Worst COVID-19 scenario, Indonesia battles 54,000 cases per day
For the first time, Indonesia recorded over 54,000 new coronavirus cases a day, exceeding previous daily infections in India, whose devastating outbreak is winding down. Indonesia is establishing itself as Asia's new virus madness center. Officials are concerned that the more highly transmissible Delta variant is spreading from the Indonesian islands ...
‘Ghost boat’ washed up in Japan, believed from NKorea, contained human remains
The wreckage of a boat authorities believe originated from North Korea has been discovered washed up on the shores of the Japanese island Sado, on Friday, Dec. 27. It contained the remains of up to seven people. Some bodies found on the boat were "partially skeletonized," suggesting the victims may have ...
Thousands protest in Indonesia and Malaysia against China’s repression of Uighurs
Thousands of people took to the streets in Indonesia and Malaysia on Friday, Dec. 27, to protest the repression of nearly 2 million ethnic Uighurs by the Chinese communist regime. In Malaysia, some 700 members of various groups gathered outside the Chinese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. The demonstrations took place after Malaysian ...
The role of Washington-Beijing ties on northeast Asia
Regional experts from the United States, China, and South Korea examine the current relationship between Washington and Beijing, its impact on northeast Asia, and how it might improve
Rising-star Philippine economy slips, 2019 seen as pivotal
The GDP rose 6.2 percent in 2018, less than the previous two years, because of late-year inflation and storm damage to farmland
Asia shares mixed ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20 summit
Share prices were mixed Friday in Asia ahead of the planned meeting by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 major economies summit this weekend. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.4 percent to 22,351.06 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 0.5 percent to ...
Analysis: Rising U.S., China rivalry deepening rifts in Asia
All the usual rituals of international summits were there: the group photos, the gala dinners, the noticeably vibrant shirts leaders force themselves into. But eclipsing all of that at Asia's two big meetings was some unusually forthright criticism that exposed deepening divisions rattling the region. Front and center was the rivalry ...
Asian shares fall on sign of escalating U.S.-China tensions
Asian markets fell on Wednesday after a trade dispute between the U.S. and China stalled a weekend meeting, dimming hopes that it could be resolved once their leaders meet. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 0.4 percent to 21,507.54 and the Kospi in South Korea was down 0.3 percent at ...
Asia shares mixed on uncertainty over trade tensions
Shares were mixed in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.6 percent to 21,667.72 while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 0.1 percent to 26,136.04. South Korea's Kospi rose ...
U.S. flexes new muscle in Asia
In Singapore, Vice President Mike Pence seeks to reassure a region that feels pressured by Beijing’s expansion in the South China Sea
US hurricane, Asian typhoon: 1 brings water, the other, wind
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nature expresses its fury in sundry ways. Two deadly storms — Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut — roared ashore on the same day, half a world apart, but the way they spread devastation was as different as water and wind.
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