Stories about East Asia
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.
A former inmate released from detention last month revealed that the activist blogger is being tortured in prison. Supporters in Vietnam and around the world are campaigning for his release.
"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."
17 November 2014
Alibaba made $9.3 billion on China's Single's Day, a popular online shopping day. But much of its success is due to its cooperation with the Chinese government in punishing dissidents.
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
Thai students in London demonstrated outside the premiere of the popular film "The Hunger Games," calling attention to real-life threats to democracy in their home country.
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.