Heather Chen

world china

U.S. Accuses China’s Confucius Institutes of Being Communist Party Propaganda Network

The U.S. State Department has designated the Confucius Institute U.S. Center in Washington, DC, as a Chinese foreign mission.
Heather Chen
an hour ago
Hong Kong

China Hoped Jimmy Lai’s Arrest Would Silence Him. It Failed.

The Hong Kong media tycoon made his first live media appearance after his high-profile arrest.
Heather Chen
a day ago
World News

As Asia Rushes to Open, Tourism Hotspot Thailand Won’t Allow Visitors Until 2021

Thailand’s “wait and see” approach to reopening its borders may help boost domestic tourism and keep coronavirus cases low.
Heather Chen
2 days ago
World News

Bhutan Declares Its First Coronavirus Lockdown As Cases Top 100

The Himalayan nation still has the lowest number of coronavirus cases in South Asia.
Heather Chen
2 days ago
World News

Hong Kong Media Tycoon Was Arrested Under the National Security Law. What Could Happen to Him Next Is Unclear.

A Hong Kong-based rights lawyer told us that Jimmy Lai’s high-profile arrest is aimed at silencing the city's opposition voices.
Heather Chen
3 days ago
world politics

On Singapore National Day, We Asked Singaporeans Abroad About Their Wishes For The Country's Future

Singapore celebrated its independence day on August 9. This year, we spoke to several Singaporeans abroad about the current state of the nation and their hopes for the future.
Heather Chen
4 days ago
Coronavirus

New Study Finds That Recovered COVID Patients in Wuhan Suffered Long-Term Lung Damage

A study conducted last month by doctors at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University found that an important antibody needed to fight the virus had disappeared in some patients.
Heather Chen
8.7.20
world politics

A Malaysian Minister Was Caught Vaping in Parliament

Malaysia’s Foreign Affairs Minister tried to sneak a vape pen under his mask. It wasn’t slick. 
Heather Chen
8.7.20
china

Celebrities Have Used Their Platforms to Speak Out on Social Justice Issues. But Why Won’t They Stand Up to China?

Swedish pop star Zara Larsson took a strong stance against Beijing and ended a lucrative endorsement deal with Huawei. But China’s soft power over the entertainment industry keeps others from speaking up.
Heather Chen
8.6.20
Politics

Police Raid Al Jazeera's Malaysian Office Over Migrant Documentary, Stirring Up Concerns About Press Freedom

“Journalism is not a crime,” Al Jazeera English’s managing director said.
Heather Chen
8.5.20
world politcs

Even in Southeast Asia, Uighur Muslims Are Under Surveillance. Here’s How China Does It.

Muslim Uighurs living overseas say they can’t seem to escape China’s long arm of surveillance and that Southeast Asian governments have been mostly silent.
Heather Chen
8.5.20
cambodia

Cambodia Gov't Says Critics Are Just Jealous of Hun Sen's Watches After VICE Report Questioned Hefty Price Tag

A Cambodian government spokesman defended Hun Sen’s expensive Patek Philippe watches, saying they were probably “gifts” from rich tycoons, in response to a VICE News article.
Heather Chen
8.3.20
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