Stories about East Asia from May, 2015
Has Prime Minister Abe really never read the Potsdam Declaration? Or is his professed ignorance a signal he rejects Japan's postwar pacifism?
"What I see is Ma’s fear as a male leader of increasing female power, having already made so much money from women."
About 90 percent of the workforce in the factory are contractuals or temporary workers. The striking workers were violently dispersed by goons reportedly hired by the company.
"Now wicked people have taken control and good people are in jail."
The era of Internet memes has arrived in Myanmar, where the online phenomenon has become a popular way to discuss various social and political topics, particularly upcoming elections.
After months of touting for rising prices, the Communist Party newspaper People's Daily posted a cautionary note this month, warning that stock trading is “high risk.”
Patrick Wong contributed to this post. Chinese netizens are having a good laugh over the mechanized missteps of government-controlled robot commenters, who have been criticizing messages sent by their own...
An initial probe reveals that the factory violated several occupational health and safety standards, despite the government's assurances to the contrary.
"How ironic is it that on the same day Singapore bans a song with gay marriage content, Ireland votes in favor of it?"
'Speak out in a timely way and positively guide mistaken opinions and thoughts in order to grow mainstream thought and sentiment on the Internet.'
"We cannot build a democratic society if we lack freedom, liberty, rights, justice, and reconciliation."
Singapore has remained aloof during the migrant crisis in Southeast Asia, saying that the island cannot accept refugees. But should the city-state do more?
Pu Zhiqiang was indicted on charges of "inciting ethnic hatred" and "picking quarrels and provoking a disturbance." The case against him is based on about 30 online postings he wrote.
A man was shot after fighting with an officer inside a train station. To many, it was violence typical of government efforts to maintain stability at all costs.
The April 2015 employment rate of 96.7 percent for new post-secondary graduates has surpassed the 2008 employment rate, just prior to the start of the long global economic downturn.
Yasuo Yamamoto's drone carried a small amount of radioactive soil from Fukushima. Japanese netizens quickly discovered that he maintained a blog and published original manga of an unsettling nature.