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2020/02/18 | Voice of America
Chinese Activist Detained After Calling on Xi Jinping to Resign
In the latest crackdown on free speech, Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong was detained after calling Xi Jinping "clueless" on the coronavirus outbreak.
2020/02/17 | Daphne K. Lee
Taiwan Expands Virus Screening After Suspected Community Transmission
Taiwan has seen the first suspected community-transmitted case of the coronavirus. To prevent community spread, Taiwan has expanded its screening measures to include any individuals with foreign travel history in the past 14 days.
2020/02/14 | Joyce Toledano
Unity Will Prove Crucial to Hong Kong’s Fight Against Coronavirus
As scientists in China and the U.S. race to develop a coronavirus treatment, researchers in Hong Kong say they have already developed a vaccine soon to undergo clinical trials. In the meantime, unity is crucial for Hongkongers to navigate the crisis.
2020/02/13 | Roy Ngerng
Why Taiwan Handles Coronavirus Outbreak Better Than Singapore
Singapore has adopted decent preventive measures for the coronavirus outbreak, yet the lack of public trust in the government still trigged panic buying. What can Singapore learn from Taiwan?
Superstar Aquarius Docks in Keelung Again With Crew Quarantined on Board
Passengers left the ship after Taiwanese health officials conducted a sample test for coronavirus. The Chinese crew members were not allowed to disembark.
Cruise Ship Carrying Taiwanese Passengers in Limbo Over Coronavirus Measures
A cruise ship carrying over 1,700 Taiwanese passengers has been sent back and forth between the ports of Taiwan and Japan.
2020/02/07 | Michael Beltran
Outrage Over Duterte's Inaction Grips Filipinos During Coronavirus Scare
A general distrust in Philippine president Duterte's ability to handle the coronavirus outbreak has sparked protest both on social media and in the streets.
2020/02/06 | James X. Morris
What Taiwan Has Done to Curb Coronavirus Spread
Despite being excluded from the World Health Organization, Taiwan has moved quickly to adopt measures to curb the domestic spread of the coronavirus.
2020/02/05 | Voice of America
In Myanmar, Betel Quid Chewing Remains Popular Despite Risks
Myanmar can't seem to kick Betel quid chewing, a collective addiction that causes terminal illness among other alarming health issues.
2020/02/04 | The Interpreter
Authorities in Hong Kong Struggle to Win Trust Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
The Hong Kong government's refusal to close the border has set off a public panic. Is it overreaction – or justified?
2020/02/03 | Voice of America
Singapore Prepares for Doctor Visits Over Video Call
Singapore looks to add to its regional lead in medical technology by regulating telemedicine.
2020/01/29 | Deutsche Welle
Countries Evacuate Citizens From China as Coronavirus Infections Rise
Thousands of foreigners are among those quarantined in Wuhan as countries scramble to evacuate their citizens from China. The number of confirmed cases in the deadly viral outbreak has risen to nearly 6,000.
2020/01/29 | The Interpreter
Coronavirus: One Step Backward for the Global Economy
Beyond the human toll, fears will stop people from heading to shops, eating out, travelling, and cause other consumer costs.
2020/01/25 | Voice of America
China Tries to Stop Spread of Virus But No Vaccine in Sight
China's all-out effort to curb the disease involves military doctors and the creation of scientific and infrastructure arrangements to deal with the challenge. However, developing a vaccine and medicine remains a challenge.
2020/01/23 | The Conversation
Snakes Could Be the Source of the New Coronavirus Outbreak in China
Researchers have found that the protein codes in the new coronavirus to be most similar to those in snakes, and reports indicate that snakes were sold in the local seafood market in Wuhan.
2020/01/20 | Voice of America
Chinese Health Officials Report Huge Spike in Cases of New Virus
136 new cases of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus were confirmed in Wuhan over the past three days, and officials still know very little about how it's transmitted.
2019/12/06 | Deutsche Welle
K-pop's Dark and Tragic Underbelly
Stars of the South Korean music genre have massive fan followings around the world. But K-pop's industry pressures and social media take a heavy toll on its so-called idols, as a series of recent deaths reveals.
2019/10/28 | Xiaochen Su
Asian Media and Entertainment Reinforce a Backward Meat-Loving Culture
While the West is promoting to reduce meat consumption out of concerns over climate change, animal abuse, and personal health, Asia’s meat consumption is on the rise.