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2021/08/16 | Voice of America

Analysts: China Expanding Influence in Africa Via Telecom Network Deals

Critics worry about government purchases of Chinese equipment enabling repressive regimes, but in many African markets, a lack of options has created a dependence on Beijing-financed projects

2021/08/13 | Voice of America

Australian Researchers Find New Species of Flying Prehistoric Reptile

New species of a flying prehistoric reptile found. They say it's the “closest thing we have to a real-life dragon.”

2021/08/12 | Deutsche Welle

Thailand: Growing Covid Crisis Heats Up Political Tension

Thailand is experiencing its worst surge in cases since the pandemic began, which has increased discontent with the government and reinvigorated an ongoing protest movement.

2021/08/11 | Voice of America

China’s Likely Responses to European and Indian Warships in Sea it Calls its Own

In response to challenges to their claim on the disputed South China Sea, Chinese authorities may tail foreign vessels, protest verbally and target other countries one by one, analysts suggest

2021/08/10 | The Interpreter

“I Am a Taiwanese”: Eastern Europeans See a Cold War in East Asia

Memories of life under authoritarianism forge ties between Taiwan and a growing number of Eastern European states.

2021/08/06 | Deutsche Welle

US Announces Temporary 'Safe Haven' for Hong Kong Residents

U.S. President Joe Biden said the "significant erosion" of rights and "politically motivated arrests" were behind the move. Hong Kong residents in the U.S. can now extend their stay.

2021/08/04 | Deutsche Welle

How Many Antibodies Does It Take To Be Immune to the Coronavirus?

Antibodies are important for a vaccination to work, but scientists don't yet know what level they must reach. The new delta variant poses another problem.

2021/08/03 | The Interpreter

China Threatens the West’s Primacy, Not Its Democratic Systems

Cold War tropes misrepresent Beijing’s challenge, and exaggerate its material and ideological power.

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.

2021/07/29 | 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.

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.

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.