen Lioy
Returning to Bishkek, photographer Stephen Lioy was placed in quarantine at a site he’s always wanted to explore: the old U.S. military base.
Japan’s Prime Minister to Declare State of Emergency as Early as Tuesday
April 06, 2020

Japan’s Prime Minister to Declare State of Emergency as Early as Tuesday

By Associated Press
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures, but that there will be no hard lockdowns.

China’s Hidden Epidemic: Domestic Violence
April 06, 2020

China’s Hidden Epidemic: Domestic Violence

By Sophie Mak
The surge of domestic violence in China amid COVID-19 lockdowns points to the ineffectiveness of its Anti-Domestic Violence Law.

Indonesia and COVID-19: Living Dangerously Once Again
April 06, 2020

Indonesia and COVID-19: Living Dangerously Once Again

By Will Doran
For the third time, Indonesia faces a critical inflection point amid several converging crises.

Mongolia Finds a Silver Living in the COVID-19 Crisis
April 06, 2020

Mongolia Finds a Silver Living in the COVID-19 Crisis

By Anandsaikhan Nyamdavaa
Mongolia has yet to be hit hard by the pandemic, but the precautions taken have substantially decreased other incidences of disease.
What Tokyo’s Lockdown Debate Is Missing
April 06, 2020

What Tokyo’s Lockdown Debate Is Missing

By Kentaro Iwata, tr. Paul Kreitman
Whether to lockdown is not a binary question. We need to ask, under what conditions should we do it?

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