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2021/07/29 | Deutsche Welle

Indonesia: Indigenous Groups Face Covid Vaccine Barriers

Just under 1% of Indonesia's 17 million Indigenous people have been vaccinated. Bureaucratic and geographical obstacles are to blame for the low rate of inoculation.

2021/07/28 | Voice of America

Thailand Considers Cap on Vaccine Exports as Covid Cases Surge

An export cap could disrupt vaccine rollout in neighbor countries amid their own Covid spikes, health experts say.

2021/07/26 | Voice of America

US Defense Secretary Heads to Southeast Asia

US Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin, aims to unify allies concerned by China’s growing military abilities as the global coronavirus pandemic continues to cripple the region

2021/07/23 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan’s Climate Change Action on Trial for the First Time

Taiwan’s economic ministry has been sued for a new regulation that could cause the country to fall behind the world on climate action.

2021/07/23 | Deutsche Welle

AI Protein Database Reveal is “a Great Leap” for Biology

The transformative AlphaFold neural network has predicted the structures of more than 350,000 proteins from various organisms. This could “fundamentally change biological research.”

2021/07/22 | Voice of America

Report: China Considering Foreign Booster Shot to Improve Efficacy of Its Vaccines

Experts suggest such a move might not dissipate the goodwill China gained from donating or selling doses to other countries.

2021/07/21 | Deutsche Welle

China: Heavy Rains Cause Deadly Floods in Henan Province

At least 12 people have died following flash floods in the central Chinese province of Henan. Thousands more have been evacuated after the heaviest rains in decades.

2021/07/20 | Global Voices

Released Journalists Share Prison Experiences in Myanmar

In late June, the Myanmar military government released more than 2,000 prisoners arrested for resisting the coup, including 12 journalists. At least 36 journalists are still in detention.

2021/07/19 | Voice of America

Covid Vaccination Rate ‘Must Increase Rapidly’, WHO, Red Cross Warn

WHO warns that global vaccination efforts need to be stepped up as Myanmar experiences ‘crippling Covid-19 crisis’

2021/07/16 | Deutsche Welle

Fact Check: Do Covid Vaccines Protect Against the Delta Variant?

In the United Kingdom, people have died of the delta variant despite being vaccinated. Are existing Covid-19 vaccines still effective? A look at the facts shows: Yes, complete vaccinations still protect against delta.

2021/07/15 | Global Voices

Macau Bans 21 Opposition Candidates From Campaigning for the Legislature

Beijing’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office expressed support for Macau’s decision and stressed that it is necessary to uphold the principle of “patriots governing Macau.”

2021/07/14 | Voice of America

Tibetans Defy China to Celebrate Dalai Lama's Birthday Online

Although Beijing forbids possession and display of the Dalai Lama's image, Tibetans post photos of his feet, shoes, and his body in maroon-colored robes to celebrate his 86th birthday.

2021/07/13 | Syrena Lin

Between Miaoli and Taoyuan: Taiwan’s Response to Migrant Worker Rights at an Intersection

Miaoli was under fire for confining migrant workers to their dorms in response to a cluster of Covid-19 cases at factories. Taoyuan’s approach is a reminder that it could have been handled better.

2021/07/12 | Deutsche Welle

China Vows Retaliation After US Expands Trade Blacklist

Beijing said it would "take necessary measures" in response to Washington's move to blacklist over a dozen Chinese firms. The U.S. says the companies are linked to abuses against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities.

2021/07/09 | Voice of America

Interview: US, Taiwan Trade Talks and Global Semiconductor Shortage

Matt Murray, the U.S. State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for trade policy and negotiations talks about trade relations with Taiwan and the global semiconductor shortage. Additional meetings are focused on the resilience of global supply chains.

2021/07/08 | Coco Dollanganger

How Musicians in the Philippines Are Surviving the Pandemic

During the pandemic, musicians in the Philippines who depend on live performances for their livelihoods are struggling, but some say they are writing more songs and engaging more with their fans.

2021/07/08 | The Conversation

Cultural Sensitivity or Censorship? Lecturers Are Finding It Difficult to Talk About China in Class

In a globalized world, educators are expected to be culturally sensitive and inclusive, but what if this leads to self-censorship?