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2020/04/30 | Daphne K. Lee

Want Want Group Claims 'Water God' Disinfectant Safe for Drinking

Defying questions from legislators, Want Want Group claims its environmental disinfectant, Water God, is safe for human consumption.

2020/04/30 | Voice of America

How a Taiwanese Baseball League Opened Its 2020 Season Despite Covid-19

Taiwan's baseball league is the only one still running in the world during the Covid-19 pandemic.

2020/04/29 | New Bloom

Sunflower Activists Found Guilty, Overturning Previous Ruling

Taiwan's High Court has found 16 Sunflower Movement protestors guilty, overturning a previous ruling.

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.

2020/04/27 | Daphne K. Lee

Not Tossing Around Coins: Taiwan’s Economic Stimulus In Light of Covid-19 Success

Taiwan's stimulus package is proportionately smaller than that of other countries affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, but the Taiwanese government and analysts think it's enough.

2020/04/24 | The Conversation

Why Dalgona Coffee Is the Quarantine Drink of Choice

Dalgona coffee, reportedly named after a South Korean candy, has taken social media by storm. It has everything to do with our current Covid-19 induced isolation.

2020/04/23 | Roy Ngerng

Singapore’s POFMA Corrections Over Ho Ching’s Salary Raise Uncomfortable Questions

Taiwanese media sparked public debate about the salary of Ho Ching, Singapore’s First Lady. The Singapore government swiftly attempted to shut down debate with its “anti-fake news” law.

2020/04/21 | Daphne K. Lee

2020 Press Freedom Index: A Decade of Uncertainty for Asia-Pacific

RSF has released its 2020 World Press Freedom Index, highlighting the restrictions that remain in the Asia-Pacific. The News Lens reporters and editors offer their insights and context for the report.

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.

2020/04/20 | Coco Dollanganger

How Is the Philippines Plotting Its Tourism Recovery?

The Philippine government, resort chains, and travel influencers are each trying to keep the country's tourism industry afloat while planning its post-pandemic recovery.

2020/04/19 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Protest Figures Arrested: Reports

Hong Kong media say police have arrested a dozen pro-democracy advocates over "unlawful" protests held in August and October last year. Officers also arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai, founder of Apple Daily.

2020/04/17 | Syrena Lin

Domestic Violence Rises in Isolation. Taiwan Has Yet to Act.

Statistics from New Taipei City show recent growth in domestic violence cases, but Taiwan has not enacted any additional policies or adjusted services.

2020/04/17 | Voice of America

Trump Announces Plan to Reopen US Economy

U.S. President Donald Trump announced a three-step plan titled "Opening Up America Again" to reopen businesses.

2020/04/16 | Jennifer Gunther

Taiwanese Vaccine Manufacturer in Coronavirus Testing Phase

Taiwan's Adimmune Corporation is beginning animal tests for a Covid-19 vaccine.

2020/04/16 | Deutsche Welle

South Korea Ruling Party Wins Election With Parliamentary Majority

The party of South Korea's President Moon Jae-in has won a landslide victory in a parliamentary election. The vote had the highest turnout in decades despite being held under strict health controls due to coronavirus.

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.

2020/04/15 | Voice of America

Africans in China Complain of Coronavirus-Linked Discrimination

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