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04
SEP
2021

Thai PM Survives No-Confidence Vote

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha survives a no-confidence vote Saturday in parliament over his handling of the coronavirus, prompting members of the pro-democracy movement to vow to raise the stakes by using protests to voice their discontent.
Camera: Black Squirrel Productions
27
AUG
2021

China Suggests US Will Treat Taiwan Like Afghanistan

The Chinese government is drawing parallels between Afghanistan and Taiwan, suggesting the U.S. is a weak and unreliable partner.  Analysts say the accusation is part of China’s political warfare – as VOA’s Elizabeth Lee reports.
21
AUG
2021

A Final Appeal and Khmer Rouge Tribunal Begins Winding Down

The last surviving leader of the Khmer Rouge, Khieu Samphan, launched his final defense in appealing his conviction for genocide this week as the long-running United Nations-backed tribunal held its last public hearings before winding down. Luke Hunt has more.
17
AUG
2021

Protest Veterans in Thailand Join Young Pro-Democracy Demonstrators

Thailand’s young protesters have been joined by the "Red Shirt" veterans of the kingdom’s pro-democracy battle. That brought tens of thousands out over the weekend calling on Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to resign. But as violent clashes with police become a nightly ritual, experts say Prayuth is unlikely to bend to the protesters’ demands anytime soon. Vijitra Duangdee reports from Bangkok.
10
AUG
2021

The Ramifications of China's One-child Policy

In May 2021, China allowed its families to have up to three children, just five years after it had increased the limit to two. However, the changes are not likely be felt anytime soon because of the far-reaching impacts of China’s one-child policy, which lasted more than 35 years. Here is a look back at the controversial one-child policy and how its many ramifications are affecting the current state of families in China.
 
06
AUG
2021

Some Experts Concerned About Closer Ukraine-China Ties

While Ukraine’s president prepares for a visit to Washington, Kyiv is accepting COVID-19 vaccines from China and has signed a major infrastructure agreement with Beijing to cooperate on roads, bridges and railway projects. Some experts worry China is attaching strings to the ventures, as VOA's Senior Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports.
04
AUG
2021

For Many Uyghurs, China Is Wrong Choice for Winter Olympics

It’s not unusual for the Olympic Games to attract controversy. Then again, not every Olympics is hosted by a country being accused of genocide. That’s what is creating waves upon the approach of the 2022 Winter Olympics, as VOA’s Bill Gallo reports.Jesusemen Oni contributed to this report.
03
AUG
2021

Indonesia’s Isolated Baduy Use Internet to Survive Pandemic

Many isolated tribes have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. One such tribe in Indonesia, the Baduy Tribe has been devastated economically. To survive, some members of the community have embraced a local taboo, as VOA’s Rendy Wicaksana reports.Camera:  Rendy Wicaksana  
02
AUG
2021

Pandemic Gives Loan Sharks More Prey

The pandemic’s economic impact has led to bankrupt businesses and unemployment around the world. In Malaysia an increasing number of people are looking for cash quickly to keep their families and businesses afloat. But as Dave Grunebaum reports, many soon find themselves in over their heads dealing with debt and threats.Camera:  Dave Grunebaum    
01
AUG
2021

Bhutan Scripts Rare COVID-19 Success Story 

In the south Asian region that has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the tiny mountain kingdom of Bhutan stands out as a rare success story. It has reported two deaths and about 2,500 cases and vaccinated 90% of its adult population. As Anjana Pasricha reports, even though Bhutan has a small population, health experts say the country has emerged ahead of many nations despite its limited resources.
15
JUL
2021

A Team of Refugees Competes in Olympic Games for Only 2nd Time in History

29 elite athletes from 11 countries comprise the International Olympic Committee’s Refugee Olympic Team. The group will compete in the Summer Games in Tokyo that open later this month. As VOA’s Laurel Bowman reports, it is only the second time in history that a team of refugee athletes will compete in the Games.
Producer: Adam Greenbaum and Laurel Bowman

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