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2020/02/06 | Deutsche Welle
Kashmiris Feel Alienated 6 Months After India 'Annexation'
In August 2019, New Delhi scrapped Kashmir's semi-autonomous status, imposing a security blockade in the region. Rifat Fareed, DW's reporter in Srinagar, says six months on, Kashmiris feel more disgruntled than ever.
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.
2020/02/05 | Voice of America
In Myanmar, Betel Quid Chewing Remains Popular Despite Risks
Myanmar can't seem to kick Betel quid chewing, a collective addiction that causes terminal illness among other alarming health issues.
2020/02/05 | Shalmoli Halder
Women and Students Are Leading India's Citizenship Protests
In India, women are leading protests against the government's discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act by staging indefinite sit-ins.
2020/02/04 | The Interpreter
Authorities in Hong Kong Struggle to Win Trust Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
The Hong Kong government's refusal to close the border has set off a public panic. Is it overreaction – or justified?
2020/02/03 | Voice of America
Singapore Prepares for Doctor Visits Over Video Call
Singapore looks to add to its regional lead in medical technology by regulating telemedicine.
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.
2020/01/31 | 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."
2020/01/29 | Deutsche Welle
Countries Evacuate Citizens From China as Coronavirus Infections Rise
Thousands of foreigners are among those quarantined in Wuhan as countries scramble to evacuate their citizens from China. The number of confirmed cases in the deadly viral outbreak has risen to nearly 6,000.
2020/01/29 | The Interpreter
Coronavirus: One Step Backward for the Global Economy
Beyond the human toll, fears will stop people from heading to shops, eating out, travelling, and cause other consumer costs.
2020/01/28 | The Conversation
Blue Acceleration: Our Dash for Ocean Resources
The "Blue Acceleration" is consuming ocean resources faster than ever, destroying million of marine species that could help develop the antibiotics and medicines of tomorrow.
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.
2020/01/25 | Voice of America
China Tries to Stop Spread of Virus But No Vaccine in Sight
China's all-out effort to curb the disease involves military doctors and the creation of scientific and infrastructure arrangements to deal with the challenge. However, developing a vaccine and medicine remains a challenge.
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.
2020/01/23 | The Conversation
Snakes Could Be the Source of the New Coronavirus Outbreak in China
Researchers have found that the protein codes in the new coronavirus to be most similar to those in snakes, and reports indicate that snakes were sold in the local seafood market in Wuhan.
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.
2020/01/22 | Mongabay
Award-Winning Environmental Editor Arrested in Indonesia
Mongabay editor Philip Jacobson was detained in Indonesia on December 17, 2019 over an alleged issue with his business visa.
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.