Stories about East Asia from May, 2019
According to an Australian think-tank Lowy Institute, Indonesia has the distinction of holding the largest single-day elections in a democratic country.
"There is no place for religious extremists in our country."
The bottle label carries the image of "Tank Man" with the description "Never forget, never give up".
In contrast to other social movements and memes on the Chinese internet, #996 has taken shape largely on GitHub.
May 24 opens the gates to marriage equality for same-sex couples in Taiwan. Hundreds of couples got married on the island, celebrating social recognition and the end of discrimination.
The Goddess of Democracy stood for five days in the Tiananmen Square in 1989 before the bloody massacre of June 4.
The Timorese residing in the university city of Oxford, UK, hosted the event "20 May", where they celebrated 17 years of the restoration of Timor-Leste's independence.
"I think it is important to the Taiwanese people to continue discussing this topic – preventing people from forgetting this event"
Taiwan has officialized same-sex marriage and granted new rights to the queer community, yet for LGBT parents with children, the battle continues.
Taiwan is the first country in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage, now officially voted by the parliament. The first weddings are expected on May 24.
Saraiva is a renowned figure for bodybuilders in Mozambique.
"It is becoming more and more difficult to demand responsibility for June 4th. Do you still have any hope?"
"[The ad] generates the image of a woman wishing for her body to be eaten like tofu."
The law gives broad, unchecked powers to government ministers to determine what online information is "false" and should thus be censored or corrected.
"Facts are being distorted [...] No journalist should let this happen. Not only should they retell the tragedy but also their insights into it. That's the obligation of every witness...
A cute dog on Google Street View has gone viral on Japanese Twitter, resulting in more than 100,000 retweets.
The new regulation compels game publishers to promote Chinese values, culture and images through their games.
"...the case of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo is proof that journalists are in constant risk of political reprisal for keeping power in check."
The more hard-won the lessons we learn about the country, the more some of us realize how mundane life in Japan actually is.
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