Stories about East Asia from February, 2018
"Actually, the constitutional amendment is not that surprising. The amendment is just turning 'party dictatorship' into 'party dictatorship led by an individual for his lifetime'."
During the week of February 19-25, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from the majority of the world's countries. Number 31 on the list? Macedonia. And number 191? Comoros.
When a user experience designer traveled to Tokyo he was surprised and amazed by the small details of daily life. His observations about Japan then went viral on Twitter.
“There aren’t many places discussing these sorts of issues in Korea.”
Ranging from epic war dramas to romantic comedies, the Soviet Academy Award winners available online with subtitles in English and some other languages offer a perfect binge-watching opportunity.
"This department needs to be more cultured or exposed to the understanding of other cultures. This is really embarrassing and reflects the ignorance of your department."
Myanmar’s wild elephant population is estimated to be between 1,400 to 2,000.
"My first Chinese New Year watching the annual CCTV spring gala and they trot out a Chinese lady in blackface...with a pet "monkey" (played by a man from Cote D'Ivoire)..."
"In the 1930s, one of the most popular animals at Tennoji Zoo in Osaka was Rita the chimpanzee."
During the week of February 5-11, 2018, Global Voices' stories and translations attracted readers from 195 countries!
How is Japan experiencing its own #MeToo moment?
Since 2014, the Taiwan Literature Awards for Migrants has provided a platform for foreign-born people in Taiwan to share their stories.
Now Apple that has kowtowed to the CCP, how long will other tech companies be able to resist the pressure?
From Street Murals to #WeWalk, Thais Protest Against Corruption and Call for Restoration of Democracy
"So many Thais just opened their eyes and woke up from an unrealistic dream."
The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
Various critics say the proposed law will provide a legal framework for mass surveillance, much more so than improve network security.
Decades After US Immigration Policy Separated His Family, a Man Searches for His Ancestral Village in China
“Family members, friends, neighbors have followed each other...since humans started migrating. It's only been recently that the term has become a dirty word promoted by politicians with an agenda."
Malaysiakini News Site Will Appeal Defamation Case by Gold Mining Firm, Thanks to Crowdfunding by Readers
"This could drive media away from critically investigating and reporting issues of public interest that involved big corporations. This will further shrink the media freedom in the country."
"...the Decision has used political opinion or affiliation as a ground to deprive her of the right to stand for election – which is unreasonable, unlawful and unconstitutional."