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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.

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.

2020/10/22 | Voice of America

Top US Diplomat Vows No Change on US Policy in Taiwan Strait

As calls for more clarity on U.S. commitment to Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion grow, Mike Pompeo said the State Department is not changing its Taiwan policy.

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.

2020/12/29 | Voice of America

How American Pork Could Lead To Wider US Trade Deal With Export Powerhouse Taiwan

Taiwanese officials will lift a longstanding ban on U.S. pork imports to open talks on a free trade deal with its second biggest trading partner.

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.

2020/12/15 | Voice of America

ICC Rejects Uyghur Plea for Investigation of China

Despite calls from exiled Uyghurs, International Criminal Court prosecutors say they will not investigate China’s crackdowns against the Uyghur minority.

2020/11/09 | Voice of America

US Speeds Arms Sales for Taiwan as Island Revamps China Strategy

U.S. is speeding arms sales to Taiwan this year as the island revamps its defense strategy against China, who has sent warplanes into Taiwan's airspace repeatedly these days.

2020/12/17 | Voice of America

Chinese Diplomats’ Aggressive Twitter Strategy on Display in Australia Dispute

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian's tweet might seem to gain traction, but researchers say it is a result of China's attempt “to create an illusion of popular backing.”