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2020/07/28 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Confirms 5 Imported Cases; Expert Calls For Mandatory Testing

Increasing concerns over the possibility of undetected cases in Taiwan have led to calls for mandatory testing for all incoming and departing travelers.

2020/08/19 | The Conversation

Mauritius Still Reeling From a Spreading Oil Spill

The Mauritian government has told volunteers to stop and leave any efforts to officials. But residents and local organizations are carrying on with the cleanup, risking arrest.

2020/06/12 | Voice of America

Zoom Temporarily Suspends Account After Hosting Tiananmen Square Event

Humanitarian China, an organization focused on providing relief for political prisoners and activists, had its Zoom account shut down. "It seems possible Zoom acted on pressure from the CCP," the organization said in a statement.

2020/08/20 | Voice of America

Splits Emerge Among Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Parties Over Boycott Pledge

Hong Kong has offered to extend pan-democratic lawmakers' current terms until September 30, 2021; it appears more moderate lawmakers prefer to stay, while younger lawmakers argue for boycott.

2020/08/04 | Voice of America

Children of High-Level CCP Officials Choose to Live Abroad

Recent article by outspoken Chinese sociologist has gone viral on Beijing’s tightly-controlled social media, sparking debates about children of China's privileged class who choose to live overseas.

2020/05/20 | TNL Staff

President Tsai Ing-wen Inaugural Address Pays Homage to Covid-19 Heroes

Tsai Ing-wen took the oath of office today for her second presidential term. In her inaugural address, she touched upon Taiwan's position in the world and its economic strategies in Covid-19's wake.

2020/09/14 | Voice of America

The Price of Beijing's Vaccine Diplomacy in Southeast Asia

With few options for obtaining doses, many of the countries China is targeting may mute their objections to Beijing’s policies on issues such as the contested South China Sea

2020/07/23 | Voice of America

US Shuts China's Houston Consulate; Pompeo Cites Intellectual Property Theft

U.S. State Department says order to close Houston facility was done "to protect American intellectual property and American’s private information." China vows to retaliate.

2020/08/13 | Mongabay

Illegal Trade of Philippine Pangolins Is Surging, Report Shows

Illegal pangolin trade in the Philippines increased nine-fold in the last two years, with the authorities confiscating an estimated 6,894 pangolins between 2018 and 2019.

2020/04/02 | Safina Nabi

Covid-19 Lockdown In Kashmir Further Imperils Mental Health

Kashmir's COVID-19 lockdown comes on top of India's information "clampdown." in what may lead to a mental health crisis.

2020/04/02 | Voice of America

Trump Stopped, But Taiwan Still Refers to Covid-19 as 'Chinese Virus'

Government officials, media, and the public in Taiwan call COVID-19 the "Wuhan pneumonia" after the Chinese city where it was discovered.

2020/04/15 | Voice of America

Africans in China Complain of Coronavirus-Linked Discrimination

Reports of evictions in Guangzhou and quarantines targeting Africans has caused diplomatic tensions.

2020/07/08 | Deutsche Welle

China Opens New Security Agency Headquarters in Hong Kong

A week after passing the controversial national security law in Hong Kong, China has inaugurated a new office for its security agency to operate openly in the city.

2020/08/10 | Voice of America

US Health and Human Services Secretary Visits Taiwan

Alex Azar's visit comes as relations between United States and China have plunged to historic lows.

2020/08/14 | Voice of America

Is China’s Fishing Fleet a Growing Security Threat?

Experts say Beijing exploits illegal fishing to stake maritime claims, threatening food security and the environment in the process.

2020/07/29 | Voice of America

Expelled From China’s Communist Party, Tycoon Ren Zhiqiang Faces Criminal Prosecution

Disappeared for calling China’s authoritarian leader Xi Jinping a “clown,” Chinese property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang has been kicked out of the Communist Party.