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2021/03/15 | Voice of America

Reports: At Least 39 Killed as Myanmar Imposes Martial Law in Yangon Suburb

At least 39 demonstrators were reportedly killed in Yangon’s Hlaingthaya area.

2021/09/13 | Voice of America

Why China Would Give More Aid, Investment To Leery Philippines

Manila vies with Beijing over access to the disputed South China Sea and has warmed this year toward the United States.

2021/10/27 | Voice of America

Amnesty International Closing Hong Kong Offices Amid Security Concerns

The Hong Kong offices have a sister location in Bangkok. The group continues to conduct research and advocacy work across other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

2021/09/09 | Voice of America

South Korea Fights ‘Fake News,’ but Critics Claim It’s Gagging the Press

A proposed revision to the Press Arbitration Act, backed by South Korea’s ruling Democratic Party, would significantly expand the ability of courts to punish accredited reporters and media outlets deemed to have intentionally published false information.

2021/11/11 | Voice of America

Chinese Newspaper Removes Editorial Calling for More Media Freedom

Hu Xijin is better known for his acerbic attacks on the United States, but in his Monday piece, he instead criticized Beijing.

2021/09/16 | Voice of America

Exiled Physician Fighting for a Better Myanmar

“The origin of the legitimacy is really with the will of the people of Myanmar,” said a minister of Myanmar’s shadow government formed in the wake of the coup. “The U.N.’s duty is to uphold the will of the people of Myanmar. That is the obligation.”

2021/12/06 | Voice of America

Journalists Work Clandestinely in Post-Coup Myanmar

“The biggest challenge is trying to practice ethical journalism at this critical time. If we write about revolutionary forces, the military will arrest us. Pro-revolutionary forces also label us pro-military media while reporting on military matters.”

2021/06/25 | Voice of America

Thai Pro-democracy Movement Makes Comeback to Push for Monarchy Reform

Demonstrators in Thailand voice discontent with the government’s handling of the pandemic, vaccine rollout, and economy.

2021/03/03 | Voice of America

ASEAN Urges Peaceful Solution To Myanmar Coup Standoff

While some member countries condemned the junta, the bloc as a whole urged “all sides” against inciting violence.

2021/09/02 | Voice of America

North Korea Rejects Covid Vaccines, Saying Hard-hit Nations Have Greater Need

UNICEF had allocated 2.97 million does to North Korea, which reported it has found no cases of Covid-19.

2021/05/05 | Voice of America

Largely Spared Since 2020, Taiwan Now Grapples With Small Covid Cluster

Health officials say 26 people have been infected in a cluster that apparently began with inbound cargo aircraft pilots and spread into an airport hotel.

2021/08/11 | Voice of America

China’s Likely Responses to European and Indian Warships in Sea it Calls its Own

In response to challenges to their claim on the disputed South China Sea, Chinese authorities may tail foreign vessels, protest verbally and target other countries one by one, analysts suggest

2021/04/05 | Voice of America

China Uses Money, Diplomacy to Push Back Against US in Southeast Asia

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has held eight meetings year-to-date with counterparts in Southeast Asian countries.

2021/07/14 | Voice of America

Tibetans Defy China to Celebrate Dalai Lama's Birthday Online

Although Beijing forbids possession and display of the Dalai Lama's image, Tibetans post photos of his feet, shoes, and his body in maroon-colored robes to celebrate his 86th birthday.

2021/07/26 | Voice of America

US Defense Secretary Heads to Southeast Asia

US Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin, aims to unify allies concerned by China’s growing military abilities as the global coronavirus pandemic continues to cripple the region

2021/07/02 | Voice of America

Cambodia Backs Vaccinations as Covid-19 Case Load Soars

After an outbreak earlier this year, Cambodia's drive to implement a vaccination program gathers pace amid hopes for herd immunity by year-end.

2021/08/18 | Voice of America

New Zealand Locks Down after One Covid-19 Case

Strong response towards New Zealand's first Covid-19 case in six months. It is suspected to be caused by delta variant, but not confirmed.

2021/06/02 | Voice of America

New Zealand Assures Australia There Is No Rift Over China

New Zealand says trade with China won’t trump security and human rights concerns.