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2021/06/25 | Voice of America

Thai Pro-democracy Movement Makes Comeback to Push for Monarchy Reform

Demonstrators in Thailand voice discontent with the government’s handling of the pandemic, vaccine rollout, and economy.

2021/06/24 | Bryan Chou

Lithuania’s Vaccine Donation Sparks a Shopping Spree in Taiwan

Taiwanese people thanked Lithuania for the donation of Covid-19 vaccine by buying Lithuanian chocolate and beer. Some proposed visiting the Baltic country after the pandemic.

2021/06/25 |

An assessment from TAEF: Five Years of the New Southbound Policy

Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy is more than an economy-oriented strategy and shapes Taiwan’s Asia policy. TAEF suggests that the government is supposed to enhance its internal and external communications for making the policy more comprehensive and effective.

2021/06/24 | Deutsche Welle

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

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.

2021/06/23 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Newspaper May Stop Publication This Week

The parent company of Apple Daily will make a final decision to shut down this Friday after authorities freeze $2.3 million of the paper’s assets

2019/07/05 | SME.Sandbox

2019 APEC the SMEA of the Ministry of Economic Affairs Hosts Innovation Sandbox Forum

We are looking forward that through "2019 Innovation Sandbox Forum", by the mutual agitate between the representatives of experts from various countries, we could enhance the understanding of all walks of life about innovation sandbox, and continue to spread the concept and spirit of innovative experiments, promote the application and development of smart technology, thus bringing a more convenient life for the people.

2021/06/22 | Deutsche Welle

Philippines: Families of War on Drugs Victims Welcome ICC Probe

“This is the fight of all those families who lost someone they loved in this drug war — especially those whose deaths were undocumented,” says one woman who found the body of her stepson with five gunshot wounds.

2021/06/21 | Voice of America

Researchers Begin Trials of Covid-19 Nasal Spray Vaccine

Australia approves the development of a new Covid-19 vaccine which attacks the virus as it enters the body.

2019/06/25 | SME.Sandbox

Open Innovative Sandbox! The government creates the field for experimenting innovative applications, and invites the experts, business owners, and civil community to create the future of smart life

Facing the impacts that technological innovation might bring on the industries, how should the government coordinate among the existing business owners, new players, and the consumers, update the current laws, and create a three-way win? What kind of “warm power” does Taiwan have to build a better and more convenient life for its people, and raise the international publicity at the same time?

2021/06/18 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar: Court Extends US Journalist’s Detention

Danny Fenster, a 37-year-old Michigan native, was detained last month as he tried to fly home to the United States. The U.S. State Department has urged Myanmar's military junta to release him immediately.

2021/06/17 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Police Arrest Pro-Democracy Apple Daily Newspaper Executives

Police in Hong Kong have arrested five executives, including the chief editor, of the Apple Daily. The newspaper is known for its critical coverage of China.

2021/06/16 | Voice of America

Doctor-Activist Defiant Against Myanmar Military

Myanmar's Dr. Ko Tayzar San, a prominent protest leader since the February 1 coup, is on the run

2021/06/11 | Voice of America

Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Faces New Corruption Charges

Prosecutors accuse Aung San Suu Kyi of “committing corruption using her rank” involving allegedly accepting illegal payments and misuse of land.  

2021/06/10 | Voice of America

Why Malaysia, Normally Calm, Is Upset With China Over a Maritime Dispute

Malaysian officials protested formally over 16 Chinese aircraft flown near the Southeast Asian country and, days later, sighted a Chinese coast guard vessel.

2021/06/09 | Global Voices

Pressure on Journalists, Bloggers Mounts Ahead of Uzbekistan’s Presidential Elections

A foreign journalist loses accreditation, a pro-LBGT blogger is beaten and another blogger gets a heavy sentence on dubious charges in Uzbekistan.

2021/06/08 | Michael Beltran

Three Issues Defining the Philippines 2022 Elections

The pandemic, China, and domestic conflicts are shaping up to be the main issues defining next year’s presidential election in the Philippines.

2021/06/08 | The Conversation

China’s Three-Child Policy Is Unlikely To Be Welcomed by Working Women

Despite the new three-child policy, young Chinese couples in cities hesitate to have a second child. In rural China, the story is different.

2021/06/07 | The Interpreter

The Authoritarian Threat of Indonesia’s Latest Internet Bill

Indonesia's pending legislation would require online service providers to remove or block content by government demand.

2021/06/04 | Deutsche Welle

Tiananmen Vigil Ban: Hong Kong Activists Lament Worsening Freedom in City

After authorities banned an annual vigil to commemorate the victims of China’s deadly Tiananmen Square massacre, Hong Kong activists at home and abroad are seeking ways to keep the tradition alive.

2021/06/03 | Deutsche Welle

10,000 Volunteers Quit Tokyo Olympics as Health Adviser Warns About Hosting Event

With Tokyo still under a state of emergency, opposition to hosting the games is growing. On Wednesday, a top health adviser said it was “not normal” to host them.

2021/06/02 | Voice of America

New Zealand Assures Australia There Is No Rift Over China

New Zealand says trade with China won’t trump security and human rights concerns.