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2022/07/22 | Voice of America

China Pushes to Quell Protests Over Billion-dollar Banking Scandal

The scandal has drawn national attention as Beijing is struggling to maintain economic growth in the face of President Xi Jinping's commitment to a zero-Covid policy that has prompted widespread lockdowns and a resulting economic slowdown.

2021/06/10 | Voice of America

Why Malaysia, Normally Calm, Is Upset With China Over a Maritime Dispute

Malaysian officials protested formally over 16 Chinese aircraft flown near the Southeast Asian country and, days later, sighted a Chinese coast guard vessel.

2022/04/11 | Voice of America

Taiwan Mulls Lengthening Military Service

Analysts believe Taiwan’s ability and commitment to defend itself has been questioned in both Beijing and Washington and improving mandatory military service would send a clear signal to both that it is prepared.

2021/11/08 | Voice of America

China Trying to Snuff Murder Mystery Role-Playing Games

“If it’s a good script, you will be surprised every step of the way, and that brings out a sense of accomplishment if you figure out who’s the murderer.”

2020/10/29 | Voice of America

Taiwan Says Chinese Warplanes Are Crossing a Median Line, but Is There a Median Line?

The median line of the Taiwan Strait, which has never reached the status of a formal agreement, becomes a sore spot when Taiwan-China relations sour.

2022/03/25 | Voice of America

Why Taiwan Came Up During Ukraine-Related Call Between Biden, China’s Xi

While the calls signal stability in Sino-U.S. ties, experts see low odds of the two countries advancing toward any stronger friendship.

2022/02/09 | Voice of America

Movement to Lower Taiwan’s Voting Age to 18 Gains Momentum

Public support for lowering the voting age in Taiwan has largely fallen along party lines.

2022/09/26 | Voice of America

Though Lauded Abroad, Japan’s Abe Leaves Complicated Legacy at Home

Abe’s mixed legacy helps explain the public backlash against his state funeral, which is opposed by a large majority of Japanese.

2021/06/21 | Voice of America

Researchers Begin Trials of Covid-19 Nasal Spray Vaccine

Australia approves the development of a new Covid-19 vaccine which attacks the virus as it enters the body.

2021/05/11 | Voice of America

Can Taiwan’s Silicon Shield Protect It Against China’s Aggression?

Taiwan’s dominance in chip-making has fueled debate over its silicon shield, but an expert says the U.S. is concerned that the shield may “have holes in it” and the technology is being used by China’s military.

2021/09/28 | Voice of America

China Tells Effeminate Male Celebrities to Man Up

China call on broadcasters to enforce a “correct beauty standard” and to stop booking male celebrities who fail to meet the manly criteria.

2022/09/06 | Voice of America

Xinjiang Red Dates, Linked to Forced Labor, Sold in US

Report says 20% of world’s red dates come from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and are likely the products of forced labor.

2022/04/26 | Voice of America

Philippines Presidential Election a Rematch Between Late Dictator’s Son, Democratic Leader

Marcos’s popularity is based on the nostalgia of alleged prosperity and the “golden age” of Filipino society during his father’s dictatorship in the 1980s. Political observers and disinformation researchers say his campaign is buoyed by a massive disinformation and propaganda network.

2022/12/02 | Voice of America

China Blames Foreigners for Inciting Protests

Analysts say foreigners offering critical comments about the protests or making contacts with protesters could be blamed for instigating, shaping, and guiding the demonstrations.

2022/11/04 | Voice of America

European Lawmakers Visit Taiwan, Taking Different Path from Scholz

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz set out on a high-profile visit to Beijing while lawmakers from seven European countries and the European Union were winding up a show of solidarity in Taiwan.

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.

2022/07/11 | Voice of America

Japan Conservatives Eye Constitutional Revision After Election Win

Political forces supporting a constitutional revision have won two-thirds of seats in the upper house of the parliament.

2022/01/28 | Voice of America

China’s Financial Diplomacy Wins Influence in Central Asian Countries

Even though its position in central Asian countries has evolved quite successfully, China still faces obstacles such as nationalism and political elites’ distrust of Beijing.