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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.

2020/04/15 | TNL Staff

The Story Behind the ‘Taiwan Can Help’ Ad on New York Times

On Tuesday, the New York Times ran an ad funded by a grassroots campaign to highlight Taiwan's success in the Covid-19 pandemic despite exclusion from the WHO. Here's the background on how this came about.

2020/09/08 | TNL Staff

Taiwan's Opposition Party Says No to American Pork

Food safety concerns have triggered domestic political debate in Taiwan over allowing the import of U.S. pork containing ractopamine, a leanness-enhancing additive.

2020/06/13 | Daphne K. Lee

Black Lives Matter Rallies in Taipei

Hundreds attended a Taipei rally in solidarity with the global Black Lives Matter movement.

2020/07/23 | Daphne K. Lee

FunNow Thrives in Taiwan's Domestic Tourism Recovery

While most tourism-adjacent businesses have been battered by Covid-19, FunNow's focus on the domestic market has been key to its unlikely success.

2020/09/24 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Police Arrest Pro-Democracy Activist Joshua Wong

He was held for "unlawful assembly" during protests last year, his lawyers said. He was also reportedly charged with violating the anti-mask law — a ban placed on wearing masks in public.

2020/04/28 | Voice of America

Who Is Kim Jong Un’s Sister?

Kim Yo Jong has been quite visible around Kim Jong Un in the past two years, including during high-profile meetings between leaders of the U.S. and North Korea.

2020/05/21 | Voice of America

HK Public Broadcaster Suspends Satirical Show After Government Reprimand

Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK was forced to suspend a satirical show and apologize for allegedly insulting the police.

2020/05/11 | Deutsche Welle

Spike in South Korean Infections Linked to One Man’s Night Out

Seoul has once again closed down its bars and nightclubs after an increase in coronavirus infections was linked back to the South Korean capital’s entertainment district.

2020/04/09 | Michael Beltran

Mass Arrests in the Philippines as Lockdown Tightens

The mass arrest of 21 protestors on April 1 in Quezon City is the latest flashpoint in the government's draconian lockdown.

2020/07/02 | East Asia Forum

Covid-19 Is Accelerating China’s Economic Self-Reliance

Reliance on domestic consumption is just one of the shifts accelerated by the coronavirus and the increasing rivalry with the United States.

2020/05/05 | Deutsche Welle

How Major Sports Are Returning in South Korea

South Korea's baseball and soccer competitions will kick off this week, providing global sports fans with rare live action. But both leagues will be operating under strict Covid-19 guidelines.

2020/06/15 | Deutsche Welle

Kim Jong Un's Sister Threatens Military Action Against South Korea

Seoul has held an urgent security meeting after the latest threat of military action from Pyongyang. Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said her army would "surely" take action against the South.

2020/07/20 | Deutsche Welle

Thai Protesters Demand Prayuth Government Step Down

An anti-government rally in Thailand is one of the biggest seen in the country since a coup in 2014. Protesters accuse Prime Minister Prayuth's administration of rolling back democratic freedoms.

2020/07/24 | Deutsche Welle

Coronavirus: Is India About to Achieve 'Herd Immunity'?

An official serological study reveals that nearly one-fifth of Delhi's population has possibly been infected by Covid-19. But officials are not alarmed — instead they are optimistic about the overall situation.