Stories about East Asia from March, 2016
"If junta thinks forbidding me to travel abroad would silence me then they're mistaken. I will continue to scrutinize and criticize them."
The government chosen by the vote will govern a large community of Tibetans spread across several countries from its headquarters in McLeod Ganj in Himachal Pradesh in northern India.
An open letter urging China President Xi Jinping to resign has triggered a rash of political persecution against the family members of Chinese dissidents living abroad. Germany-based writer and Deutsche Welle reporter Chang Ping reported on March 27 that police in China burst into his father's birthday celebration and detained...
After being accused of corruption in a televised debate, the Philippine vice president conjured the ghost of Nazi propaganda minister Goebbels.
The wooden phallus has grown over time, as it is replaced each year, so that it is now about 2.5 meters (13 feet) long and weighs 280 kilograms (620 pounds).
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Japanese broadcasters heading for the exit are using their remaining airtime to highlight the government's increasingly autocratic approach to press freedoms.
Using the hashtags #medianlinenow and #HandsOffTimorsOil, the online campaign urges Australia to respect the maritime boundaries of Timor Leste.
Ahead of Hong Kong's legislative vote, politicians are fanning prejudice against asylum seekers in a campaign strategy that mimics, some say, Donald Trump's presidential run in the United States.
Though the letter was only online for a few hours, it is viewed as a direct challenge to Xi Jinping's leadership from party insiders.
Australia is accused of expanding its maritime borders which deprives Timor Leste of its right to own and earn from its oil and gas reserves.
Japanese social media can't get enough of the middle schooler's science experiment. One photo of his results was retweeted more than 16,000 times.
Southeast Asia’s capital cities are among the most photographed and famous destinations in the world. But what do they look like from space?
"Mark, you have six people in your running team. Did you apply for authorisation to run on the street? If not, this is illegal in China."
"Within the existing education system, only focusing on scores has made students more and more selfish, lacking love and kindness."
A new online mapping project tracks the last movements of more than a thousand people who perished in the March 2011 tsunami that affected Japan's northeastern Tohoku region.
Colorized Photos Show Street Scenes of Vietnam, Singapore, and the Philippines During the 20th Century
Take a nostalgic trip to the past by checking out these hand-colored photos of vintage street scenes in the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam.
"Suzhou has been a place where literati gather since ancient times. It has a very good tradition of pursuing the ideal. But these traditions have almost vanished now."
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"These instructions clearly show that the ruling party pushing to create fake Facebook accounts in order to provide artificial 'likes' to the [Prime Minister's] Facebook page."
The case has become a political thermometer on Xi's attitudes towards internal ideological differences inside the party.