LOS ANGELES — While the rest of the world still prohibits mass gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic, China hosted a national commendation conference on February 25 to celebrate a recent achievement: “eradicating” extreme poverty. President Xi Jinping hailed this achievement ...

Every once in a while, reports come out of Saudi Arabia that a new law has been passed, or that an old one has been abolished, and Saudi women have been granted another right.  Some notable ones as of late ...

In early September, multiple Chinese-national professors researching Australian Studies were stripped of their Australian visas on the grounds of security issues. The incident comes on the heels of reports that the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) raided the residences of ...

Earlier this year, Filipino journalist Maria Ressa’s arrest became the focus of international attention. In an event that was later made the subject of the documentary “A Thousand Cuts,” Ressa and former colleague Reynaldo de Santos Jr were convicted of ...

For many years, Mozambique was seen as a “jewel” in southern Africa, prized for its abundance of natural resources, successful peace dividends, and relative economic development. However, this narrative began to shift in 2017 with the emergence of an Islamist ...

I have grown up in cyberspace as much as I have in the physical world. The internet has shaped so much of me and I, it. Much like the rest of Gen-Z, I find myself on my screen at least ...

U.S.-China tensions have long been simmering since the trade war started in 2018, with the two countries clashing over technology, trade and more. Prior to this year, members of the media were largely left out of this dispute. However, things ...