Subscribe

Topic

Society

Why Southeast Asia Needs to Establish an ASEAN Cancer Center
November 25, 2022

Why Southeast Asia Needs to Establish an ASEAN Cancer Center

By Molika Heng
With the disease on the rise in the region, a dedicated transnational institution would reduce the cost of cancer treatments for those most in need.

Thai Drug Legalization Advocates Fight Growing Marijuana Backlash
November 24, 2022

Thai Drug Legalization Advocates Fight Growing Marijuana Backlash

By Sebastian Strangio
In June, the country became the first in Asia to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. But a booming recreational market has prompted a sharp backlash.
Protesting Workers Beaten at Chinese iPhone Factory
November 24, 2022

Protesting Workers Beaten at Chinese iPhone Factory

By Joe McDonald and Zen Soo
New workers at a Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou are protesting that the company changed the terms of their work agreements.

Kazakh History Textbooks Teach Indifference Toward the Next-of-kin in Chinese Xinjiang
November 23, 2022

Kazakh History Textbooks Teach Indifference Toward the Next-of-kin in Chinese Xinjiang

By Berikbol Dukeyev
The Kazakh public generally remains silent about the plight of ethnic Kazakh detainees held in Xinjiang. The education system is one reason why.

India’s Tribes Seek Official Religion Status for Belief System
November 23, 2022

India’s Tribes Seek Official Religion Status for Belief System

By Sheikh Saliq
Apprehensions have grown over Hindu nationalist groups seeking to bring these nature worshippers into the Hindu fold.

Why Pakistan’s Post-Flood Rebuilding Efforts Are Neglecting Balochistan
November 22, 2022

Why Pakistan’s Post-Flood Rebuilding Efforts Are Neglecting Balochistan

By Riazat Butt
Balochistan is the country’s poorest province and lacks political patrons.

China’s Guangzhou Locks Down Millions in ‘Zero-COVID’ Fight
November 22, 2022

China’s Guangzhou Locks Down Millions in ‘Zero-COVID’ Fight

By Huizhong Wu
Recent outbreaks are testing China’s attempt to bring a more targeted approach to its zero-COVID policies.
The Future of Reservations in India
November 20, 2022

The Future of Reservations in India

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Reservation of jobs and seats in educational institutions, which were based hitherto on caste identity, will now include economic criteria as well.

2 State Governments in Australia Block UN Visits to Prisons
November 19, 2022

2 State Governments in Australia Block UN Visits to Prisons

By Dechlan Brennan
The gap between how human rights groups view incarcerated people, and how governments in Australia view them, continues to be wide. 

The Quiet Evolution of Vietnam’s Digital Authoritarianism
November 19, 2022

The Quiet Evolution of Vietnam’s Digital Authoritarianism

By Gerard McDermott and Alice Larsson
Digital rights in Vietnam are declining as a new system of surveillance and control has emerged in the country, with the support of Western tech giants.

Why Are Some Pakistanis up in Arms Against the Film ‘Joyland’?
November 18, 2022

Why Are Some Pakistanis up in Arms Against the Film ‘Joyland’?

By Mariyam Suleman Anees
The critically acclaimed film depicts transgender people as normal – something unacceptable in Pakistani society, which has traditionally treated transgender people as outcasts.
Philippines Registers ‘Sharpest Ever’ Decline in Birthrate
November 16, 2022

Philippines Registers ‘Sharpest Ever’ Decline in Birthrate

By Sebastian Strangio
The Catholic-majority country now has a birthrate of just 1.9 children per adult woman, the third-lowest in Southeast Asia.

Page 1 of 246