By taking a transnationally Asian point of view, they were able to critique the American response without reflexively defending China or naively recycling praise of covid-19 success stories.
Ten and especially twenty years ago, the Asian media I read and wrote for were Asian American, focused on people and events within the United States.
The anti-nationalist, activist origins of these transnationally Asian publications are visible not only in their commentary across borders, but in their attention to migrants, low-wage workers, and minority groups, too.
Transnationally Asian media can help draw out important stories while pushing a baseline politics of freedom of expression.
So many people have two or three languages that are equally present in their consciousness.”Though New Bloom, New Naratif, and Lausan are the most developed outlets of the transnationally Asian media world, they aren’t alone.