Stories about East Asia from October, 2022
In a nearly unprecedented move, the Indonesian government is creating the city entirely from scratch and has cleared thousands of hectares of forests, fields, and grasslands for the new capital.
"Despite the incidents, we carry on with our tasks. We condemn every means used by authorities to harass and manipulate the challengers."
As protestors gathered to support Iran, some activists warn that rising conservatism in parts of Indonesia means that women in Indonesia could lose their own right to choose
Chinese YouTuber Wang Jixian lives in Ukraine in Odesa where he reports on daily life. Yet what he says differs from Beijing's pro-Moscow narrative and he still gets harassed online.
Overseas Chinese dissidents anticipate an endless struggle targeting different social groups in China.
"I thought my life had become meaningless. But here I am, helping others live on."
The political rhetoric, which reflects the determination of the party to safeguard the single-party system with force, however, has become less and less appealing.
Mongolia tried to benefit from competing interest between Russia and China, the only countries it borders, however, as Russia become more dependent on China after 2014, the possibilities for balancing diminished.
"To provide coverage of the protests, citizen journalists stepped up do the job themselves. The result was a truer coverage of events."
In the wake of the carnage of the October 6 incident, authorities and the media have begun to reflect on past errors and look for a way forward.
Keywords such as #Haidian, #Sitong bridge, #Beijing, and even #I-saw-it were censored on Chinese social media.
“We note that Ferdinand Marcos Jr. vowed to protect journalists and we challenge this administration to denounce media killings, and translate his promise into concrete actions.”
Speculation about Elon Musk’s ties with Beijing and the Kremlin have been boiling on Twitter after the world's richest man proposed peace plans for the Ukraine-Russia and Taiwan-China conflicts.
“...the culture of impunity in the country has made members of the press easy targets by vested interest groups who want to hide the truth.”
The pandemic has worsened Hong Kong’s wealth gap, with the city’s poorest making 47 times less than its wealthiest residents. In the pre-COVID-19 era, the highest earners made 34.3 times more.
As over 4,000 teachers leave the profession in Hong Kong, some discuss why they were compelled to quit and how the sector is faring.