Before…citizens started heading back to their…villages for Lunar New Year, tensions were brewing across nation over…bans on fireworks.
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[Korea] needs a consensus policy on North Korea in the way that Ostpolitik was embraced by the center left and center right in Germany.
Nguyen Phu Trong, the leader of the Communist Party in Vietnam, has compared his anti-corruption effort to a “blazing furnace.”
Indonesia’s new criminal code puts at risk the basic rights of millions. LGBT people, and religious minorities will be particularly affected.
As a young and rapidly developing nation, Indonesia naturally faces numerous challenges among which is the preservation of democracy.
China has closed the social media accounts of over 1000 critics of its COVID-19 policies as it brings back tough anti-virus restrictions.
The authoritarian excesses of Myanmar’s junta, which now include the death penalty, are enabled by protection from China and Russia.
Demonstrators clashed with police while trying to storm parliament after thousands gathered to protest soaring inflation and corruption.
Two high school students have been put to death by the North Korean government for watching American and South Korean films.
China’s vast security apparatus has moved swiftly to smother mass protests that swept the country, with police patrolling streets.