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2021/05/21 | Voice of America

South Korean President To Meet Biden at White House Friday

It may be Moon Jae-in’s final visit to the United States as head of state and his last chance to fulfill campaign pledges before his term ends in 2022.

2021/01/28 | Voice of America

As China’s  Gig Economy Booms, Concerns Grow Over Worker Protections

A Chinese food delivery worker set himself on fire to protest unpaid wages. With spotlight on their working conditions, China's gig workers are unlikely to get the legal aid to defend their rights.

2021/09/09 | Voice of America

South Korea Fights ‘Fake News,’ but Critics Claim It’s Gagging the Press

A proposed revision to the Press Arbitration Act, backed by South Korea’s ruling Democratic Party, would significantly expand the ability of courts to punish accredited reporters and media outlets deemed to have intentionally published false information.

2020/12/09 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Police Arrest Eight Over ‘Unauthorized’ Protest

Eight Hong Kong activists in connection with a protest on July 1 have been arrested for defying a rally ban and violating the newly-imposed national security law.

2021/08/02 | Voice of America

Myanmar Junta Forms Caretaker Government; Min Aung Hlaing is Prime Minister

6 months after coup, Myanmar military leader claims both recommitment to elections as well as working with ASEAN representatives.

2021/08/31 | Voice of America

In Thailand, Aerospace Engineers Turn Their Skills to Covid-19

With the virus pushing Bangkok’s hospitals to the brink, a new website is connecting the sick with people willing to assist.

2021/03/08 | Voice of America

Myanmar: Trade Unions Call for Economic ‘Shut Down’ in Protest of Junta

The call to shut down the economy comes after bloody crackdowns on protesters and military occupation of hospitals in Yangon.

2020/09/28 | Voice of America

US Judge Halts Government Ban on TikTok

The Trump administration wants TikTok and WeChat removed from app stores.

2021/06/30 | Voice of America

Thailand Migrant Workers Sign Contracts They Don’t Understand, Undercutting Efforts to Stop Abuses

Thailand is one of the world’s largest fish and seafood producers, boasting global brands that include John West and Chicken of the Sea, but still struggles with upholding migrant worker rights.

2021/12/06 | Voice of America

Journalists Work Clandestinely in Post-Coup Myanmar

“The biggest challenge is trying to practice ethical journalism at this critical time. If we write about revolutionary forces, the military will arrest us. Pro-revolutionary forces also label us pro-military media while reporting on military matters.”

2020/11/12 | Voice of America

Reshaping Hong Kong Continues With Pro-Democracy Lawmaker Crisis: Analysis

In Hong Kong, after four pro-democracy lawmakers were removed from office and 15 resigned, there is now no legal opposition within the Legislative Council.

2021/10/25 | Voice of America

Thai Water Project Clears Major Hurdle After China Shows Interest

The Thai government has approved a crucial environmental impact assessment for the Yuam River water diversion project. Rights groups are worrying about the villages a new reservoir would displace.

2020/12/11 | Voice of America

China Limits Travel by Some US Officials To Hong Kong

China is restricting travel by some U.S. officials to Hong Kong after the U.S. imposed sanctions and a travel ban on 14 Chinese officials.

2021/11/17 | Voice of America

Thai Court Bars Royal Reform Calls, Fuels Fears of Swelling Social Schism

By stifling open debate on reform, the ruling will only aggravate one of the most volatile fault lines running through Thai society, experts say.

2022/04/22 | Voice of America

YouTube Blocks Account of Hong Kong’s Sole Leadership Candidate

John Lee was among a group of 11 top Hong Kong and Chinese government officials sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury, including current Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, for curtailing political freedoms under Beijing’s national security law.

2021/10/27 | Voice of America

Amnesty International Closing Hong Kong Offices Amid Security Concerns

The Hong Kong offices have a sister location in Bangkok. The group continues to conduct research and advocacy work across other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

2021/07/19 | Voice of America

Covid Vaccination Rate ‘Must Increase Rapidly’, WHO, Red Cross Warn

WHO warns that global vaccination efforts need to be stepped up as Myanmar experiences ‘crippling Covid-19 crisis’