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Stories about East Asia

29 March 2018

‘Women Make the News’: Online Database Connects Journalists to Thai Female Experts

UNESCO Bangkok has launched a website that links Thai journalists and researchers to female academics, government officials, corporate leaders, and NGO activists.

28 March 2018

Overseas Chinese Nervous About the Cancellation of Household Registration Back Home

The cancellation of hukou may imply that they might not be able to receive their retirement pension or sell properties they own. Other big cities may follow in Shanghai's footsteps.

27 March 2018

A Muslim Scholar Seeks to Link Israel and Indonesia Through the Hebrew Language

"I told my family that what I'm doing might have uncertain consequences, but it's something that needs to be done."

26 March 2018

Photos of Japanese Soldiers in the Trenches During the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905

The colorized stereographs provide a fascinating glimpse into a war that in many ways was a precursor to the events of the 20th century.

21 March 2018

#SayNOto66d: Documenting the Surge of Online Defamation Cases in Myanmar

Advox

The #SayNOto66d website documents online defamation cases in Myanmar while providing information tools to support the campaign to repeal the law.

20 March 2018

What Were Global Voices’ Readers up to Last Week?

During the week of March 12-18, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from the majority of the world's countries. Number 99 on the list? Ghana. And number 20? Madagascar.

17 March 2018

What Japan's 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Mascots Say About Attitudes Toward Disability

The Bridge

On a careful reading of its character description you will notice that unlike its Olympic counterpart, the Paralympic mascot is not explicitly described as “athletic”.

16 March 2018

How a Viral Eye Roll Broke the Silence on China's Heavily Censored Web

Advox

"The rolling eyes are like a bolt of lightening that destroys tens of thousands expressions of praise and outshines speeches made by hundreds of thousands of brain-dead people."

13 March 2018

What Were Global Voices’ Readers up to Last Week?

During the week of March 5-11, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 208 countries. Number 159 on the list? Guyana. And number 15? Kazakhstan.

12 March 2018

Prominent Chinese Feminist Social Media Account Shuttered on International Women’s Day

Advox

"...[T]he Chinese government does not understand feminism, does not understand what feminists are doing, and does not understand what they are advocating."

10 March 2018

Law, Entertainment and Politics in Korea Feel the Wrath of #MeToo

The Bridge

Koreans witnessed the power of the people with the ousting of the president last March. Now they're seeing it again in the form of #MeToo and #WithYou.

8 March 2018

Women March in Indonesia for Equality and Justice Amid Legislative Attacks on Rights and Freedoms

Marchers used the hashtag #LawanBersama (#FightTogether) to call for the protection of women's rights.

Rebels and Rebellion in Classic Chinese Literature

The Bridge

"These stories continued to be passed from generation to generation because they embody a spirit of disobedience and rebellion, an eternal source of inspiration for the Chinese people."

6 March 2018

What Were Global Voices’ Readers up to Last Week?

During the week of February 26-March 4, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 204 countries. Number 129 on the list? Martinique. And number 13? Taiwan.

4 March 2018

Black In Tokyo: a Documentary About Life in Japan

The film follows five subjects, with origins ranging from West Africa to the United States, narrating the different cultural challenges and opportunities of living in Tokyo, Japan.

Lantern Festival Riddles Outwit and Enrage Chinese Censorship Authorities

Advox

By posting riddles, Chinese netizens have found a way to safely criticize the recent constitutional amendment proposal regarding the abolition of the two-term presidential limit.

2 March 2018

A Suicide Mentality, on the Precipice of War in Northeast Asia

The Bridge

"As North Korean defectors have reported, there's a possibility that Kim Jong Un’s forces might employ kamikaze tactics if they see that their country cannot withstand attacks by the US."

Here’s What We Learned from the Online Database of Vietnam’s Political Prisoners

Advox

A new data set proves that persecution of dissent increased in 2017.

27 February 2018

‘Monarchy Restored'? China Set to Remove Two-Term Presidential Limit from Constitution

"Actually, the constitutional amendment is not that surprising. The amendment is just turning 'party dictatorship' into 'party dictatorship led by an individual for his lifetime'."

What Were Global Voices’ Readers up to Last Week?

During the week of February 19-25, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from the majority of the world's countries. Number 31 on the list? Macedonia. And number 191? Comoros.

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