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
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 Resources: East Asia

ACLED now tracks political violence, demonstrations, and strategic developments across East Asia in real-time, with data updated each week for China, Taiwan, Japan, Mongolia, South Korea, and North Korea. Access the latest data through our Data Export Tool and Curated Data Files. For more information on ACLED methodology, see our General Guides and Methodology pages.…

Disorder in East Asia: New Data for 2019-2020

ACLED’s new expansion to East Asia adds over 12,800 political violence, demonstration, and strategic development events to the dataset from the beginning of 2019 to the present. This report reviews key findings from the data for mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Mongolia, and Taiwan. Mainland China The majority of events in…

PRESS RELEASE: 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…