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2022/12/07 | Voice of America

China Begins to Revive Arctic Scientific Ground Projects After Setbacks

Arctic researchers say China recently has sent and announced plans to imminently send several people to its two most important scientific outposts in Norway and Iceland after lengthy absences of Chinese scientists from both sites.

2022/12/02 | Voice of America

China Blames Foreigners for Inciting Protests

Analysts say foreigners offering critical comments about the protests or making contacts with protesters could be blamed for instigating, shaping, and guiding the demonstrations.

2022/11/29 | Voice of America

As Zero-Covid Protests in China Continue, a Battle Erupts Online

Protesters are trying to circumvent government censors who are believed to use an automated system to help block prohibited content.

2022/11/23 | Voice of America

Thailand’s Pot Boosters Battle Bid to Delegalize Cannabis

Thailand made it legal to cultivate and possess marijuana for medicinal purposes in June, but calls are mounting to relist the plant as a narcotic.

2022/11/11 | Voice of America

Taiwan’s Foreign Minister: Biden-Xi Meeting Conducive to Taiwan Strait Stability

“There’s been no official contact between Taiwan and China for quite some time. If the United States is able to talk to the Chinese side some of the concerns on the Taiwanese side, that will be very helpful to Taiwan as well.”

2022/11/09 | Voice of America

Eyeing Global Food Crisis, Beijing Revives Elements of Planned Economy

Beijing is promoting the development of supply and marketing cooperatives for agricultural products and state-run canteens as relations between China and Western democracies deteriorate.

2022/11/04 | Voice of America

European Lawmakers Visit Taiwan, Taking Different Path from Scholz

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz set out on a high-profile visit to Beijing while lawmakers from seven European countries and the European Union were winding up a show of solidarity in Taiwan.

2022/11/01 | Voice of America

After Deadly Crowd Surge, Seoul Residents Complain of Government Negligence

As South Koreans try to make sense of the Itaewon tragedy, many residents say officials should have either employed a much bigger police presence or more proactive crowd control measures to ensure orderly movement.

2022/10/26 | Voice of America

In Polarized 2022 Midterms, US Candidates Find Common Ground Opposing China

As American voters get ready for the midterm elections, candidates from both parties are pledging tough policies on China in hopes of wooing voters.

2022/10/21 | Voice of America

Beijing Banner Protest Ripples Outward as China Maintains Silence

“It will tell future generations that even in the darkest of times, there are people who will stand up for themselves.”

2022/10/13 | Voice of America

Why Companies Decide To Leave or Stay in China

A recent survey of more than 500 Taiwanese companies shows a quarter have moved a part of their production or sourcing out of China.

2022/10/07 | Voice of America

UN Council Rejects Uyghur Resolution on China by Narrow Margin

This is the first time the council has considered a proposal to debate the human rights situation in Xinjiang.

2022/09/26 | Voice of America

Though Lauded Abroad, Japan’s Abe Leaves Complicated Legacy at Home

Abe’s mixed legacy helps explain the public backlash against his state funeral, which is opposed by a large majority of Japanese.

2022/09/22 | Voice of America

Taiwan Marks Deadly but Seminal 1999 Earthquake

The earthquake prompted major legislative reform in how the government would handle natural disasters, but challenges remain.

2022/09/15 | Voice of America

‘Worse Than MAGA’ – South Korea Erupts Over Biden’s Trade Policy

The U.S. is offering tax credits of up to $7,500 to buyers of electric vehicles assembled in North America, making those manufactured overseas more expensive.

2022/09/12 | Voice of America

Global Pressure Mounts on Cambodia Over Foreign-run Trafficking, Scamming Rings

Cambodian authorities have rescued at least 900 foreign citizens from trafficking rings this year, the interior minister said.

2022/09/06 | Voice of America

Xinjiang Red Dates, Linked to Forced Labor, Sold in US

Report says 20% of world’s red dates come from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and are likely the products of forced labor.