Chinese celebrities have become increasingly politically active on social media over the years – in part to help advance their careers.
The cancellation of the WorldPride 2025 event in Taiwan is not only a loss for LGBTQ+ rights in Asia. It’s also emblematic of the influence of authoritarian regimes worldwide.
Some of the key articles from our coverage of the war in Ukraine over the past week.
Vladimir Putin’s televised address to the Russian people is a desperate attempt to raise the stakes over the war in Ukraine.
Remarks by the US president come amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing and follow a contentious visit to Taiwan by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
A rapid shift in the balance of power between Moscow and Beijing is becoming apparent as the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meets in Central Asia.
Under pressure, Vladimir Putin is trying to establish stronger alliances with North Korea and China.
Creating employment and fighting corruption are two of the subjects discussed in the wide ranging discussion.
The report shies away from the issue of ‘genocide’, but is still a landmark document with evidence of widespread abuse of Uyghur people.
The Chinese government’s action in Xinjiang may constitute crimes against humanity, says a long awaited report from UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
China is seen as Africa’s saviour and friend in the film - which is still full of racist stereotypes.
China controls much of the global EV supply chain, but electric vehicles that use its parts and minerals won’t qualify for new US EV tax credits. Can America build its own supply chain?
China is challenging the idea of democracy, but western leaders are eroding democratic rights too.
The latest cancellation reflects the pressure China feels it’s under in the international debt debate.
China is in the midst of a devastating heatwave and drought. This has thrown the nation into an electricity crisis. And China has doubled down on coal investments to meet demand.
The China-Indonesia HSR project has currently faced various problems, including delays, cost overrun, and environmental destructions.
The Kimono is a distinct cultural symbol of Japan and for that reason, it has a complicated reputation around much of Asia.
China’s mortgage strikes are affecting its economy but won’t cause global contagion.
The era of lunar resource use is quickly approaching. But with legal and practical issues still looming, nations are starting to think about sustainable ways to mine and protect the Moon.
Is “strategic ambiguity” still the least-worst option for dealing with competing claims about Taiwan?