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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.

2021/10/25 | Voice of America

Thai Water Project Clears Major Hurdle After China Shows Interest

The Thai government has approved a crucial environmental impact assessment for the Yuam River water diversion project. Rights groups are worrying about the villages a new reservoir would displace.

2021/10/18 | Voice of America

China Seen Tightening Grip on Macao

Macao has been paired with neighboring Guangdong in a special economic zone, with special tax and other policies aimed at diversifying Macao’s economy away from gambling.

2021/10/12 | Voice of America

Analysts: Thaw in Sino-US Trade Dispute Would Lift World Supply Chains, Dent Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian countries should expect less investment by multinationals trying to sustain U.S.-bound exports without shipping from China.

2021/10/05 | Voice of America

US To Have ‘Frank’ Discussions With China About Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said China has fallen short of its purchase promises and she would seek a meeting with her Chinese counterpart to review the matter.

2021/09/28 | Voice of America

China Tells Effeminate Male Celebrities to Man Up

China call on broadcasters to enforce a “correct beauty standard” and to stop booking male celebrities who fail to meet the manly criteria.

2021/09/22 | Voice of America

Proposal to Remove Chiang Kai-shek Statue in Taiwan Stirs Controversy

The Transitional Justice Commission’s proposal, part of a larger plan to convert the memorial into a reflection on Taiwan’s authoritarian past, has drawn mixed reactions.

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.”

2021/09/13 | 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.

2021/09/09 | 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.

2021/09/02 | 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.

2021/08/31 | Voice of America

In Thailand, Aerospace Engineers Turn Their Skills to Covid-19

With the virus pushing Bangkok’s hospitals to the brink, a new website is connecting the sick with people willing to assist.

2021/08/25 | Voice of America

Harris Says China Coercing, Intimidating in South China Sea 

U.S. vice president, Kamala Harris, cited Chinese intimidation in the South China Sea along with a need to maintain freedom of navigation and commerce as the main focus moving forward.

2021/08/20 | Voice of America

Why Russia Backs China in Disputes With Third Countries

Russia and China hope to blunt US influence in Asia as Washington and its allies exert influence in the region.

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.

2021/08/16 | Voice of America

Analysts: China Expanding Influence in Africa Via Telecom Network Deals

Critics worry about government purchases of Chinese equipment enabling repressive regimes, but in many African markets, a lack of options has created a dependence on Beijing-financed projects

2021/08/13 | Voice of America

Australian Researchers Find New Species of Flying Prehistoric Reptile

New species of a flying prehistoric reptile found. They say it's the “closest thing we have to a real-life dragon.”

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