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2020/07/31 | Voice of America

Taiwan’s New Envoy to Washington Has Deep Ties to America

Hsiao Bi-Khim, the first woman to serve as Taiwan’s de facto ambassador to the United States, said she wants to ensure Taiwanese people feel respected among the world community.

2020/07/31 | Brian Hioe

Lee Teng-hui's Complicated Legacy Spans a Century of Taiwanese History

Like the history of Taiwan, Lee Teng-hui's life went through several political and ideological twists and turns. But the only thing that remained consistent was his advocacy of Taiwanese sovereignty.

2020/07/30 | Michael Beltran

Duterte Forever? Critics Wary of Constitutional Changes in the Philippines

1,489 mayors in the Philippines proposed constitutional amendments calling for an extension of office terms as the country is sinking deeper into its pandemic woes. Critics called the proposal a power grab.

2020/07/30 | Voice of America

After Nearly Erasing Covid-19, Vietnam Grapples With a Spike

Vietnam has fewer than 500 cases and no deaths, but a recent spike of 19 cases has compelled the government to seal off Danang, a tourism hub.

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.

2020/07/29 | 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.

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.

2020/07/28 | James X. Morris

How Hong Kong Activists Are Sustaining Pro-Democracy Movement in Taiwan

After a year of intense protesting, Hong Kong activists in Taiwan are shifting gears, organizing a group called Hong Kong Outlanders to encompass art, education, and lobbying of government figures to sustain interest in their cause.

2020/07/28 | Deutsche Welle

New Zealand Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong

New Zealand has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in protest of the controversial security law Beijing has imposed on the territory. Canada, Australia, and the U.K. have already announced similar measures.

2020/07/27 | The Conversation

What Do We Know So Far About the Long-Term Symptoms of Covid-19?

Many people are reporting persistent symptoms like headaches and shortness of breath after two months or more since being infected.

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.

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.

2020/07/23 | 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.

2020/07/22 | TNL Staff

Taiwan to Reopen Border for Foreign Visitors Seeking Medical Treatment

Starting August 1, Taiwan will accept foreign nationals traveling to the country for medical treatment.

2020/07/22 | The Conversation

Oxford Immunologist on Coronavirus Vaccine: Highly Promising Early Results

An experimental vaccine designed by Oxford University stimulates the creation of antibodies.

2020/07/21 | Deutsche Welle

Covid-19 in Philippines: Police Deployed to Implement Fresh Lockdowns

As cases continue to rise, the government has ordered police to accompany medics and transfer any infected patients to isolation facilities. Citizens have also been encouraged to report any infected neighbors in hiding.

2020/07/20 | TNL Staff

'USA Caucus' Established in Taiwan's Legislature

A caucus was established today in Taiwan's legislature to advocate for closer ties to the United States.

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.