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2021/07/02 | Voice of America

Cambodia Backs Vaccinations as Covid-19 Case Load Soars

After an outbreak earlier this year, Cambodia's drive to implement a vaccination program gathers pace amid hopes for herd immunity by year-end.

2021/07/02 | Michael Beltran

Meet the First Medical Cannabis Party in Asia

In the Philippines, where the government has carried out a bloody war on drugs, a party has been formed to advocate for the use of cannabis for medical purposes.

2021/07/01 | Deutsche Welle

China: Xi Jinping Says Beijing Will No Longer Be Bullied During CCP 100 Year Anniversary

The Chinese Communist Party celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding with a flyby of jets and helicopters over Tiananmen Square.

2021/06/30 | Voice of America

Thailand Migrant Workers Sign Contracts They Don’t Understand, Undercutting Efforts to Stop Abuses

Thailand is one of the world’s largest fish and seafood producers, boasting global brands that include John West and Chicken of the Sea, but still struggles with upholding migrant worker rights.

2021/06/30 | Kirsten Han

Can We Expect More From Singapore’s PAP on Race?

Citizens shouldn’t be measuring our political leaders against the lowered standards that they’ve set for themselves. We should be holding them to the standards of justice and equality.

2021/06/29 | Voice of America

US ‘Looks Forward’ to Trade Talks With Taiwan Amid China’s Objection

After a five-year pause, the U.S. and Taiwan will resume trade talks on Wednesday.

2021/06/28 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: Police Arrest Apple Daily Editorial Writer at Airport

Fung Wai-kong is the seventh executive at the shuttered pro-democracy newspaper to be arrested under the auspices of a national security law in recent weeks. He was reportedly trying to board a plane to the UK.

2021/06/25 | Voice of America

Thai Pro-democracy Movement Makes Comeback to Push for Monarchy Reform

Demonstrators in Thailand voice discontent with the government’s handling of the pandemic, vaccine rollout, and economy.

2021/06/24 | Bryan Chou

Lithuania’s Vaccine Donation Sparks a Shopping Spree in Taiwan

Taiwanese people thanked Lithuania for the donation of Covid-19 vaccine by buying Lithuanian chocolate and beer. Some proposed visiting the Baltic country after the pandemic.

2021/06/24 | Deutsche Welle

Indonesia: Covid Cases Surge as ‘Pandemic Fatigue’ Sets In

As the government struggles to speed up its vaccination drive and ensure public adherence to hygiene and social distancing measures, the rapid spread of the virus threatens to overwhelm Indonesia’s health system.

2021/06/23 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Newspaper May Stop Publication This Week

The parent company of Apple Daily will make a final decision to shut down this Friday after authorities freeze $2.3 million of the paper’s assets

2021/06/22 | Deutsche Welle

Philippines: Families of War on Drugs Victims Welcome ICC Probe

“This is the fight of all those families who lost someone they loved in this drug war — especially those whose deaths were undocumented,” says one woman who found the body of her stepson with five gunshot wounds.

2021/06/21 | Voice of America

Researchers Begin Trials of Covid-19 Nasal Spray Vaccine

Australia approves the development of a new Covid-19 vaccine which attacks the virus as it enters the body.

2021/06/18 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar: Court Extends US Journalist’s Detention

Danny Fenster, a 37-year-old Michigan native, was detained last month as he tried to fly home to the United States. The U.S. State Department has urged Myanmar's military junta to release him immediately.

2021/06/17 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Police Arrest Pro-Democracy Apple Daily Newspaper Executives

Police in Hong Kong have arrested five executives, including the chief editor, of the Apple Daily. The newspaper is known for its critical coverage of China.

2021/06/16 | Voice of America

Doctor-Activist Defiant Against Myanmar Military

Myanmar's Dr. Ko Tayzar San, a prominent protest leader since the February 1 coup, is on the run

2021/06/11 | Voice of America

Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Faces New Corruption Charges

Prosecutors accuse Aung San Suu Kyi of “committing corruption using her rank” involving allegedly accepting illegal payments and misuse of land.