The Washington Post : Asia Pacific
08h02 28  février
With new mass detentions, every prominent Hong Kong activist is now either in jail or exile
Shibani Mahtani
More than 40 were charged under the national security law on Sunday, the widest use of the draconian measure to date, and all face life in prison.
15h25 26  février
Russian diplomats had to ride a hand-power railcar out of North Korea due to covid restrictions
Erin Cunningham
North Korea, in a bid to shield itself and its poor health infrastructure from the pandemic, has halted all train and air transport to neighboring countries.
05h00
The end of Cold War thinking
Ishaan Tharoor
On the 75th anniversary of a defining Cold War moment, does the U.S. need to devise a strategy of containment for China?
08h02 28  février
With new mass detentions, every prominent Hong Kong activist is now either in jail or exile
Shibani Mahtani
More than 40 were charged under the national security law on Sunday, the widest use of the draconian measure to date, and all face life in prison.
15h25 26  février
Russian diplomats had to ride a hand-power railcar out of North Korea due to covid restrictions
Erin Cunningham
North Korea, in a bid to shield itself and its poor health infrastructure from the pandemic, has halted all train and air transport to neighboring countries.
05h00
The end of Cold War thinking
Ishaan Tharoor
On the 75th anniversary of a defining Cold War moment, does the U.S. need to devise a strategy of containment for China?
13h35 25  février
India and Pakistan announce cease-fire for first time in nearly 20 years
Joanna Slater
The two countries regularly exchange artillery fire in the disputed region of Kashmir.
12h37
China claims to have eliminated poverty, but the figures mask harsh challenges
Lily Kuo
Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s declaration of complete victory over extreme poverty was met with some derision.
07h26
Shhh: No cheering or shouting at Tokyo Olympic torch relay. But clapping allowed.
Simon Denyer
Spectators are told to curb their enthusiasm and ideally, watch online as the flame passes through Japan.
15h35 24  février
Chinese court orders man to pay ex-wife 7,700 for her housework during marriage
Miriam Berger
A divorce court in China ordered the man to 7,700 for five years of work, sparking debate in China about the undervaluing of housework.
05h00
Myanmar’s coup is awkward for China
Ishaan Tharoor
China may have a history of backing the junta, but it may not be that happy about the present state of affairs.
11h28 23  février
China uses patriotism test to sweep aside last outlet for Hong Kong democracy
Shibani Mahtani
Local-level officials face disqualification as Beijing reshapes the electoral system and requires candidates to swear allegiance to the Communist Party.
10h12 22  février
Myanmar grinds to a halt as hundreds of thousands strike against military coup
Shibani Mahtani
Protesters shut down major cities in the largest day of action, despite official threats of violence.
10h00
U.S. ban on China’s Xinjiang cotton fractures fashion industry supply chains
Eva Dou
Suppliers in Asia report U.S. brands asking them to ditch cotton from the northwestern region, accounting for about one-fifth of global supply.
10h00 21  février
North Korea’s economy is ravaged by sanctions and pandemic isolation. Kim is lashing out.
Simon Denyer
What happens when a state-run economy craters? Impose more state control, according to Kim Jong Un.
17h40 20  février
Two more protesters killed in Myanmar as demonstrations against military coup continue
Miriam Berger
Her death is the first known fatality of a protester since Myanmar’s military seized power on Feb. 1.
18h17 19  février
Deadly floods in India point to a looming climate emergency in the Himalayas
Niha Masih
A massive surge of rock, debris, and icy water killed more than 50 people in Uttarakhand this month. Nearly 150 others are still missing.
08h59
Hong Kong reels in public broadcaster as media clampdown intensifies
Theodora Yu
The director of RTHK, the only publicly funded broadcaster on Chinese soil, was replaced after a government review slammed editorial deficiencies.
05h00
The pandemic leads to new forms of inequality
Ishaan Tharoor
From vaccine distribution to big-city life, the pandemic is accelerating growing global divides.
18h47 18  février
New Zealand to offer free period products in schools nationwide
Miriam Berger
New Zealand’s move is also a win for an increasingly global movement to reduce costs and stigma around menstruation.
09h55
Female Olympian to head Tokyo Games after predecessor’s ouster for sexist remarks
Simon Denyer
Seiko Hashimoto, who competed in seven Olympics, faces the challenge of organizing the delayed event amid coronavirus concerns.
08h00
In India, a climate activist’s arrest shows shrinking space for dissent
Joanna Slater
The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is deploying the country’s legal machinery to suppress opponents in ways not seen in decades, critics say.
14h51 17  février
Japan’s ruling party says women can join key meetings as silent observers
Miriam Berger
A top official told reporters Tuesday that the idea was to allow the party’s female members a chance to look at the top decision-making process.