The politics of protest in Asian democracies

| Dec 17, 2016

The politics of protest in Asian democracies

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Across Asia we are witnessing political turmoil and vigorous political contestation. South Korea’s “candlelight revolution,” involving millions of citizens demonstrating for several weeks in Seoul, instigated the landslide vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye by the National Assembly on Dec. 9. In Taiwan, there ...

A Taiwanese rights group opens a comfort women museum in Taipei

Dec 10, 2016

A Taiwanese rights group opens a comfort women museum in Taipei

A Taipei-based women’s rights group Saturday opened the island’s first museum dedicated to Taiwanese “comfort women” forced to work in Japan’s wartime military brothels. At a ceremony held to coincide with the international Human Rights Day, Culture Minister Cheng Li-chun said the opening of ...