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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.

2020/03/27 | Voice of America

US Leads the World in Coronavirus Cases

New York state is the epicenter of the US outbreak, where the number of confirmed cases is growing by 3,000 a day.

2020/03/24 | Voice of America

Singapore Bucks Virus Trend as Schools Reopen

Facing the prospect of economic crisis, Singapore re-opens its schools.

2020/03/23 | Voice of America

Coronavirus Technology Carries Troubling Side Effects for Privacy, Press Freedom 

Global emergency measures and tools to tackle COVID-19 outbreak risk privacy, free expression rights, international bodies warn.

2020/03/17 | Voice of America

'Unprecedented' Lockdown of Manila Expected to Cut Philippine Economic Growth

The Philippine capital and its core suburbs will ban people from coming or going through April 14 to contain spread of the coronavirus.

2020/03/12 | Voice of America

Not Just Coronavirus: Asians Have Worn Face Masks for Decades

People from Japan into Southeast Asia cover their mouths to deflect exhaust, pollution, and cold air, while some hide their faces.

2020/03/10 | Voice of America

New Leader for Taiwan's China-Friendly Kuomintang Party Signals Change

Taiwan's main opposition party Kuomintang elected a reformist as leader as it considers pivoting from its China-leaning stance.

2020/03/05 | Voice of America

North Korea Military May Become Hotbed of Coronavirus Infections

Defectors said crowded, often unhygienic barracks and soldiers' poor diet could lead to a rapid spread of the coronavirus, which in turn could pose a serious threat to North Korea's regime stability.