Stories about East Asia from January, 2019
Mobile phone surveillance and physical spying were top concerns for foreign correspondents in China in 2018.
Up to 200,000 ethnic Koreans were deported to Central Asia from the Russian Far East by Soviet authorities during the 1930s.
Many feel that an ill-informed public swayed the results of Taiwan's recent referendums.
Taiwan just finished its location election and ten referendums on Nov 24, but there are still some misunderstandings about the results in mainstream media.
What makes this film notable is that it features actual sound footage of Japanese city life at that time. Usually, newsreels from that era are silent.
Thai students turned to Twitter and activists organized protests after the military-backed government announced another delay in the holding of elections.
The news of two men being fined for using VPNs may serve as a wake up call to Chinese netizens.
A dead pig with deadly pig virus floated from China to Kinmen, an island belong to Taiwan but located close to China, and it triggers fear in Taiwan.
Pressure by conservationists made it too expensive for Japan to continue the Antarctic hunt.
"As a Hongkonger, I urge Taiwanese people to never believe in CCP’s 'one country, two systems.' Once they take control, they can do whatever they want."
"By means of stories, the communities search for ways to accommodate and/or resist changes that are taking place in the Mekong river basin."
While many Marxists believe in workers' struggle as the driving force for social and political transformation, Chinese ideologues consider young leftist students’ who stand by workers' rights simply troublemakers.
For Japan, 2018 was the year of Heisei saigo (平成最後), "the last time we'll do this in the Heisei era" — especially year-end New Year's events.