ACLED Resources: East Asia

ACLED’s East Asia coverage now extends from 2018 to the present, bringing the full dataset for China, Taiwan, Japan, Mongolia, South Korea, and North Korea to more than 29,000 total events. Access the latest data through our Data Export Tool and Curated Data Files, updated weekly.  Find new analysis and methodology resources below, as well…

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,…

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…