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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.

2021/07/02 | Voice of America

Cambodia Backs Vaccinations as Covid-19 Case Load Soars

After an outbreak earlier this year, Cambodia's drive to implement a vaccination program gathers pace amid hopes for herd immunity by year-end.

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.

2021/03/15 | Voice of America

Reports: At Least 39 Killed as Myanmar Imposes Martial Law in Yangon Suburb

At least 39 demonstrators were reportedly killed in Yangon’s Hlaingthaya area.

2020/12/17 | Voice of America

Chinese Diplomats’ Aggressive Twitter Strategy on Display in Australia Dispute

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian's tweet might seem to gain traction, but researchers say it is a result of China's attempt “to create an illusion of popular backing.”

2021/07/28 | Voice of America

Thailand Considers Cap on Vaccine Exports as Covid Cases Surge

An export cap could disrupt vaccine rollout in neighbor countries amid their own Covid spikes, health experts say.

2021/06/02 | Voice of America

New Zealand Assures Australia There Is No Rift Over China

New Zealand says trade with China won’t trump security and human rights concerns.

2019/12/26 | Voice of America

Clashes Mar Christmas Celebrations in Hong Kong

Christmas celebrations in Hong Kong were disrupted by riot police violently dispersing anti-government protesters.

2021/03/25 | Voice of America

Chinese Diplomat’s Rhetoric in US Talks Creates Moneymaking Opportunities

After the U.S.-China meeting in Alaska, Chinese merchandisers are feeding a wave of nationalism that the talks inspired.

2019/12/23 | Voice of America

Martial Law Set to End in Restive Philippine South as Violence Ebbs

Curfews and road checkpoints have dominated much of Mindanao, an island racked by rebel violence, for 31 months

2021/04/26 | Voice of America

Pan-Southeast Asian Agreement Aims To Stop Spillover of Myanmar Violence

Association of Southeast Asian Nations issues five-point consensus calling for ‘immediate cessation’ of violence in Myanmar and ‘utmost restraint’ by all parties.