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China waiting out Hong Kong protests, but backlash may come

Analysis | China waiting out Hong Kong protests, but backlash may come

BEIJING (AP) — China's central government has dismissed Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters as clowns and criminals while bemoaning growing violence surrounding the monthslong demonstrations. That's...

Hundreds of Hong Kong lawyers join silent march to demand inquiry into protests

HONG KONG (The Straits Times/ANN) — For the second time since anti-extradition protests escalated in June, thousands of lawyers joined a silent march to...

Asian Editor’s Circle | ‘Praise Freedom’ is the new press freedom

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) -- Press freedom was a fundamental pillar of modern civilization. Nearly all countries, save the communist bloc and the dictatorial...

Asian Editor’s Circle | New chapter emerging, as East meets West again

And so, we have come to the end of the “End of History.” Remember Francis Fukuyama? He was the American professor who declared in a...

Analysis | No easy way out for Seoul-Tokyo deadlock

SEOUL (The Korea Herald) — The conflict between South Korea and Japan over trade and historical issues is likely to intensify in the coming...

Asian Editors Circle | Fragile wings, cloudy skies

To the uninitiated observer, the recent announcement of India’s civil aviation regulator that domestic airlines had registered growth of 2.62 percent in the first...

Analysis | Common Problem for Local Journalists Worldwide: Threats and Intimidation

ANN joins the global chorus to highlight dangers to media. Joie Chen, a former CNN journalist who is Northwestern University’s Director of Medill Programs/Washington, was...

Op. Ed | Beijing still open to talks, but will not bow to tariffs

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) – With China retaliating in kind to the United States hiking the existing “punitive” tariffs on Chinese goods, the world was...

Exclusive | Contribution by President Moon Jae-in to Asia News Network

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Next week, I will be making state visits to Brunei, Malaysia and Cambodia. I am very pleased that ASEAN...

Statement | Asia News Network condemns arrest of Rappler’s Maria Ressa

The Asia News Network notes with concern and alarm the arrest of Maria Ressa, executive editor and CEO of leading Philippine news site Rappler,...

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