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
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.…

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 Japan and South Korea, political protests demanding the release of the former Prime Minister in Mongolia, and sit-in protests calling for judicial reform in Taiwan.…