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2020/04/09 | Voice of America

Coronavirus Turns Vietnam from Recipient to Donor

Vietnam donates medical supplies to richer nations despite smaller economy.

2020/04/09 | Daphne K. Lee

Taiwan Challenges WHO Leader's Accusations, Renews Medical Aid Commitment

Taiwan's MOFA has responded to accusations of racism from WHO head Dr. Tedro by condemning the groundless attacks and announcing new medical aid efforts.

2020/04/08 | TNL Feature

Study Shows Widespread American Support for Health Aid to the Marshall Islands

Over two-thirds of survey respondents in the U.S. support providing medical aid to the Marshall Islands to address harm caused by nuclear testing.

2020/04/07 | Nicholas Haggerty

OPINION: A Plea for Decency When Writing About Covid-19

A recent editorial in the Taipei Times argues against face masks. With all due respect, we beg to differ.

2020/04/07 | Sustainability Times

Agave Can Be Used For Biofuel and Hand-Sanitizers, Researchers Say

Researchers from the University of Sydney argue that agave is a potential a sustainable source of biofuel and hand-sanitizers.

2020/04/07 | Deutsche Welle

Coronavirus: Trump Warns India of Retaliation Over 'Game-Changer' Drug

The U.S. president has touted hydroxychloroquine as a "gift from God" in its potential to cure COVID-19. But India, the world’s main supplier of generic drugs, has banned its export.

2020/04/06 | Antonia Timmerman

Taiwan’s Vaunted Covid-19 Response Faces Test As Students Return Home

Thousands of students are returning to Taiwan to flee the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, challenging Taiwan's response system.

2020/04/06 | Daphne K. Lee

CECC Advises Self-Health Management for Holiday Travelers and Expands Face Mask Rules

Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center expanded the face mask requirement for all public transit and taxis. Domestic travelers who had gone on vacation over the holiday weekend are advised to work from home for 14 days.

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.

2020/04/01 | Daphne K. Lee

Starting April 1, Face Mask Use Mandated for Intercity Transportation

Ahead of the Tomb Sweeping holiday weekend, the Ministry of Transportation enforces face mask use on intercity rail and bus transportation. This regulation does not apply to the MRT or city buses.

2020/03/31 | UBI Taiwan

OPINION: Why Taiwan Needs to Have Emergency Basic Income Now

Taiwanese government should be offering financial assistance to individuals directly instead of corporations.

2020/03/31 | Michael Beltran

Basic Needs Unmet in the Philippines While Duterte Exploits Emergency Powers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is taking advantage of his emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic while the elites benefit. But Filipino activist groups do not remain silent.

2020/03/31 | Deutsche Welle

'Chinese-Looking' Indians Targeted in Racist Attacks

A nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 has created panic and anger among Indians. Now there are reports of attacks against people from northeastern states that border China, Murali Krishnan reports.

2020/03/30 | Syrena Lin

How Do Taiwan's Coronavirus Hotline and Quarantine System Work?

The CECC advises people with coronavirus symptoms to call the 1922 hotline for consultation and reporting. How is a test arranged? What about those who are already in home quarantine?

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.

2020/03/26 | East Asia Forum

China's Economic Growth Inextricable From the Rest of the World

Restoring China’s productive capacity in the coming weeks would require an unlikely revival of U.S. demand.

2020/03/25 | New Bloom

Taiwan Adopts Stricter Measures As Fears of Community Transmission Mount

Taiwan heightens its response to COVID-19 on fears that community transmission may be unavoidable.

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.