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China trial of ‘Hong Kong 12’ begins as U.S. decries ‘tyranny’

Mon, 12/28/2020 - 13:17
The group of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists tried to escape the city by speedboat for sanctuary in Taiwan this summer.

Philippines troops and ministers get COVID-19 vaccine before approval

Mon, 12/28/2020 - 13:07
Some Philippine soldiers and Cabinet ministers have already received COVID-19 vaccine injections, officials said on Monday, despite an absence of regulatory approval that the country's ...

South Korea detects first cases of coronavirus variant

Mon, 12/28/2020 - 12:40
Three cases of a particularly infectious coronavirus variant that recently emerged in Britain have been confirmed in South Korea, health authorities said Monday.The three individuals ...

Chinese citizen journalist jailed over Wuhan coronavirus reporting

Mon, 12/28/2020 - 08:47
Zhang Zhan's live reports and essays were widely shared on social media platforms in February, grabbing the attention of authorities.

South Korea extends social distancing steps as new daily COVID-19 cases remain near record levels

Sun, 12/27/2020 - 13:22
The country reported 970 new coronavirus cases for Saturday, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said earlier on Sunday, bringing the national tally ...

Taiwan may face fewer typhoons, but harsher droughts, as planet warms

Sat, 12/26/2020 - 10:00
The island, which has historically seen three or four typhoons a year, saw not a single storm in 2020.

Hong Kong florist helps protesters send Christmas gifts from prison

Sat, 12/26/2020 - 09:46
Samantha burst into tears when she opened the box from florist Elise Ip on Christmas Day. It was a surprise gift from her boyfriend, in ...

She chronicled China’s crisis. Now she is accused of spreading lies

Sat, 12/26/2020 - 07:55
Woman who became a symbol of Beijing's efforts to deny its early failings in the pandemic set for first known trial of a chronicler of ...

South Korea logs second-highest daily COVID-19 tally

Sat, 12/26/2020 - 07:32
South Korea posted its second-highest daily number of coronavirus cases on Saturday as outbreaks at a prison, nursing homes and churches continued to grow, prompting ...

Biden expected to expand U.S.-India relationship while stressing rights

Sat, 12/26/2020 - 04:30
The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has significantly invested in its relationship with India over the past four years, seeing the country as a ...

Influencers may face fines as China tackles obesity and food waste

Fri, 12/25/2020 - 07:07
More than half of China’s adult population is either overweight or obese, according to a new government report released Wednesday.

Anti-Myanmar hate speech flares in Thailand over virus

Fri, 12/25/2020 - 06:39
The rhetoric reflects a global pattern since the start of the pandemic of foreigners being blamed for spreading the virus.

‘Like water eroding rocks’: Thai protesters prepare for long fight

Fri, 12/25/2020 - 05:12
As they paraded through a Bangkok shopping mall in crop tops to mock Thailand's king, protesters made an incongruous sight among the festive decorations.They brought ...

China trade with North Korea hits record low for second month

Thu, 12/24/2020 - 13:10
The total volume of trade between the two nations dropped 23% from a month earlier to $1.27 million in November.

China looks to cut inequality in order to boost the economy

Thu, 12/24/2020 - 06:50
Although China is the only major economy set to grow this year due to its effective control of the pandemic, a new slogan signals that ...

‘What choice do we have?’: Rohingya women face odyssey of misery

Wed, 12/23/2020 - 09:49
As conditions deteriorate in increasingly overcrowded Bangladeshi refugee camps, desperate parents are marrying off their daughters to Rohingya men thousands of kilometers away in Malaysia.

Trudeau shuts out China again by rejecting Arctic gold deal

Wed, 12/23/2020 - 06:24
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government rejected a plan by China’s Shandong Gold Mining Co. to acquire a gold miner that operates in the Canadian ...

Hong Kong’s courts are the last check on Beijing’s growing power

Wed, 12/23/2020 - 04:12
The courts are on the front lines of a clash between two very different legal systems.

‘Each day is critical’: South Korea’s 11th-hour battle with COVID-19

Wed, 12/23/2020 - 03:58
In several provinces across South Korea, there are no ICU beds available to treat the rapidly rising number of COVID-19 patients. As of Monday, the ...

Leaving Hong Kong: A family makes a wrenching decision

Tue, 12/22/2020 - 13:18
Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers are expected to emigrate as Beijing tightens its grip over its most restive city.

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