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Issues // Politics and Society
Why China Builds a Prison Complex in Xinjiang

Xinjiang prison camps are a humanitarian, not religious, concerns. Currently one million people are feared to be detained in these camps without formal charge and trial.

by Mario Rustan, Columnist December 13, 2018
Issues // Politics and Society
I am Chinese Indonesian and I'm Leaving My Safe Bubble

"When you look too much inward, not only can you begin to forget about the world outside, you're also doomed to repeat history."

by Sheany March 29, 2018
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Issues // Relationship
Dear Western Men: No, We're Not Obsessed with Having Your White Babies

To some western men, we are apparently some kind of exotic and subservient beings who want nothing more than a tall, fair husband and a mixed-race baby.

by Amy March 16, 2018
Issues // Politics and Society
Will the 'Non-Pribumis' Please Stand Up?

Indonesia's ethnic Chinese's voice was largely absent in the debate over the "non-pribumi" comment made by the new Jakarta governor. Why is this?

by Mario Rustan, Columnist October 25, 2017
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Issues // Politics and Society
Skin-Deep or Not, Asians Need to Admit Its Own Racism

White supremacy is alive among many Asians, to whom people's skin tone determines their worth.

by Dana Fahadi September 20, 2017
Issues // Politics and Society
Ketika Cita-Cita Kandas dari Langkah Paling Awal

Politik golongan jadi semakin hidup; serangan dan sentimen golongan bisa jadikan bagian dalam kampanye politik. Salah satu yang menjadi korban adalah anak-anak bangsa dari golongan minoritas yang terenggut cita-citanya, "Kamu kan keturunan Cina, non-Muslim pula. Mana boleh jadi pemimpin!".

by Muhammad Berlian Nuansa Adidaya May 10, 2017
Issues // Politics and Society
Seeing the African-American World from Indonesia

The African-American feminists have taught him several things to me about political struggles.

by Mario Rustan, Columnist March 14, 2017
Issues // Politics and Society
Letter from America: A Nation of Fears

Our Editor-in-Chief Devi Asmarani, who is currently residing in Washington DC, talks about the disquieting climate of fear and the divisiveness of American politics in her new Blog post.

by Devi Asmarani, Chief Editor July 23, 2016
Issues // Politics and Society
My Quest to Join the Chinese Community (Part 2)

Being a "special snowflake", his quest to become a part of the ethnic Chinese community has always been a challenging. This is the second of a two-part series.

by Mario Rustan, Columnist February 23, 2016
Issues // Politics and Society
I am 'Cina' and, Really, That's Not a Taboo

She wonders why many Indonesians go out of their way to not say the word "Cina", as if it's a shame or a swear word.

by Septhiria Chandra October 9, 2015