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2020/05/02 | Syrena Lin

Labor Day Weekend Tourism a Thorny Issue for Government

Government officials in Taiwan weigh the competing interests of local vendors and disease prevention in their Labor Day tourism messaging.

2020/06/18 | Deutsche Welle

Trump Signs Sanctions Law Over China Crackdown of Uyghurs

Donald Trump has signed into law an act that authorizes sanctions against Chinese officials over the mass incarceration of Uyghur Muslims. The move is likely to deliver a fresh blow to the already tense U.S.-China ties.

2020/05/14 | Voice of America

Country-to-Country Bubbles: New Way to Travel in Asia After Covid-19

Countries in Asia Pacific are recovering from the pandemic and they might be able to open up regional travel soon.

2020/08/13 | TNL Staff

Taiwan to Amend Age of Majority From 20 to 18

Taiwan will lower the legal age of majority from 20 to 18 in its Civil Code.

2020/09/11 | Voice of America

Apple Announces ‘Human Rights Policy’ Following Criticism

The tech giant’s policy prohibits harassment and abuse and specifies a 60-hour maximum workweek, as well as at least one day off per week.

2020/08/19 | Voice of America

Flooding at Home, Tensions Abroad Raise Concern for China’s Food Security

Analysts say recent pressure on China’s food security is due to natural disasters at home and worsening relations with many of Beijing’s trade partners.

2020/09/17 | Voice of America

US Officials, Lawmakers Blast WTO Ruling on US Tariffs on China

The World Trade Organization ruled that some punitive measures introduced by the Trump administration against China broke international trading rules.

2020/05/19 | Daphne K. Lee

‘You Brought the Virus to Us’: Taipei Main Station Sitting Ban an Attack on Migrants

Taiwan Railways Administration has banned visitors from sitting in Taipei Main Station's hall since February, an activity popular among migrant workers. It said on Monday that the ban could be permanent.

2020/05/08 | Voice of America

US Rallies Support to Back Taiwan's WHO Bid

The US move is seen as an open rebuke to China, which has been blocking Taiwan's representation at WHO meetings

2020/08/25 | Daphne K. Lee

Taiwan’s Covid-19 Testing Strategy Divides Public Health Experts

A canceled press conference on Covid-19 antibody testing is the latest episode dividing Taiwan’s public health experts.

2020/07/22 | TNL Staff

Taiwan to Reopen Border for Foreign Visitors Seeking Medical Treatment

Starting August 1, Taiwan will accept foreign nationals traveling to the country for medical treatment.

2020/04/20 | Voice of America

Could Virus See Rohingya 'Floating Coffins' Crisis Return to ASEAN?

Human rights groups are urging Malaysia and Thailand to accept the Rohingya refugees who are floating between the shores.

2020/08/26 | The Interpreter

The Killings in the Philippines Grow More Brazen

The recent murder of a well-known activist signals a turning point in the campaign to eliminate dissent.

2020/06/01 | Voice of America

On US College Campuses, Student Groups Call for Closure of Beijing-Funded Confucius Institutes

An open letter from two major U.S. college political organizations has called for the closure of Confucius Institutes, citing the threat the institutes pose to academic freedom.

2020/03/27 | Voice of America

US Leads the World in Coronavirus Cases

New York state is the epicenter of the US outbreak, where the number of confirmed cases is growing by 3,000 a day.

2020/05/04 | The Interpreter

China’s Alternative Approach to Humanitarian Aid

China's humanitarian aid has a number of distinguishing aspects, such as preferring to work bilaterally and mixing of humanitarian aid with developmental assistance,

2020/07/01 | Daphne K. Lee

Hong Kong’s National Security Law May Endanger Foreign Nationals

Beijing has granted itself extraterritorial power with Hong Kong's draconian national security law, which may endanger foreign nationals who offer any form of assistance to Hongkongers.