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2022/10/21 | Voice of America

Beijing Banner Protest Ripples Outward as China Maintains Silence

“It will tell future generations that even in the darkest of times, there are people who will stand up for themselves.”

2022/10/13 | Voice of America

Why Companies Decide To Leave or Stay in China

A recent survey of more than 500 Taiwanese companies shows a quarter have moved a part of their production or sourcing out of China.

2022/10/07 | Voice of America

UN Council Rejects Uyghur Resolution on China by Narrow Margin

This is the first time the council has considered a proposal to debate the human rights situation in Xinjiang.

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.

2022/09/22 | Voice of America

Taiwan Marks Deadly but Seminal 1999 Earthquake

The earthquake prompted major legislative reform in how the government would handle natural disasters, but challenges remain.

2022/09/15 | Voice of America

‘Worse Than MAGA’ – South Korea Erupts Over Biden’s Trade Policy

The U.S. is offering tax credits of up to $7,500 to buyers of electric vehicles assembled in North America, making those manufactured overseas more expensive.

2022/09/12 | Voice of America

Global Pressure Mounts on Cambodia Over Foreign-run Trafficking, Scamming Rings

Cambodian authorities have rescued at least 900 foreign citizens from trafficking rings this year, the interior minister said.

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.

2022/09/02 | Voice of America

Biden to Name Arctic Ambassador as China Eyes Region

The United States and Nordic nations are growing wary of the risks of China's expanding influence in the Arctic. China considers itself a “near-Arctic state.”

2022/08/31 | Voice of America

Ukraine Lawmaker Questions Kyiv’s Strategic Partnership With Beijing

The lawmaker says Ukraine should reconsider its strategic partnership formed a decade ago with China, a key Russian ally.

2022/08/26 | Voice of America

Even With Political Nemesis Prayuth on the Ropes, Thai Democracy Advocates Still Glum

Despite the suspension of the prime minister, the same authoritarian players still dominate Thai politics.

2022/08/24 | Voice of America

Wheels of Justice Turn Slowly for Displaced Rohingya People

The International Court of Justice in July allowed a case to proceed alleging that Myanmar performed acts of genocide against the Rohingya after dismissing objections by the junta.

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.