Southeast and East Asia
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) promotes democracy, human rights, economic freedom, and curbing climate change. In Southeast and East Asia, we have offices in Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta, Manila, Seoul, Taipei, and Yangon. We also work in Malaysia. The FNF regional team works with the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats, the Working group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, the Asia Centre, and the ASEAN Prosperity Initiative, which is part of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs. Should you have questions or suggestions about our work, please contact us. You can also meet our team here.
Xi Jinping has ruled out the prospect of peaceful unification with Taiwan
Whatever view one takes on the appropriateness of the timing of the proposed trip to Taiwan by US House Speaker, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, the response from the Chinese Government, reflect a belligerence. Beijing has threatened both privately and publicly to escalate tensions in the Taiwan Strait in response, including the prospect of intercepting the Speaker’s plane or introducing a No-Fly Zone over the island.
“Smart Finance”, FNF’s financial education initiative for Young Vietnamese
The goal of becoming rich quickly unites many young Vietnamese. However, due to the lack of financial expertise, a growing number of people lose money every year in Ponzi schemes and obscure investment projects. Our new project of video series co-hosted with Lao Dong Newspaper, one of Vietnamese largest newspapers, has pioneered to launch a financial education initiative called “Tai chinh thong minh / Smart Finance“.
Chinas influence in Germany: Academia and Media are the Achilles Heel
Is Germany a target of Chinese influencing operations? Germany’s Academia and Media are highly affected by Chinese influence operations, the Taiwanese ThinkTank DoublethinkLab found. A combination of naiveté and lack of regulation on the German side enables the PRC to exploit Germany’s one-sided openness for its purposes.
Freedom. Restart. Innovation - Annual Report 2021
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom works every day to make attacks on liberal democracy visible, to educate and to work towards the greatest possible participation in an open, tolerant society through educational events and publications. The Annual Report 2021 provides insights into our worldwide foundation work.
Online Seminar on Personal Finance
For many young students there is a lack of basic knowledge about personal finance, especially in terms of personal investment in the future. As a result, we would like to provide students with basic knowledge about personal finance to act as a helpful guide and increase their capacity to budget, invest and plan for the future.
Looking for the one: Leader Starter Pack
Striving to raise awareness on socio-political issues, FNF Philippines provides a platform to ignite conversation and trigger actions. Tambay (Tagalog for "hangout") is a vodcast or video podcast where people come together to hang out and talk about things that matter. In the first episode, we talk about leadership and what it takes to be a leader?
Dictator's son Marcos Jr. sworn in as Philippine President
36 years after the fall of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr, his son Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr, took his oath as the 17th Philippine president. During the election campaign, the Marcos family embellished their image and revised the narrative of the dictatorship. Thus, Marcos Jr. presented himself as an inclusive personality and focused on the motif of unity and oneness. But is this how he will govern his country in the future?