The Japanese government plans to release the tritium-tainted water into the Pacific Ocean in small amounts over the next 30 years. However, the plan has received an overflowing of criticism from Japanese citizens and those abroad.
The preview of the 14th 5-year plan has provided a first look into how the economic recovery from the pandemic will be projected, and how current changes in the socio-economic balance of the nation will continue to hold significance in the future.
After nearly 200 years, Asian women are still not being given the respect and dignity that they deserve, all because of a sick and incorrect stereotype. When will the world stop seeing Asian women through this hypersexualizing and dehumanizing filter?
One of the world’s largest cotton producers is China; the Xinjiang province in western China is now the origin of 20% of the world’s raw cotton. Yet a recent report gives strong indication that labour transfer programs are being used to force Uyghurs into cotton harvesting.
The Catalyst team met with Kai Scott to discuss his upcoming article “Between the Practical and the Discursive: Nation-Building in West Papua” in the upcoming Spring 2021 edition of Chrysalis.
The Catalyst team met with Shannon Greisman to discuss her upcoming article “Land Grabbing in Laos: The Legacies of Conflict on Contemporary Political Decision-Making” in the upcoming Spring 2021 edition of Chrysalis.
The contradiction in both declaring the violence against Uyghur Muslims in China as genocide and then defending limited US involvement because of different “cultural norms” is a stark reminder of the Janus-faced developmental diplomacy that forefronts US interests and provides yet another convenient facade for non-interventionist policy.
Once nicknamed the “roof of the world” due to the Tibetan plateau being among the highest in the world, in 2020, Tibet received the lowest score on the annual Freedom in the World Report by Freedom House, making it the “least free country in the world” tied with Syria.