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2022/02/21 | Voice of America

What Happens to Uyghurs After Competing in the Olympics?

“For decades, the stereotypical ‘happily dancing Uyghur’ has served as a puppet of propaganda for China’s official ‘ethnic unity and harmony’ narrative.”

2022/03/10 | Voice of America

Tokyo Freezes Assets of Russians, Clarifying Once Ambiguous Relations With Moscow

The shift of tone since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine highlights the collapse of faith of both the Japanese government and the public that Russia will abide by international norms, analysts say.

2021/12/28 | Voice of America

Should US Get Tougher on China Over Hong Kong or Use Other Approach?

One step that the U.S. should take is to work with Britain to seek international legal recourse for China’s actions by virtue of London’s status as a party to the Sino-British Joint Declaration, some analysts say.

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.

2020/11/24 | Voice of America

3 Hong Kong Prominent Pro-Democracy Activists in Custody

Joshua Wong, Ivan Lam, and Agnes Chow were taken into custody after they pleaded guilty to charges related to a protest outside police headquarters last June.

2021/02/02 | Voice of America

A New Weapon? Chinese Ships Dredge in Waters Claimed by Taiwan

The number of Chinese dredgers in Taiwanese waters has increased over the past few years as illegal dredging intensifies.

2021/07/22 | Voice of America

Report: China Considering Foreign Booster Shot to Improve Efficacy of Its Vaccines

Experts suggest such a move might not dissipate the goodwill China gained from donating or selling doses to other countries.

2021/05/31 | Voice of America

Malaysia Ramps Up Harassment of Government Critics, Rights Groups Say

Rights groups say police investigations into journalists, protesters, and opposition lawmakers have picked up since the country entered a state of emergency in January.

2020/11/16 | Voice of America

Amid China Tensions, Malaysia, Philippines, and Vietnam Pin Hopes on Biden

Based on his record as vice president, scholars say Biden can be expected to put more emphasis on diplomacy, rather than the sort of military moves favored by President Donald Trump.

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.

2020/02/05 | 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.

2021/05/21 | 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.

2020/11/30 | Voice of America

Taiwan Using Its Close US Ties To Seek Elusive Economic Deals With a Major Trading Partner

Taiwan has signed a memorandum of understanding to expand “economic prosperity” in a meeting with U.S. officials in Washington, on the path to a bilateral trade agreement.

2021/11/23 | Voice of America

Experts: US Boycott of Beijing Olympics Would Dash Seoul’s Hopes for Diplomacy

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said a declaration to end the Korean War could be a “catalyst” for the resumption of dialogue with North Korea.

2020/11/03 | Voice of America

Why Deadly Philippine Super Typhoon Ended up Sparing Lives

With the experience in 2013 with Typhoon Haiyan, both the people and government of the Philippines are much more prepared for the storm this time.

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.

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.