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Asia Analysis, July 2019

Asia Analysis – July 2019

In this July 2019 edition of Asia Analysis, we hear from Makoto Suematsu, President of the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), who details the challenges around global data sharing for orphan diseases.
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An underwater topographic survey for Taiwan offshore wind farms

An underwater topographic survey for Taiwan offshore wind farms is detailed here by Gwo-shyh Song, Associate Professor at the National Taiwan University.
Elderly Health Service

A look at the Hong Kong Elderly Health Service

With a growing elderly population – and with it, a growing number of carers – Hong Kong’s Elderly Health Service has an increasingly important role in promoting both good physical and mental health, as this article reveals.
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Bilateral energy dialogue between Brussels and Tokyo to become stronger

In this article, we explain how the G20 Energy and Environment Ministerial meeting led to a promise of more bilateral energy dialogue and cooperation on innovation between the EU and Japan.
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The evolution of a unique dementia care centre in Hong Kong

Professor Timothy Kwok, Director of Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing lifts the lid on the development of a unique dementia care centre in Hong Kong.
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Violent police force against Hong Kong protesters

In Hong Kong, protesters who are fighting the implementation of an Extradition law have faced violent police force.
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Research finds antibiotic contamination of global rivers

Concentrations of antibiotic contamination found in some of the world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels by up to 300 times, according to researchers at the University of York.
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The 2019 war crimes of Myanmar in Rakhine State

The Myanmar military has continued to commit war crimes in 2019 within the Rakhine State, according to evidence published by Amnesty in an extensive report.
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Brunei: New report on abusive penal code

Brunei should immediately repeal its abusive penal code, which violates a range of human rights, Human Rights Watch said today.
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The future of the renewable energy market in Asia

The future of the renewable energy market in Asia is explored here by VHR Global Recruitment, including a focus on Taiwan’s ambitious phase out of nuclear power by 2025.
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Bangladesh arrests critics over social media posts

Bangladesh arrests multiple anti-government critics over social media in their crackdown on the right to free speech, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Sri Lanka: Refugees targeted after Easter Sunday attacks

The Sri Lankan government must ensure that over 1,100 refugees and asylum-seekers forced from their homes by mobs after the Easter Sunday massacre are immediately provided with adequate help.
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EU and Central Asia: Opportunities for a stronger partnership

The European Union(EU) is outlining its vision for a renewed partnership with Central Asia, updating its strategy on relations with the region first set out in 2007.
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Trans people in China risk lives with dangerous self-surgery

Trans people in China are performing highly dangerous surgery on themselves and buying unsafe hormone treatments on the black market.
APAC

APAC countries shifting towards sustainable environment

Asia Pacific (APAC) countries are adopting several strategies and roadmaps to achieve the renewable energy target designated by their nations.
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Myanmar laws need to change following release of journalists

Myanmar laws on press freedom must change after the release of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who spent more than 500 days in prison due to their coverage of a Rohingya massacre by Myanmar forces.
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Brunei death penalty will not be repealed or implemented

The Brunei death penalty is not being repealed by authorities despite international pressure, with the defence that they do not intend to carry out executions under this law.
green energy

A focus on green energy Taiwan

Dr. Gwo-shyh Song, Associate Professor at the Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University and Senior Consultant with Global Aqua Survey Ltd provides an in-depth look at green energy in the country.
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Advancing research and developing new therapies for inherited retinal eye diseases

Takeshi Iwata, Division Director at the National Institute of Sensory Organs, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, tells us about advancing research and developing new therapies for inherited retinal eye diseases.
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South Korea decriminalises abortion after 66 years

Today (11 April 2019) there was a ruling by South Korea’s Constitutional Court that told the government to decriminalise abortion in the country and reform abortion laws by 2020.

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