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What war-related sexual violence against Japanese women in Manchuria tells us about democracy in contemporary Japan
At the end of WWII, numerous Japanese women who resided in colonised areas of Imperial Japan were subject to sexual violence.
The shrinking democratic space in India: uncivil society and an illiberal state
There’s been a severe crackdown on the civic space in India under PM Nahrendra Modi, which has accelerated previous trends.
Democracy activist Joshua Wong on “the Hong Kong question” in 2020
What Hong Kong will look like under Chinese rule continues to unfold in 2020
The biggest cost of the COVID-19 virus in China could be freedom
Special Analysis: The rhetoric of war is being used and is enabling the Communist Party to increase control over the people.
Solidarity among Jakarta’s gig economy drivers
The gig economy is the new frontier of precarious work, where workplace-based collective organisation is problematic.