Stories about East Asia from April, 2019
"The police investigation into Numan’s statement merely serves to highlight the harassment, bullying and discrimination faced by LGBT persons in Malaysia."
Leica's promo video referencing Tiananmen Square massacre went viral on Chinese social media. Then, it disappeared.
For days, users were forbidden from writing the words "Leica" in English and "徕卡" in Chinese on Weibo.
"The full details remain unclear, but what does remain clear is that this culture of killing and impunity has emboldened murderers to openly boast of their weapons and shoot people."
The crackdown on internet freedom in early June has become an iconic source of panic for the Communist Party of China.
A new online database of nearly 40,000 historical images offers a glimpse of life under the wartime occupation of northeast China by Japan.
Many people saw the bus accident, the result of a fight onboard, as an allegory of China's political turn in recent years.
More than 200 peasant leaders have been killed since Duterte came to power in 2016.
Tan Qindong was arrested after revealing the presence of toxic herbs in a popular medicinal liquor. Posts about his ordeal were censored on WeChat.
"My books seem to be read especially when what we had before suddenly collapsed or disappeared."
"The law is frequently used by the powerful to silence dissent, and with more than 100 cases filed, its chilling effect on free expression is widespread."
The amendment would have dire implications for not just Hong Kong residents, but also foreign nationals who work and travel in the city.