“In refusing to affirm my gender identity, you deny my very existence,” she said, as her body dissolved into thin air. “And so, I cannot exist.”
Boris Johnson’s ouster isn’t embarrassing for the UK; it’s a testament to the power of our free press and the robustness of our parliamentary democracy. It’s something that could never happen in the dictatorships gleefully citing it as evidence of dysfunction.
The new security deal between China and the Solomon Islands has shaken Australia and its allies. What’s the significance of this deal, and how should they respond?
Indonesia is planning to move its capital from Jakarta to Nusantara – a new city it’s building – by 2024. Indonesia is not the only country to be enticed by the idea of a “fresh start” city, but these cities are rarely the panaceas or utopias their creators envisioned.
Phil Robertson of Human Rights Watch discusses defending human rights in East Asia, how he works with authoritarian governments, and why ASEAN doesn’t care about human rights.
“Why must you degrade the motherland in public? Just shut up and remember that you already live in paradise.”
For decades, Asian Americans have been stereotyped as overachievers. But one extraordinary young woman is fearlessly shattering this stereotype, by being awful at everything.
“Who will be the next chief executive? Will it be John Lee, the only person running for the office? The suspense is killing us.”
“We will eliminate all traces of Omicron. Then we will arrest its relatives and charge them with collusion. Let this be an example to all the other variants out there.”
“We already have a therapy dog to help students cope with stress, anxiety, and depression. But it’s become clear that many students here suffer from the opposite problem.”
I both love and hate sharks. Love them because they are a symbol of the ocean, the power and ferocity that lurks beneath the surface; and hate them because they remind me that the ocean, this thing that I love, will never be truly safe for me.
Emmanuel Macron looks set to win a second term, but if there’s one thing about French presidential elections, it’s that they’re always surprising.
With similar policy platforms, the presidential candidates of the two major parties focus on the thing that differentiates them the most – their personal lives and their families.
Discerning the various candidates’ attitudes towards China is tricky, but they range from apologists for and opponents of the Chinese Communist Party.
In his desire for good relations with Kim Jong-un, South Korean President Moon Jae-in has repeatedly sacrificed human rights – and gotten nothing tangible in return.
For decades, X-Men comics have been read and written as coded queer narratives. Since the franchise’s soft reboot in 2019, this narrative has taken a fascinating and disturbing turn.
Despite their many similarities, Australia and New Zealand differ wildly in their approaches towards China. But that will change as Wellington finds it increasingly hard to reconcile its differences with Beijing.