Stories about East Asia from June, 2021
Some students refused to stand while others used a camera filter to make it appear like they were wearing a school uniform.
Officials called the group "rebellious" and claimed they were using foreign funding in efforts to topple the government.
The incident illustrates the increasing interactions between bears and humans in Japan.
Among the five senior executives arrested, two were officially charged with with conspiracy to collude with external elements on June 18
These films feature the struggles of various communities across the Asia-Pacific region as they defend their lands, environment and cultural heritage.
Chinese enterprises are making home for themselves in Kyrgyzstan. Some parts of the Kyrgyz population see this trend as a threat.
In Kazakhstan, Sinophobia is often a tool instrumentalized by protest organizers to mobilize people as a form of criticism of governmental policies
"Finally an expert has provided an explanation about the herd’s northbound journey. Local officials avoided addressing the truth."
"You can’t stand up. But you don’t want to kneel down. Then you can only lie down flat."
Two organizers of the historic 1994 Manila Pride shared their reflections about the legacy of the protest and the continuing struggle to fight for LGBT+ rights
"It's civil society’s business if they want to do it, but it’s wrong [for government] to throw money at this."
Global Voices’ top stories on environmental destruction, as the planet just observed World Environment Day
Global Voices has covered environmental issues extensively, and one focus of our stories has been the way pollution, massive urbanization, development infrastructures, and human-caused accidents are destroying fragile ecosystems.
"The reinforcement of social media platforms’ registration and severe control of online information are another reflection of the digital dictatorship in Laos."
Using Twitter's public API, Global Voices analyzed more than 2.5 million Japanese-language tweets to gauge public sentiment around the Tokyo Olympic Games.
"We tried to reach the mayor, arguing that the plant is harmful to the environment...We tried our best but nobody was listening to us."
A coalition of non-governmental and indigenous organizations came together to hold their government and companies accountable
In Myanmar's history, poets have shown solidarity with the ordinary people and have been at the frontline in every revolution.
On World Environment Day, a look at the Global Voices stories on climate change that have most captured our attention so far this year.
Journalists Marcelo Ninio and Talita Fernandes discuss Brazilian perspectives on China.
"The soldiers we saw when we were young were loved by the people. But what they are doing now is just opposite of what I believe and ... want to...