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2019/07/31 | Taiwan Insight

OPINION: World Health Organization Neglects 23.5 Million Taiwanese Citizens' Health

World Health Organization prides itself on promoting inclusive health care for all of humanity, but Taiwan is excluded from the circle.

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.

2019/09/26 | The Conversation

More Countries Have Banned E-Cigarettes Following Vaping Deaths in the US

Following the vaping deaths in the U.S., over 20 countries have banned the sale of e-cigarette products. But researchers still have a hard time evaluating the actual health impact of e-cigarettes.

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?

2020/02/25 | Deutsche Welle

China Sentences Swedish Publisher to 10 Years In Prison

A Chinese court sentenced Swedish citizen and bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years, after having spent two years in prison. Minhai disappeared in 2015 while on holiday in Thailand.

2020/03/16 | Deutsche Welle

Coronavirus Risks in US Go Beyond Getting Sick

Many American service-industry workers, nurses and students feel exposed in the face of their precarious situations and the U.S. government's bungled response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has been called "a failure."

2020/11/25 | Deutsche Welle

Coronavirus: Next Two Weeks ‘Critical’ for Japan

As cases begin an upswing into a third wave in Japan, experts fear that too many Japanese people have become indifferent to the dangers posed by the virus and are taking more risks.

2018/10/30 | Nelson Lau

OPINION: Girls in Hong Kong Will Get Free HPV Shots. What About Boys?

Hong Kong will vaccinate schoolgirls against HPV. It should vaccinate boys as well.

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.

2020/02/05 | 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.

2020/01/29 | 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.

2020/03/19 | The Conversation

The Real Economic Victims of Coronavirus Are Those We Can't See

Supply chain workers are not directly employed by the brands for whom they produce goods, and can be left destitute when the work stops.

2021/03/02 | East Asia Forum

Global Vaccination Is Still a Jab in the Dark

Asian countries have largely done a good job containing Covid-19, but the slow rollout of vaccination programs threatens to undermine their successes.

2018/09/01 | Policy Forum

Asia's Mental Health Support Systems Are Still Neglected by Policymakers

People living with mental disorders remain among Asia's most vulnerable and marginalized populations.

2017/11/06 | Leora Joy

'XConfessions' Film Review: Let's Talk about Lust 

The popularity of Erika Lust's 'XConfessions' — short erotic films made by a woman for women — at the recent Women Make Waves Film Festival in Taipei shows the time is now to open a conversation about how women engage with pornography.