A small Hong Kong newspaper illustrates how Beijing uses the tools of a free society to suppress freedom itself.
Beijing’s gloating over America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan masks a deeper anxiety.
A region that was on an upward trajectory has seen its prospects for progress badly damaged by the coronavirus.
Myanmar’s diplomats in the U.S. and at the UN moved to oppose a coup—and found themselves in limbo.
The conviction of a pro-democracy activist is a watershed moment.
Apple Daily was a flawed symbol for media rights. But its closure marks a dark new chapter in Hong Kong.
Much of Asia cannot (or will not) yet get jabbed, so the region is still having to rely on suppression tactics.
Beijing is using dismissals, arrests, and a repressive new law to curtail students’ and professors’ rights.
Prodemocracy activists in the city still have hope.
The country’s people hold out hope for international help. None is coming.
Leaders in Myanmar, Hong Kong, and India see no issue in blaming former colonial overlords while using their repressive laws.
Hong Kong has the doses. What it lacks is trust between its leaders and its people.
In cracking down on dissent, the government has jailed many of Hong Kong’s loudest progressive voices.
A relationship decades in the making is now in jeopardy.
The military’s takeover in Myanmar has prompted a reevaluation of the armed forces’ role in society—something that an alleged genocide notably failed to do.
A coup in Myanmar brings with it a sense of déjà vu.
Despite having a distinct language, identity, and culture, Hong Kong has never been in full control of its development and future.
Links between online misinformation and real-world violence were always a problem “over there.” The Capitol Hill riot shows otherwise.
Mass arrests in Hong Kong show both the power of an organized opposition and the authorities’ fear of it.
How does a country balance its values and its interests when it shares a border with China?