Tag Archives: Asia

India | India – Bangladesh: ‘Friendship’ through barbed fence

by Apu Sarwar

Fulani was one of Bengali migrant workers who moved back and forth between Bangladesh and India. Indian Border Security Force (BSF) ruthlessly killed Felani while crossing the border on 7 January 2012. She had gotten stuck on the barbed when she was shot and remained stuck in the barbed fence for 5 hours until she bled to death. Felani’s body hanging on a barbed fence become a symbol of Indian Border Force brutality and Indian attitude to its neighbouring countries people. The images of Felani’s hanging body in the media created a big uproar among the people in Bangladesh. Since then some political and social organization observe 7 January as “Felani Day” – a symbol of protest against India.

The Metamorphosis of International Students Into Honorary US Nationalists: a View from Viet Nam

by Mark Ashwill

We would ensure not only that Vietnam’s tens of millions of students, but also their education-obsessed parents, see the United States as a key partner in their personal and collective futures.

China | The Domestic Consequences of China’s ‘One Belt One Road Initiative’

by Qian Benli

Currently, the prospects of China’s ‘One Belt One Road Initiative’ (hereinafter referred to as OBOR) are dim. An article published in the Financial Times in July this year pointed out that 234 out of 1,674 Chinese-invested infrastructure projects announced in 66 Belt and Road countries since 2013 have encountered difficulties. The most recent and striking problem occurred in Malaysia——newly elected prime minister Mahathir Mohamad canceled the US$20 billion East Coast Rail Link projectright after his official visit to Beijing.

Indonesia | Another tsunami could hit Indonesia, experts warn

Another tsunami could strike Indonesia, experts warned on Sunday, a day after more than 200 people were killed by a wave triggered by a volcanic eruption.

South Korea | South Korea’s Labor Fight against Moon’s “Flexible Work Hour” Policy

160,000 South Korean workers walked off the job last month to protest President Moon Jae-in’s labor policy.

The following is an interview with Wolsan Liem of the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU) about the strike, the current government’s labor policy, and the state of South Korea’s economy.