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Australia Day Focuses Attention on Indigenous Recognition in Constitution
January 27, 2023

Australia Day Focuses Attention on Indigenous Recognition in Constitution

By Rod McGuirk
A referendum due later this year would create an Indigenous body known as the Voice to address Parliament on Indigenous issues.

After an Unpredictable Year, Chinese See a Brighter Post-COVID Future 
January 26, 2023

After an Unpredictable Year, Chinese See a Brighter Post-COVID Future 

By John Van Fleet
There is a palpable sense of relief in China now that the days of zero COVID are over.
It’s Time to Incorporate Consent Into Central Asia’s Sexual Violence Laws
January 26, 2023

It’s Time to Incorporate Consent Into Central Asia’s Sexual Violence Laws

By Catherine Putz
The criminal codes of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan focus on violence in defining rape, rather than the lack of consent. 

Asia Travel Hotspots Quiet as Chinese Tourists Stay Away
January 25, 2023

Asia Travel Hotspots Quiet as Chinese Tourists Stay Away

By Tassanee Vejpongsa and Elaine Kurtenbach
Bali and Chiang Mai are the busiest they have been since the pandemic struck three years ago, but they're still relatively quiet.

India is the World’s Most Populous Country: What it Means
January 25, 2023

India is the World’s Most Populous Country: What it Means

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Despite its many massive problems, this is a country that is bursting forth with dynamism, ideas, diversity, and change.

Kirsten Han on the Fight to Abolish the Death Penalty in Singapore
January 24, 2023

Kirsten Han on the Fight to Abolish the Death Penalty in Singapore

By Sebastian Strangio
"The more I learn about the death penalty... the more I am convinced that it’s a brutal injustice that has no place in any society."

What a Gay Flight Attendant’s Lost Discrimination Case Says About LGBTQ Rights in China
January 24, 2023

What a Gay Flight Attendant’s Lost Discrimination Case Says About LGBTQ Rights in China

By Darius Longarino and Yanhui Peng
Chai Cheng’s case is one of the latest chapters in the frustrated struggle of China’s LGBTQ community to obtain legal protection against discrimination.
Why the Urdu Script Is Crucial for India’s Cultural Diversity
January 21, 2023

Why the Urdu Script Is Crucial for India’s Cultural Diversity

By Shahzaman Haque
India is a country whose wonderful diversity stems from the richness of its past. That includes the Urdu script.

Uzbekistan’s Drawn-out Journey From Cyrillic to Latin Script
January 20, 2023

Uzbekistan’s Drawn-out Journey From Cyrillic to Latin Script

By Niginakhon Saida
Visit Uzbekistan and you’ll see a variety of alphabets used, a product of the country’s many changes and the long march toward fully using a Latin script. 

In Pakistan, Trans Men Search for Inclusion, Visibility
January 19, 2023

In Pakistan, Trans Men Search for Inclusion, Visibility

By Riazat Butt
While cultural traditions provide some space for trans women, trans men are invisible and live isolated lives.

UNHCR Reports Sharp Spike in Dangerous Rohingya Boat Voyages
January 19, 2023

UNHCR Reports Sharp Spike in Dangerous Rohingya Boat Voyages

By Sebastian Strangio
More than 3,500 people attempted to flee Myanmar and Bangladesh by sea last year, nearly five times more than in 2021.
Anti-American Propaganda in Vietnam 
January 19, 2023

Anti-American Propaganda in Vietnam 

By Christelle Nguyen
Despite growing cooperation with Washington, an anti-U.S. streak runs deep among communist leaders and the general public alike. 

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