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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.

2020/06/24 | Syrena Lin

The Migrant Fishermen Union on the Frontlines Against Covid-19 and Bosses

The Yilan Migrant Fishermen Union has pointed out the increased vulnerabilities that their workers face under Covid-19. But this is just their latest campaign since their establishment in 2013.

2016/02/01 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:Philippines

US Sends Navy Destroyer into the Paracel Islands in Response to South China Sea Dispute

China’s building of artificial islands in the South China Sea has constantly aroused concerns of militarization. Though multiple countries claim partial sovereignty in the area, the US Pentagon sent a navy destroyer to Triton Island on January 30, and stated that the region should be taken as international waters.

2020/04/09 | Voice of America

Coronavirus Turns Vietnam from Recipient to Donor

Vietnam donates medical supplies to richer nations despite smaller economy.

2020/05/26 | Deutsche Welle

India Restarts Domestic Air Travel After Two Months, Amid Chaos

The resumption of domestic flights in India was marked by chaos as several flights were canceled without passengers being warned in advance. Regional rules also complicated the resumption of travel.

2020/06/08 | Voice of America

Australia, China Clash Over Covid-19 Racism Claims

China has warned its citizens against travel to Australia, citing a significant increase in racist attacks on Chinese and Asian people. Australian officials have denied the accusation.

2020/09/02 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Unveils New Passport Design

Taiwan has revealed a new passport design, reducing the size of the words "Republic of China."

2016/06/24 | Edward White

[PHOTO STORY] Airline Strike Follows Years of Deteriorating Conditions

“They don’t treat us as human beings.” China Airlines staff say their health has been suffering as work conditions have steadily worsened in recent years.

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?

2020/04/27 | Daphne K. Lee

Not Tossing Around Coins: Taiwan’s Economic Stimulus In Light of Covid-19 Success

Taiwan's stimulus package is proportionately smaller than that of other countries affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, but the Taiwanese government and analysts think it's enough.

2020/07/14 | Deutsche Welle

Taiwan Accuses Germany of Discrimination After Flag Removal 

German Foreign Ministry removed the national flag of the Republic of China, Taiwan's formal name, citing "One China Policy" as its reasoning.

2020/05/20 | Deutsche Welle

'Make in India' Looking to Take on China's Tech Industry

India's tech factories may be the big winner as rich countries around the world are rethinking globalization and their heavy reliance on China as the coronavirus pandemic slows down.

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.

2020/04/03 | Seb Morgan

Your Guide To Taiwan’s Tomb Sweeping Day 2020

A brief guide to Tomb Sweeping Day, updated for the coronavirus outbreak of 2020.

2020/03/23 | Voice of America

Coronavirus Technology Carries Troubling Side Effects for Privacy, Press Freedom 

Global emergency measures and tools to tackle COVID-19 outbreak risk privacy, free expression rights, international bodies warn.

2020/07/29 | Mongabay

Arrests in Indonesia Probe Into Latest Case of Labor Abuses on Chinese Fishing Boats

Following a spate of revelations about Indonesian workers suffering abusive conditions on board Chinese fishing boats, Indonesian authorities have opened three investigations into at least six deaths.

2020/08/10 | Sally Jensen

Covid-19 Casts New Light on Taiwan’s Pangolin Conservation

Pangolin conservation is all the more important during Covid-19 as the endangered species may offer researchers insights into new treatment strategies for the virus.