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Over-Indebtedness and Healthcare Financing in Cambodia
November 15, 2022

Over-Indebtedness and Healthcare Financing in Cambodia

By Vouchnea Tang
Despite the country's social healthcare provisions, medical debts remain a leading cause of destitution.
Iran’s Mass Protests Are Impacting Lives in Pakistan
November 15, 2022

Iran’s Mass Protests Are Impacting Lives in Pakistan

By Mariyam Suleman Anees
Baloch in Pakistan are watching the crackdown on their sisters across the border with dismay.

Bangladesh’s ‘War on Drugs’ Shoots Up Narcotic Supplies From India
November 14, 2022

Bangladesh’s ‘War on Drugs’ Shoots Up Narcotic Supplies From India

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Myanmar-made yaba, heroin and brown sugar, and India-produced phensedyl are flowing into Bangladesh via India’s northeast.

Thousands of Indonesians Rally for Justice After Stadium Tragedy
November 11, 2022

Thousands of Indonesians Rally for Justice After Stadium Tragedy

By Sebastian Strangio
Thousands rallied in Malang, East Java, where a stadium crush last month led to the deaths of 135 people.

The Case for Pursing Trilingualism in Australia
November 11, 2022

The Case for Pursing Trilingualism in Australia

By Grant Wyeth
It may be a massive leap for Australia to jump beyond its current linguistic lassitude, but the increasingly difficult strategic terrain requires Canberra to think big and be bold. 
What Will Japan’s Great Reopening Mean for Immigration Policy?
November 11, 2022

What Will Japan’s Great Reopening Mean for Immigration Policy?

By Maximilien Xavier Rehm
During the pandemic, Japan showed itself to be extremely skeptical toward foreigners, raising questions about the country’s immigration policy going forward.

Virus Lockdowns Hit Guangzhou, China’s Economic Powerhouse
November 10, 2022

Virus Lockdowns Hit Guangzhou, China’s Economic Powerhouse

By Associated Press
Nearly 5 million people in the southern Chinese city are under lockdown orders, raising the specter of more supply chain disruptions from China's zero-COVID policy.
Nepalis Feel the Human Toll of Qatar’s World Cup
November 08, 2022

Nepalis Feel the Human Toll of Qatar’s World Cup

By Roshan Sedhai and Samik Kharel
Far from demanding accountability from Qatar, South Asian governments have often been mute spectators to the plight of workers and their families at home.

China Again Misses World Cup
November 08, 2022

China Again Misses World Cup

By Stephen Wade
China has played only once in the World Cup, and that was in 2002 when it lost all three games and failed to score a single goal.

Reports Suggest China Aiming for Less Disruptive COVID-19 Policies
November 05, 2022

Reports Suggest China Aiming for Less Disruptive COVID-19 Policies

By Joe McDonald
Even as public anger rises, health experts and economists say “zero COVID” is likely to stay in place possibly through most of 2023.

South Koreans Ashamed Over Safety Failures in Halloween Tragedy
November 04, 2022

South Koreans Ashamed Over Safety Failures in Halloween Tragedy

By Hyung-jin Kim
"Our public insensitivity to safety is too severe,” one South Korean man told the Associated Press.
Post-Pandemic Recovery and the Plight of ASEAN’s Migrant Workers
November 03, 2022

Post-Pandemic Recovery and the Plight of ASEAN’s Migrant Workers

By Thong Sariputta
Migrant laborers were among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The region needs a long-term plan to support them.

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