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COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Waiting for the lifting of the lockdown

"There are more than 30,000 confirmed cases in Wuhan, and we will wait for a long time before the lockdown is lifted."

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Restrictions tighten

"From the city lockdown to the community lockup, restriction on our activities has become stricter and stricter, and we are deprived of our power little by little."

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: When humans are turned into objects

"It is all about control. We need to deprive their power... and turned them into objects."

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Looking for human connection in isolation

Global Voices will publish Ai and Guo's diaries from Wuhan in a series. The following words were written in the second week of the lockdown between January 29-February 4, 2020.

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: ‘…not only a city being locked down, but also our voices’

In these Wuhan diaries, the lives of ordinary people living under top-down control and surveillance, show how people are atomized and reduced into a collective.

‘Being an activist is just a side-effect of being an artist': An interview with Chinese-Australian cartoonist Badiucao

Badiucao made headlines in 2019 when he revealed his identity in a documentary released on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre. Filip Noubel caught up with the artist in...

What kind of rumours were circulating during the 2020 Taiwan presidential election?

"...a majority of the rumors were aimed at dividing the Taiwanese society. They provoke people’s emotions and split the community into two political camps."

Verifying the 2020 presidential elections: An interview with the Taiwan Fact Check Center

For the first time, the Taiwan Fact Check Center fact-checked the live, televised 2020 presidential debates on December 29, 2019.

Can the anti-infiltration law successfully block pro-Beijing media in Taiwan?

Pro-Beijing media outlet announced it would leave the Taiwanese market in protest over the anti-infiltration law in Taiwan.

Political beliefs divide generations and strain family ties in Taiwan

While the outcome of the Taiwan 2020 presidential election is settled, generational conflicts continue.

Is the coronavirus epidemic China's ‘Chernobyl moment'?

"It is a system that turns every natural disaster into an even greater man-made catastrophe."

Public outcry over Wuhan coronavirus leads to blame game in China

Despite Beijing's claims, the central government bears significant responsibility for the mismanagement of crucial information in the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak.

The battle of numbers in the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

Several medical and academic institutions have run models on the Wuhan coronavirus, and all conclude the real figures - of infected and killed victims - are much higher than the...

For Taiwan, the Wuhan coronavirus is also a diplomatic battle

Taiwan is one of the most vulnerable places for the spread of the virus after the PRC.

The Wuhan coronavirus is also an economic plague for China 

When an epidemic coincides with the spending spree that traditionally accompanies the Chinese New Year festivities, a country's economic health also comes under strain.

Citizens from Chinese city on lockdown roar ‘Beijing has abandoned Wuhan!’

Over 11 million residents in Wuhan, China, are now in a state of shock and panic, given the lack of appropriate medical response and credible information regarding the coronavirus epidemic.

A sea of red: Celebrating the Chinese New Year

The 2020 Lunar New Year, which began at midnight on January 24, will last for several days.

Is Russia getting its model for digital authoritarianism from China?

On the surface, China and Russia share much when it comes to digital governance. But their crackdowns on cyberspace also have important differences, says professor Maria Repnikova

The meaning of Tsai Ing-wen's 8.17 million votes in the Taiwan presidential elections

Some analysts have attributed Tsai Ing-wen's landslide victory in Taiwan's recent presidential to the Hong Kong protests and encroachment by Beijing. But that's only part of the story.

Is Taiwan an unrecognized country?

"While today the international community is happy to maintain the current status-quo when dealing separately with Taiwan and China, certain political forces in both places are advocating for a change." 

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