‘Small, Slow but Steady’ Is a Quietly Moving Boxing Film

CJ Sheu

“Small, Slow but Steady,” a biopic about a Deaf female boxer, has a quiet power that’s incredibly moving.


China Cuts Interest Rates in Effort To Boost Flagging Economic Growth

Voice of America

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Beijing, where he met with Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang and then President Xi Jinping. Both sides characterized the discussions as productive, but on issues of significant economic concern to Beijing, no progress was announced.


China’s Latest Covid Wave May Hit 65 Million a Week With Mild Symptoms

Voice of America

The latest Covid wave is something most people do not take seriously, said Mr. Lin, who requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of the issue. The resident of Quanzhou in Fujian province said, “They go about their activities normally and don’t do any protection. No one wears masks.”


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

Deutsche Welle

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.


Taiwan’s Level 3 Covid-19 Alert Expanded Nationwide

TNL Staff

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said the alert for the entire country will be in place until next Friday.


Global Vaccination Is Still a Jab in the Dark

East Asia Forum

Asian countries have largely done a good job containing Covid-19, but the slow rollout of vaccination programs threatens to undermine their successes.


Trump Announces Plan to Reopen US Economy

Voice of America

U.S. President Donald Trump announced a three-step plan titled "Opening Up America Again" to reopen businesses.

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OPINION: Why Taiwan Needs to Have Emergency Basic Income Now

UBI Taiwan

Taiwanese government should be offering financial assistance to individuals directly instead of corporations.


Basic Needs Unmet in the Philippines While Duterte Exploits Emergency Powers

Michael Beltran

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is taking advantage of his emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic while the elites benefit. But Filipino activist groups do not remain silent.


They Told Me to Go Back to China. Then Came the Coronavirus.

Milo Hsieh

A Taiwanese student studying in Europe recounts his experience in the weeks leading up to the global lockdown.

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