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2021/08/02 | Voice of America

Myanmar Junta Forms Caretaker Government; Min Aung Hlaing is Prime Minister

6 months after coup, Myanmar military leader claims both recommitment to elections as well as working with ASEAN representatives.

2021/08/02 | Timothy S. Rich

Survey: US Perceptions of China in the Early Biden Era

Our survey indicates a broadly shared concern about China in the United States, but not necessarily a consensus on what to do in regards to the economic challenges China poses.

2021/06/25 |

An assessment from TAEF: Five Years of the New Southbound Policy

Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy is more than an economy-oriented strategy and shapes Taiwan’s Asia policy. TAEF suggests that the government is supposed to enhance its internal and external communications for making the policy more comprehensive and effective.

2021/07/29 | Deutsche Welle

Indonesia: Indigenous Groups Face Covid Vaccine Barriers

Just under 1% of Indonesia's 17 million Indigenous people have been vaccinated. Bureaucratic and geographical obstacles are to blame for the low rate of inoculation.

2019/07/05 | SME.Sandbox

2019 APEC the SMEA of the Ministry of Economic Affairs Hosts Innovation Sandbox Forum

We are looking forward that through "2019 Innovation Sandbox Forum", by the mutual agitate between the representatives of experts from various countries, we could enhance the understanding of all walks of life about innovation sandbox, and continue to spread the concept and spirit of innovative experiments, promote the application and development of smart technology, thus bringing a more convenient life for the people.

2021/07/28 | Voice of America

Thailand Considers Cap on Vaccine Exports as Covid Cases Surge

An export cap could disrupt vaccine rollout in neighbor countries amid their own Covid spikes, health experts say.

2021/07/27 | The Interpreter

China’s Numbers Game Harms Us All

As Beijing attempts to tackle some shared world problems, its opaque regime means the benefits are limited.

2019/06/25 | SME.Sandbox

Open Innovative Sandbox! The government creates the field for experimenting innovative applications, and invites the experts, business owners, and civil community to create the future of smart life

Facing the impacts that technological innovation might bring on the industries, how should the government coordinate among the existing business owners, new players, and the consumers, update the current laws, and create a three-way win? What kind of “warm power” does Taiwan have to build a better and more convenient life for its people, and raise the international publicity at the same time?

2021/07/26 | Voice of America

US Defense Secretary Heads to Southeast Asia

US Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin, aims to unify allies concerned by China’s growing military abilities as the global coronavirus pandemic continues to cripple the region

2021/07/22 | Voice of America

Report: China Considering Foreign Booster Shot to Improve Efficacy of Its Vaccines

Experts suggest such a move might not dissipate the goodwill China gained from donating or selling doses to other countries.

2021/07/21 | Deutsche Welle

China: Heavy Rains Cause Deadly Floods in Henan Province

At least 12 people have died following flash floods in the central Chinese province of Henan. Thousands more have been evacuated after the heaviest rains in decades.

2021/07/20 | Global Voices

Released Journalists Share Prison Experiences in Myanmar

In late June, the Myanmar military government released more than 2,000 prisoners arrested for resisting the coup, including 12 journalists. At least 36 journalists are still in detention.

2021/07/19 | Nelson Chung

How a Taiwanese Baseball Player Strengthens Taiwan-Japan Relations

Wang Po-jung’s action serves as an example of how non-state actors can contribute to diplomacy.

2021/07/19 | Voice of America

Covid Vaccination Rate ‘Must Increase Rapidly’, WHO, Red Cross Warn

WHO warns that global vaccination efforts need to be stepped up as Myanmar experiences ‘crippling Covid-19 crisis’

2021/07/16 | Deutsche Welle

Fact Check: Do Covid Vaccines Protect Against the Delta Variant?

In the United Kingdom, people have died of the delta variant despite being vaccinated. Are existing Covid-19 vaccines still effective? A look at the facts shows: Yes, complete vaccinations still protect against delta.

2021/07/15 | Global Voices

Macau Bans 21 Opposition Candidates From Campaigning for the Legislature

Beijing’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office expressed support for Macau’s decision and stressed that it is necessary to uphold the principle of “patriots governing Macau.”

2021/07/14 | Voice of America

Tibetans Defy China to Celebrate Dalai Lama's Birthday Online

Although Beijing forbids possession and display of the Dalai Lama's image, Tibetans post photos of his feet, shoes, and his body in maroon-colored robes to celebrate his 86th birthday.

2021/07/13 | The Interpreter

Taipei’s Growing Legion of Friends

There’s serious regional clout behind Taiwan’s goal of peace and stability.

2021/07/12 | Deutsche Welle

China Vows Retaliation After US Expands Trade Blacklist

Beijing said it would "take necessary measures" in response to Washington's move to blacklist over a dozen Chinese firms. The U.S. says the companies are linked to abuses against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities.

2021/07/09 | Voice of America

Interview: US, Taiwan Trade Talks and Global Semiconductor Shortage

Matt Murray, the U.S. State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for trade policy and negotiations talks about trade relations with Taiwan and the global semiconductor shortage. Additional meetings are focused on the resilience of global supply chains.