Regional Overview: East Asia
20-26 September 2020

Last week in East Asia, in an unexpected turn of events, North Korean forces killed a South Korean official in DPRK waters. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, representatives from the event management, tourism, and aviation industries held protests calling for greater support from the government against the consequences of the pandemic, while a prominent social activist was arrested.…

Regional Overview: East Asia
6-12 September 2020

Last week in East Asia, a major riot broke out in Hong Kong after thousands of people demonstrated against the one-year postponement of the planned Legislative Council election. Other key developments in the region include: a decrease in protests in Inner Mongolia province, China opposing the new education policy, which replaces school instruction in Mongolian with Mandarin Chinese, and protests in Mongolia and Japan over the same policy.…

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.…

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 in South Korea following the death of an alleged pro-Japan veteran; dueling protests between nationalists and anti-hate speech activists in Japan; and continued coronavirus-related demonstrations in China (including Hong Kong), South Korea, Japan, and Mongolia.…

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…