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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?
2020/01/21 | Michael Beltran
Thousands of Filipino Families to Be Displaced by Chinese-Backed Construction Craze
The Philippines are preparing to jump into a manic building spree, backed by Chinese investments. The relocation of the native inhabitants seems like an afterthought.
2020/02/15 | Op-Ed
‘Parasite’ Symbolism Explained: Instant Noodles, Language, Basement
Bong Joon Ho's daunting observations of capitalism in "Parasite" are apparent. The Oscar-winning picture goes much further in exploring the depths of South Korean society.
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.
Anxiety Heightens As Virus Spreads to Taiwan and the US
The mysterious new strain of the coronavirus has penetrated Taiwan and the United States. International health organisations urge caution.
UN Aviation Agency Slammed for Excluding Taiwan From Virus Policies
Critics pointed out that Taiwan is being excluded by a UN civil aviation agency from important air safety information. The organization responded by mass blocking them.
2020/02/06 | Xiaochen Su
Coronavirus: Time for Taiwan to Double Down on China Decoupling
Taiwanese firms based in China are further exposed to operational disruptions due to the coronavirus outbreak. It's time for the Taiwanese government to play up its reshoring initiatives.
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.
2020/01/18 | Coco Dollanganger
Will Philippines Impose Plastic Ban in 2020?
Philippines is the world's third largest source of ocean plastics. How can it reduce plastic waste nationwide?
2020/01/27 | Daphne K. Lee
'Parasite' Makes Another Leap for South Korea's Cultural Economy
The viral success of "Parasite" marks another one of South Korea's successful cultural exports. Many critics credit the film's popularity to its universal story of urban poverty, but it goes far beyond the plot twists.
2020/01/08 | Op-Ed
Taiwan's Elections May Determine the Fate of Fleeing Hong Kong Protesters
The Hong Kong protests might not have influenced Taiwanese voters as much as expected, but Taiwan's election results might determine the fate of the pro-democracy protesters who have fled from the city.
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.
2020/01/25 | Will Peyton
China's Growing Power: A Potential Response From the Anglosphere
One of the world's most dominant intelligence networks might be looking to expand in response to China's global rise to power.
2020/02/24 | Hilton Yip
Hong Kong’s Two-Faced Identity: Prosperity and Panic
Hong Kong faces yet another challenge in the coronavirus after eight months of protests. The city is trying to retain its status as a global financial center while people struggle to secure basic goods.
2020/02/24 | Deutsche Welle
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad Resigns
Prime Minister Mahathir's party has pulled out of a coalition with his long-time arch rival Anwar Ibrahim. The decision is the latest chapter in the pair's political tug-of-war.
2020/01/31 | Deutsche Welle
WHO to Hold Coronavirus Emergency Meeting
The UN health agency has called a new round of crisis talks to decide whether the coronavirus outbreak constitutes an international emergency. The body said it "regrets" previously calling the virus risk "moderate."
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.