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2020/02/27 | Voice of America

This Hearty Group of Filipinos Is Staying Strong Worldwide Despite Virus Outbreaks

2.3 million overseas Filipino workers are adamant on staying put, in the face of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

2020/11/05 | Voice of America

Heralding Deal With China, Philippines Restarts Offshore Oil-Gas Exploration in Disputed Sea

On October 15, the Philippine government lifted a ban on offshore oil and gas exploration. A joint energy development project may help warm up relations with China and speed up economic recovery.

2020/12/03 | Deutsche Welle

Opinion: Joshua Wong’s Imprisonment in Hong Kong Is Persecution by Prosecution

Local Council Member Michael Mo warns authorities could go after all Hong Kongers arrested in the pro-democracy protests. Mo also says that Joshua Wong’s sentence could trigger a new wave of protests and a mass exodus.

2020/10/15 | Voice of America

Experts Say Taiwan Needs More Homegrown Military Efforts

Though Washington plans a new round of weapons sales to Taiwan, defense analysts say that the country needs to further develop its domestic arms industry and enhance its reserve system.

2020/10/07 | Voice of America

Facing Criticism Over Covid-19 and Xinjiang, Chinese Leader Talks Up Archaeology

At a recent meeting of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping brought up how archaeology should serve the interests of the ruling party.

2020/10/05 | Voice of America

50 US Senators Push for Taiwan Trade Deal

As tensions have risen between Washington and Beijing over Covid-19, trade, human rights issues, and Chinese espionage, many lawmakers are looking to strengthen ties with Taiwan.

2020/10/19 | Voice of America

Fresh Wave of Chinese Diplomacy Bolsters Resistance to US in Southeast Asia

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited five countries in Southeast Asia last week to talk about trade and post-Covid-19 recovery.

2020/02/25 | Deutsche Welle

China Sentences Swedish Publisher to 10 Years In Prison

A Chinese court sentenced Swedish citizen and bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years, after having spent two years in prison. Minhai disappeared in 2015 while on holiday in Thailand.

2020/02/05 | Shalmoli Halder

Women and Students Are Leading India's Citizenship Protests

In India, women are leading protests against the government's discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act by staging indefinite sit-ins.

2020/03/16 | Deutsche Welle

Coronavirus Risks in US Go Beyond Getting Sick

Many American service-industry workers, nurses and students feel exposed in the face of their precarious situations and the U.S. government's bungled response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has been called "a failure."

2020/11/25 | Deutsche Welle

Coronavirus: Next Two Weeks ‘Critical’ for Japan

As cases begin an upswing into a third wave in Japan, experts fear that too many Japanese people have become indifferent to the dangers posed by the virus and are taking more risks.

2020/01/07 | Voice of America

Philippines Would Hurt Tourism, Ease Political Disputes by Requiring Americans to Get Visas

The Philipipnes' tourism sector would take a hit, but a visa rule for Americans would ease tension over a criminal case in Manila.

2020/12/23 | East Asia Forum

How China’s State Serves the Party

Despite the vast and ongoing challenges through 2020 because of Covid-19, the Chinese Communist Party has never looked more dominant.

2020/01/29 | Deutsche Welle

Countries Evacuate Citizens From China as Coronavirus Infections Rise

Thousands of foreigners are among those quarantined in Wuhan as countries scramble to evacuate their citizens from China. The number of confirmed cases in the deadly viral outbreak has risen to nearly 6,000.

2020/02/05 | Voice of America

In Myanmar, Betel Quid Chewing Remains Popular Despite Risks

Myanmar can't seem to kick Betel quid chewing, a collective addiction that causes terminal illness among other alarming health issues.

2020/09/29 | The Interpreter

China-India: Talk Is Cheap, but Never Free

There are many reasons all parties should avoid a second Sino-Indian border war – the costs of conversation are only one of many factors that would delay conflict resolution.

2020/02/20 | Deutsche Welle

Sexism in Indian Army: Top Court Ruling Shatters Glass Ceiling for Women Officers

India's top court this week ordered the government to grant permanent commission to female officers in the army, paving the way for female army officers to be treated on par with their male colleagues.

2020/10/20 | The Interpreter

Duelling Diplomacy Over Southeast Asia’s Most Important River

Despite climate change and the cost of hydropower dams, Mekong nations will find it difficult to turn away from China.