Stories about East Asia
27 September 2014
Academics from various universities in Thailand have deplored the action taken by the army and the government as an attack on academic freedom.
25 September 2014
24 September 2014
Millions have seen the video of the man's creative marriage proposal, set to the tune of Louder by Japanese pop star Charice.
The Singapore government considers the interview with exiled activists and aging communists as a threat to national security
23 September 2014
New Zealand Is Out to Tarnish Japan's Reputation Over Whaling, or so Says Japan's Public Broadcaster
"New Zealand's real aim: to damage Japan's international reputation," according to NHK's News Watch 9 program. Some Japanese Twitter users thought the reaction was a bit much.
22 September 2014
Student activists accuse Beijing of making Hong Kong empty promises of a democratic vote, so in return they are leaving their classrooms empty for at least a week.
South Korea is an unheralded but important partner to the post-Soviet states of Central Asia, serving both as a destination for Central Asian migrants and a source of regional trade.
21 September 2014
Cambodian Garment Workers Are Pressuring H&M, Walmart and Zara to Make Their Suppliers Pay a Living Wage
The workers are demanding a monthly minimum wage of 177 US dollars. A previous strike in January was the target of a violent crackdown that left five workers dead.
20 September 2014
Thailand's Prime Minister has had to apologize for a sexist gaffe following the murder of two British tourists.
19 September 2014
Minority Scholar Ilham Tohti Denies Chinese Authorities’ Accusation That He Led a Double Life at Separatism Trial
Lawyers for Ilham Tohti said the prominent Uyghur scholar was chained with leg irons and denied access to food and warm clothes while detained. The verdict is due next week.