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2020/03/24 | Voice of America

Singapore Bucks Virus Trend as Schools Reopen

Facing the prospect of economic crisis, Singapore re-opens its schools.

2020/08/15 | Nicholas Haggerty

Chen Chi-mai Wins Kaohsiung Mayoral By-Election

Chen Chi-mai of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been elected mayor of Kaohsiung.

2020/07/09 | Voice of America

Myanmar Military Kills Civilians in Indiscriminate Attacks, Amnesty Says

Amnesty International reported that the Myanmar military has indiscriminately bombed civilians, including children in March and April.

2020/04/16 | Deutsche Welle

South Korea Ruling Party Wins Election With Parliamentary Majority

The party of South Korea's President Moon Jae-in has won a landslide victory in a parliamentary election. The vote had the highest turnout in decades despite being held under strict health controls due to coronavirus.

2020/05/27 | TNL Staff

Terrace House Star Hana Kimura Could Not Escape Cyberbullying

Terrace House star Hana Kimura, 22, committed suicide on May 23. Like many reality show stars, her reputation may have been smeared by what South Koreans have dubbed “devil’s editing,” leading to an outpouring of abusive comments.

2020/05/21 | Coco Dollanganger

‘You Gave Your All’: Philippine Frontline Medical Workers Who Lost Their Lives

Frontline medical workers in the Philippines have braved extraordinary danger. 35 have lost their lives, but their contributions have not been forgotten.

2020/04/06 | Daphne K. Lee

CECC Advises Self-Health Management for Holiday Travelers and Expands Face Mask Rules

Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center expanded the face mask requirement for all public transit and taxis. Domestic travelers who had gone on vacation over the holiday weekend are advised to work from home for 14 days.

2020/05/27 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Police Blockade Legislature Ahead of National Anthem Vote

Hong Kong's legislative complex was the site of clashes between protesters and police ahead of discussions of a controversial bill that would make disrespecting China's national anthem a crime.

2020/08/11 | Deutsche Welle

Indonesia Volcano Eruption: Mount Sinabung Spews Huge Ash Cloud

It was the second eruption in as many days at Mount Sinabung. Although there were no fatalities, residents have been warned of the danger lava could pose.

2020/09/09 | Deutsche Welle

US Set To Block Imports From China Over Forced Labor

Washington has cited forced labor in western Xinjiang autonomous region as grounds to ban Chinese cotton and tomatoes. The measures would hit a wide array of industries and could have far-reaching consequences for U.S. retailers.

2020/06/09 | Deutsche Welle

North Korea to Sever All Communication With South Korea

North Korea says it will shut down all cross-border hotlines with the South at noon on Tuesday. Kim Jong Un's sister had threatened to cut ties over Seoul's failure to stop activists from sending leaflets across the border.

2020/04/10 | Daphne K. Lee

Animal Crossing Disappeared From Stores in China

China quietly removed Animal Crossing from the shelves overnight, prompting netizen outrage.

2020/08/21 | TNL Staff

Philippine-Made Hair Product Listed Manila as ‘Province of China’

Manila's mayor ordered the closure of at least four businesses selling hair products erroneously labeling the Philippines as a province of China.

2020/07/30 | Michael Beltran

Duterte Forever? Critics Wary of Constitutional Changes in the Philippines

1,489 mayors in the Philippines proposed constitutional amendments calling for an extension of office terms as the country is sinking deeper into its pandemic woes. Critics called the proposal a power grab.

2020/08/17 | Deutsche Welle

Thailand's Largest Pro-Democracy Rally in Years Draws 10,000

Demonstrators are demanding Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who took power in a military coup in 2014, speed up reforms.

2020/03/30 | Syrena Lin

How Do Taiwan's Coronavirus Hotline and Quarantine System Work?

The CECC advises people with coronavirus symptoms to call the 1922 hotline for consultation and reporting. How is a test arranged? What about those who are already in home quarantine?

2020/09/21 | Deutsche Welle

US Judge Halts Ban on Wechat Downloads

A federal judge delayed the Trump administration's ban hours before it was due to take effect, citing concerns over free speech. Owned by Chinese tech giant TenCent, WeChat has around 19 million active daily users in the United States.

2020/05/22 | Deutsche Welle

China Lawmakers to Vote on New Security Law for Hong Kong

While thousands of Chinese lawmakers gather for their annual session, Beijing is preparing a new law against subversive activities in Hong Kong. Opposition democrats in the city warn it would be "the end of Hong Kong."