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2022/08/15 | Voice of America

A Conversation With Lee Ming-che: ‘I Was a Human Rights Worker Doing Field Research in Chinese Prison’

During her visit to Taiwan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met Lee Ming-che, a human rights activist released in April this year after five years in a Chinese prison.

2022/08/09 | Voice of America

As Japan Marks Atomic Bomb Anniversary, Threat From China Breaks Military Taboo

Japan is planning for a massive increase in defense spending driven by the threat from China, breaking a decades-long taboo over the build-up of armed forces following its defeat in 1945.

2022/08/05 | Voice of America

Pelosi Visit to Taiwan May Prompt More High-Level Visits

Analysts say China may be losing the narrative on the “One China” policy because visits such as Pelosi’s bring more international exposure and recognition of Taiwan.

2022/08/02 | Voice of America

Myanmar, South China Sea To Divide, Dominate ASEAN Summit

Most ASEAN countries want a united front on a code of conduct for the South China Sea, but critics claim Beijing, which wants to handle negotiations on a country-by-country basis, has used Cambodia to thwart progress on an agreement and to block diplomatic opposition to its maritime claims.

2022/07/28 | Voice of America

What’s Next for China’s Economy?

China’s economy shrunk from April to June compared to the first three months of the year.

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.

2022/07/19 | Voice of America

Thailand Sets 2028 Target To Finish High-speed Rail Link With China

Thailand’s new goal to finish the railway line from Bangkok to the Lao border is feasible but may be more of a political statement, analysts say.

2022/07/15 | Voice of America

US Beefs up South Pacific Aid, Diplomacy as China Spreads Its Influence

Washington intends to return the U.S. Peace Corps to Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, and Vanuatu, citing progress toward reestablishing a U.S. Agency for International Development regional mission for the Pacific in Fiji.

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.

2022/07/08 | Voice of America

Some Filipinos Think ‘Biased’ News Site Rappler Should Be Shut Down

At home, Rappler receives little support from Filipinos as journalists and fact-checkers become increasingly vulnerable to attacks from the government and political actors.

2022/07/06 | Voice of America

Who Will Win in Thailand’s Cannabis Industry?

Small farmers fear that a new cannabis bill will be written with the interests of large corporations in mind.

2022/07/01 | Voice of America

UN Investigator Warns of Increased Violence in Myanmar

More than a quarter million children have been displaced by junta attacks, hundreds have been killed or maimed, and more than 1,400 arbitrarily detained, said the UN special rapporteur.

2022/06/28 | Voice of America

What To Expect From South Korea’s First NATO Summit

South Korea’s president has vowed to make the country a “global pivotal state” bolstering cooperation with like-minded countries to promote liberal democratic values of freedom, peace, and prosperity.

2022/06/22 | Voice of America

South Korea Launches Satellite Into Orbit Using Its Own Rocket

With the successful launch, South Korea became the 10th country to place a satellite into space using its own technology.

2022/06/16 | Voice of America

Reports: Chinese Authorities Using Covid-tracking App To Thwart Protesters

In Zhengzhou, protests fizzled after people found their health codes had suddenly turned red, meaning they couldn’t travel.

2022/06/13 | Voice of America

Preserve the Truth: Historical Books, Documents in Danger as Marcos Family Returns to Power

Books on martial law have been selling fast in the weeks after Marcos Jr. was elected president over fear that these will be banned or purged.

2022/06/08 | Voice of America

Hun Sen’s Party Wins Cambodia’s Local Polls by Landslides, Early Results Show

The opposition alleged a number of polling stations restricted access to onlookers, closing the doors and windows of stations from scrutiny. A party described the election as the “worst in history.”

2022/06/02 | Voice of America

US, Taiwan Launch New Trade Pact

Biden administration officials said the U.S.-Taiwan deal would boost bilateral digital and clean energy trade and that the two partners would open talks to further technology trade and investments.