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Nagasaki, the Center of Catholicism in Japan, Prepares to Welcome Pope Francis
November 20, 2019

Nagasaki, the Center of Catholicism in Japan, Prepares to Welcome Pope Francis

By Associated Press
From ‘Hidden Christians’ to the 1945 atomic bombing, Nagasaki’s Catholic community has a long and often tragic history.

Campus Under Siege as Hong Kong Police Battle Protesters
November 19, 2019

Campus Under Siege as Hong Kong Police Battle Protesters

By Associated Press
For days, protesters have fortified Hong Kong Polytechnic University against police. Now things are coming to a head.
US Sports Stakes in China: Deals Vs. Democracy
November 19, 2019

US Sports Stakes in China: Deals Vs. Democracy

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Andrew Brandt.

Tracking Down the Fruits of Xinjiang’s Forced Labor Industry
November 16, 2019

Tracking Down the Fruits of Xinjiang’s Forced Labor Industry

By Juozapas Bagdonas
A few clicks reveals several U.S. companies are benefiting from China’s oppression of Muslims.

Social Media in Asia: A New Frontier for Mass Surveillance and Political Manipulation
November 15, 2019

Social Media in Asia: A New Frontier for Mass Surveillance and Political Manipulation

By Samuel Woodhams
Although stark across Asia, the rise of social media monitoring tools and disinformation campaigns is a global phenomenon.

Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis: International Court Judges Authorize Investigation
November 15, 2019

Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis: International Court Judges Authorize Investigation

By Associated Press
Legal developments on the Rohingya crisis were in the international spotlight again this week.

Hong Kong Police: Protesters ‘One Step Closer to Terrorism’
November 15, 2019

Hong Kong Police: Protesters ‘One Step Closer to Terrorism’

By Associated Press
As new violence rocks the city, including clashes at university campuses, the police intensified their response.
What’s Next for Cambodia’s Opposition Politics?
November 14, 2019

What’s Next for Cambodia’s Opposition Politics?

By David Hutt
After a big week for the country’s opposition, a look at what may lie ahead for it as well as Cambodian politics more generally.

Cotton and Corporate Responsibility: Fighting Forced Labor in Xinjiang and Uzbekistan
November 14, 2019

Cotton and Corporate Responsibility: Fighting Forced Labor in Xinjiang and Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
There are considerable differences with regard to forced labor in Uzbekistan and Xinjiang, but there is an underlying corporate responsibility to not engage in human rights abuses.

Counting the Costs of Sam Rainsy’s Failed Return to Cambodia
November 13, 2019

Counting the Costs of Sam Rainsy’s Failed Return to Cambodia

By Luke Hunt
The opposition leader’s thwarted bid to return to the country is not without its costs, irrespective of whatever benefits it may generate.

What Would a Vietnam South China Sea Legal Challenge Mean?
November 13, 2019

What Would a Vietnam South China Sea Legal Challenge Mean?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the potential implications of a significant move if it is taken.
Singing, Dancing, and a Little Plov: Central Asia’s Got Talent
November 13, 2019

Singing, Dancing, and a Little Plov: Central Asia’s Got Talent

By Colleen Wood
Politics and economics are not the only relevant spheres of integration in Central Asia; a new TV show makes regional cooperation tangible to the masses.

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