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2020/05/14 | Voice of America

Country-to-Country Bubbles: New Way to Travel in Asia After Covid-19

Countries in Asia Pacific are recovering from the pandemic and they might be able to open up regional travel soon.

2020/09/11 | Voice of America

Apple Announces ‘Human Rights Policy’ Following Criticism

The tech giant’s policy prohibits harassment and abuse and specifies a 60-hour maximum workweek, as well as at least one day off per week.

2020/08/19 | Voice of America

Flooding at Home, Tensions Abroad Raise Concern for China’s Food Security

Analysts say recent pressure on China’s food security is due to natural disasters at home and worsening relations with many of Beijing’s trade partners.

2020/09/17 | Voice of America

US Officials, Lawmakers Blast WTO Ruling on US Tariffs on China

The World Trade Organization ruled that some punitive measures introduced by the Trump administration against China broke international trading rules.

2020/05/08 | Voice of America

US Rallies Support to Back Taiwan's WHO Bid

The US move is seen as an open rebuke to China, which has been blocking Taiwan's representation at WHO meetings

2020/04/20 | Voice of America

Could Virus See Rohingya 'Floating Coffins' Crisis Return to ASEAN?

Human rights groups are urging Malaysia and Thailand to accept the Rohingya refugees who are floating between the shores.

2020/06/01 | Voice of America

On US College Campuses, Student Groups Call for Closure of Beijing-Funded Confucius Institutes

An open letter from two major U.S. college political organizations has called for the closure of Confucius Institutes, citing the threat the institutes pose to academic freedom.

2020/03/27 | Voice of America

US Leads the World in Coronavirus Cases

New York state is the epicenter of the US outbreak, where the number of confirmed cases is growing by 3,000 a day.

2020/06/12 | Voice of America

Zoom Temporarily Suspends Account After Hosting Tiananmen Square Event

Humanitarian China, an organization focused on providing relief for political prisoners and activists, had its Zoom account shut down. "It seems possible Zoom acted on pressure from the CCP," the organization said in a statement.

2020/08/20 | Voice of America

Splits Emerge Among Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Parties Over Boycott Pledge

Hong Kong has offered to extend pan-democratic lawmakers' current terms until September 30, 2021; it appears more moderate lawmakers prefer to stay, while younger lawmakers argue for boycott.

2020/08/04 | Voice of America

Children of High-Level CCP Officials Choose to Live Abroad

Recent article by outspoken Chinese sociologist has gone viral on Beijing’s tightly-controlled social media, sparking debates about children of China's privileged class who choose to live overseas.

2020/09/14 | Voice of America

The Price of Beijing's Vaccine Diplomacy in Southeast Asia

With few options for obtaining doses, many of the countries China is targeting may mute their objections to Beijing’s policies on issues such as the contested South China Sea

2020/07/23 | Voice of America

US Shuts China's Houston Consulate; Pompeo Cites Intellectual Property Theft

U.S. State Department says order to close Houston facility was done "to protect American intellectual property and American’s private information." China vows to retaliate.

2020/04/02 | Voice of America

Trump Stopped, But Taiwan Still Refers to Covid-19 as 'Chinese Virus'

Government officials, media, and the public in Taiwan call COVID-19 the "Wuhan pneumonia" after the Chinese city where it was discovered.

2020/04/15 | Voice of America

Africans in China Complain of Coronavirus-Linked Discrimination

Reports of evictions in Guangzhou and quarantines targeting Africans has caused diplomatic tensions.

2020/08/10 | Voice of America

US Health and Human Services Secretary Visits Taiwan

Alex Azar's visit comes as relations between United States and China have plunged to historic lows.

2020/08/14 | Voice of America

Is China’s Fishing Fleet a Growing Security Threat?

Experts say Beijing exploits illegal fishing to stake maritime claims, threatening food security and the environment in the process.