Stories about East Asia from January, 2021
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"Members of the public should not be treated as enemies and be dealt with by military personnel."
Critics are also drawing attention to the DHC's connections to the Japanese far-right and its efforts to distribute conspiracy theories online.
"Although her sentence was reduced to 43 years, it’s still too harsh & unnecessary cruel. Should a defamation case land someone several decades in jail?"
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For Badiucao, the best way to spread the message of universal human rights is through his art, but even within Australia's Chinese communities, the narratives are both complex and nuanced.
Made from ordinary bricks, these small structures were used by Hong Kong protestors as roadblocks to slow down police vehicles.
Hong Kong’s Kim Jong-un impersonator has revealed he was arrested in October for possessing a firearm without a licence, which he denies; he says his political performances are to blame.
Mass arrests, blocking of websites, end of judicial independence, among other issues, seem to be in store for Hong Kong this year.
"We hope to provide easy access for all Indonesian children to continue to develop their potential during difficult times like today."
"It is shocking that they violated Twitter's terms by acquiring an account of a person that had no shame with their racism, misogyny, anti-baldness."
The sport is now recognized by the World Martial Arts Association and will be included in the 2023 Southeast Asia Games,
Donald Trump seems to have found supporters amid Japan's religious cults.
"It’s time for us to rise up for a better future not just for ourselves, but also for the generations to come.”
"You can fry a fish while sitting on the bed."
A number of pro-democracy organizations and media outlets also received court orders directing them to hand in documents related to police investigations.
Singapore livestreams Parliament session for the first time but prohibits use for ‘satire, ridicule, or denigration’
"Reminder that this development was made possible because activists, opposition politicians, and the great mass of dissenting Singaporeans had pressured the government to do so."
Ip Kin-yuen, who is the vice-president of the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union, told HKFP that while the situation is very grim, he is still hopeful that 2021 could bring...