Regional Overview: East Asia
26 July-1 August 2020

Last week in East Asia, protest activity slightly decreased. In Hong Kong, the authorities cracked down on pro-democracy election hopefuls and pro-independence groups. In mainland China, thousands protested due to contaminated household water, prompting a police lockdown in a district of Hangzhou City. In South Korea, demonstrations focused on the enactment of an anti-discrimination law.…

Regional Overview: East Asia
19-25 July 2020

Last week in East Asia, the number of events increased slightly compared to the week before. In Hong Kong, citizens commemorated the 2019 Yuen Long attack. In mainland China, protests were triggered by consulate closures amid an ongoing diplomatic row with the US, and separately, police intervened in protests opposing illegal land appropriation. The North…

Regional Overview: East Asia
12-18 July 2020

Last week in East Asia, key developments include: a continued downward trend for pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong amid passage of the national security law; major brawls between Kuomintang and Democratic Progressive Party lawmakers in the Taiwan parliament over the appointment of the president of the Control Yuan; anti-sexual harassment protests and deepened political division…

Regional Overview: East Asia
5-11 July 2020

In East Asia, key developments last week include: a decrease in protest and political violence activity in China, including in Hong Kong, following the passing of the security law the week before; continued coronavirus-related demonstrations in Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong; as well as anti-online sexual exploitation protests in South Korea, anti-US sentiments in…

CDT Spotlight: Hong Kong

While demonstration activity has resumed in Hong Kong amid loosening coronavirus-related restrictions, China’s new security law raises concerns for the future of the city’s protest movement. ACLED Research Analyst Adam Miller examines the latest trends.This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

Regional Overview: East Asia
21-27 June 2020

Last week in East Asia, protests continued to be active throughout the region around the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in Japan and South Korea; solidarity with the American Black Lives Matter movement in Japan; around allegations of election-rigging in South Korea; and continued tensions in Hong Kong. Additionally, border tensions between China and India…

ACLED Expands Coverage to East Asia

30 June 2020: The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) has now expanded real-time coverage to East Asia. The new data span six countries — China, Taiwan,1 For more information on ACLED’s decision to code Taiwan as distinct from China, see this methodology brief. Japan, Mongolia, South Korea, and North Korea2Because of the…