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Hong Kong to End Mandatory Hotel Quarantine for Travelers
September 24, 2022

Hong Kong to End Mandatory Hotel Quarantine for Travelers

By Zen Soo
Hong Kong has mostly aligned with China’s “zero-COVID” strategy. Now Chief Executive John Lee says the city must provide “maximum room” for “connectivity with the world.”

Pakistan Deploys More Doctors to Fight Diseases After Floods
September 23, 2022

Pakistan Deploys More Doctors to Fight Diseases After Floods

By Munir Ahmed
Waterborne and other diseases in the past two months have killed 334 flood victims.
Security, System Issues, and a Flood of Refugees Make Getting Afghan Allies to Safety a Challenge
September 22, 2022

Security, System Issues, and a Flood of Refugees Make Getting Afghan Allies to Safety a Challenge

By Richard L. Benkin
The process, always slow and cumbersome, is now overwhelmed. Even as cases move through the system, safety remains a grave concern for Afghans forced to wait.

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Upholds Genocide Conviction
September 22, 2022

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Upholds Genocide Conviction

By Luke Hunt
The ECCC delivers its final verdict with closure on the horizon.

China’s Public Opinion Is Shifting Away From Russia
September 21, 2022

China’s Public Opinion Is Shifting Away From Russia

By Mu Chunshan
Anyone relying only on official pronouncements and the state media may have missed that Chinese public opinion is turning against Russia – and toward Ukraine – as the war drags on.

Afghan Students Are Unable to Resume Studies in Indian Universities
September 21, 2022

Afghan Students Are Unable to Resume Studies in Indian Universities

By Tarushi Aswani
Many students who returned to Afghanistan during the pandemic lockdowns have been denied Indian visas.

China Quarantine Bus Crash Prompts Outcry Over ‘Zero COVID’
September 20, 2022

China Quarantine Bus Crash Prompts Outcry Over ‘Zero COVID’

By Huizhong Wu
A bus carrying people to a quarantine center overturned, killing 27. The tragedy sparked a new wave of anger about China’s strict COVID policies.
For Indian Girls, ‘Every Case of Trafficking Is a Failed Revolution’
September 20, 2022

For Indian Girls, ‘Every Case of Trafficking Is a Failed Revolution’

By Katarzyna Rybarczyk
Every year thousands of women and girls are trafficked through India. The patriarchal culture denying women the right to make decisions regarding their lives is to blame.

Religious Freedom in Uzbekistan: Still Space for Reform
September 20, 2022

Religious Freedom in Uzbekistan: Still Space for Reform

By Catherine Putz
Despite some promising progress, USCIRF Chair Nury Turkel says Uzbekistan continues to severely restrict religious freedoms.

Is the Hindu Nationalist ‘Boycott Bollywood’ Campaign Impacting the Box Office?
September 20, 2022

Is the Hindu Nationalist ‘Boycott Bollywood’ Campaign Impacting the Box Office?

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
Movies that faced boycott calls and others that didn’t figure among the movies that were successful this year.

China’s Changing Disinformation and Propaganda Targeting Taiwan
September 19, 2022

China’s Changing Disinformation and Propaganda Targeting Taiwan

By Kenddrick Chan and Mariah Thornton
Since early August, evidence has emerged of a new type of CCP influence operation that sharply diverges away from traditional messaging and tactics.
A Plea From Pakistan’s Sindh: ‘Our Village Drowned. You Might Still Have Time to Save Yours.’
September 17, 2022

A Plea From Pakistan’s Sindh: ‘Our Village Drowned. You Might Still Have Time to Save Yours.’

By Morial Shah
We knew catastrophic climate change was coming. But for Pakistan it has already arrived.

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