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Stories about East Asia
22 November 2014
Stacey Addison, a US national, is detained in a prison in East Timor, a country located between Indonesia and Australia. The tourist was arrested after sharing a taxi with a...
19 November 2014
Some observers fear the letter, published in a local Chinese Communist Party newspaper, is a sign that a purge of free-thinking professors is coming.
18 November 2014
The International Union for Conservation of Nature has placed bluefin tuna on its Red List of endangered species. Japan consumes about a quarter of the world's tuna catch.
"They cry every time they retell their stories. And not just because they lost loved ones and what little properties they had during the storm."
15 November 2014
The program host was dismissed after featuring interviews with farmers and rural villagers about their thoughts on the country's political situation.
"Beautiful coral that has taken years for nature to create are being uprooted. The maritime ecosystem of the sea around the Bonin Islands is being destroyed."
14 November 2014
11 November 2014
Based on a series of workshops with young refugees from Burma, American author Erika Berg is planning a book that compiles artwork by the children in her seminars.
9 November 2014
Nattanan Warintarawet, who vocally defends free assembly and expression, spoke with Global Voices about her experience in promoting reforms in the military-backed government of Thailand.
8 November 2014
The two nations are at odds over a set of islands in the East China Sea. Beijing is also angry about Tokyo’s unwillingness to fully recognise its WWII atrocities.