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2020/08/31 | Ying-yu Alicia Chen

Independence Day Takes On New Meaning For Indonesian Fishermen

“Some can’t join us today. They have to work,” Muzahir said. “We just have to find a way to enjoy it.”

2020/08/31 | Voice of America

China’s 'Coercive Diplomacy' Backfires as Czech Delegation Visits Taiwan

In defiance of China, a delegation led by Czech Senate President Miloš Vystrčil, arrived in Taiwan on a six-day visit – the highest-level exchange between the two countries to cement economic and cultural ties.

2020/08/28 | Deutsche Welle

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Announces Resignation

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he is stepping down for health reasons. He has suffered from the chronic illness ulcerative colitis for years.

2020/08/27 | Deutsche Welle

North Korea and Coronavirus: Hide-And-Seek With the World

Coronavirus has left a trail of destruction for many neighboring countries — but in Pyongyang, leader Kim Jong Un denies that there have been any infections. Is this true?

2020/08/26 | The Interpreter

The Killings in the Philippines Grow More Brazen

The recent murder of a well-known activist signals a turning point in the campaign to eliminate dissent.

2020/08/25 | Daphne K. Lee

Taiwan’s Covid-19 Testing Strategy Divides Public Health Experts

A canceled press conference on Covid-19 antibody testing is the latest episode dividing Taiwan’s public health experts.

2020/08/25 | Voice of America

Taiwan Positioned for Role in Wealth Management and Corporate Financing

President Tsai Ing-wen told local business tycoons last week that her administration plans to liberalize the local economy.

2020/08/24 | Voice of America

South Korea Warns It’s on Brink of Nationwide Pandemic

New infections have emerged in all of South Korea’s 17 regions.

2020/08/21 | TNL Staff

Philippine-Made Hair Product Listed Manila as ‘Province of China’

Manila's mayor ordered the closure of at least four businesses selling hair products erroneously labeling the Philippines as a province of China.

2020/08/20 | Abby Huang

Taiwan to Ban Local Distribution of Chinese Streaming Services

Taiwan is planning to ban Chinese streaming services from partnering with local distributors starting on September 3.

2020/08/20 | Voice of America

Splits Emerge Among Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Parties Over Boycott Pledge

Hong Kong has offered to extend pan-democratic lawmakers' current terms until September 30, 2021; it appears more moderate lawmakers prefer to stay, while younger lawmakers argue for boycott.

2020/08/19 | The Conversation

Mauritius Still Reeling From a Spreading Oil Spill

The Mauritian government has told volunteers to stop and leave any efforts to officials. But residents and local organizations are carrying on with the cleanup, risking arrest.

2020/08/19 | Voice of America

Flooding at Home, Tensions Abroad Raise Concern for China’s Food Security

Analysts say recent pressure on China’s food security is due to natural disasters at home and worsening relations with many of Beijing’s trade partners.

2020/08/18 | Voice of America

Vietnam’s Economy Seen as Hopeful Despite Coronavirus Surge

Though normal commerce has screeched to a near halt in Da Nang, Vietnam, residents and observers have expressed confidence in the government's response.

2020/08/18 | Michael Beltran

Philippines Lockdown Lifted, No Relief for Frontline Workers

The lockdown in Metro Manila may have been lifted, but neither Covid-19 nor the crisis in the healthcare system shows signs of relenting.

2020/08/17 | Deutsche Welle

Thailand's Largest Pro-Democracy Rally in Years Draws 10,000

Demonstrators are demanding Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who took power in a military coup in 2014, speed up reforms.

2020/08/15 | Nicholas Haggerty

Chen Chi-mai Wins Kaohsiung Mayoral By-Election

Chen Chi-mai of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been elected mayor of Kaohsiung.