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2020/05/06 | Voice of America

Philippines Orders Leading TV Network to Halt Operations

Philippines' ABS-CBN Corp., which frequently criticized President Rodrigo Duterte, was ordered to stop operating because its license expired; critics call the move an assault on press freedom.

2020/07/15 | Voice of America

Britain's Huawei Ban Resets Relations With China

British officials are bracing for a fierce reaction from Beijing following London's decision to block Chinese tech giant from playing any role in development of Britain’s 5G phone network.

2020/09/25 | Voice of America

Vietnam’s Economic Hopes Fade as Covid-19 Takes Away Business

Will Vietnam's Covid-19 response help the country stay competitive as a manufacturing go-to spot in Asia when the pandemic is over?

2020/08/24 | Voice of America

South Korea Warns It’s on Brink of Nationwide Pandemic

New infections have emerged in all of South Korea’s 17 regions.

2020/04/17 | Voice of America

Trump Announces Plan to Reopen US Economy

U.S. President Donald Trump announced a three-step plan titled "Opening Up America Again" to reopen businesses.

2020/05/18 | Voice of America

For Many Cambodians, Debt Repayment Bigger Threat Than Covid-19

Covid-19 has exposed the vulnerabilities of Cambodia's microfinance system. Millions are at risk of losing land and homes put up as collateral.

2020/09/04 | Voice of America

Inner Mongolians Boycott Classes to Protest Chinese Language Policy

Inner Mongolians contend the Chinese language policy will endanger Mongolian language and culture.

2020/04/30 | Voice of America

How a Taiwanese Baseball League Opened Its 2020 Season Despite Covid-19

Taiwan's baseball league is the only one still running in the world during the Covid-19 pandemic.

2020/08/12 | Voice of America

Taiwan Plans to Shift Medical Supply Chain Away from China

Taiwanese industry experts say the memorandum will bring business opportunities to Taiwan, especially if the U.S. provides technology transfers in advanced medical material.

2020/07/31 | Voice of America

Taiwan’s New Envoy to Washington Has Deep Ties to America

Hsiao Bi-Khim, the first woman to serve as Taiwan’s de facto ambassador to the United States, said she wants to ensure Taiwanese people feel respected among the world community.

2020/06/10 | Voice of America

China, Singapore Plan Covid-19 'Bubble' for Essential Travel

Travelers from China and Singapore can apply for a travel permit in their respective governments and, if approved, pay for and pass the coronavirus test twice before departure and after landing.

2020/06/04 | Voice of America

Philippines Reinstates Pact With US Military

The Philippines has decided to reinstate its Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States, an about-face from President Duterte's plans in February to cancel the pact.

2020/05/29 | Voice of America

China’s Hong Kong Security Law Risks 'Intimidating’ US, Observers Say

As the National People's Congress concludes in China, analysts fear that the approval of the Hong Kong national security law may undermine the city's semi-autonomous status and lead to a U.S.-China Cold War.

2020/08/31 | Voice of America

China’s 'Coercive Diplomacy' Backfires as Czech Delegation Visits Taiwan

In defiance of China, a delegation led by Czech Senate President Miloš Vystrčil, arrived in Taiwan on a six-day visit – the highest-level exchange between the two countries to cement economic and cultural ties.

2020/05/25 | Voice of America

Uyghurs in US Say China Using Detained Family Members in Forced Interviews

Chinese media has released a series of separate videos showed Uighurs in Xinjiang allegedly denouncing their detention as propaganda. Uighur community members in the United States are expressing skepticism.

2020/08/25 | Voice of America

Taiwan Positioned for Role in Wealth Management and Corporate Financing

President Tsai Ing-wen told local business tycoons last week that her administration plans to liberalize the local economy.

2020/06/17 | Voice of America

Rhetoric or Reality? Britain’s Hong Kong Passport Offer Angers China

Beijing has warned that the British offer of citizenship to Hongkongers would breach the 1997 Joint Declaration. Until recently, Britain agreed with that verdict. But China’s attempt to impose the new security law appears to have changed the calculation in London.

2020/08/18 | Voice of America

Vietnam’s Economy Seen as Hopeful Despite Coronavirus Surge

Though normal commerce has screeched to a near halt in Da Nang, Vietnam, residents and observers have expressed confidence in the government's response.