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Confronting Southeast Asia’s Troubled Media Landscape
June 30, 2020

Confronting Southeast Asia’s Troubled Media Landscape

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent incident spotlights the wider troubles in Southeast Asia’s media landscape over the past few years and the challenges in addressing them.
With Support for ‘Black Lives Matter’ China Crosses a Thin Line
June 30, 2020

With Support for ‘Black Lives Matter’ China Crosses a Thin Line

By Jo Kim
Beijing’s propaganda use of the anti-racism movement risks backfiring.

How CPEC Left Behind the People of Gwadar
June 30, 2020

How CPEC Left Behind the People of Gwadar

By Mariyam Suleman
The locals of Gwadar have little to show from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor – except for broken promises.

China Forces Birth Control on Uyghurs to Suppress Population
June 30, 2020

China Forces Birth Control on Uyghurs to Suppress Population

By Associated Press
Even while China loosens restrictions on family size elsewhere, rates of forced birth control and sterilization are growing in Xinjiang.

Tokyo’s Coronavirus Spike Points Finger at Controversial Alert System
June 29, 2020

Tokyo’s Coronavirus Spike Points Finger at Controversial Alert System

By Thisanka Siripala
As infections surge, Tokyo’s alert system and the challenges of living with COVID-19 come under the spotlight.
After a Pandemic Surge, Lockdown Returns to India’s Northeast
June 29, 2020

After a Pandemic Surge, Lockdown Returns to India’s Northeast

By StoriesAsia
The Indian state of Assam is resuming a lockdown amid concerns about the virus.

The Complicated Politics of Chinese Workers in Indonesia
June 26, 2020

The Complicated Politics of Chinese Workers in Indonesia

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Dikanaya Tarahita
The new wave of Chinese migrants has ignited criticism among many segments in Indonesian society – including Chinese Indonesians.
The Shrinking Space for Refugee Rights in Malaysia
June 26, 2020

The Shrinking Space for Refugee Rights in Malaysia

By Saqib Sheikh
Malaysia hosts approximately 180,000 refugees but does not grant them formal recognition.

Central Asian States Take on ‘False Information’
June 26, 2020

Central Asian States Take on ‘False Information’

By Catherine Putz
Laws put in place to support the fight against COVID-19 by targeting false information are easily abused to crack down on negative opinions and dissent.

Japan’s Pragmatic Approach to COVID-19 Testing
June 26, 2020

Japan’s Pragmatic Approach to COVID-19 Testing

By Haruka Sakamoto
At this point it is necessary to develop a stepwise approach from the end of the state of emergency to a final exit strategy.

Fighting Gender Inequality in India During the COVID-19 Pandemic  
June 25, 2020

Fighting Gender Inequality in India During the COVID-19 Pandemic  

By M Niaz Asadullah and Kalyani Raghunathan
The pandemic will drive many women in India into poverty and food insecurity.
New Film Tells Tale of North Korean Orphans Sent to Europe
June 25, 2020

New Film Tells Tale of North Korean Orphans Sent to Europe

By Associated Press
Some 5,000 orphans were sent to live in Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and East Germany in the 1950s.

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