Regional Overview: East Asia
8-14 November 2020

Last week in East Asia, the disqualification of four elected pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong prompted strong reactions domestically and internationally. Following the disqualification, 15 pro-democracy lawmakers announced their resignations en masse to protest against the decision. In Japan, women continued to gather across the country to protest against an MP’s comments that were perceived…

Regional Overview: East Asia
18-24 October 2020

Last week in East Asia, security measures reportedly intensified across China before the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) convenes its annual plenary session on 26 October. In Hong Kong and Taiwan, pro-democracy supporters held protests to express support for the ongoing mass pro-democracy demonstrations in Thailand. Also in Taiwan, pro-unification groups…

Regional Overview: East Asia
11-17 October 2020

Last week, demonstration activity slightly increased across East Asia. In Hong Kong, pro-establishment groups protested for the second consecutive week. Protests were in support of the Education Bureau’s decision to revoke a teacher’s professional qualification after the teacher allegedly promoted independence. In Taiwan, a forced eviction case sparked a rare violent demonstration in the capital,…