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China Takes Aim at Calls for Taiwanese Membership of WHO in India
April 07, 2020

China Takes Aim at Calls for Taiwanese Membership of WHO in India

By Ankit Panda
The contrasts between China and Taiwan are becoming more apparent during this pandemic.

US Sees Coronavirus Window to Push Taiwan’s Global Status
April 07, 2020

US Sees Coronavirus Window to Push Taiwan’s Global Status

By Associated Press
Taiwan’s success in managing COVID–19 presents an opportunity.
How Can China Fulfill Its Rising Meat Demand?
April 06, 2020

How Can China Fulfill Its Rising Meat Demand?

By Layne Vandenberg
Cultivated meat could be a possible solution to satisfy China’s heightened demand.

Japan’s Prime Minister to Declare State of Emergency as Early as Tuesday
April 06, 2020

Japan’s Prime Minister to Declare State of Emergency as Early as Tuesday

By Associated Press
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures, but that there will be no hard lockdowns.

China’s Hidden Epidemic: Domestic Violence
April 06, 2020

China’s Hidden Epidemic: Domestic Violence

By Sophie Mak
The surge of domestic violence in China amid COVID-19 lockdowns points to the ineffectiveness of its Anti-Domestic Violence Law.

Mongolia Finds a Silver Living in the COVID-19 Crisis
April 06, 2020

Mongolia Finds a Silver Living in the COVID-19 Crisis

By Anandsaikhan Nyamdavaa
Mongolia has yet to be hit hard by the pandemic, but the precautions taken have substantially decreased other incidences of disease.

What Tokyo’s Lockdown Debate Is Missing
April 06, 2020

What Tokyo’s Lockdown Debate Is Missing

By Kentaro Iwata, tr. Paul Kreitman
Whether to lockdown is not a binary question. We need to ask, under what conditions should we do it?
US Forces Japan Declares Public Health Emergency Amid Virus Fears
April 06, 2020

US Forces Japan Declares Public Health Emergency Amid Virus Fears

By Ankit Panda
U.S. Forces Japan takes precautions as COVID-19 spreads in Japan.

A Return to Form in North Korea?
April 04, 2020

A Return to Form in North Korea?

By Ankit Panda
Kim Jong Un gets back to missile testing.

Taiwan Will Donate 10 Million Masks in Bid to Aid Global Coronavirus Response
April 04, 2020

Taiwan Will Donate 10 Million Masks in Bid to Aid Global Coronavirus Response

By Nick Aspinwall
The masks will go to the U.S. and EU countries, along with Taiwan’s 15 diplomatic allies. Future mask donations will target South and Southeast Asian nations.

Trump Quietly Signs Legislation Strengthening Ties to Taiwan
April 03, 2020

Trump Quietly Signs Legislation Strengthening Ties to Taiwan

By Eleanor Albert
With the world focused on COVID-19, Trump signed the TAIPEI Act into law.
Japan’s Nightlife Begins to Fizzle Amid Coronavirus Economic Fallout 
April 03, 2020

Japan’s Nightlife Begins to Fizzle Amid Coronavirus Economic Fallout 

By Thisanka Siripala
As stay-at-home advisories gain traction and customer numbers dwindle, music venues, bars, and clubs say they face bankruptcy without subsidies.

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