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VOA Asia presents the best and most interesting stories from our veteran reporters covering Asia. VOA Asia tells what U.S.-Asian relationships might mean in your daily life, and what Asians think about life in the United States.
1 day ago
VOA Asia for Friday July 10
COVID-19 infections continue to break records. President Trump threatens swift action if schools don’t open. The mayor of Seoul is found dead. Black Lives Matter rolls out a series of street murals. Searching for answers to life’s most basic questions, and much more.
2 days ago
VOA Asia for Thursday July 9
North Korea balks at nuclear talks. Pressure grows to sanction China. Opening schools amid the pandemic. High tech boycotts, old tech discovered in caves. Diversity visas explained. South Korea exports K-cops.
3 days ago
VOA Asia for Wednesday July 8
Chinese apps face growing pressure as concerns of data privacy grow. A U.S. Political convention goes virtual. President Trump and face masks. Business in Asia glitters golden. American Navajo Indians struggle with coronavirus. Drive thru citizenship.
4 days ago
VOA Asia for Tuesday July 7
Hong Kong is the subject of harsh words between China and much of the world. Australia offers a safe haven for some Hong Kong residents. Coronavirus remains unrelenting in parts of the United States. Three Myanmar officers are convicted, but human rights watchers are not impressed. Animals attend online meetings.
5 days ago
VOA Asia for Monday July 6
Coronavirus cases continue a fast rise. The U.S. economy makes a small advance. Two very different U.S. Presidential campaigns are seen over the Independence holiday. Space news above and on Earth. Theater tries to remain live amid COVID.
Jul 2, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday July 3
China’s new security law gets the attention of U.S. leaders. A potential link between different viruses. Don’t believe everything you read online. Limited options for asylum seekers. Tech and youth influence Presidential politics.
Jul 1, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday July 2
U.S. lawmakers seek answers about troop security in Afghanistan. Parts of Australia go back into virus lockdown. Animosity builds between India and China. Immigrants feel racism. Growing food to beat shortages. Animal art gets a museum.
Jun 30, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday July 1
U.S. troops in Afghanistan may be in greater danger. Frontline doctors battle a virus that has now infected 10 million worldwide. Big business takes on a big social issue. New work opportunities in Vietnam and Bangladesh. The virus among the homeless. Immigrants go online.
Jun 29, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday June 30
Coronavirus infections rise rapidly. The U.S. Presidential campaign currently favors one candidate. The Business of COVID. High tech joins the virus battle. Continuing protests, and the story of one Chinese student in the United States.
Jun 28, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday June 29
Former U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton speaks with VOA about his observations inside the Trump Administration. Europe is seeking to halt other countries from buying strategic companies. Media under fire in Afghanistan. The U.S. economy, a U.N. birthday and exploring Mars.
Jun 25, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday June 26
Coronavirus cases continue to grow around the world. New light on old U.S.-China tensions. Tough times for Malaysian businesses. A viral change in consumer buying and pollution. A Thai-Japanese ballerina finds new steps in New York.
Jun 24, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday June 25
President Trump halts some immigration visas. Top doctors tell U.S. lawmakers more testing is needed to control the spread of coronavirus. U.S. telecom companies are face with replacing Chinese made equipment.
Jun 23, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday June 24
Coronavirus remains a high concern for the top U.S. immunologist. The virus spread continues at a high pace in parts of the United States. The race for the White House continues. Business in Asia, and confronting America’s past.
Jun 22, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday June 23
The World Health Organization cautions against COVID. Pandemic restrictions begin to roll back. A campaign event may have fallen victim to the virus. North and South Korean tensions rise, plus much more.
Jun 21, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday June 22
Beijing’s new security law raises alarms in and outside of Hong Kong. Malaysia looks toward reopening its economy. President Trump not immune from social media checks. Refugees struggle in Myanmar and Indonesia. Lockdown fashion on display.
Jun 18, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday June 19
New Zealand hustles to keep its containment of coronavirus one of the tightest in the world. Technology advances to fight the virus. India tourism plummets. Migrants and refugees face new virus challenges. Restaurants feed the fight.
Jun 17, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday June 18
Nuclear powers face off in the Himalayas with sticks and stones. Korean tensions rise again. China and Britain test relations. The U.S. President reacts to police violence. Doctors move from Afghanistan.
Jun 16, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday June 17
North Korea blasts another wedge between it and the South. Indian and Chinese troops clash again along their border. Beijing raises its COVID alert level. US-China diplomacy gets face time. UN looks into charges of systemic racism in the United States.
Jun 15, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday June 16
Growing calls for nationwide legislation to deal with police policies in the United States. Present U.S. residents confront symbols of past Americans. A NASA astronaut goes in the opposite direction of space. Technology shifts human communication.
Jun 14, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday June 15
Australia reels from protests as people hit the streets in many cities across the world against police brutality. The U.S. military’s role in domestic protests. Civil War era vestiges questioned. Communities grow closer amid coronavirus and unemployment.
Jun 11, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday June 12
North Korea has advice for the upcoming U.S. elections. Some protesters want to reduce police budgets. Some victims of protest riots still support the protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, and much more.
Jun 10, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday June 11
The U.S. Congress is challenged to enact change by George Floyd’s brother. White House hopeful Joe Biden searches for the right running mate. Hong Kong simmers. Korean relations move to the sound of silence.
Jun 9, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday June 10
Hong Kong anniversary met with protest. More U.S. protests as George Floyd is buried. What “defunding the police” means. Alpacas may provide a COVID treatment. Australia says it is the victim of massive security hacks.
Jun 8, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday June 9
Protests begin to subside as concerns grow about the coronavirus spread. Police take a knee to show compassion for protesters. China tells residents to avoid Australia. New Zealand says it is free of coronavirus. Rohingya brace for a viral outbreak.
Jun 7, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday June 8
Protests in the U.S. grow across the world. Coronavirus has not gone away. Immigrant communities upset by protests. Religious groups upset by Trump. COVID doctors become victims. Coping with all types of stress with virtual yoga.
Jun 4, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday June 5
Conflicting protest opinions in the Trump administration. The Philippines under fire for its drug war. Australia’s economy struggles. Coping with COVID trash. Helping young people. Mingling with wildlife.
Jun 3, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday June 4
Tiananmen Square remembered 31 years later. Protests continue in the United States and around the world about police brutality. Athletes deal with training constraints amid coronavirus lockdowns.
Jun 2, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday June 3
President Trump turns up rhetoric as protests continue. Journalists covering protests come under fire. Hotels adjust to limitations brought by the pandemic. Baking smiles for some high school graduates.
Jun 1, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday June 2
Protests turn violent in the United States as President Trump calls for police power. China comments on social unrest in the United States and Hong Kong. Concerns of a coronavirus comeback amid protests.
May 31, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday June 1
The United States deals with protests over the death of George Floyd, as President Trump takes action on events creating unrest Hong Kong. The race for the White House takes another turn. A success story as India is hit hard by coronavirus. A teen computer whiz battles the virus. A traditional summer activity disrupted.
May 28, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday May 29
Is the China "one country, two systems" dead? How are Cambodians working to get back on their economic feet? And New Yorkers are always going to New York, even in a pandemic. That and more on VOA Asia.
May 27, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday May 28
Thailand struggles to salvage its tourist industry. EU leaders and Japan look to moving beyond the pandemic as hope grows for a coronavirus vaccine. A family in Afghanistan tries to move past a brutal Taliban attack. Technology takes on COVID-19.
May 26, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday May 27
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive says residents should not worry about a new security law from Beijing. The World Health Organization warns the first wave of the virus pandemic may still get worse. Australia is alarmed by a freight ship off its coast. A privately built rocket is set to carry U.S. astronauts to space.
May 25, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday May 26
Beijing accuses foreign influence in Hong Kong. Cyber spying activity comes to light. Thailand works on a coronavirus vaccine for the underdeveloped world. Australia opens many of its schools.
May 24, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday May 25
Hong Kong protests intensify as Beijing moves to clamp down on the financial hub. Rohingyas face yet another dire challenge. Pandemic economy and politics. Robots to the rescue.
May 21, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday May 22
Taiwan becomes an increasing point of tension between the United States and China. The top U.S. diplomat speaks out on a controversial firing. Australians stock up on alcohol. New innovations to help ease coronavirus effects.
May 20, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday May 21
President Trump’s medication questioned, the larger U.S. role in the World Health Organization, getting much needed help to those who need it most in Asia, old graduation gowns get a new life.
May 19, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday May 20
China counters a U.S. threat against the World Health Organization. President Trump takes a controversial malaria drug. The Philippines shuts down a large national broadcaster. India brings in the clowns, and much more.
May 18, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday May 19
China pledges a large donation to the World Health Organization. The U.S. Congress debates more virus aid. Migrant worker families are divided in Australia, and more on today’s VOA Asia.
May 17, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday May 18
President Trump pushes for a virus vaccine. Islamic State blamed for a deadly Afghan attack. Democracy under pressure in Asia. Lockdown unrest as a large U,S. state slowly opens. A new norm for Ramadan.
May 14, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday May 15
Putting a price on the pandemic. Raising money for the sanity of millions. Australia debunks a rumored link between coronavirus and cellphones. Afghanistan’s army goes on the offensive against the Taliban.
May 13, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday May 14
Wuhan residents get more virus testing. Australia and China escalate a dispute. The politics of wearing a facemask. High tech tracking of people. Photographing the home bound on their front steps.
May 12, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday May 13
Warnings from the top U.S. infectious diseases expert about opening too soon as coronavirus rages on. World health officials agree. Travel industry woes continue. New marketing for San Francisco’s Chinatown restaurants.
May 11, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday May 12
White House officials expect a strong economic rebound from the pandemic. Some are concerned about White House policy on coronavirus. China reports a rise in virus outbreaks. Hong Kong legislators scuffle amid heated debate.
May 10, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday May 11
Coronavirus may determine the course of the U.S. presidential election. Business leaders look toward a post-COVID world. Flying safely. Efficient shopping. Seeing through face masks. Virtual graduations.
May 7, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday May 8
Pressuring China for virus answers. The United Nations seeks more money to help poorer nations. The U.S. job market is in a free fall. Migrants are having a tough time. A media giant goes dark in the Philippines.
May 6, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday May 7
President Trump keeps his coronavirus task force. Health experts warn of more deaths. China uses video game technology to track those infected by coronavirus.
May 5, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday May 6
Growing calls for the United States to ease sanctions during the virus outbreak. Australia tracks coronavirus on mobile phone apps. South Korea gets going again. Strains on U.S.-China relations. Rating other people’s homes on video chats.
May 4, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday May 5
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration quickly approves a promising COVID-19 drug. Malaria drugs explored to treat COVID-19. Large families in India deal with lockdown. The long term virus impact on children. Free offers for the homebound, and expanding school children meals.
May 3, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday May 4
President Trump pushes for the U.S. economy to reopen amid concerns of a second virus wave. U.S. unemployment met with a massive government payout. Journalists under increasing threats. Florida produce left to rot. Young tech students make ventilators. Baking to cope with stress.
Apr 30, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday May 1
Western tensions with China rise over pandemic origins. Concern grows about North Korea’s leadership. New York’s health department struggles. Some hope for a coronavirus vaccine. Indonesia fights pollution. Uplifting signs of the times.
Apr 29, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday April 30
Coronavirus origins contested. Businesses get hit hard. Denialism increases. Pushback against critics of next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Taiwan baseball is back on the field.
Apr 28, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday April 29
How countries are trying to reopen while coronavirus remains. The Tokyo Olympics, already pushed back one year, may still not be held. A perspective of U.S. China pandemic relations. Virus lessons learned. Where is Kim Jong Un?
Apr 27, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday April 28
Massive job loss continues because of coronavirus. Australia launches a new COVID-19 tracking app. Viral relations between the United States and China. A new immigration ban affects many. A possible four legged pandemic hero.
Apr 26, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday April 27
President Trump offers controversial suggestions to combat coronavirus. The race for the White House shifts gears. Warnings of a global famine. Grocery workers at risk. Animals and humans take to the streets.
Apr 23, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday April 24
President Trump clarifies the temporary immigration ban. The top U.S. diplomat has harsh words for Beijing. Virus lockdowns lead to clean air. No toilet paper? At least have some desert that looks like it.
Apr 22, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday April 23
President Trump suspends some immigration because of coronavirus. China becomes a top presidential political issue. Wisconsin farmers feel the virus effect. Kill coronavirus on a video game.
Apr 21, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday April 22
Working to prevent global famine, Covid-19 claims its first major corporation, and making sports stadiums eco-friendly. That and more on VOA Asia.
Apr 20, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday April 21
Fighting continues in Myanmar. New South China Sea tensions. Incivility rises amid pandemic. The politics of coronavirus. Coming together while keeping a safe distance.
Apr 19, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday April 20
President Trump defends his criticism of global health authorities. Air Force cadets have graduation as planned. Coronavirus changes the view from space and on the ground. Pakistanis look for simple virus cures. Millions at home are very active online.
Apr 16, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday April 17
Asia's economies hit a brick wall, the coronavirus reshuffles US presidential politics, and when in a pandemic - call the robots! That and more on VOA Asia
Apr 15, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday April 16
Debating when to reopen the U.S. economy, and who has the authority to do it. South Koreans push aside the coronavirus pandemic to vote. Women struggle to report in Afghanistan. U.S businesses become creative. A food fight against coronavirus.
Apr 14, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday April 15
International students are increasingly heading to Canada over the United States. A young Afghan aspiring tech designer looks toward Silicon Valley. Vietnam immigrants have made a new life in the United States. Understanding Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge through letters. Tech startups, and immigrant food served with a side of politics.
Apr 13, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday April 14
Some students are reluctant to return home amid pandemic. Coronavirus spreads again in China. Africa becomes increasingly infected. VOA becomes news as it delivers news.
Apr 12, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday April 13
The United Nations raises concern about vulnerable groups in Asia as coronavirus spreads. The virus has apparently split the U.S. population. Immigrant doctors try to help. Air pollution drops. Coping with anxiety, gardens grow hope.
Apr 9, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday April 10
The World Health Organization is under fire for its coronavirus response. Democracy is threatened as governments clamp down on social freedoms because of the virus. Making masks at home. Animal adoptions are up. Music soothes trying times.
Apr 8, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday April 9
The White House lowers coronavirus casualty estimates. Small business struggle to survive despite aid. Young COVID-19 patients also battle to recover. Scientists volunteer, and technology aids the fight.
Apr 7, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday April 8
Wuhan slowly opens up. Japan is under a state of emergency. New York struggles with the pandemic. South Korea holds an election amid coronavirus.
Apr 6, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday April 7
China works in its image, U.S. foreign aid is scrutinized, doctors make virtual home visits, creative mask procurement, New York beauty salons move to home haircuts, a virus viral video, and Dr Fauci donuts.
Apr 5, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday April 6
Dire predictions for the coming weeks of the coronavirus pandemic. Unemployment and food delivery services are up. Calls mount to ban wildlife trade. A pandemic case study from 1918. Preparing for religious holidays, music to combat fear.
Apr 2, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday April 3
The Presidential politics of coronavirus. The unknown health of North Korea. Political campaigning in the era of pandemic. Supplying medical supplies. New life amid tragedy. Music plays on.
Apr 1, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday April 2
Big ships dock for big jobs. The U.S. Peace Corps is called home. Australia deals with coronavirus infected cruise ships. Pakistan struggles with education. Baseball scores in South Korea.
Mar 31, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday April 1
Social distancing appears to be having a positive effect as coronavirus concerns extend to prisons. Restaurants step up deliveries. Some of your coronavirus questions answered. Virtual museums, scary virus movies and more on today’s program.
Mar 30, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday March 31
President Trump extends the timeline for social distancing to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Could the world face a food shortage? Chefs come to the immediate rescue to feed people. Students and schools adapt, and more.
Mar 29, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday March 30
Coronavirus cases grow as does the response to the outbreak. The U.S. military is at the coronavirus front lines. The race to find effective COVOD 19 drugs. Moms juggle work and teaching. Searching for inspiration, and more.
Mar 26, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday March 27
World leaders gather for a virtual meeting on coronavirus. India goes on lockdown to stop viral spread. Foreign students in the United States deal with social distancing. Telework suddenly becomes the new norm. Movies are popular, just not at theaters, and more.
Mar 19, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday March 20
Coronavirus forces dramatic changes in life as millions go home to try to avoid the viral spread
Mar 18, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday March 19
Coronavirus is affecting all issues of life around the world, including health, financial markets, jobs and social norms.
Mar 17, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday March 18
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Mar 16, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday March 17
Coronavirus gets political. Democrats debate as they aim for President Trump's job. Will warm weather help the virus outbreak? Effects on the economy and elderly. Miami has great street art.
Mar 15, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday March 16
A top U.S. health expert shares thoughts on how long coronavirus will be serious in the United States. New traveller bans cause massive crowding at some major US airports. Italians are suffering through a quarantine for the entire country. Ominous signals from melting glaciers.
Mar 12, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday March 13
It's getting worse before it gets better; the US is failing in testing for the coronavirus; marking 100 years of women's suffrage in the US; and fighting the evils of junk food. It’s all on today’s VOA Asia.
Mar 11, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday March 12
The coronavirus crisis moves into a new, more dangerous phase; almost nobody in the US satisfied with efforts to contain the virus, will the Olympics still happen?, and another big night for Joe Biden. It’s all on today’s VOA Asia.
Mar 10, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday March 11
The spread of Covid-19 keeps getting worse; world financial markets still reeling; another big primary for the Democrats; and where did all the women candidates go? It’s all on today’s VOA Asia.
Mar 9, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday March 10
The World Health Organization says there is some good news about coronavirus. A U.N. investigator has a warning about coronavirus in North Korea. Pyongyang carries out another round of missile tests. The White House is getting a new fence.
Mar 8, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday March 9
Coronavirus continues to infect. The U.S. Congress pledges money to fight the virus. U.S. tourism braces for a viral impact. Democracy takes a hit. Ballet and native American art go on display.
Mar 5, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday March6
A sharp spike in covid-19 case in india causing great worry.; the coronavirus shows no signs of stopping; Israel fails again to form a government; and rescuring the Holy Grail fromo the Titanic. It’s all on today’s VOA Asia.
Mar 4, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday March 5
What can be done to stop the coronavirus? Keepin nerves calm in the wake of covid19; making sense of US politics, and peace with the Taliban, as difficult as you might guess. It’s all on today’s VOA Asia.
Mar 3, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday March 4
Officials ask the public to stop hoarding supplies because of coronavirus. South Korea focuses some virus efforts on a religious group. Afghan women wary of new Taliban peace deal. Money is sought to help Rohingya refugees, and much more on today’s program.
Mar 2, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday March 3
The coronaviris could be changing in quite a few ways; a quick roadblock in the way of an agreement with the Taliban; North Korea again pushes the launch buttons; and some major changes in the number of Democrats seeking the US presidency It’s all on today’s VOA Asia.
Mar 1, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday March 2
Coronavirus expands as do efforts against it. We speak with coronavirus patients in San Diego. How to stay germ free at airports. A shift in the U.S. presidential race. Ancient Indian food, and rock music from Cambodia.
Feb 27, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday February 28
A truce with the Taliban holiding...for the moment; President Trump tries to soothe nerves about Covid-19; protecting Uighur culture; and classic Cambodian music, no longer out-lawed. It’s all on today’s VOA Asia.
Feb 26, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday February 27
Exploring the tangled politics of Malaysia; the coronavirus may yet tank the global economy, the latest chapter of the 2020 presidential race, and learning to ski among some of the world's highest peaks. It's ahead on VOA Asia.
Feb 25, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday February 26
Could the coronavirus drag down the global econmy? We'll explore. Also, President Trump says an India trade deal is close at hand, Hong Kong booksellers convicted for selling gossip, and clearning the oceans of plastic. It's all ahead on VOA Asia.
Feb 24, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday February 25
There is some good news on the Coronavirus, but it's not all good; the US President is greeted by hundreds of thousands, in India; and a major shakeup in the Malaysian government. That and more on today's VOA Asia.
Feb 23, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday February 24
President Trump travels to India. Coronavirus spreads beyond China. Afghan refugees wary of Taliban peace deal. Driving jeeps in Pakistan. Bloomberg for President, and tech enhanced bodies.
Feb 20, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday February 21
The coronavirus outbreak could be reduced, but its not time for a celebration. A passenger on that quarantined cruise liner docked in Japan, has died. China hints that more foreign journalists could be asked to leave. A deeper dive into Wednesday night's U.S. Democratic presidential debate.
Feb 19, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday February 20
Passengers on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan disembark. China pulls the credentials of some reporters for a US newspaper. The US presidential selection process has a stop in Las Vegas. Can the newest member in a presidential debate buy his way to the top office?
Feb 18, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday February 19
Don't think the virus outbreak is coming to an end. Questions remain about the decision to quarantine possible virus victims in a cruise ship. As businesses world wide suffer from news of the coronavirus, New York's Chinatown takes action. The Afghanistan election has a winner.
Feb 17, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday February 18
There are differences among experts when it comes to the new coronavirus and those quarantined on cruise ships. Is the spread of the coronavirus less than it was? A rare species of tree has been saved from Australia’s bushfires. There are problems with what a year ago was a soaring economy in India.
Feb 16, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday February 17
Effects of the coronavirus continue. We visit two Asian nations dealing with the virus outbreak. A change in security status near the South China Sea. Culture learned from refugee letters. Looking to the next U.S. election, and Malaysia child safety.
Feb 13, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday February 14
Michael Bloomberg's campaign takes flight...at least for some; the spread of Covid-19 - worse than we thought; and helping science, by donating part of your brain. It’s all on today’s VOA Asia.
Feb 12, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday February 13
Evacuation from Wuhan. The U.S. Presidential campaign is officially off and running. Debating war powers in the U.S. Ever wonder where your computer data goes? We've got a pretty good guess.
Feb 11, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday February 12
A possible timeline for containment of the corona virus spread. We hear from a recent Wuhan visitor who remains under U.S. quarantine. The Philippines says it is withdrawing from a major security agreement with the United States. Would you pay over a thousand dollars a pound for coffee?
Feb 10, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday February 11
A South Korean Film takes the Oscar for best picture and many agree that it changes everything in the movie business. The United States charges four Chinese military officers with stealing the personal data of nearly half of all Americans. The number of deaths from a coronavirus outbreak in China tops 900. A worst case worldwide economic scenario if the virus outbreak isn't ended soon.
Feb 9, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday February 10
A couple is among hundreds of cruise ship passengers quarantined because of coronavirus. The coronavirus has overttaken the SARS outbreak in the number of people it has killed. If you go to a restaurant in Malaysia, leave your smokes home. Preparations are just about complete for tonight's Academy Awards in Hollywood.
Feb 6, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday February 7
New updates on the spread of the coronavirus...and they aren't good; growing xenophobia about Chinese tourists; and the Oscars face a diversity test yet again. It’s all on today’s VOA Asia.
Feb 5, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday February 6
The World Health orgaization wants money, alot of money, to combat the coronavirus, we'll explore what the virus outbreak is doing to worldwide shipping, and the US Senate is having iots say on the impeachment of Donald Trump. All that and more on VOA Asia.
Feb 4, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday February 5
China blames the United States for spreading fear about the Wuhan Virus outbreak. We have the latest for you on the China Corona Virus, which isn't the only thing spreading rapidly. The partial results of Monday's Democratic presidential caucuses.
Feb 3, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday February 4
The head of the World Health Organization makes his case against blocking all travel to and from China; impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump head toward a likely early end; and the US Presidential race will see it's first selection process in just a few hours. That and more on today's VOA Asia.
Feb 2, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday February 3
The first life taken by the Wuhan Virus has occured outside of China, a dispute between the United States and South Korea my soon take away the pay of many Korean workers on military bases there, and new protests replace old ones in Hong Kong. It's all on VOA Asia.
Jan 30, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday January 31
China's coronavirus declared an international emergency, millions trapped in Wuhan want to get out, and the keys to the best soul food. That and more on VOA Asia.
Jan 29, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday January 30
Nations from around the world start evacuations of their citizens from Wuhan; China says it will be more transparent about information about the virus outbreak there; and it's question day at the impeachment trial of the US president. That and more on today's VOA Asia.
Jan 28, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday January 29
Is China's coronavirus making its economy sick? Coronavirus is spreading, with many more infected and dead. You'll hear the personal story of someone caught in the China shutdown.
Jan 27, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday January 28
The virus that started in Wuhan, China has killed 81 people..all of them in China. Basketball great Kobe Bryant was a susperstar in Asia. The White House side of the impeachment trial defends the U.S. President. A U.S. military communications plane has crashed in Afghanistan.
Jan 26, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday January 27
Basketball legend Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter accident, the Wuhan virus keep spreading, art to remember pets and more. It's all ahead on VOA Asia.
Jan 23, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday January 24
The UN orders Myanmar to stop what it calls the genocide of Rohingya muslims; the new Wuhan coronavirus may be spreading faster than efforts to contain it; and tilling Vietnam's soil to remove the ghosts of years gone by. That and more on VOA Asia.
Jan 22, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday January 23
President Trump makes a surprise announcement about expanding the US travel ban, the city of Wuhan under quarantine due to a mysterious new virus, and just what was Saudi Arabia doing with Jeff Bezos phone? That and more on VOA Asia.
Jan 21, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday January 22
The impeachment trial of President Trump is officially underway, growing concern about a new virus strain spreading across China and elsewhere, and adding artificial intelligence to the artistic process. That and more on VOA Asia.
Jan 20, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday January 21
The virus in China is spreading. Despite warnings, some are returning home precariously close to a Philippine volcano. A massive turnout against possible gun control in a US state. A preview of the impeachment trial set to start Wednesday of the US President.
Jan 19, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday January 20
China and Myanmar grow closer, the Trump impeachment trial gets underway, and rescue dogs come to the rescue of first responders. That and more on today's VOA Asia.
Jan 16, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday January 17
The trial of President Donald Trump officially begins in the US Senate, where nearly anything could happen; the US-China trade war not over quite yet, and rescuring man's best friend a world away. That and more on VOA Asia.
Jan 15, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday January 16
The US and China call for a truce in the 18-month long trade war, but it may only be temporary; the US House sends the Senate two articles of impeachment, setting the stage for a trial of President Trump, and what are the real costs of tarrifs? That and more on today's VOA Asia.
Jan 14, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday January 15
The Phase 1 trade agreement between the U.S. and China is scheduled to be reached today in Washington. The Trump White House is now facing a start day for the US President's impeachment trial. A younger population means big changes for Cambodia. Dangerous smoke from Australia's fires is circling the globe.
Jan 13, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday January 14
One of the world's leading human rights organization chiefs was barred from entering Hong Kong. A small but dangerous volcano is causing havoc in the Philippines. A case of a new virus discovered in China has spread to another Asian nation. Australian fire fighters get a break from mother nature.
Jan 12, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday January 13
A landslide election in Taiwan elates the west, angers Beijing. Another demonstration hits Hong Kong streets. Cambodia takes Chinese assistance. Saving animals in Australia. New tech startups, and immigrant cuisine.
Jan 9, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday January 10
The US / Iran conflict not over, yet; a possible solution to China's mystery pneumonia outbreak; and Taiwan gets ready to vote. That and more on today's VOA Asia.
Jan 8, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday January 9
A missile attack from Iran present Donald Trump with one of his greatest challenges yet, Australians bracing for yet more hot weather, and technology you wear while it keeps you healthy. That and more on VOA Asia.
Jan 7, 2020
VOA Asia for Wednesday January 8
US officials give SOME information about what precipitates the killing of an Iranian General, South Korea's leader calls for desperate measures to improve ties with North Korea, and a trip to what some call the world's biggest adult toy store in Las Vegas. That and more on VOA Asia.
Jan 6, 2020
VOA Asia for Tuesday January 7
The UN chief cautions all sides in the Iran/US conflict to de-escalate, what the US-Iran situation means to South Asian Nations, and Indonesians try to dig their way out of the remnants of fatal floods. That and more on today's VOA Asia.
Jan 5, 2020
VOA Asia for Monday January 6
Reaction to the Death of a Top Iranian Official; U.S. Troops on the Move from Afghanistan, and India's Streets Filled with Angry Women. That and More on VOA Asia.
Jan 2, 2020
VOA Asia for Friday January 3
What trust exists between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un now hangs in the balance, there's little joy to be found in Australia this holiday season, and investigators worldwide exploring how a disgraced auto executive escaped Japan for his native Lebanon. That and more on today's VOA Asia.
Jan 1, 2020
VOA Asia for Thursday January 2
Afghan women, making their voices heard in finding peace. Australia continues burning, and attending a live music concert, live in your home via virtual reality.
Dec 31, 2019
VOA Asia for Wednesday January 1
The most secure embassy in the world...now under siege. Australians shelter on beaches as bush fires consume their town... and New Year Celebrations have begun around the world...
Dec 30, 2019
VOA Asia for Tuesday December 31
This ISIS Caliphate still showing signs of life, confusion about whether the Taliban want peace or not, and a trade war may prove helpful to Americans who like garlic. That and much more on VOA Asia.
Dec 29, 2019
VOA Asia for Monday December 30
The United States watches North Korea, and others. NATO looks to China. Japanese robots aim to improve life. A new stage for the Afghan war. Global protests, and very special fantasy flights.
Dec 26, 2019
VOA Asia for Friday December 27
North Korea's "Christmas gift" goes missing, for now; saving a disappearing way of life in Mongolia, and looking back on a year of discontent for many around the world. That and more on VOA Asia.
Dec 25, 2019
VOA Asia for Thursday December 26
Waiting on North Korea's "Christmas gift", spreading a little holiday cheer among Los Angeles' growing homeless community, and looking back at a year of accomplishments in space exploration. That and more on VOA Asia.
Dec 24, 2019
VOA Asia for Wednesday December 25
Christmas Eve was violent in Hong Kong. We hear from a VOA correspondent who has spent quite awhile covering the Hong Kong Protests. The US president says he might get a vase as a holiday surprise from Kim Jong Un. We tour a US colonial city at Christmas.
Dec 23, 2019
VOA Asia for Tuesday December 24
North Korea plans for a "Christmas gift" for the United States, investigating possible slave labor in China used to make holiday cards, and women lead the fight against ocean plastics. That and more, on today's VOA Asia.
Dec 22, 2019
VOA Asia for Monday December 23
A diversity of India's residents protest a new law. North Korea is listening to VOA, and not happy about it. Bushfires ignite political heat. Impeachment explained. Impeachment fallout, and Dark Waters, in the movies that is.
Dec 19, 2019
VOA Asia for Friday December 20
The US House approves impeachment of President Trump,tensions back on the rise between India and Pakistan, and the renewed fight against pancreatic cancer. That and more on today's VOA Asia.
Dec 18, 2019
VOA Asia for Thursday December 19
Impeachment could put the President of the United States on trial in the Senate, we take you to Delhi to talk about a new law that has led to massive protests across India, and a decision made by a US aircraft firm that has ramifications for the future.
Dec 17, 2019
VOA Asia for Wednesday December 18
Debating tariffs in the US/China trade dispute. The White House scrambles for an impeachment strategy, the UN works to help millions of displaced people, and Wisconsin, once again, a political battleground.
Dec 16, 2019
VOA Asia for Tuesday December 17
The US seeking new talks with North Korea, India's growing student protests, and a Southern home for Vietnamese refugees. That and more on today’s VOA Asia.
Dec 15, 2019
VOA Asia for Monday December 16
North Korea Conducts More Apparent Rocket Testing, Unrest Amid a New India Immigration Law, and the President on Trial. It’s all on today’s VOA Asia.
Dec 12, 2019
VOA Asia for Friday December 13
The US Congress moves closer to impeaching President Trump, India's controversial new immigration law, and North Korea rattles nuclear nerves...again
Dec 11, 2019
VOA Asia for Thursday December 12
Aung San Suu Kyi defends what is widely thought to be war crimes. A recovery operation at a New Zealand volcano is on hold. We have the full story for you in a moment. The UN Security Council meets on North Korea. The focus of the meeting has been changed. The World trade Organization has less to organize today.
Dec 10, 2019
VOA Asia for Wednesday December 11
The US House moves to impeach President Trump, New Zealand mourns victims of a volcano, and learning to farm the wind.
Dec 9, 2019
VOA Asia for Tuesday December 10
North Korea tensions rise again. China looks to keep its navy afloat. India considers an immigration change. Impeachment posturing. Muscular space mice, and contrasting movies.
Dec 8, 2019
VOA Asia for Monday December 9
Mynamar faces a legal challenge amid charges of genocide. Much of Australia remains on fire. A question of compensation for ride share drivers. A tighter race for the White House. Lowered life expectancy, and a canine solution.
Dec 5, 2019
VOA Asia for Friday December 6
An historic day in U.S. impeachment proceedings. China sets some conditions for a phase one trade deal. One South Pacific Island nation is shut down.
Dec 4, 2019
VOA Asia for Thursday December 5
What a ride on a white stallion might mean to US-North Korean relations. The United States is falling behind other nations in the enrollment of foreign students. The United States speaks out again about what China has done, or plans to do. Australians take steps to teach about the didjeree-do.
Dec 3, 2019
VOA Asia for Wednesday December 4
NATO's defense posture may be looking far to the east. U.S. warships may seek a new port of call. Koalas escaping massive fires. The business of steel and renting. Angels at work, and one very wealthy feline.
Dec 2, 2019
VOA Asia for Tuesday December 3
China pushes on NGOs and trade. Community radio gives a voice to India's women. We visit an Asian section of Los Angeles. Online shopping deals abound, and the art of rebuilding a city.
Dec 1, 2019
VOA Asia for Monday December 2
Hong Kong protesters met with tear gas. Climate change in focus for many nations this week. Challenges to traditional regional security. A new candidate emerges for U.S. President. Rebuilding from tragedy, World AIDS Day.
Nov 28, 2019
VOA Asia for Friday November 29
Not everyone is happy with Trump signing Hong Kong legislation. One North American city sees a huge flow of people arrive from Hong Kong. North Korea chooses the American Thanksgiving holiday to shoot some missiles into the air. Australia's koalas are in danger.
Nov 27, 2019
VOA Asia for Thursday November 28
An economist says the US will most likely make the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy act, law. Some of the victims of the slaughter of some migrants in the UK are returned to Vietnam. This is Thanksgiving in the United States. We'll explore how many celebrate. We continue our series of reports on what impeachment is all about in this country.
Nov 26, 2019
VOA Asia for Wednesday November 27
President Trump says a partial trade deal is close. Beijing downplays Hong Kong election results. Explaining impeachment. The business of coffee and tea. A British Royal crisis, and food for Thanksgiving.
Nov 25, 2019
VOA Asia for Tuesday November 26
Hong Kong democracy advocates win big at the polls. Paddling for the environment. Shifting to the West in the South China Sea. Solar cranberries. Qualifications for ambassadors, and the political glass ceiling.
Nov 24, 2019
VOA Asia for Monday November 25
Voters peacefully cast ballots in Hong Kong. Revealing Beijing strategies in Xinjiang. A long time away from home for some Afghans. Impeachment hearings, Democrats debate, and growing a new cash crop.
Nov 21, 2019
The US Congress takes a tough stance for Hong Kong protesters and against China's reaction to them. A former US trade official tells us why these Hong Kong Bills could cause problems for US-China trade talks. A closer look at Hong Kong Elections. Will they be held? A recap for you on continuing impeachment proceedings.
Nov 20, 2019
VOA Asia for Thursday November 21
A woman makes a daring escape from Hong Kong police. A legendary figure in Hong Kong speaks of what has happened in his city. A diplomat provides his version of events in the U.S. Presidential impeachment hearings. Swine flu devastates pigs worldwide. Democrat contenders for the White House get ready to debate.
Nov 19, 2019
VOA Asia for Wednesday November 20
Hong Kong student protesters try to escape police at university standoff. Military cost sharing talks with South Korea break down. U.S. Presidential impeachment hearings continue. Asia Business Scene, and more.
Nov 18, 2019
VOA Asia for Tuesday November 19
Both sides dig in on one of the most violent days to date in Hong Kong. Protests around Australia after the alleged murder in police custody of an Aboriginal man by a police officer in that country's Northern Territory. Why apples are now a rare commodity in a controversial south Asian location. Many children in the United States are laboring in the fields for very little, if any pay.
Nov 17, 2019
VOA Asia for Monday November 18
Hong Kong clashes continue on the streets and on campus. Presidential impeachment hearings set to continue. Trashing the sanitation industry. Pakistani women compute their future. Female comic book writers, and holograms in the office.
Nov 14, 2019
VOA Asia for Friday November 15
Some residents do not favor continuing Hong Kong Protests. A Hong Kong born student is having trouble with mainland Chinese while in the United States. Day one of impeachment proceedings against President Trump. A temple where a mosque once stood is quite controversial in India.
Nov 13, 2019
VOA Asia for Thursday November 14
The US President is the target of public impeachment proceedings. Violence finds a new location in Hong Kong...it's universities. Vaping is hitting a south Asian nation very hard. Wildfires threaten mass destruction in Australia.
Nov 12, 2019
VOA Asia for Wednesday November 13
The US President says a deal with China might be close...or maybe not. Weekday violence in parts of Hong Kong along with international calls for peace. A prisoner swap is announced in Afghanistan. A new way to hasten the quick delivery of human organs for transplantation.
Nov 11, 2019
VOA Asia for Tuesday November 12
Violence has increased in Hong Kong. The US high court could take up a case that could impact the future of hundreds of thousands of people brought to the United States as children illegally. Australia battle fires that threaten it's main city. A town in the US remember a fire that wiped out one town.
Nov 10, 2019
VOA Asia for Monday November 11
The ebb and flow of phase one trade negotiations. Deadly Aussie bush fires. Kashmir seeks tourists. Snacking on bugs. President Trump, three years after election.
Nov 7, 2019
VOA Asia for Friday November 8
We take a closer look at the US-China trade war, or should we not call it that? Strong words from the North Koreans for the leader of Japan. We pay a visit to Asia in America. A look at the Berlin Wall as we near an anniversary.
Nov 6, 2019
VOA Asia for Thursday November 7
We will take you to what has been the most polluted city in the world. Many say the United States did not treat the Asean meeting with respect. You will hear how dangerous it is in the south of Thailand.
Nov 5, 2019
VOA Asia for Wednesday November 6
Concerns about the widespread use of Chinese apps. India chokes on unprecedented air pollution. Driving in Afghanistan. Tourism hit by trade and protest. Banning fur, and scooting through the streets.
Nov 4, 2019
VOA Asia for Tuesday November 5
Apparent Chinese spying at U.S. medical institutions. A failing grade for North Korea sanctions. Tough living in a Pakistani city. The latest on U.S. impeachment. The Berlin Wall anniversary, and walking in vegan shoes.
Nov 3, 2019
VOA Asia for Monday November 4
Protests against leadership in Pakistan and Hong Kong. North Korea sets a deadline. New Zealand speaks to its past. The power of dance to heal a nation. Senior computing training, and a surprise celebration in Washington.
Oct 31, 2019
VOA Asia for Friday November 1
The top US diplomat has his say on relationship with China. Protests in Hong Kong include seeking laws protecting sexual minorities. The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to authorize a public impeachment inquiry targeting President Donald Trump. The deaths of 39 people in the UK focus on the dangerous path of many Asian migrants into that country.
Oct 30, 2019
VOA Asia for Thursday October 31
Talks aimed at US-China trade will not take place in Chile, as planned. Today is the day official changes might become reality in Kashmir and Jammu. Personal struggles in Myanmar. These deal with drugs. We visit a US Halloween parade.
Oct 29, 2019
VOA Asia for Wednesday October 30
A prominent Hong Kong activist is barred from seeking elected office. China appears to have made some concessions in its trade war with the United States. A new study claims to have pinpointed the birthplace of modern humans. One way to sell an expensive car is to cover it with diamonds.
Oct 28, 2019
VOA Asia for Tuesday October 29
Hong Kong is in financial trouble..and it's future might not be bright. As the investigation continues into possible trafficking deaths in the UK, we look at how human trafficking takes place in one Asian country. US farmers pay close attention to international trade.
Oct 27, 2019
VOA Asia for Monday October 28
After a relatively quiet week, more violent protests break out on Hong Kong. More talks between the United States and South Korea about who pays how much to keep US ytroops in the Asian nation. The world's largest free literary festival makes a stop in a US state.
Oct 24, 2019
VOA Asia for Friday October 25
The US Vice President has harsh words for China and some of those doing business with them. Some of those who have been silent about Hong Kong protests are now speaking out. The North Koreans say they like Donald Trump. For many other westerners...not so much. The battle to battle polio still wages in some south Asian nations.
Oct 23, 2019
VOA Asia for Thursday October 24
One reason China is scheduled to host peace talks with the Taliban. The Philippines aligns itself with a country that is not China, the US or Russia. The Hong Kong government makes another offer aimed at appeasing protesters in that city. Many attending an NBA season opening game wear shirts showing support for those protesters.
Oct 22, 2019
VOA Asia for Wednesday October 23
Protests hit the heart of Hong Kong, its businesses. An elaborate ceremony in Tokyo for Japan's emperor. Fewer autos produced lead to problems for many in India. Hong Kong's problems lead to new business for another major Asian metropolis.
Oct 21, 2019
VOA Asia for Tuesday October 22
Just how strong is the support for Hong Kong Protesters, by Honkongers. Some experts say North Korea is planning something big. Concern grows about the air people are breathing in parts of Malaysia. Many Australian newspapers had their front pages blacked out.
Oct 20, 2019
VOA Asia for Monday October 21
No letup in Hong Kong protests. We take you to Los Angeles for a look at Asians in Hollywood. Although it is seen as a paradise by many, New Zealand is having its problems with Climate change. At least four civilians and three soldiers are said to have died during cross-border skirmishes between Pakistani and Indian troops late on October 19, reportedly making it one of the deadliest days since New Delhi revoked the special status of Indian-administered Kashmir in August.
Oct 17, 2019
VOA Asia for Friday October 18
Hong Kong protesters have another point of protest. China let's two US citizens out of jail, on bail awaiting trial. One of the most polluted city on the planet is located north of China. We explore how much having money plays in US college admissions.
Oct 16, 2019
VOA Asia for Thursday October 17
Hong Kong protesters ask for more help from the United States. We talk with a former trade official about the status of US-China trade talks. Kim Jong UN apparently sends a message by riding a white Stallion. The conflict between Myanmar's armed ethnic groups and government forces is escalating.
Oct 15, 2019
VOA Asia for Wednesday October 16
U.S. support for Hong Kong applauded and denounced. U.S. farmers harvest trade frustration. A week for banned books. The business of trains and seafood. Helping the blind to see, capturing carbon.
Oct 14, 2019
VOA Asia for Tuesday October 15
Weekend protests show some changes in Hong Kong. A high ranking Australian official has some harsh words for China. We take a closer look at an Asian-American looking to become the next US president. Some US companies are hurting in the wake of Hong Kong protests.
Oct 13, 2019
VOA Asia for Monday October 14
Weekend protests show some changes in Hong Kong. A high ranking Australian official has some harsh words for China. We take a closer look at an Asian-American looking to become the next US president. Some US companies are hurting in the wake of Hong Kong protests.
Oct 10, 2019
VOA Asia for Friday October 11
For now, there does appear to be some agreement on trade between the United States and China. There are growing concerns about the safety of journalists covering Hong Kong protests. Protests worldwide, these targeting climate change.
Oct 9, 2019
VOA Asia for Thursday October 10
On one side of the dilemma, China...on the other, the US National Basketball Association. We look back on the Hong Kong protests. US-China Trade talks are set to resume. Political battles intensify in the United States.
Oct 8, 2019
VOA Asia for Wednesday October 9
Beijing may step in to quiet Hong Kong. The NBA looks to dunk a China controversy. The U.N. combats statelessness. The business of taxes and e-cigarettes. Mind control, and canine kindness.
Oct 7, 2019
VOA Asia for Tuesday October 8
An NBA tweet fouls out in China. The pattern of North Korean negotiating. Pakistan bags some plastic. A growing U.S. labor strike. Cats stuck in trees, and a controversial 'Joker.'
Oct 6, 2019
VOA Asia for Monday October 7
North Korea nuclear talks end abruptly. New emergency measures in effect in Hong Kong. Japan's high tech hotel experience. The evolving politics of impeachment. Dangerous flu, power napping to better health.