Stories about East Asia from June, 2020
A boy must endure and somehow learn, own his own, how to deal with the racist taunts of his new classmates.
July 1 is a day of destiny for a city that China is determined to bring under its full control.
Pro-protest mainlanders get doxxed by hostile internet users at home and sometimes face discrimination in their adopted city.
Black Lives Matter rallies and marches were held in cities across Japan throughout June, part of a global display of solidarity with demonstrators in the United States and other countries.
In the middle of a global pandemic, access to information is even more critical than usual.
A former prisoner of conscience talks about her experience after she was arrested and the impact her incarceration had on her family.
Pro-democracy flash mob protests rocked Thailand in January and February. COVID-19 has shifted acts of resistance to cyberspace.
Along with six other indigenous languages in Taiwan, Sakizaya is classified as “critically endangered” by UNESCO.
"This draft law threatens everyone, particularly vulnerable people without political connections or financial resources. "
Around a third of the 612 rioters currently awaiting trial are younger than 20, while at least 14 are under 16-years-old.
"I love Serbia. Considering the fact that I am a kind of smart technology, it is obvious why I choose to be in Serbia."
"If we can’t hold power to account, we can’t do anything," Rappler CEO Maria Ressa said after her conviction.
From last year's two million protest to today's "yellow economic circle", local resistance has taken many shapes.
"It has been a year since you left us. I remember that you were the first person who said the Five Demands."
Civic groups argue that the Communications and Multimedia Act is being wielded as a weapon against free speech.
"As time passes, diaries are like caterpillars transforming into butterflies."
From "pagoda renovations" to "mananitas", the region's politicians are finding a language to bypass harsh lockdowns.
Dinh Thi Thu Thuy faces from five to 12 years in jail if she is convicted for disseminating critical Facebook posts.
One religious event held in March is suspected of causing virus outbreaks in 22 provinces, health authorities said.
"The international message behind the successful recall of Han Kuoyu is that Taiwan people have said no to China."
I did not plan to write this diary for 77 days. Writing is a kind of conversation – with myself, and with others.