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2020/06/01 | Voice of America

On US College Campuses, Student Groups Call for Closure of Beijing-Funded Confucius Institutes

An open letter from two major U.S. college political organizations has called for the closure of Confucius Institutes, citing the threat the institutes pose to academic freedom.

2020/05/29 | Voice of America

China’s Hong Kong Security Law Risks 'Intimidating’ US, Observers Say

As the National People's Congress concludes in China, analysts fear that the approval of the Hong Kong national security law may undermine the city's semi-autonomous status and lead to a U.S.-China Cold War.

2020/05/27 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Police Blockade Legislature Ahead of National Anthem Vote

Hong Kong's legislative complex was the site of clashes between protesters and police ahead of discussions of a controversial bill that would make disrespecting China's national anthem a crime.

2020/05/25 | Voice of America

Uyghurs in US Say China Using Detained Family Members in Forced Interviews

Chinese media has released a series of separate videos showed Uighurs in Xinjiang allegedly denouncing their detention as propaganda. Uighur community members in the United States are expressing skepticism.

2020/05/21 | Voice of America

HK Public Broadcaster Suspends Satirical Show After Government Reprimand

Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK was forced to suspend a satirical show and apologize for allegedly insulting the police.

2020/05/18 | Voice of America

For Many Cambodians, Debt Repayment Bigger Threat Than Covid-19

Covid-19 has exposed the vulnerabilities of Cambodia's microfinance system. Millions are at risk of losing land and homes put up as collateral.

2020/05/14 | Voice of America

Country-to-Country Bubbles: New Way to Travel in Asia After Covid-19

Countries in Asia Pacific are recovering from the pandemic and they might be able to open up regional travel soon.

2020/05/08 | Voice of America

US Rallies Support to Back Taiwan's WHO Bid

The US move is seen as an open rebuke to China, which has been blocking Taiwan's representation at WHO meetings

2020/05/06 | Voice of America

Philippines Orders Leading TV Network to Halt Operations

Philippines' ABS-CBN Corp., which frequently criticized President Rodrigo Duterte, was ordered to stop operating because its license expired; critics call the move an assault on press freedom.

2020/04/30 | Voice of America

How a Taiwanese Baseball League Opened Its 2020 Season Despite Covid-19

Taiwan's baseball league is the only one still running in the world during the Covid-19 pandemic.

2020/04/28 | Voice of America

Who Is Kim Jong Un’s Sister?

Kim Yo Jong has been quite visible around Kim Jong Un in the past two years, including during high-profile meetings between leaders of the U.S. and North Korea.

2020/04/20 | Voice of America

Could Virus See Rohingya 'Floating Coffins' Crisis Return to ASEAN?

Human rights groups are urging Malaysia and Thailand to accept the Rohingya refugees who are floating between the shores.

2020/04/17 | Voice of America

Trump Announces Plan to Reopen US Economy

U.S. President Donald Trump announced a three-step plan titled "Opening Up America Again" to reopen businesses.

2020/04/15 | Voice of America

Africans in China Complain of Coronavirus-Linked Discrimination

Reports of evictions in Guangzhou and quarantines targeting Africans has caused diplomatic tensions.

2020/04/14 | Voice of America

Covid-19 Cases Near Zero in Taiwan, But Restrictions Remain

Although Taiwan's Covid-19 case count grows by only a few cases per day, emergency government policies will remain in place until the crisis overseas abates.

2020/04/09 | Voice of America

Coronavirus Turns Vietnam from Recipient to Donor

Vietnam donates medical supplies to richer nations despite smaller economy.

2020/04/02 | Voice of America

Trump Stopped, But Taiwan Still Refers to Covid-19 as 'Chinese Virus'

Government officials, media, and the public in Taiwan call COVID-19 the "Wuhan pneumonia" after the Chinese city where it was discovered.

2020/03/30 | Voice of America

Hassled in China, American Journalists Are Invited to Try Taiwan. Why Would They Go?

Taiwan's foreign minister said the five American journalists expelled from China are welcome to station in Taiwan.