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2020/01/02 | Deutsche Welle

Taiwan Rejects Hong Kong Model for Unity With China

Taiwan's president has rejected a Chinese offer of a Hong Kong like model for unity with China. She said democracy and authoritarianism cannot co-exist in the same country.

2020/02/24 | Deutsche Welle

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad Resigns

Prime Minister Mahathir's party has pulled out of a coalition with his long-time arch rival Anwar Ibrahim. The decision is the latest chapter in the pair's political tug-of-war.

2020/02/14 | Deutsche Welle

Bangladeshi Sex Worker's Honorable Funeral Hailed as a Landmark

Sex workers in Bangladesh often do not get a proper burial due to social stigma. This week's burial has been met with praise by human rights activists.

2020/02/25 | Deutsche Welle

China Sentences Swedish Publisher to 10 Years In Prison

A Chinese court sentenced Swedish citizen and bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years, after having spent two years in prison. Minhai disappeared in 2015 while on holiday in Thailand.

2020/01/29 | Deutsche Welle

Countries Evacuate Citizens From China as Coronavirus Infections Rise

Thousands of foreigners are among those quarantined in Wuhan as countries scramble to evacuate their citizens from China. The number of confirmed cases in the deadly viral outbreak has risen to nearly 6,000.

2020/02/20 | Deutsche Welle

Sexism in Indian Army: Top Court Ruling Shatters Glass Ceiling for Women Officers

India's top court this week ordered the government to grant permanent commission to female officers in the army, paving the way for female army officers to be treated on par with their male colleagues.

2020/03/16 | Deutsche Welle

Coronavirus Risks in US Go Beyond Getting Sick

Many American service-industry workers, nurses and students feel exposed in the face of their precarious situations and the U.S. government's bungled response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has been called "a failure."

2020/01/31 | Deutsche Welle

WHO to Hold Coronavirus Emergency Meeting

The UN health agency has called a new round of crisis talks to decide whether the coronavirus outbreak constitutes an international emergency. The body said it "regrets" previously calling the virus risk "moderate."

2020/02/11 | Deutsche Welle

Thailand Mourns Victims of 'Unprecedented' Mass Shooting

The northeastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima is reeling after a soldier killed 29 people in a weekend shooting spree. Security forces fatally shot the lone gunman after a 12-hour siege at a local shopping mall.

2020/03/11 | Deutsche Welle

Nepal's Delicate Balancing Act Between China and India

Ties between Nepal and China have been on the upswing, particularly when it comes to trade, investment, and regional connectivity. But Beijing's growing clout in the Himalayan country has stoked concerns in India.

2020/01/21 | Deutsche Welle

China to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags and Straws

One of the world's biggest users of plastics is seriously rethinking its environment policy. Beijing hopes to cut plastic waste by 30% in five years, banning single use plastic bags and straws.

2020/03/01 | Deutsche Welle

Coronavirus: How Can I Protect Myself From Infection?

There is no reason to panic before a pandemic, but we can use the remaining time wisely.

2020/02/06 | Deutsche Welle

Kashmiris Feel Alienated 6 Months After India 'Annexation'

In August 2019, New Delhi scrapped Kashmir's semi-autonomous status, imposing a security blockade in the region. Rifat Fareed, DW's reporter in Srinagar, says six months on, Kashmiris feel more disgruntled than ever.

2020/03/18 | Deutsche Welle

China Expels US Journalists in Escalating Media Freedom Row

Beijing has expelled 13 journalists from three major U.S. newspapers in one of the country's biggest crackdowns on the foreign press. The decision comes after Chinese and U.S. leaders feuded over the coronavirus pandemic.

2020/01/13 | Deutsche Welle

Will Tsai Ing-wen’s Landslide Victory Force Beijing to Rethink Its Approach to Taiwan?

Beijing has said it will not change course on Taiwan after Tsai's election victory. However, experts think her big win is more than "a slap in the face" for Beijing — it also reflects the failure of policy.

2020/01/03 | Deutsche Welle

Asia's Richest Man, Mukesh Ambani, Takes on Amazon With New Online Marketplace

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's foray into Indian e-commerce with an online shopping platform called JioMart is expected to take on the likes of giants such as Amazon and Flipkart in the fast expanding sector.

2020/08/10 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Media Mogul Jimmy Lai Arrested

Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai has been arrested under China's new national security law for the city, a close aide said.

2020/08/05 | Deutsche Welle

Would TikTok Make Microsoft a Serious Threat to Facebook?

Microsoft's potential acquisition of TikTok might turn the U.S. company into an important player in the social media sector. How much of a threat could it be to the likes of Facebook and Google?