Asia & the Pacific

Jim McIlroy reviews Behind the Cold War on China, an important contribution to the current debate about China today.

The impacts of climate change in the Pacific are compounded by the legacy of colonial occupation and the responses of rich countries to displacement, writes Susan Price.

Civil society organisations are calling on the government to join the growing number of countries supporting a patent waiver on the COVID-19 vaccine, reports Jim McIlroy.

Community radio 3CR is holding its annual Radiothon in June, reports Rachel Kirby.

Jacinda Ardern’s government has unveiled pro-union legislation. But salvation won't come from above, writes Ben Peterson.

Western Sahara Solidarity Aotearoa and Extinction Rebellion successfully blockaded the headquarters of Ballance Agri-Nutrients on May 29, reports Kerry Smith.

India's response to COVID-19's second wave must prioritise the needs of the most marginalised, says Sion Kongari.

A Papuan leader sought by Indonesian police over the 2019 Papua “Spring” uprising, Victor Yeimo, has been arrested on suspicion of treason, reports Susan Price.

Meraj Khan and David Shoebridge discuss vaccine nationalism and the ban on travel from India into Australia.

Indonesia is labelling West Papuan activists as "terrorist" to criminalise the movement and depict them as radical extremists in the eyes of the international community, writes Yamin Kogoya.

Branding armed Papuan resistance groups as “terrorists” has sparked strong condemnation from human rights groups across Indonesia and in West Papua, writes David Robie.

The Tamil Refugee Council (TRC) has condemned the Australian government for supplying five drones to the Sri Lankan police, reports Chris Slee.

Information is coming to light about New Zealand's exports to Indonesia's military forces, which are engaged in a long-running and escalating conflict in West Papua, reports Maire Leadbeater.

Environmental activists and local residents have been waging a long-running campaign against a toxic rare-earths refinery in Malaysia run by Lynas Rare Earths, an Australian corporation, reports Peter Boyle.

West Papua solidarity activists fear an escalation of violence in West Papua, reports Susan Price.

There are growing calls for Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte to resign over his government’s mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, corruption and brutality, reports Susan Price.

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