Stories about East Asia from February, 2017
"It seems more useful to crack down on underground banks and illegal channels than to just control ordinary people’s money."
"...when you meet Vietnamese elders, they don’t ask how old you are as much a lot of the time as your year you were born, your zodiac year..."
The new US Defense Secretary tried hard to reassure America's Japanese ally that Trump means no harm. Some were not impressed.
Bad taste or hate speech? Chinese law enforcement is cracking down on Internet users who mock the police and even slain officers.
"Our hearts are crying out for justice for the workers of HTI. Not a single worker should die in the workplace, even when a fire breaks out."
"U Ko Ni is still serving the country for one last time, even after his assassination. He united almost 100,000 people of different faiths at his funeral."