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2022/02/25 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Invokes Emergency Powers Amid Unprecedented Covid-19 Case Numbers

The emergency powers exempt doctors from the mainland from licensing requirements and allow them to treat patients in Hong Kong.

2022/02/24 | Deutsche Welle

Wary of China, Taiwan Calls for Vigilance Amid Ukraine Escalation

Taiwan is watching China closely as Russia orders troops into Ukraine’s separatist regions. President Tsai has said Taiwan must raise its surveillance and alertness.

2022/02/21 | Voice of America

What Happens to Uyghurs After Competing in the Olympics?

“For decades, the stereotypical ‘happily dancing Uyghur’ has served as a puppet of propaganda for China’s official ‘ethnic unity and harmony’ narrative.”

2022/02/16 | Voice of America

Myanmar Issue Hardens Divisions in ASEAN

Analysts said a troika had emerged made up of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei, which share religious sympathies with the Muslim Rohingya and have opposed bringing the Myanmar junta into ASEAN after it was banned from attending its summits in response to the coup.

2022/02/15 | Deutsche Welle

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn Under Political and Tax Scrutiny in Germany

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn is under fresh scrutiny for questions over whether he paid the correct property and inheritance taxes.

2022/02/09 | Voice of America

Movement to Lower Taiwan’s Voting Age to 18 Gains Momentum

Public support for lowering the voting age in Taiwan has largely fallen along party lines.

2022/02/08 | Deutsche Welle

US Approves Deal To Boost Taiwan Defense Systems

The US$100 million arms deal is meant to help Taiwan “sustain, maintain, and improve” its air-defense missiles in the face of pressure from China, a U.S. defense agency said.

2022/02/07 | Michael Beltran

Teenage Girl Accuses Military of Rape and Torture Because of Her Family’s Activism

“In the context of the ongoing armed conflict in the Philippines, thousands of military elements are deployed in civilian communities who intentionally target women and girls with sexual violence in order to achieve particular military objectives.”