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2020/08/03 | Voice of America

US Activist Accused of Breaching HK's Security Law Says He Will Not Back Down

Samuel Chu, a pro-democracy activist and an American citizen, is the first foreign national targeted by Hong Kong's national security law.

2020/08/13 | Voice of America

As China’s Vloggers Draw International Fans, Beijing Sees Soft Power Opportunity

One of China’s most popular vloggers, Li Ziqi, has garnered millions of followers based on her idyllic depictions of China’s country life.

2020/06/11 | Voice of America

China Uses Cabbage to Advance Disputed Asian Sea Claim

The Chinese navy has just harvested crops it had grown on Woody Island in the South China Sea. This could be used as proof of China’s economic activity on the disputed territory.

2021/03/08 | Voice of America

Myanmar: Trade Unions Call for Economic ‘Shut Down’ in Protest of Junta

The call to shut down the economy comes after bloody crackdowns on protesters and military occupation of hospitals in Yangon.

2020/10/12 | Voice of America

Chinese 5G Not Living up To Its Hype

"In fact, human societies do not have an urgent need for 5G," said Huawei's founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei, "What people need now is broadband, and the main content of 5G is not broadband."

2020/07/07 | Voice of America

Taiwan-China Diplomatic Competition Comes to Somaliland

Taiwan’s diplomatic agreement with Somaliland, a self-governing territory, is seen as a symbolic victory.

2020/09/28 | Voice of America

US Judge Halts Government Ban on TikTok

The Trump administration wants TikTok and WeChat removed from app stores.

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.

2021/02/28 | Voice of America

Myanmar Police Toughen Crackdown Against Anti-Coup Protesters

Myanmar’s post-coup government fired its U.N. envoy and AFP reports that live rounds have been used against protesters.

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.

2021/06/30 | Voice of America

Thailand Migrant Workers Sign Contracts They Don’t Understand, Undercutting Efforts to Stop Abuses

Thailand is one of the world’s largest fish and seafood producers, boasting global brands that include John West and Chicken of the Sea, but still struggles with upholding migrant worker rights.

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.

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.

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.