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2020/03/05 | Voice of America

North Korea Military May Become Hotbed of Coronavirus Infections

Defectors said crowded, often unhygienic barracks and soldiers' poor diet could lead to a rapid spread of the coronavirus, which in turn could pose a serious threat to North Korea's regime stability.

2020/11/10 | East Asia Forum

Refugees Left Stranded by Southeast Asia Amid Covid-19

As governments impose strict border controls to contain the spread of Covid-19, asylum seekers and refugees are stranded at sea.

2020/12/29 | Voice of America

How American Pork Could Lead To Wider US Trade Deal With Export Powerhouse Taiwan

Taiwanese officials will lift a longstanding ban on U.S. pork imports to open talks on a free trade deal with its second biggest trading partner.

2020/12/17 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan’s Proposed Bills To Regulate Online Content Stir Outrage

Taiwan's government announced plans to regulate content on streaming and social media platforms. The opposition Kuomintang suggested they limit freedom of speech and introduce censorship.

2020/11/17 | East Asia Forum

The Shifting US Position Over the Senkaku Islands

With U.S. commitment to help defend the Senkaku Islands, the question Japan now faces is whether it will be drawn deeper into the increasingly hostile U.S. policies toward China, a country that happens to be Japan’s largest trading partner.

2020/03/03 | Global Voices

Japan Has Three Months to Decide Fate of 2020 Olympics

Battered by criticism, the Shinzo Abe administration scrambles to save Japan from the COVID-19 outbreak before the Olympics is due.

2020/11/26 | Luke Hein

Melbourne Meets Taipei in a New Music Collaboration

Yeo, a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer whose heritage winds back from Australia to Malaysia to Southern China, makes a foray into Mandopop with Taiwanese-Australian artist Chendy.

2020/01/02 | Deutsche Welle

Taiwan Rejects Hong Kong Model for Unity With China

Taiwan's president has rejected a Chinese offer of a Hong Kong like model for unity with China. She said democracy and authoritarianism cannot co-exist in the same country.

2020/10/21 | Deutsche Welle

Thailand Protests: Why Are People Taking To the Streets?

As anti-government protests are rocking Bangkok, DW spoke to demonstrators about why they are protesting and what they aim to achieve.

2020/01/06 | Mongabay

How a Thai Entrepreneur Turned Used Flip-Flops Into a Sustainable Business

A university team in Thailand named “Tlejourn” has created a profitable product from discarded flip-flops. Of the 5.25 trillion pieces of trash floating in the ocean, old flip-flops are one of the most commonly found items.

2020/01/03 | Deutsche Welle

Asia's Richest Man, Mukesh Ambani, Takes on Amazon With New Online Marketplace

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's foray into Indian e-commerce with an online shopping platform called JioMart is expected to take on the likes of giants such as Amazon and Flipkart in the fast expanding sector.

2020/11/03 | Voice of America

Why Deadly Philippine Super Typhoon Ended up Sparing Lives

With the experience in 2013 with Typhoon Haiyan, both the people and government of the Philippines are much more prepared for the storm this time.

2020/11/20 | Deutsche Welle

Chinese President Xi Jinping Blasts Protectionism in APEC Speech

The Chinese president boasted about the role China will play in solving major global crises while preaching the benefits of free trade. He was talking in the aftermath of the signing of the world's biggest trade deal.

2020/03/20 | The Conversation

How Chinese People Came Together With Humor and Creativity During Lockdown

Acts of kindness and humor in Wuhan during the coronavirus lockdown remind us of the human aspects of life, even in times of crisis.

2020/02/10 | Voice of America

Parasite Makes History at Oscars

In a historic victory, Parasite is the first non-English film to win best picture, the Academy's most prestigious award.

2020/10/02 | Voice of America

Trump, First Lady Test Positive for Covid-19

President Trump tested positive after months of playing down the seriousness of Covid-19.

2020/02/03 | Voice of America

Singapore Prepares for Doctor Visits Over Video Call

Singapore looks to add to its regional lead in medical technology by regulating telemedicine.

2020/10/30 | East Asia Forum

Myanmar’s Elections Are Not a Level Playing Field

The second multiparty election in Myanmar, slated for November 8, may simply be a proof that democracy is going backwards in the Southeast Asian nation.