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2021/04/05 | Voice of America

China Uses Money, Diplomacy to Push Back Against US in Southeast Asia

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has held eight meetings year-to-date with counterparts in Southeast Asian countries.

2020/02/21 | Voice of America

South Korea Reports First Coronavirus Death as Outbreak Enters 'New Phase'

With South Korea seeing an increase in novel coronavirus infections and reporting its first death, the country is stepping up measures against the outbreak and the economic fallout.

2021/05/11 | Voice of America

Can Taiwan’s Silicon Shield Protect It Against China’s Aggression?

Taiwan’s dominance in chip-making has fueled debate over its silicon shield, but an expert says the U.S. is concerned that the shield may “have holes in it” and the technology is being used by China’s military.

2020/01/14 | Voice of America

Taiwan Elections Belie Notion of ‘Asian Value,’ Says Analyst

Taiwan’s election this week, along with South Korea’s successful democratic transition in the 1990s, challenged the notion that democracy isn't suited for Asian cultures.

2021/01/04 | Voice of America

Vaccine Seen as Potentially Shoring up China’s Image in Indonesia, the Philippines

China could gain favor in Southeast Asia’s two biggest countries if its vaccines work.

2020/01/25 | Voice of America

China Tries to Stop Spread of Virus But No Vaccine in Sight

China's all-out effort to curb the disease involves military doctors and the creation of scientific and infrastructure arrangements to deal with the challenge. However, developing a vaccine and medicine remains a challenge.

2020/03/17 | Voice of America

'Unprecedented' Lockdown of Manila Expected to Cut Philippine Economic Growth

The Philippine capital and its core suburbs will ban people from coming or going through April 14 to contain spread of the coronavirus.

2020/11/19 | Voice of America

In Bid To Rely Less on US, China Firms Stockpile Taiwan Tech Hardware

Chinese technology firms are stockpiling semiconductors made in Taiwan, which produces some of the world's most advanced chips, in an effort to depend less on U.S. supplies

2021/02/25 | Voice of America

China’s Crackdown on Muslims Spreads To Tropical Hainan 

Beijing’s anti-Islam campaign is now targeting the Utsuls, a 10,000-strong Muslim ethnic community that has successfully, for now, pushed back against a ban on wearing head scarves.

2020/11/09 | Voice of America

US Speeds Arms Sales for Taiwan as Island Revamps China Strategy

U.S. is speeding arms sales to Taiwan this year as the island revamps its defense strategy against China, who has sent warplanes into Taiwan's airspace repeatedly these days.

2020/03/05 | Voice of America

North Korea Military May Become Hotbed of Coronavirus Infections

Defectors said crowded, often unhygienic barracks and soldiers' poor diet could lead to a rapid spread of the coronavirus, which in turn could pose a serious threat to North Korea's regime stability.

2020/12/29 | Voice of America

How American Pork Could Lead To Wider US Trade Deal With Export Powerhouse Taiwan

Taiwanese officials will lift a longstanding ban on U.S. pork imports to open talks on a free trade deal with its second biggest trading partner.

2021/02/19 | Voice of America

Deadly ‘Red-Tagging’ Campaign Ramps up in Philippines

Filipinos labelled as communists by state officials say they now fear for their lives.

2021/04/13 | Voice of America

Myanmar’s Efforts To Control Covid-19 Crumble Since February Coup, Aid Groups Say

Myanmar’s civil disobedience movement aimed at disrupting the junta has forced hospitals to close and testing rates to plummet.

2021/03/29 | Voice of America

Myanmar Communities in Taiwan Protest Military Coup After ‘Deadliest Day’

Gathered at Taipei’s Liberty Square, demonstrators sat for hours singing songs, holding anti-coup posters, and waving the Myanmar national flag.

2021/01/07 | Voice of America

China Is Increasing Taiwan Airspace Incursions

By making near-daily incursions, experts say China is normalizing its aggression and militarization.

2020/11/03 | Voice of America

Why Deadly Philippine Super Typhoon Ended up Sparing Lives

With the experience in 2013 with Typhoon Haiyan, both the people and government of the Philippines are much more prepared for the storm this time.

2020/02/10 | Voice of America

Parasite Makes History at Oscars

In a historic victory, Parasite is the first non-English film to win best picture, the Academy's most prestigious award.