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Stories about East Asia

18 July 2014

Malaysians on MH17 Crash: “Regardless of Nationality, We Are All United in Grief”

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed in eastern Ukraine Thursday evening. The plane was carrying 298 passengers and crew members.

17 July 2014

China Is Demolishing Churches and Stripping Others of Their Crosses, but It Swears It Isn't Targeting Christianity

China maintains it is going after all illegal buildings, but Christians are calling the campaign religious persecution.

16 July 2014

Singapore's Libraries Don't Want Kids Reading About Tango the Penguin and His Two Loving Fathers

Singapore's National Library's has banned three children's books that feature same-sex couples after one person's complaint, calling the decision 'pro-family'. The reading public is not happy.

15 July 2014

The Warning Squad Is Here to Tell You About Hong Kong Police's ‘Repression’ of Pro-Democracy Protesters

Local artist Kasey Wong created the Hongkongese Warning Squad, a protest performance that criticized the police's harsh treatment of peaceful protests.

14 July 2014

China Detains Star News Anchor Rui Chenggang Amid Widening Anti-Corruption Campaign

Authorities led him away from the TV studio on Friday just before his show went on air.

12 July 2014

Hong Kong's Anglican Archbishop Says Pro-Democracy Protesters Should Be Like Jesus and Keep Quiet

Jesus was silent like a lamb in the face of his crucifixion, according to Archbishop Paul Kwong.

10 July 2014

If You're an Artist in China Who Wants to Perform Abroad, Your Life Just Got More Complicated

China is targeting its arts groups' organised performances on foreign soil as part of a push for austerity.

Activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan Are Sharing Tools to Map and Live-Stream Protests

Two teams tested out tools from Taiwan during the July 1 rally in Hong Kong, which gathered a half a million people to protest for democracy and autonomy from China.

9 July 2014

Braving High Risks and Heavy Censorship in China, Tibetan Musicians Sing Their Love for Tibet

The censorship of music within both Tibet and China has been known to reach absurd heights.

Young People Could Have a Tremendous Impact on Indonesia's Elections. So What Do They Think?

EngageMedia compiled videos of young people explaining their perspectives about the important 2014 presidential elections.

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