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Investigating Dam Collapse a Test for Uzbekistan
May 14, 2020

Investigating Dam Collapse a Test for Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
How the Uzbek government handles the investigation of the dam collapse matters.
Korean Media Report Sparks Outcry Over Abuse of Indonesian Crew Members on Chinese Fishing Ships
May 14, 2020

Korean Media Report Sparks Outcry Over Abuse of Indonesian Crew Members on Chinese Fishing Ships

By Jenna Gibson
MBC's shocking report on inhumane working conditions sparked international outrage.

Restricting Chinese Journalist Visas Will Not Stop China’s Propaganda Campaigns
May 14, 2020

Restricting Chinese Journalist Visas Will Not Stop China’s Propaganda Campaigns

By Chauncey Jung
China’s state media have the resources to carry on. It’s the Chinese journalists affiliated with independent media who will suffer the most.

New Zealand and Australia Begin Relaxing COVID-19 Restrictions
May 14, 2020

New Zealand and Australia Begin Relaxing COVID-19 Restrictions

By Joshua Mcdonald
Australia and New Zealand have begun easing restrictions and are discussing the possibility of a “COVID-safe travel zone” between the two countries.

The Trouble With Linking COVID-19 to Japan’s Hikikomori
May 14, 2020

The Trouble With Linking COVID-19 to Japan’s Hikikomori

By Tadasu Takahashi
The mental health issue is already poorly understood; now its role in the public imagination is shifting again.
Mongolia: How Nalaikh’s Youth See Democracy
May 14, 2020

Mongolia: How Nalaikh’s Youth See Democracy

By Claire Casher, Samantha Coronel, Rasmus Dilling-Hansen, and Cassandra Jeffery
A Canadian research team shares their findings from a Mongolia youth engagement study.

Nepal’s COVID-19 Struggle Continues Amid a Concerning Surge
May 14, 2020

Nepal’s COVID-19 Struggle Continues Amid a Concerning Surge

By Brabim Karki
Kathmandu needs to calibrate its strategy to handle the pandemic.
Majority of Taiwanese View US Favorably, China Unfavorably
May 14, 2020

Majority of Taiwanese View US Favorably, China Unfavorably

By Ankit Panda
Trends toward greater "Taiwanization" of national identity appear to continue.

Askarov’s Final Appeal Denied By Kyrgyz Supreme Court
May 14, 2020

Askarov’s Final Appeal Denied By Kyrgyz Supreme Court

By Catherine Putz
After a decade in jail and repeated international calls for his release, ethnic Uzbek human rights activist Azimjan Askarov remains behind bars in Kyrgyzstan.

South Korean NGO’s Role in Supporting ‘Comfort Women’ Questioned
May 13, 2020

South Korean NGO’s Role in Supporting ‘Comfort Women’ Questioned

By Tae-jun Kang
Accusations from a former victim of pilfered donations have sparked controversy.

Technology and Policing a Pandemic in Central Asia
May 13, 2020

Technology and Policing a Pandemic in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Regional governments are retooling surveillance systems in their “smart” cities to fight the pandemic, heightening existing concerns of rights and privacy.
What Do the May 1998 Riots Mean for Young Chinese Indonesians?
May 13, 2020

What Do the May 1998 Riots Mean for Young Chinese Indonesians?

By Antonia Timmerman
With handed-down memories, Generation Z tries to answer a question from the past.

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