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2020/08/17 | Deutsche Welle

Thailand's Largest Pro-Democracy Rally in Years Draws 10,000

Demonstrators are demanding Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who took power in a military coup in 2014, speed up reforms.

2020/08/18 | Michael Beltran

Philippines Lockdown Lifted, No Relief for Frontline Workers

The lockdown in Metro Manila may have been lifted, but neither Covid-19 nor the crisis in the healthcare system shows signs of relenting.

2020/08/18 | Voice of America

Vietnam’s Economy Seen as Hopeful Despite Coronavirus Surge

Though normal commerce has screeched to a near halt in Da Nang, Vietnam, residents and observers have expressed confidence in the government's response.

2020/08/18 | Roy Ngerng

Singaporeans Are Paid Much Lower Than You Think

Workers in Singapore are paid much lower than workers in other high GDP per capita countries like Switzerland and Norway.

2020/08/19 | Voice of America

Flooding at Home, Tensions Abroad Raise Concern for China’s Food Security

Analysts say recent pressure on China’s food security is due to natural disasters at home and worsening relations with many of Beijing’s trade partners.

2020/08/21 | Taiwan Insight

Crossing Paths: How Should Taiwan Approach India?

Taiwan should go through the New Southbound Policy to deepen connections with India beyond the purview of political or economic exchanges.

2020/08/24 | Voice of America

South Korea Warns It’s on Brink of Nationwide Pandemic

New infections have emerged in all of South Korea’s 17 regions.

2020/08/26 | The Interpreter

The Killings in the Philippines Grow More Brazen

The recent murder of a well-known activist signals a turning point in the campaign to eliminate dissent.

2020/08/27 | Deutsche Welle

North Korea and Coronavirus: Hide-And-Seek With the World

Coronavirus has left a trail of destruction for many neighboring countries — but in Pyongyang, leader Kim Jong Un denies that there have been any infections. Is this true?

2020/08/28 | Deutsche Welle

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Announces Resignation

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he is stepping down for health reasons. He has suffered from the chronic illness ulcerative colitis for years.

2020/08/31 | Coco Dollanganger

Serial Corruption Plagues Philippines National Health Insurance

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), a state healthcare insurer affiliated with the Department of Health, is embroiled in a Senate probe involving thousands of fraudulent claims and mismanagement of funds.

2020/09/02 | Voice of America

US Adjusts Taiwan Policy, Declassifies Cables

The U.S. and Taiwan are starting a new bilateral economic dialogue after Taiwan announced last week its plans to remove restrictions on American pork and beef imports. Some experts see the dialogue as a move toward a free trade agreement between the U.S. and Taiwan.

2020/09/03 | The Interpreter

A Biden Presidency and the US–South Korea Alliance

Can Joe Biden, if elected, heal the rift between the two countries, or will he make it worse?

2020/09/04 | Voice of America

Inner Mongolians Boycott Classes to Protest Chinese Language Policy

Inner Mongolians contend the Chinese language policy will endanger Mongolian language and culture.

2020/09/07 | Deutsche Welle

Typhoon Haishen: Millions Told To Evacuate as Storm Hits Japan

Japan's southern regions are bracing for the second typhoon in a week. Seven prefectures have ordered mass evacuations, but the movement of people is being hampered by coronavirus social distancing measures.

2020/09/08 | Voice of America

Philippine President Pardons US Marine Convicted in Killing of Transgender Woman

The move sparked criticism from rights groups and lawyers for the woman’s family.

2020/09/09 | Deutsche Welle

US Set To Block Imports From China Over Forced Labor

Washington has cited forced labor in western Xinjiang autonomous region as grounds to ban Chinese cotton and tomatoes. The measures would hit a wide array of industries and could have far-reaching consequences for U.S. retailers.