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2020/03/16 | Deutsche Welle
Coronavirus Risks in US Go Beyond Getting Sick
Many American service-industry workers, nurses and students feel exposed in the face of their precarious situations and the U.S. government's bungled response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has been called "a failure."
2020/03/13 | The Conversation
‘Cabin Fever’: The Social and Psychological Impacts of a Coronavirus Lockdown
As the COVID-19 outbreak intensifies, mass isolation in virus epicenters is becoming a common tactic. The psychological and social impact of these measures are starting to emerge.
2020/03/11 | Will Peyton
China’s Water Ambitions May Leave Neighbors Dry
China's extensive dam projects are drying up rivers, often leaving neighboring countries in the dust with little to bargain.
2020/03/10 | TNL Staff
Taiwan's Second Wave Response to Curb Coronavirus Spread
Taiwan is pursuing new preventive and disease control measures against the COVID-19 outbreak, despite exclusion from the World Health Organization.
2020/03/10 | Voice of America
New Leader for Taiwan's China-Friendly Kuomintang Party Signals Change
Taiwan's main opposition party Kuomintang elected a reformist as leader as it considers pivoting from its China-leaning stance.
2020/03/09 | East Asia Forum
Philippines Bans Deployment of Filipino Workers to Kuwait Due to Mistreatment
The Philippine government restricted the amount of overseas Filipino workers in Kuwait after a series of infractions against the bilateral labor agreement.
2020/03/09 | Daphne K. Lee
Coronavirus Impact Prompts Illegal Unpaid Leave for Taiwanese Workers
Both domestic and international tour operators have allegedly put their employees on unpaid leave of absence without notifying the Department of Labor.
Anxious Chinese Consumers Expect Coronavirus Crisis to Last Until Summer
Chinese consumers are expecting the coronavirus to last until July despite local economists predicting a quick recovery in the second quarter.
2020/03/06 | The Interpreter
When Philippines Democracy Hit Midlife Crisis
The Philippines’ democracy turned 34 last week but continues to flirt with authoritarian fantasies.
2020/03/05 | Voice of America
North Korea Military May Become Hotbed of Coronavirus Infections
Defectors said crowded, often unhygienic barracks and soldiers' poor diet could lead to a rapid spread of the coronavirus, which in turn could pose a serious threat to North Korea's regime stability.
2020/03/05 | TNL Staff
Coronavirus Interactive Map and Taiwan Updates
Stay informed with an interactive map of the global coronavirus outbreak and what Taiwan is doing to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Audrey Tang Praised for Coronavirus Prevention Tactics
Japanese netizens are captivated by Audrey Tang, Taiwan's digital minister, and her open data approach to sharing local information on the coronavirus outbreak.
2020/03/03 | Global Voices
Japan Has Three Months to Decide Fate of 2020 Olympics
Battered by criticism, the Shinzo Abe administration scrambles to save Japan from the COVID-19 outbreak before the Olympics is due.
2020/03/03 | Daphne K. Lee
Taiwan Pushes Back Against Coronavirus Disinformation
Disgruntled Chinese netizens are suspected to spread disinformation on the novel coronavirus outbreak status in Taiwan.
2020/03/02 | TNL Staff
Indonesia Expands Textile Production, Claiming Sustainability
Indonesia opened its largest manufacturing plant for viscose, a type of fabric made from trees. The plant claims to be working towards sustainable fashion.
2020/02/27 | Voice of America
This Hearty Group of Filipinos Is Staying Strong Worldwide Despite Virus Outbreaks
2.3 million overseas Filipino workers are adamant on staying put, in the face of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
2020/02/25 | Deutsche Welle
China Sentences Swedish Publisher to 10 Years In Prison
A Chinese court sentenced Swedish citizen and bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years, after having spent two years in prison. Minhai disappeared in 2015 while on holiday in Thailand.
2020/02/25 | The Conversation
Indian Women Join a Global ‘Fourth Wave’ Feminist Movement
Thousands of women across India are protesting the country's anti-citizenship law and gender discrimination.