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2021/01/08 | Jenny Li

What Does Biden’s Cabinet Mean for Taiwan?

With most key roles in President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration announced, a look at the main foreign policy figures in Biden's Cabinet may foretell how Washington might approach relations with Taiwan in the upcoming years.

2021/01/08 | East Asia Forum

Singapore’s 2020 Risk Management Strategy

Singapore has kept the pandemic under control and its economy has survived in much better shape than expected. The success is based on the Singaporean government’s aversion to risks.

2021/01/07 | Voice of America

China Is Increasing Taiwan Airspace Incursions

By making near-daily incursions, experts say China is normalizing its aggression and militarization.

2021/01/06 | Coco Dollanganger

Philippine Lawmakers Push for Police Reform After Tarlac Shooting

After a Filipino mother and her son were fatally shot by an off-duty policemen, Philippine lawmakers are calling for an investigation into the case and demanding police reform.

2021/01/06 | Bryan Chou

Tsai’s Poll Numbers Are on the Decline. Why?

With the poll figure inching closer to 50%, Tsai’s honeymoon period has seen its end, a foundation says.

2021/01/06 | TNL Staff

New Taiwan Dollar Hits New High Since 1997

On Tuesday, the New Taiwan Dollar breached the NT$28 mark per greenback within minutes after trading opened.

2021/01/05 | Mongabay

As World Sours on Coal, Top Producer Indonesia Tries To Sweeten It at Home

Indonesia’s coal industry has been hit hard by the pandemic. The government’s solution triggers debate on the future of the country’s energy policy.

2021/01/04 | Voice of America

Vaccine Seen as Potentially Shoring up China’s Image in Indonesia, the Philippines

China could gain favor in Southeast Asia’s two biggest countries if its vaccines work.

2020/12/31 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Tightens Border Control After Reporting First Case of Covid-19 Variant

Taiwan's government announced foreign visitors will not be allowed to enter Taiwan from January 1, in response to the first case of the British variant of Covid-19.

2020/12/30 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: 10 Defendants Face Trial Over Attempt To Flee Country

The trial of 10 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists alleged to have fled the territory for Taiwan has opened amid international pressure.

2020/12/29 | Voice of America

How American Pork Could Lead To Wider US Trade Deal With Export Powerhouse Taiwan

Taiwanese officials will lift a longstanding ban on U.S. pork imports to open talks on a free trade deal with its second biggest trading partner.

2020/12/28 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan to Regulate China’s State-Affiliated Publications After Children’s Book Controversy

Taiwan’s government plans to amend legislation to make it clear that companies must apply for approval before publishing books associated with the Chinese Communist Party and People’s Liberation Army.

2020/12/25 | Deutsche Welle

China Launches Anti-Monopoly Probe Into Alibaba

The probe comes just after an IPO into Ant Group, an Alibaba subsidiary, was halted by Beijing. China said it was cracking down on companies that it could consider monopolies.

2020/12/24 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Legislator Reflects on Pro-Democracy Struggle as He Seeks Asylum

Baggio Leung, a former Hong Kong legislator seeking asylum in the United States, feels pessimistic about Hong Kong's short-term future, but said he believes Hong Kongers will one day win their city back.

2020/12/23 | TNL Staff

US Congress Includes Taiwan Assurance Act in US$2.3 Trillion Spending Bill

The U.S. Congress has approved a US$2.3 trillion spending package, which includes the Taiwan Assurance Act.

2020/12/23 | East Asia Forum

How China’s State Serves the Party

Despite the vast and ongoing challenges through 2020 because of Covid-19, the Chinese Communist Party has never looked more dominant.

2020/12/22 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Reports First Domestic Covid-19 Case Since April

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung announced today the first domestically-acquired case of Covid-19 in Taiwan since April 12.

2020/12/22 | Voice of America

Thailand Urges Tight Virus Controls for Big Holiday Celebrations

Thai government officials are mulling over new measures to contain the spread of the pandemic in the wake of a surge in cases among migrant workers. Tourism operators are bracing for an atypical holiday season and a slow recovery ahead.