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2021/08/02 | Voice of America

Myanmar Junta Forms Caretaker Government; Min Aung Hlaing is Prime Minister

6 months after coup, Myanmar military leader claims both recommitment to elections as well as working with ASEAN representatives.

2021/07/28 | Voice of America

Thailand Considers Cap on Vaccine Exports as Covid Cases Surge

An export cap could disrupt vaccine rollout in neighbor countries amid their own Covid spikes, health experts say.

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

2021/07/22 | Voice of America

Report: China Considering Foreign Booster Shot to Improve Efficacy of Its Vaccines

Experts suggest such a move might not dissipate the goodwill China gained from donating or selling doses to other countries.

2021/07/19 | Voice of America

Covid Vaccination Rate ‘Must Increase Rapidly’, WHO, Red Cross Warn

WHO warns that global vaccination efforts need to be stepped up as Myanmar experiences ‘crippling Covid-19 crisis’

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.

2021/07/09 | Voice of America

Interview: US, Taiwan Trade Talks and Global Semiconductor Shortage

Matt Murray, the U.S. State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for trade policy and negotiations talks about trade relations with Taiwan and the global semiconductor shortage. Additional meetings are focused on the resilience of global supply chains.

2021/07/07 | Voice of America

North Korea Faces Worsening Economic Woes Amid Covid Lockdown

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently acknowledged food shortages, comparing situation to devastating 1990s famine.

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.

2021/06/30 | Voice of America

Thailand Migrant Workers Sign Contracts They Don’t Understand, Undercutting Efforts to Stop Abuses

Thailand is one of the world’s largest fish and seafood producers, boasting global brands that include John West and Chicken of the Sea, but still struggles with upholding migrant worker rights.

2021/06/29 | Voice of America

US ‘Looks Forward’ to Trade Talks With Taiwan Amid China’s Objection

After a five-year pause, the U.S. and Taiwan will resume trade talks on Wednesday.

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.

2021/06/23 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Newspaper May Stop Publication This Week

The parent company of Apple Daily will make a final decision to shut down this Friday after authorities freeze $2.3 million of the paper’s assets

2021/06/21 | Voice of America

Researchers Begin Trials of Covid-19 Nasal Spray Vaccine

Australia approves the development of a new Covid-19 vaccine which attacks the virus as it enters the body.

2021/06/16 | Voice of America

Doctor-Activist Defiant Against Myanmar Military

Myanmar's Dr. Ko Tayzar San, a prominent protest leader since the February 1 coup, is on the run

2021/06/11 | Voice of America

Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Faces New Corruption Charges

Prosecutors accuse Aung San Suu Kyi of “committing corruption using her rank” involving allegedly accepting illegal payments and misuse of land.  

2021/06/10 | Voice of America

Why Malaysia, Normally Calm, Is Upset With China Over a Maritime Dispute

Malaysian officials protested formally over 16 Chinese aircraft flown near the Southeast Asian country and, days later, sighted a Chinese coast guard vessel.

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.