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2021/06/30 | Voice of America

Thailand Migrant Workers Sign Contracts They Don’t Understand, Undercutting Efforts to Stop Abuses

Thailand is one of the world’s largest fish and seafood producers, boasting global brands that include John West and Chicken of the Sea, but still struggles with upholding migrant worker rights.

2021/06/29 | Voice of America

US ‘Looks Forward’ to Trade Talks With Taiwan Amid China’s Objection

After a five-year pause, the U.S. and Taiwan will resume trade talks on Wednesday.

2021/06/28 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: Police Arrest Apple Daily Editorial Writer at Airport

Fung Wai-kong is the seventh executive at the shuttered pro-democracy newspaper to be arrested under the auspices of a national security law in recent weeks. He was reportedly trying to board a plane to the UK.

2021/06/25 | Voice of America

Thai Pro-democracy Movement Makes Comeback to Push for Monarchy Reform

Demonstrators in Thailand voice discontent with the government’s handling of the pandemic, vaccine rollout, and economy.

2021/06/24 | Bryan Chou

Lithuania’s Vaccine Donation Sparks a Shopping Spree in Taiwan

Taiwanese people thanked Lithuania for the donation of Covid-19 vaccine by buying Lithuanian chocolate and beer. Some proposed visiting the Baltic country after the pandemic.

2021/06/24 | Deutsche Welle

Indonesia: Covid Cases Surge as ‘Pandemic Fatigue’ Sets In

As the government struggles to speed up its vaccination drive and ensure public adherence to hygiene and social distancing measures, the rapid spread of the virus threatens to overwhelm Indonesia’s health system.

2021/06/23 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s Level 3 Covid-19 Restrictions Extended for Two More Weeks

“The situation has been improving, but the criteria for moving to a lower level of alert have not been met yet,” Chen said.

2021/06/23 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Newspaper May Stop Publication This Week

The parent company of Apple Daily will make a final decision to shut down this Friday after authorities freeze $2.3 million of the paper’s assets

2021/06/22 | Deutsche Welle

Philippines: Families of War on Drugs Victims Welcome ICC Probe

“This is the fight of all those families who lost someone they loved in this drug war — especially those whose deaths were undocumented,” says one woman who found the body of her stepson with five gunshot wounds.

2021/06/21 | Voice of America

Researchers Begin Trials of Covid-19 Nasal Spray Vaccine

Australia approves the development of a new Covid-19 vaccine which attacks the virus as it enters the body.

2021/06/18 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar: Court Extends US Journalist’s Detention

Danny Fenster, a 37-year-old Michigan native, was detained last month as he tried to fly home to the United States. The U.S. State Department has urged Myanmar's military junta to release him immediately.

2021/06/17 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Police Arrest Pro-Democracy Apple Daily Newspaper Executives

Police in Hong Kong have arrested five executives, including the chief editor, of the Apple Daily. The newspaper is known for its critical coverage of China.

2021/06/16 | Voice of America

Doctor-Activist Defiant Against Myanmar Military

Myanmar's Dr. Ko Tayzar San, a prominent protest leader since the February 1 coup, is on the run

2021/06/11 | Voice of America

Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Faces New Corruption Charges

Prosecutors accuse Aung San Suu Kyi of “committing corruption using her rank” involving allegedly accepting illegal payments and misuse of land.  

2021/06/10 | Voice of America

Why Malaysia, Normally Calm, Is Upset With China Over a Maritime Dispute

Malaysian officials protested formally over 16 Chinese aircraft flown near the Southeast Asian country and, days later, sighted a Chinese coast guard vessel.

2021/06/09 | Global Voices

Pressure on Journalists, Bloggers Mounts Ahead of Uzbekistan’s Presidential Elections

A foreign journalist loses accreditation, a pro-LBGT blogger is beaten and another blogger gets a heavy sentence on dubious charges in Uzbekistan.

2021/06/08 | Michael Beltran

Three Issues Defining the Philippines 2022 Elections

The pandemic, China, and domestic conflicts are shaping up to be the main issues defining next year’s presidential election in the Philippines.

2021/06/08 | The Conversation

China’s Three-Child Policy Is Unlikely To Be Welcomed by Working Women

Despite the new three-child policy, young Chinese couples in cities hesitate to have a second child. In rural China, the story is different.