Stories about East Asia from May, 2020
YouTube channel Anna Film Production produces short videos of interesting and scenic spots in the Kansai region in western Japan.
"We risked our lives, but are paid less than is adequate. Hundreds of nurses faced pay cuts and their 13th-month salary was withheld."
Southeast Asian countries have lost millions of visitors but none of their branding know-how.
Public scepticism over Chinese influence campaigns and aggressive diplomacy is empowering anti-Beijing politicians.
"Let’s just stay at home. Let’s wash our hands diligently to protect our health and lives."
"This is the future of Hong Kong under National Security Law: No freedom of assembly and speech."
Someone asked me, "What is the first thing that you want to do after the lockdown is lifted?" I said, "I want to walk by the river and yell."
The April issue of the club's magazine featured the Tokyo Olympics' emblem depicted in the shape of a coronavirus, which reportedly prompted copyright complaints from the Olympic Organising Committee.
Hatred against the West has blinded ordinary Muslim citizens to the point of refusing to believe news brought by the Western media, even when it concerns concentration camps for Muslims
"Our way of life may soon be circumscribed but we will find a way to survive and prosper through this."
Fearing instability, the Thai government is failing to protect the labor rights of both Thai nationals and migrant workers.
One of Japan's most beloved tourist attractions is offering short virtual tours on YouTube.
"The discriminatory nature of these measures could amount to racial profiling, which subjects Malay Muslims to disproportionate and unnecessary surveillance based on ethnic prejudice rather than objective signs of suspicion."
The release of a report on the police's use of force in protests seems to be "part of a wider set of coordinated announcements designed to deliver the new ‘truth’".
A photography competition for Rohingya people is being held from April 23 – August 23, 2020, featuring two broad categories – “Rohingya life” and “Response to Coronavirus” and entries can be submitted online.
"It's almost as if the film is a time capsule into Singapore’s past."
"After the storm, we will need to rebuild our lives like those blown-down buildings."
"We have to struggle for our rights, not sit and wait. Youth in China should yell out -- we want freedom of press!"
People are asked to report their status to the grid controller and health code system everyday in exchange of mobility after the lifting of lockdown.
"Since I didn’t have enough money to go home, I decided to become a homeless person and stay here."
"Today, I have not provided one service, and tomorrow, I’m not sure whether one will come or not. Probably finding a construction job is better."