Nick Aspinwall

Nick Aspinwall

Nick is a journalist based in Taipei. He reports on issues related to migration, labour rights and the environment.

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong dissidents a further test for Taiwan-China ties

Taiwan has quietly welcomed Hong Kong dissidents, but does not offer political asylum or formal assistance.

Hong Kong dissidents a further test for Taiwan-China ties

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus lockdown strikes fear among Manila's poor

Unprecedented move threatens livelihoods and health of millions of Metro Manila residents living below the poverty line.

Coronavirus lockdown strikes fear among Manila's poor

Coronavirus pandemic

Left high and dry: Virus ban hits millions of Philippine workers

Travel bans implemented by their own government as well as foreign countries, put jobs and incomes at risk.

Left high and dry: Virus ban hits millions of Philippine workers

Indigenous rights

China-backed dam threatens Indigenous people in the Philippines

Proposed $800m project will involve construction of 143-metre dam that will flood thousands of acres of Indigenous land.

China-backed dam threatens Indigenous people in the Philippines

Philippines

Threats, raids and murders stalk Filipino environment activists

From September to November 2019, four more environment workers across the country were killed.

Threats, raids and murders stalk Filipino environment activists