Stories about East Asia from July, 2019
Pro-China forum members quickly halted their plan to troll Hong Kong anti-extradition protesters after their personal information, including identity card number and bank record was exposed online.
"But as many of the contributors noted, while the space for expression did open up, the threats against journalists and activists did not reduce."
The Seediq tribe, one of the aboriginal tribes of Taiwan, has a history of fighting for their rights against the Japanese colonial power.
"Democracy must be created from the people, mustn’t it? Democracy cannot come from only one person."
Online photo collection gives inside glimpse of Occupation-era Japan—and saga of Japanese-American internment
The Theodore Akimoto Family Collection features more than 250 photographs of postwar Japan.
Despite its location on the Myanmar side of the border, on a stroll around the town, you may believe you’re in China.
"At least 45 people were hospitalized and one was left in critical condition as a result of the mob attack."
"I started filming my walks just for fun and additional reason to go outside."
With no end in sight, Hong Kong's anti-extradition protests have evolved into a series of demonstrations in local districts.
"The charges are meant to silence and persecute human rights lawyers, opposition leaders, and the church, and to send a message to anyone who dares to criticize this administration."
"As a Hong Konger, I am touched....Thank you for giving us strength to carry on."
Professor Francis Li shared insights into protesters' organization strategies and discussed the future of the movement during a public salon at the Hong Kong cafe Brew Note.
"The accusation that a peaceful gathering merits a prison sentence is a serious and systematic threat to the little remaining space left for freedom of expression in the country."
A major challenge in advancing women’s welfare is resisting feudal thinking like the concept of hpon which promotes the supposed superiority and positive spiritually of men over women.
There have been concerns that he has not received adequate support from the Australian government.
"The whole country knows what the problem is and only Robin Li and his PR team pretend that they don’t know."
China’s censored histories: The struggle to carry memories of the Tiananmen Massacre into the future
Chinese internet users circumvent censorship on 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre with artworks, music and memes.
The decision to break in the legislature was the culmination of a month-long escalation of protests against the extradition bill proposed by the Hong Kong government.
“I want to change the narrative about Indians through food!”
While combining "Kim Kardashian", "kimono" and "cultural appropriation" into a sentence seems almost comically idiotic, cultural appropriation can be deadly, which is reason enough to take cultural appropriation seriously today.
"…criticizing a government and a regime does not equate to hating a country. I love Thailand, I just don't love dictators and military coups."