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2020/10/02 | Voice of America

Trump, First Lady Test Positive for Covid-19

President Trump tested positive after months of playing down the seriousness of Covid-19.

2020/02/03 | Voice of America

Singapore Prepares for Doctor Visits Over Video Call

Singapore looks to add to its regional lead in medical technology by regulating telemedicine.

2020/02/27 | Voice of America

This Hearty Group of Filipinos Is Staying Strong Worldwide Despite Virus Outbreaks

2.3 million overseas Filipino workers are adamant on staying put, in the face of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

2020/11/05 | Voice of America

Heralding Deal With China, Philippines Restarts Offshore Oil-Gas Exploration in Disputed Sea

On October 15, the Philippine government lifted a ban on offshore oil and gas exploration. A joint energy development project may help warm up relations with China and speed up economic recovery.

2020/10/15 | Voice of America

Experts Say Taiwan Needs More Homegrown Military Efforts

Though Washington plans a new round of weapons sales to Taiwan, defense analysts say that the country needs to further develop its domestic arms industry and enhance its reserve system.

2020/10/07 | Voice of America

Facing Criticism Over Covid-19 and Xinjiang, Chinese Leader Talks Up Archaeology

At a recent meeting of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping brought up how archaeology should serve the interests of the ruling party.

2020/10/05 | Voice of America

50 US Senators Push for Taiwan Trade Deal

As tensions have risen between Washington and Beijing over Covid-19, trade, human rights issues, and Chinese espionage, many lawmakers are looking to strengthen ties with Taiwan.

2021/04/01 | Voice of America

BBC Journalist Leaves China Over Concerns for His Safety

John Sudworth’s move to Taiwan comes amid China’s criticism of BBC’s domestic news coverage.

2020/10/19 | Voice of America

Fresh Wave of Chinese Diplomacy Bolsters Resistance to US in Southeast Asia

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited five countries in Southeast Asia last week to talk about trade and post-Covid-19 recovery.

2021/01/21 | Voice of America

How Covid-19 Is Straining Human Rights in Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines

Covid-19 outbreaks have worsened human rights issues in much of Southeast Asia, as countries scramble to revive economies.

2021/03/03 | Voice of America

ASEAN Urges Peaceful Solution To Myanmar Coup Standoff

While some member countries condemned the junta, the bloc as a whole urged “all sides” against inciting violence.

2020/01/07 | Voice of America

Philippines Would Hurt Tourism, Ease Political Disputes by Requiring Americans to Get Visas

The Philipipnes' tourism sector would take a hit, but a visa rule for Americans would ease tension over a criminal case in Manila.

2021/03/10 | Voice of America

China Quiet on Details of Changes for Hong Kong’s Electoral System

Little known about Beijing’s changes other than “patriots” will govern for the island's “brighter future.”

2020/02/05 | Voice of America

In Myanmar, Betel Quid Chewing Remains Popular Despite Risks

Myanmar can't seem to kick Betel quid chewing, a collective addiction that causes terminal illness among other alarming health issues.

2021/01/11 | Voice of America

US State Department Ends Restrictions on Contacts With Taiwan Officials

The United States is lifting self-imposed restrictions on contacts between U.S. officials and their Taiwanese counterparts, after the Taiwan Assurance Act became law in December.

2021/02/23 | Voice of America

India-China Border Disputes Persist Despite Troop Pullback

Analysts caution that the recent troop withdrawal represents only a start of a potentially long process as both Indian and Chinese soldiers remain massed along several other stretches of the Himalayan border.

2021/04/09 | Voice of America

Journalists on Trial for Covering Myanmar Coup

Coverage of Myanmar's coup and its aftermath is becoming increasingly risky, with at least 60 journalists arrested since junta seized power.

2019/12/31 | Voice of America

Chinese Pastor Wang Yi Given 9 Year Sentence on State Subversion

Human rights activists say verdict paints bleak picture of government-led persecution of religious groups under Chinese President Xi Jinping.