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Japan’s COVID-19 Spike Raises Alarm for Elderly and At-Risk Groups 
December 05, 2020

Japan’s COVID-19 Spike Raises Alarm for Elderly and At-Risk Groups 

By Thisanka Siripala
The controversial “Go To” domestic tourism subsidy has come under the microscope for possibly facilitating the nation’s explosion of coronavirus cases.

Japan Spacecraft Approaches Earth to Drop Asteroid Samples
December 05, 2020

Japan Spacecraft Approaches Earth to Drop Asteroid Samples

By Associated Press
The Hayabusa2’s samples are due to arrive home on Sunday, after a year-long journey back from the asteroid Ryugu.
Will China’s Civil Code Finally Get Companies to Take Fighting Sexual Harassment Seriously?
December 04, 2020

Will China’s Civil Code Finally Get Companies to Take Fighting Sexual Harassment Seriously?

By Darius Longarino
The implementation of the new code will determine whether it can truly turn the tide against sexual harassment.  

Bangladesh Begins Relocating Rohingya Refugees to Island
December 04, 2020

Bangladesh Begins Relocating Rohingya Refugees to Island

By Associated Press
International aid agencies and the U.N. have vehemently opposed the relocation since it was first proposed in 2015

More and More Taiwanese Favor Independence – and Think the US Would Help Fight for It
December 03, 2020

More and More Taiwanese Favor Independence – and Think the US Would Help Fight for It

By Dennis V. Hickey
The latest Taiwan National Security Survey contains both good and bad news for cross-strait stability.

3 of Hong Kong’s Most Prominent Young Activists Receive Jail Sentences
December 02, 2020

3 of Hong Kong’s Most Prominent Young Activists Receive Jail Sentences

By Jessie Lau
The sentencings of Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam confirmed the fears of young Hong Kongers amid a growing number of arrests.

Myanmar’s Long COVID-19 First Wave Continues
December 02, 2020

Myanmar’s Long COVID-19 First Wave Continues

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's porous and poorly regulated borders loom as potential vectors for crossborder transmission.
In ’76 Days’, a Documentary Portrait of Lockdown in Wuhan
December 02, 2020

In ’76 Days’, a Documentary Portrait of Lockdown in Wuhan

By Associated Press
Hao Wu's documentary offers a raw and vital examination of the first steps in the contagion's global march.

China #MeToo Case Heads to Court After 2-Year Delay
December 02, 2020

China #MeToo Case Heads to Court After 2-Year Delay

By Associated Press
Zhou Xiaoxuan’s case highlights the growing willingness of Chinese women to speak up about sexual harassment despite official resistance and censorship.

South Koreans Brace for 3rd COVID-19 Outbreak
December 01, 2020

South Koreans Brace for 3rd COVID-19 Outbreak

By Mitch Shin
As the number of new coronavirus cases continues to climb, there are increasing calls for the government to institute stronger social distancing measures.

EdTech in Rural China
December 01, 2020

EdTech in Rural China

By Layne Vandenberg
EdTech companies are starting to address the urban-rural disparity in educational opportunities prevalent throughout China.
Tech Giants Accused of ‘Industrial Scale’ Censorship in Vietnam
December 01, 2020

Tech Giants Accused of ‘Industrial Scale’ Censorship in Vietnam

By Sebastian Strangio
Hoping to preserve their access to a lucrative market, Facebook and YouTube have been increasingly willing to censor "anti-state" content.

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