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2020/03/12 | Voice of America

Not Just Coronavirus: Asians Have Worn Face Masks for Decades

People from Japan into Southeast Asia cover their mouths to deflect exhaust, pollution, and cold air, while some hide their faces.

2020/03/10 | Voice of America

New Leader for Taiwan's China-Friendly Kuomintang Party Signals Change

Taiwan's main opposition party Kuomintang elected a reformist as leader as it considers pivoting from its China-leaning stance.

2020/02/18 | Voice of America

Chinese Activist Detained After Calling on Xi Jinping to Resign

In the latest crackdown on free speech, Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong was detained after calling Xi Jinping "clueless" on the coronavirus outbreak.

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.

2020/01/20 | Voice of America

Chinese Health Officials Report Huge Spike in Cases of New Virus

136 new cases of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus were confirmed in Wuhan over the past three days, and officials still know very little about how it's transmitted.

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.

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.

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.

2020/01/25 | 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.

2020/02/03 | 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.

2020/02/21 | 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

2020/02/05 | 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.

2020/03/30 | Voice of America

Hassled in China, American Journalists Are Invited to Try Taiwan. Why Would They Go?

Taiwan's foreign minister said the five American journalists expelled from China are welcome to station in Taiwan.