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14 South Korean delivery workers die from pandemic overwork: union

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 13:44
CJ Logistics publicly apologized for five of the deaths and vowed to improve working conditions.

Thai protesters reject PM’s olive branch, give fresh ultimatum

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 07:50
Past protest movements in Thailand have ended in bloody crackdowns, most recently in 2010.

China struggles to fill Trump’s ‘America First’ leadership void

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 07:37
Beijing's policy choices and "wolf warrior" diplomacy have eroded sentiment towards China, even as Trump has undermined U.S. standing.

U.S. approves $1.8 billion in weapons for Taiwan

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 06:25
The U.S. State Department approved $1.8 billion in new arms for Taiwan and submitted the package to Congress Wednesday for a final review in a ...

Singapore’s new city of the future is its greenest project yet

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 04:18
The project is part of the city-state’s effort to reduce a carbon footprint that’s bigger than some countries that are 50 times its size.

Why Narendra Modi is still so popular even as India fails to fight pandemic

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 04:16
India is battling one of the world’s highest coronavirus caseloads, its worst-ever economic slump, shuttered factories, farmer protests and the deadliest border fighting with China ...

How Thai protesters are using emoticons to stay ahead of police

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 03:08
Social media platforms have emerged as the backbone of the youth-led movement posing an unprecedented challenge to Thailand’s royal establishment.

Indonesia rejected U.S. request to host spy planes, officials say

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 08:15
U.S. officials made multiple approaches to Indonesia's defense and foreign ministers before Indonesia's president rebuffed the request, the officials said.

‘Xi Thought’ creeping into everything from Chinese sci-fi to company filings

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 05:27
No other leader besides Mao has had his ideology raised to the level of "thought,” which carries a special meaning in Communist Party propaganda.

Canada-China spat heats up over ambassador’s alleged threat

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 04:15
The diplomatic spat between Canada and China grew more heated on Monday as Beijing denounced press criticism of its ambassador to Ottawa, only to have ...

Tibetans’ political leader sees growing U.S. support after meeting new envoy

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 03:56
The head of the Tibetan government in exile said he met the new U.S. special coordinator on Tibet, whose appointment last week angered China, at ...

A kimchi disaster is brewing after typhoons crippled cabbage fields

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 09:58
Fields of cabbages were wiped out across South Korea this summer due to the extreme weather, causing prices to surge more than 60%.

Thai authorities seek to censor coverage of student protests

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 09:44
Government decrees have been unable to keep the mostly young protesters from gathering en masse across Bangkok the past five days to push their demands.

Taiwanese diplomat hurt in scuffle with China officials in Fiji

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 07:52
Chinese diplomats injured one of their Taiwanese counterparts during a scuffle in Fiji earlier this month, a senior Taiwanese official said, highlighting rising concerns over ...

Beijing threatens to detain Americans if U.S. prosecutes Chinese scholars

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 05:29
The threats are another striking escalation in tensions between the United States and China, which have been rising for years.

Jacinda Ardern’s stunning election victory holds lessons for U.S.

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 04:39
Ardern’s message of empathy and kindness contrasts starkly with the divisive politics in the U.S. as Donald Trump and Joe Biden face off.

North Korean justice system treats people as ‘less than animals,’ rights group says

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 03:51
Torture, humiliation and coerced confessions are rampant in North Korea's pretrial detention system, which treats people as being worth "less than an animal," a rights ...

Pandemic biggest hurdle for New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern after ‘tectonic’ election

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 12:05
Jacinda Ardern's landslide election win gives her a mandate for the transformational change she has been promising New Zealand for three years, but the COVID-19 ...

China passes biosecurity law to prevent infectious diseases

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 09:04
China's top legislative body passed a new biosecurity law aimed at preventing and managing infectious diseases, the official Xinhua News Agency reported late Saturday.The National ...

‘Their voice is vital’: Thai celebs break silence on democracy protests

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 08:56
A K-pop superstar, beauty queens and TV personalities are among a growing wave of celebrities backing Thailand's pro-democracy movement.