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2020/04/30 | Voice of America

How a Taiwanese Baseball League Opened Its 2020 Season Despite Covid-19

Taiwan's baseball league is the only one still running in the world during the Covid-19 pandemic.

2020/08/18 | Michael Beltran

Philippines Lockdown Lifted, No Relief for Frontline Workers

The lockdown in Metro Manila may have been lifted, but neither Covid-19 nor the crisis in the healthcare system shows signs of relenting.

2020/07/06 | Deutsche Welle

Japan's 'Most Powerful' Woman Wins Second Term as Tokyo Governor

Tipped to be the first female prime minister of Japan, Yuriko Koike has been re-elected for a second term as governor of Tokyo. The former defense minister has been praised for the capital's response to the pandemic.

2020/08/12 | Voice of America

Taiwan Plans to Shift Medical Supply Chain Away from China

Taiwanese industry experts say the memorandum will bring business opportunities to Taiwan, especially if the U.S. provides technology transfers in advanced medical material.

2020/03/31 | Michael Beltran

Basic Needs Unmet in the Philippines While Duterte Exploits Emergency Powers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is taking advantage of his emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic while the elites benefit. But Filipino activist groups do not remain silent.

2020/07/31 | Voice of America

Taiwan’s New Envoy to Washington Has Deep Ties to America

Hsiao Bi-Khim, the first woman to serve as Taiwan’s de facto ambassador to the United States, said she wants to ensure Taiwanese people feel respected among the world community.

2020/06/10 | Voice of America

China, Singapore Plan Covid-19 'Bubble' for Essential Travel

Travelers from China and Singapore can apply for a travel permit in their respective governments and, if approved, pay for and pass the coronavirus test twice before departure and after landing.

2020/06/04 | Voice of America

Philippines Reinstates Pact With US Military

The Philippines has decided to reinstate its Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States, an about-face from President Duterte's plans in February to cancel the pact.

2020/04/07 | Deutsche Welle

Coronavirus: Trump Warns India of Retaliation Over 'Game-Changer' Drug

The U.S. president has touted hydroxychloroquine as a "gift from God" in its potential to cure COVID-19. But India, the world’s main supplier of generic drugs, has banned its export.

2020/07/15 | TNL Staff

Hualien Education Department Investigates ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ Among Teenagers

Hualien County’s Department of Education has notified all teachers to assist in the investigation into anonymous messages inviting students to join the "Blue Whale Challenge."

2020/05/18 | TNL Staff

TSMC Ceases Huawei Orders After New US Restrictions

In ceasing Huawei orders, TSMC is taking the side of the U.S. in its trade war with China.

2020/06/17 | Syrena Lin

Who Is Hsiao Bi-khim, Taiwan's De Facto Ambassador to the US?

Hsiao Bi-Khim is the first woman to become de facto ambassador to the U.S. She has been advocate for progressive causes throughout her long career in the Democratic Progressive Party.

2020/06/30 | Deutsche Welle

US Begins Revoking Hong Kong's Special Status Over Row With China

The U.S. has announced it will halt defense exports to Hong Kong, the first step in undoing the territory's special status. The move comes in response to new visa restrictions out of China.

2020/04/17 | Syrena Lin

Domestic Violence Rises in Isolation. Taiwan Has Yet to Act.

Statistics from New Taipei City show recent growth in domestic violence cases, but Taiwan has not enacted any additional policies or adjusted services.

2020/05/29 | Voice of America

China’s Hong Kong Security Law Risks 'Intimidating’ US, Observers Say

As the National People's Congress concludes in China, analysts fear that the approval of the Hong Kong national security law may undermine the city's semi-autonomous status and lead to a U.S.-China Cold War.

2020/08/31 | Voice of America

China’s 'Coercive Diplomacy' Backfires as Czech Delegation Visits Taiwan

In defiance of China, a delegation led by Czech Senate President Miloš Vystrčil, arrived in Taiwan on a six-day visit – the highest-level exchange between the two countries to cement economic and cultural ties.

2020/06/10 | Michael Beltran

Philippine Activists: ‘Cloned’ Facebook Account Attacks Possibly Linked to Government

The Philippine government’s efforts to stifle dissent took an absurd twist when thousands of university students, faculty, and journalists woke up on Sunday to find cloned Facebook profiles of themselves.

2020/05/13 | The Interpreter

The Beef Between China and Australia

China's proposed barley and beef tariffs on Australia may be legally dressed up, informal economic sanctions.