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Relative of Virus Victim Asks to Meet WHO Experts in Wuhan
January 27, 2021

Relative of Virus Victim Asks to Meet WHO Experts in Wuhan

By Associated Press
The relatives of the dead have faced immense pressure from authorities not to speak out.

If Only It Were That Easy: Tajikistan Declares Itself COVID-19 Free
January 27, 2021

If Only It Were That Easy: Tajikistan Declares Itself COVID-19 Free

By Catherine Putz
The Tajik president commented that “Tajikistan today is without COVID-19" -- close regional observers (and common sense) disagree.
Parsing China’s ‘Cancel Culture’
January 26, 2021

Parsing China’s ‘Cancel Culture’

By Gabriel Fung
How does China use nationalism in international brand controversies? And where are its limits?

Bitcoin Mining and Blackouts Add to Anti-Chinese Sentiments in Iran
January 26, 2021

Bitcoin Mining and Blackouts Add to Anti-Chinese Sentiments in Iran

By Reza Khaasteh
Amid energy shortages in Iran, Iranians are pointing the finger at Chinese-run bitcoin mining operations.

The Role of Political Culture in Taiwan’s COVID-19 Success
January 25, 2021

The Role of Political Culture in Taiwan’s COVID-19 Success

By Layne Vandenberg
Taiwan’s political culture is the unexpected key to public compliance with COVID-19 digital surveillance.

Taiwan Tightens COVID-19 Regulations Amid String of Hospital Infections
January 23, 2021

Taiwan Tightens COVID-19 Regulations Amid String of Hospital Infections

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan is working to contain a domestic outbreak and maintain its remarkable success in containing the coronavirus.

2 Films Offer 2 Tales of Wuhan Lockdown Ahead of 1-Year Anniversary
January 23, 2021

2 Films Offer 2 Tales of Wuhan Lockdown Ahead of 1-Year Anniversary

By Associated Press
A government-sanctioned look back at the early fight against COVID-19 differs sharply from a documentary directed by artist and dissident Ai Weiwei.
In Hong Kong, COVID-19 and Racism Make an Ugly Mix
January 22, 2021

In Hong Kong, COVID-19 and Racism Make an Ugly Mix

By Jessie Lau
In Hong Kong, the pandemic has fanned the flames of a more silent epidemic: systematic racism. 

Murky Waters Surround the Case of the Sardoba Reservoir Failure
January 20, 2021

Murky Waters Surround the Case of the Sardoba Reservoir Failure

By Catherine Putz
A trial is ongoing, but behind closed doors, while citizens complain of unfair distribution of promised compensation.

‘Journey to the West’: The Buddhist Reimagination of China
January 19, 2021

‘Journey to the West’: The Buddhist Reimagination of China

By Amitav Acharya
The Nirvana Route: How early encounters between India, China and Southeast Asia shaped Asian civilization.

Japan’s Struggling Single Mothers Expose the Flaws of Womenomics
January 19, 2021

Japan’s Struggling Single Mothers Expose the Flaws of Womenomics

By Thisanka Siripala
As the pandemic exacerbates poverty rates among single mothers, the shortcomings of womenomics reforms are on full display.
Singaporean University Publisher Accused of Bowing to Political Pressure
January 19, 2021

Singaporean University Publisher Accused of Bowing to Political Pressure

By Sebastian Strangio
The editor of a ditched anthology of essays on Thai politics has called for an academic boycott on the National University of Singapore Press.

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