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- Sri Lanka Easter bombings investigation calls for former President to be prosecutedon February 25, 2021 at 4:17 pm
An investigation into the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka has called for the country’s former President as well as senior police and intelligence officials to be prosecuted.
- Two dead after undercover cops shoot at each other in Philippines drug buston February 25, 2021 at 4:17 pm
Two police officers in the Philippines were killed in a shootout with other federal agents during a botched undercover drug bust, according to official state media Philippine News Agency (PNA).
- 4 Chinese soldiers died in bloody India border clash last year, China revealson February 25, 2021 at 4:17 pm
China has revealed that four of its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers were killed during a bloody hand-to-hand battle with Indian troops on the two countries’ disputed border high in the Himalayas in June 2020.
- India was in crisis months ago. Why have its Covid cases plummeted?on February 25, 2021 at 4:17 pm
Six months ago, India was in crisis. Critically ill Covid-19 patients were being turned away from hospitals. Doctors were collapsing from exhaustion. And the virus was spreading through crowded slums, home to millions of the country’s poorest people.
- By day, Myanmar’s protesters are defiant dissenters. By night, they live in fear of arrest during an internet blackouton February 25, 2021 at 4:17 pm
Many citizens in Myanmar have told CNN they are terrified of being dragged from their beds in nighttime or early morning raids, which have become frequent occurrences since the military coup.
- Myanmar police open fire on protesters in Mandalay leaving at least two dead, say reportson February 25, 2021 at 4:17 pm
Police opened fire on protesters in the Myanmar city of Mandalay on Saturday, leaving at least two dead, according to volunteer emergency workers cited by Reuters and AFP news agencies who have reporters on the ground.
- Beijing’s 2008 Olympics was a soft power victory for China, but 2022 may be another storyon February 25, 2021 at 4:17 pm
As the sound of fireworks rang out over Beijing to mark the close of the 2008 Summer Olympics, China’s leaders could have been forgiven for breathing a sigh of relief.
- on February 25, 2021 at 4:17 pm
Myanmar’s military seized power in a coup on February 1, detaining civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior government officials.
- Australian Open Fast Factson February 25, 2021 at 4:17 pm
Read CNN’s Fast Facts about the Australian Open, one of four competitions that make up the “Grand Slam” in professional tennis.
- Huge demonstrations across Myanmar despite military’s warningon February 25, 2021 at 4:17 pm
Huge crowds brought Myanmar’s towns and cities to a standstill Monday in a mass strike against the coup, despite a warning from the military junta that protesters will “suffer loss of life” if demonstrations confront security forces.
- Philippines offers to let nurses work in Britain and Germany in exchange for coronavirus vaccineson February 25, 2021 at 4:17 pm
The Philippines will let thousands of its health care workers, mostly nurses, take up jobs in Britain and Germany if the two countries agree to donate coronavirus vaccines, a senior official said on Tuesday.
- Hong Kong’s new loyalty oath requires all lawmakers to love China — and the Communist Partyon February 25, 2021 at 4:17 pm
What does it mean to be a patriot in modern China? Can someone love the country while opposing the ruling Communist Party?
- Chinese court orders man to pay ex-wife $7,700 for housework in landmark divorce caseon February 25, 2021 at 4:17 pm
A court in China has ordered a man to pay thousands of dollars in compensation to his former wife for housework she shouldered during their five-year marriage, in a landmark divorce ruling that has sparked discussion in the country over the value of unpaid domestic duties.
- China detains six people for ‘insulting’ soldiers killed in India border clashon February 25, 2021 at 4:17 pm
China has detained at least six people for allegedly defaming four servicemen killed in a bloody border clash with India last June, as state media wages a propaganda campaign hailing the dead troops as martyrs.
- Japan increases protection for US military amid ‘severe security environment’on February 25, 2021 at 4:17 pm
Japan’s military performed 25 missions in 2020 in defense of US ships or planes, a sign of the growing integration of two of Asia’s most powerful armed forces.
- India’s groundwater crisis threatens food security for hundreds of millions, study sayson February 25, 2021 at 4:17 pm
Hundreds of millions of people in India face a serious threat to their livelihoods and food security due to overexploitation of vital water supplies, according to the authors of a new study.
- Indonesia hunts for missing after mine collapse kills threeon February 25, 2021 at 7:20 am
JAKARTA: Indonesian rescuers hunted for survivors Thursday (Feb 25) after an illegal gold mine collapsed killing at least three people, with more believed to be buried under the rubble, officials said. A landslide Wednesday evening buried the remote site on Sulawesi island’s Parigi Moutong …
- Opponents, supporters of Myanmar coup scuffle as more protests plannedon February 25, 2021 at 7:03 am
Supporters and opponents of Myanmar’s military clashed on the streets of Yangon on Thursday (Feb 25) as authorities blocked students from leaving their campus to march, a day after a first flurry of diplomacy aimed at resolving the crisis. The country has been in turmoil since the army seized …
- Helicopters, firefighters battle forest fires in Japanon February 25, 2021 at 6:48 am
Helicopters, firefighters battle 2 forest fires in Japan
- Indonesia to secure Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for private useon February 25, 2021 at 6:36 am
Indonesia will receive at least two million doses of a coronavirus vaccine produced by China’s Sinopharm for use in a private vaccination scheme due to run alongside a national inoculation programme, a minister said on Thursday.
- Hong Kong landlords snap up UK propertyon February 25, 2021 at 6:34 am
HONG KONG: Hong Kong residents are buying more houses and apartments to lease out for income in Britain, property agents say, a trend that coincides with what many expect to be a wave of emigration after China passed a national security law last year. Hong Kongers became the fifth largest foreign …
- Philippines to receive first COVID-19 vaccines, start inoculations next weekon February 25, 2021 at 6:23 am
MANILA: The Philippines will take delivery of its first COVID-19 vaccines at the weekend, allowing it to kick off its inoculation programme from next week, a senior official said on Thursday (Feb 25). Despite having among the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in Asia, the Philippines …
- South Korea preps COVID-19 vaccines after political scuffle over first shotson February 25, 2021 at 6:10 am
SEOUL: South Korean politicians won’t be the first in line when the country kicks off its COVID-19 vaccination drive on Friday (Feb 26), despite calls from the opposition party for the president to roll up his sleeve and take a shot to reassure vaccine sceptics. Leading political figures spent the …
- Tear-jerker Chinese film proves massive box-office successon February 25, 2021 at 6:09 am
Audiences are cramming into Chinese cinemas to watch a sentimental comedy that has rapidly become one of the most popular films of all time in the country and marks a triumphant debut for its female director.
- Rescuers hunt for survivors after Indonesia landslideon February 25, 2021 at 6:05 am
JAKARTA: Rescue teams in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province searched for survivors on Thursday (Feb 25) after a landslide in an illegal gold mining area killed at least three people, with more feared dead, disaster officials said. Teams comprised of police, military and the local disaster …
- US consulate completes Hong Kong property sale after Beijing greenlighton February 25, 2021 at 6:03 am
The US Consulate in Hong Kong has completed a multi-million-dollar property sale that was previously put on ice after Beijing refused to grant permission, the buyer announced Thursday.
- Huawei, controversial in the West, is going strong in the Gulfon February 25, 2021 at 6:00 am
Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is enjoying an extended honeymoon with oil-rich Gulf nations, despite being criticised in the United States and Europe as a potential security threat.
- Facebook bans all Myanmar military-linked accounts and adson February 25, 2021 at 5:59 am
YANGON: Social media giant Facebook announced on Thursday (Feb 25) it was banning all accounts linked to Myanmar’s military as well as ads from military-controlled companies in the wake of the army’s seizure of power on Feb 1. Facebook said in a statement that it was treating the post-coup …
- Brittany Higgins Files Police Report on Parliament House Rape Claimby Livia Albeck-Ripka on February 25, 2021 at 5:35 am
Brittany Higgins has filed a formal police report against a former government employee who she said raped her in Australia’s Parliament House in 2019, roiling the government.
- Fading Sri Lankan Hopes for Justice Rest on U.N. Rights Councilby Mujib Mashal on February 25, 2021 at 5:34 am
The government, strongly tied to the military, is blocking inquiries into wartime atrocities, undermining efforts to learn the fates of thousands of missing people.
- Hong Kong’s Lesson to Schoolchildren: Love China, No Questions Askedby Vivian Wang on February 25, 2021 at 5:27 am
Through new lesson plans and expensive publishing projects, the government hopes to teach future generations a curated lesson about the city’s past.
- China’s Xi declares ‘complete victory’ in campaign to stamp out rural povertyon February 25, 2021 at 5:18 am
BEIJING: President Xi Jinping declared “complete victory” in China’s effort to eradicate rural poverty at a ceremony on Thursday (Feb 25) in Beijing to celebrate what has been a signature initiative of his tenure. China credits Xi’s leadership with lifting nearly 100 million people from poverty …
- Japan set to halt new development aid to Myanmar: Reportson February 25, 2021 at 4:43 am
Japan is finalising plans to halt new development aid to Myanmar, the Asahi Shimbun daily reported on Thursday, as Western allies impose sanctions and threaten further action over the Southeast nation’s military coup.
- China target to allow air pollution to rise slightly in 2021on February 25, 2021 at 4:38 am
BEIJING: China’s air quality targets for this year will be set at a slightly higher level than last year’s average, an official said on Thursday (Feb 25), after pollution fell significantly in the early part of 2020 due to coronavirus-related lockdowns. China will seek to keep average levels of …
- Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts in Aftermath of Coupby Mike Isaac and David E. Sanger on February 25, 2021 at 4:14 am
The move plunges the social network into the post-coup politics of the roiled nation, after years of criticism over how Myanmar’s military had used the site.
- Tokyo 2020 organisers warn against big gatherings during torch relayon February 25, 2021 at 3:53 am
The Tokyo Olympic Organising Committee said on Thursday they are asking spectators for the upcoming torch relay to support by clapping, and will broadcast the event live to avoid gatherings.
- Vaccines ‘encouraged’ but not compulsory for athletes at Tokyo Olympics: Coateson February 25, 2021 at 3:34 am
Athletes are being encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of the Tokyo Olympics but it will not be compulsory, IOC Vice President John Coates said on Thursday.
- The third ‘Spider-Man’ film finally has a titleon February 25, 2021 at 3:32 am
Until Wednesday, rumors about the title of the third Spider-Man film have been a web of lies. But the truth has been revealed.
- GameStop shares surge more than 100%on February 25, 2021 at 3:28 am
GameStop shares climbed rapidly and were halted twice for volatility ahead of the closing bell Wednesday. The gaming retailer’s stock was priced at $91.71 at market close, up nearly 104% from the previous day.
- 5 questions answered about Johnson & Johnson’s vaccineon February 25, 2021 at 2:34 am
The US is one step closer to having a third Covid-19 vaccine and it can’t come soon enough.
- No Protests in War-torn Half of Myanmar’s Rakhine State, Where Some See Upside of Coupon February 25, 2021 at 1:49 am
Longstanding resentments toward the center leave many Rakhines ambivalent about the Feb. 1 coup.
- Chinese Aircraft Carry Out Exercises, Pressure Taiwan in South China Sea Regionby By Zachary Haver on February 25, 2021 at 1:45 am
The PLA’s flights near the Pratas Islands and Taiwan appear to serve Beijing’s political interests in the Taiwan Strait.
- Report: Chinese Development in Tibet Meets State Needs, Fails Tibetanson February 25, 2021 at 1:36 am
Chinese investments in Tibet have integrated the region more closely with China, but Tibetans themselves are being economically marginalized, an India-based advocacy and research group says.
- Tiger Woods car crash updateson February 25, 2021 at 1:21 am
The rollover car crash that seriously injured Tiger Woods outside Los Angeles on Tuesday was an accident and investigators won’t pursue any charges against the golf great, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Wednesday.
- US, rights groups criticise Malaysia for deportations to Myanmaron February 25, 2021 at 1:10 am
The United States expressed concern over Malaysia’s deportation of nearly 1,100 Myanmar nationals and urged countries in the region to hold off on any repatriations in light of the Feb. 1 military coup in Myanmar, State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Wednesday.
- Amid Shortfalls, Biden Signs Executive Order to Bolster Critical Supply Chainsby Jim Tankersley and Ana Swanson on February 25, 2021 at 12:29 am
The order is intended to help insulate the economy from future shortages of critical imported components by making the United States less reliant on foreign supplies.
- Uyghur Student Confirmed Jailed After Forced Return From Egypton February 24, 2021 at 11:57 pm
Bakihaji Helil was handed a nine-year prison sentence for having studied abroad, according to sources.
- Bangladesh Urges New US Administration to Appoint Special Envoy on Rohingyaon February 24, 2021 at 11:53 pm
The US is best placed to take the lead and coordinate international pressure on Myanmar, which is responsible for the crisis, Bangladesh’s top diplomat says.
- US Sec State Blinken Says China ‘Will be Held to Account’ For Xinjiang Abuses at UN Rights Councilon February 24, 2021 at 11:47 pm
The warning came as the State Department doubled down on its designation of genocide in the region.
- Coronavirus-weary Australia hails prospect of Brisbane Olympicson February 24, 2021 at 11:18 pm
Australians will see the prospect of Brisbane hosting the Olympics in 2032 as a symbol of hope as the country emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, Queensland state premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Thursday.
- In First Post-coup Diplomatic Encounters, Myanmar Envoy Meets Thai, Indonesian Officialson February 24, 2021 at 7:59 pm
Indonesian foreign minister Retno Marsudi tells Myanmar’s foreign minister the wishes of Myanmar’s people must be heard, saying their welfare and safety are of ‘paramount importance.’
- Your Thursday Briefingby Jillian Rayfield on February 24, 2021 at 7:27 pm
The global vaccine sharing program kicks off.
- How the Military Behind Myanmar’s Coup Took the Country Offlineby Hannah Beech and Paul Mozur on February 24, 2021 at 7:12 pm
As the military seized power again, the generals moved quickly to take the country offline, criminalize online dissent and block social media.
- What’s Behind the Planned Uzbekistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan Railway?by Hugh Ollard on February 24, 2021 at 7:12 pm
The three countries agreed on a roadmap for building a new railway, but what are the prospects of, and problems along, the route?
- A Top Democrat Warns Against a Hasty Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Afghanistanby Eric Schmitt on February 24, 2021 at 7:06 pm
Senator Jack Reed said he favored seeking an extension of the May 1 deadline for withdrawing troops that President Donald Trump and the Taliban negotiated last year.
- After Supreme Court Ruling, Thousands Celebrate Reinstatement of Nepal’s Parliamentby Associated Press on February 24, 2021 at 6:17 pm
The prime minister’s decision to dissolve the legislature has been overturned by the court after months of mass protests.
- Biden to Order a Review of US Supply Chains for Vital Goodsby Associated Press on February 24, 2021 at 6:10 pm
Over the past year, the fragility of vital supply chains has been revealed repeatedly.
- Husband Must Pay Wife $7,700 for Years of Housework, Chinese Court Rulesby Javier C. Hernández on February 24, 2021 at 4:54 pm
Some in China hailed the divorce court case as a breakthrough, but many noted that full-time nannies are paid far more.
- Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov in Russia for First Foreign Visitby Catherine Putz on February 24, 2021 at 4:37 pm
Russia as a first destination for a Kyrgyz president is no surprise; it’s essentially tradition.
- Imran Khan’s Sri Lanka Visit: Progress Amid Constraintsby Umair Jamal on February 24, 2021 at 4:32 pm
Colombo has offered Khan a symbolically warm welcome but not afforded him opportunities to raise concerns about India — or Sri Lanka’s Muslim minority.
- Hong Kong Sets Aside US $1 Billion For ‘National Security’ Fundon February 24, 2021 at 4:10 pm
The boost to the ‘national security’ budget comes amid a city-wide crackdown on political opposition and peaceful criticism of the government.
- Trusted Witness Silenced in Tibeton February 24, 2021 at 3:36 pm
Kunchok Jinpa, a Tibetan tour guide beloved for his cultural activism and trusted for timely, accurate reports about events in his region, died aged 51 on Feb. 6, three months after he was hospitalized with paralysis and a brain hemorrhage as a result of torture in prison. He had vanished in custody after being detained on Nov. 8, 2013, leading to a near total shutdown of news from Driru, where Tibetans had resisted a Chinese mining project on a sacred mountain and a campaign to force residents to fly red Communist Party flags on their houses.
- Thai court ousts 3 Cabinet members found guilty of seditionon February 24, 2021 at 3:35 pm
BANGKOK: Three Cabinet ministers in Thailand were forced to leave their posts on Wednesday (Feb 24) after a court found them guilty of sedition for taking part in sometimes-violent protests in 2013 and 2014 against the government then in power. The Criminal Court in Bangkok found Digital Economy …
- Commandos Confront a World After the Forever Warby Jacob Parakilas on February 24, 2021 at 3:30 pm
As great power competition rises to the fore – and counterterrorism operations recede into the background – U.S. special forces will have to adapt.
- Turkey sentences three to jail for helping Ghosn flee Japanon February 24, 2021 at 3:21 pm
An Istanbul court on Wednesday sentenced three Turks to four years and two months in prison for helping smuggle former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn in a musical instrument case to Lebanon from Japan.
- Indonesia says it held intensive talks with both sides of Myanmar crisison February 24, 2021 at 3:08 pm
BANGKOK: Indonesia is holding intensive talks with both the Myanmar military and representatives of the ousted elected government in a bid to end a crisis over a Feb 1 military coup, Indonesia’s foreign minister said on Wednesday (Feb 24). Indonesia has taken the lead within the Association of …
- Where a Vaccination Campaign Faces Skepticism, War and Corruptionby David Zucchino and Najim Rahim on February 24, 2021 at 3:00 pm
A half-million doses arrived this month in Afghanistan, where many insist the virus isn’t real and vaccines aren’t needed. Those who want the vaccine fear that only the well-connected will receive it.
- Police in China’s Guangdong Question Activist Over Support For Myanmar Protestson February 24, 2021 at 2:28 pm
Xiao Yuhui is repeatedly summoned to the police station after he started an online signature campaign opposing the military coup.
- Sri Lankan Muslims Pin Hopes on Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khanby Tasnim Nazeer on February 24, 2021 at 2:18 pm
Muslims hope Khan will address growing Islamophobia in Sri Lanka during his visit to the island.
- Unfriending Australia: Facebook’s Nuclear Optionby Conor McLaughlin on February 24, 2021 at 1:55 pm
How the current standoff between Facebook and the Australian government came about.
- Which country leads the electric vehicle race in 2021?by Dashveenjit Kaur on February 24, 2021 at 12:50 pm
China is still far ahead and 1.9 million EVs are expected to be sold in China this year Nordic countries still prove to be fast adopters of electric cars Some Chinese carmakers are already looking for growth opportunities in other parts of the world, especially Europe Last year was a tough year for almost every… Read more » The post Which country leads the electric vehicle race in 2021? appeared first on TechHQ.
- Myanmar junta’s top diplomat in talks with Thailand, Indonesiaon February 24, 2021 at 12:47 pm
BANGKOK: The Myanmar junta’s foreign minister visited Thailand on Wednesday (Feb 24) as regional powers tried to broker an end to three weeks of deadly unrest triggered by a military coup. Foreign minister Wunna Maung Lwin held talks with his counterparts from Thailand and Indonesia in what was …
- Thailand says it nears a COVID-19 vaccine passport, hopes to welcome tourists in Q3on February 24, 2021 at 12:20 pm
BANGKOK: Thai authorities are preparing a plan to ease restrictions for travellers vaccinated against the coronavirus, senior officials said on Wednesday (Feb 24), as the country looks to revive a tourism industry battered by travel curbs. Measures for vaccinated visitors would be introduced step …
- Philippine foreign minister defends move to monitor foreign funding for NGOson February 24, 2021 at 11:55 am
The Philippines’ top diplomat on Wednesday defended a new order requiring all international aid for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to be cleared with the foreign ministry, saying the aim was to stamp out funding for terrorism.
- Chinese court orders man to pay ex-wife for housework in landmark rulingon February 24, 2021 at 11:28 am
A Chinese man has been ordered to pay his ex-wife almost $8,000 for years of unpaid housework, in a landmark divorce case that has sparked furious debate in China.
- Vietnam’s first batch of COVID-19 vaccine arrives from South Koreaon February 24, 2021 at 11:27 am
Vietnam received the first batch of 117,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday ahead of the planned rollout of the Southeast Asian country’s vaccination programme from next month.
- Chinese official calls for ‘joint efforts’ in China-US tradeon February 24, 2021 at 11:13 am
BEIJING: China’s commerce minister appealed to Washington for “joint efforts” to revive trade but gave no indication on Wednesday (Feb 24) when tariff war talks might resume or whether Beijing might offer concessions. “Cooperation is the only correct choice,” Wang Wentao said at a news conference …
- Nissan says not in talks with Apple on self-driving carsby Joe Devanesan on February 24, 2021 at 10:50 am
Japan’s Nissan has become the latest automaker to dismiss claims it is working with tech titan Apple on its vaunted self-driving cars project Japanese automaker Nissan said Monday it is not in talks with Apple to develop self-driving cars, a week after Hyundai also denied reports it was discussing the top-secret project with the US… Read more » The post Nissan says not in talks with Apple on self-driving cars appeared first on TechHQ.
- Malaysia’s king says parliament can convene during emergencyon February 24, 2021 at 10:04 am
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah said on Wednesday (Feb 24) parliament can convene during a state of emergency, a move that could open the door for the opposition to launch a fresh confidence vote to challenge Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Last month, the king declared a …
- Russian fugitive nabbed in Bali after dramatic escapeon February 24, 2021 at 10:02 am
A Russian fugitive whose dramatic sprint out of an Indonesian immigration office was captured on CCTV has been caught again after two weeks on the run, authorities said Wednesday.
- Deaths Fell in Japan Last Year. How?by Ben Dooley and Hikari Hida on February 24, 2021 at 9:58 am
The decline indicated that methods for fighting the coronavirus have also been effective at curbing other illnesses.
- Malaysia urged to explain deportation of Myanmar detainees despite court orderon February 24, 2021 at 9:44 am
KUALA LUMPUR: Several lawmakers and rights groups on Wednesday (Feb 24) called on Malaysia’s government to explain its deportation of more than 1,000 Myanmar nationals, despite a court-ordered stay, with some saying the move could amount to contempt of court. The Kuala Lumpur High Court on Tuesday …
- Hackers attacking Vietnam dissidents: Amnesty Internationalon February 24, 2021 at 9:43 am
BANGKOK: Amnesty International said it has found that a hacking group known as Ocean Lotus has been staging more spyware attacks on Vietnamese human rights activists in the latest blow to freedom of speech in the communist-ruled country. The human rights group said Wednesday that Amnesty Tech’s …
- South Korea’s fertility rate falls to lowest in the worldon February 24, 2021 at 9:38 am
SEOUL: South Korea’s fertility rate fell to the lowest in the world last year, data showed on Wednesday (Feb 24), as uncertainty over the coronavirus discouraged couples from marrying and having children. The number of expected babies per South Korean woman fell to 0.84 in 2020, dropping further …
- Commentary: Has Myanmar coup sparked rethinking on non-interference among ASEAN countries?on February 24, 2021 at 9:32 am
Stronger words from Indonesia, Singapore and other ASEAN countries may seem new but do not supplant the important and consistent behind-the-scenes diplomatic work, says Dr Nehginpao Kipgen,
- Hong Kong to spend US$15.4 billion to stabilise virus-ravaged economyon February 24, 2021 at 9:19 am
HONG KONG: Hong Kong will introduce HK$120 billion (US$15.4 billion) in fiscal measures to help businesses and residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as it looks towards economic growth later this year following a recession in 2020. The measures — which include tax relief, loans for the …
- North Korean defector undetected for hours after swimming to Southon February 24, 2021 at 9:07 am
SEOUL: A North Korean defector wore a diving suit and fins during a daring six-hour swim around one of the world’s most fortified borders, a Seoul official said, and was caught only after apparently falling asleep. Bungling South Korean forces did not spot the man’s audacious exploit despite him …
- The rise of ‘splinternet’ amid heightened nationalismby Dashveenjit Kaur on February 24, 2021 at 8:50 am
The open web is now a mere shadow of its former self and dubbed as the ‘splinternet’. Splinternet is often defined as the balkanization of the net, as nations try to preserve their sovereign identities and economic interest The era of fragmented and divided internet is now upon us. As cyberspace is getting more controlled… Read more » The post The rise of ‘splinternet’ amid heightened nationalism appeared first on TechHQ.
- India warns states of worsening COVID-19 situation if rules ignoredon February 24, 2021 at 8:39 am
NEW DELHI: India warned on Wednesday (Feb 24) that a breach of guidelines on testing and other measures to contain the coronavirus could worsen a recent spurt in infections in many states, particularly after it detected several variants. Nearly a month after the health minister declared that COVID …
- Hong Kong hikes stock stamp duty for first time since 1993on February 24, 2021 at 8:32 am
HONG KONG: Hong Kong hiked stamp duty on stock trades on Wednesday (Feb 24) for the first time in almost three decades as it tries to plug a pandemic-induced record budget deficit, sending the local equity market tumbling. The business-friendly financial hub, which prides itself on low taxes and …
- Philippines to probe use of illegal COVID-19 vaccineson February 24, 2021 at 8:07 am
MANILA: The Philippines health ministry said on Wednesday (Feb 24) it will investigate the illegal use of unauthorised COVID-19 vaccines, after a presidential adviser admitted to receiving shots of a Sinopharm vaccine smuggled into the country. Ramon Tulfo, a celebrity radio and television host …
- Malaysian PM Muhyiddin receives COVID-19 jab as vaccine roll-out beginson February 24, 2021 at 7:48 am
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin received the first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Wednesday (Feb 24), kicking off the national COVID-19 immunisation programme. Next in line to be vaccinated at the health office in Putrajaya were Health Ministry director-general Noor …
- Malaysia ‘sugar daddy’ website boss charged after outcryon February 24, 2021 at 7:11 am
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia: The head of a controversial Malaysian “sugar daddy” dating website was charged on Wednesday (Feb 24) with causing public alarm after his claims that university students were using the service sparked an outcry. Sugarbook bills itself as a site “where romance meets finance” and …
- Elections can be held in Malaysia when half of population is vaccinated against COVID-19: Khairyon February 24, 2021 at 6:26 am
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia may be ready for a general election once half of its 32 million population is vaccinated, said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. Speaking to CNA in an exclusive interview on the eve of the roll-out of the biggest national immunisation programme …
- Myanmar’s military coup creates banking woeson February 24, 2021 at 6:07 am
Early bird customers of a military-owned bank queued anxiously as dawn light crept over Yangon, after a strict new limit on daily cash withdrawals fuelled rumours of a money shortage in post-coup Myanmar.
- Thailand receives its first coronavirus vaccineson February 24, 2021 at 6:02 am
Thailand received on Wednesday its first 200,000 doses of Sinovac Biotech’s CoronaVac, the country’s first batch of coronavirus vaccines, with inoculations set to begin in a few days.
- Philippine Senator Marks Four Years in Prison on Dubious Drug Chargesby Sebastian Strangio on February 24, 2021 at 5:31 am
While Leila de Lima has been acquitted of one charge, two more continue to hang over her.
- South Korea hails arrival of COVID-19 vaccines as first step in ‘return to normal’on February 24, 2021 at 5:18 am
South Korea shipped its first doses of a coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday, transferring AstraZeneca vaccines from a production facility in the country to a warehouse outside the capital of Seoul in preparation for this week’s inoculation drive.
- China’s bid to stop Wuhan COVID-19 spread cut deaths elsewhere from other causes: Studyon February 24, 2021 at 5:18 am
The number of deaths in China – excluding the coronavirus epicentre of Wuhan – fell slightly during the first three months of 2020, suggesting efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 reduced deaths from other causes, a new study showed.
- Hong Kong court says Jimmy Lai’s bail denied because risk of further offenceson February 24, 2021 at 5:03 am
A Hong Kong court said on Tuesday its denial of bail for media tycoon Jimmy Lai, the most high-profile person charged under a new the national security law, was due to the risk of his committing further offences.
- ‘Not the right time’ for foreign minister to visit Myanmar, says Indonesiaon February 24, 2021 at 4:30 am
JAKARTA: While Indonesia’s foreign minister remains “open to the option” of visiting Myanmar, it is currently “not the right time”, said the Indonesian foreign ministry on Wednesday (Feb 24). A leaked Myanmar government document earlier cited by Reuters said that Retno Marsudi had planned to fly …
- Japan regions push to end state of emergency as COVID-19 cases fallon February 24, 2021 at 3:20 am
TOKYO: Regional Japanese governments have requested emergency pandemic measures be lifted ahead of the Mar 7 scheduled end as new COVID-19 cases trend lower, the country’s economy minister said, adding the government will seek expert views before agreeing. A surge in cases prompted Japan to …
- What’s in Cambodia’s New Internet Gateway Decree?by Prashanth Parameswaran on February 24, 2021 at 1:30 am
The move exacerbates ongoing concerns about Internet freedom and its effects on the country’s political dynamics ahead of elections in 2022 and 2023.
- China Tightens Restrictions on Tibetan New Year Events, Citing COVID-19 Concernson February 24, 2021 at 12:56 am
Some Tibetans doubt authorities’ reasons for the ban on attendance at area monasteries, which promote not just religion but Tibetan cultural traditions.
- Why Did the Tatmadaw’s ‘War Fighters’ Seize Power?by Arthur Swan Ye Tun on February 24, 2021 at 12:55 am
To understand what motivated this month’s coup in Myanmar, you need to understand the army’s history and cloistered worldview.
- Japanese ‘Magnitsky Law’ Would Send a Strong Message to Cambodia’s Hun Senby Sam Rainsy on February 24, 2021 at 12:47 am
A Japanese Magnitsky law would allow Tokyo to develop a distinctive Asian voice on human rights and democracy.
- Chinese Investment in Laos Sparks Chinese-Language Learning Boomon February 24, 2021 at 12:11 am
Students say they view Chinese proficiency as a gateway to employment.
- Defying Court Order, Malaysia Deports Asylum Seekers to Myanmarby Sebastian Strangio on February 24, 2021 at 12:10 am
The U.N. refugee agency claims that the group included registered asylum seekers.
- Critics Roll Their Eyes as Vietnam Applies to Join UN Human Rights Councilon February 23, 2021 at 11:20 pm
Vietnam’s foreign minister Pham Binh Minh says Vietnam’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic protects the people’s ‘freedoms and rights.’
- Cambodian Land Dispute Victims Hold Mass Protest Demanding Release of Activistson February 23, 2021 at 11:07 pm
The activists had worked on behalf of several of the protesters in 11 provinces.
- Indonesian Foreign Minister Plans Trip to Myanmar: Reporton February 23, 2021 at 11:06 pm
An activist group in Myanmar condemns the plan, saying an official visit will be seen as a formal recognition of the ‘coup regime.’
- Your Wednesday Briefingby Melina Delkic on February 23, 2021 at 8:48 pm
The pandemic’s toll on women in Japan.
- Nepal’s Supreme Court Rules Dissolved Parliament Must Be Reinstatedby Bhadra Sharma on February 23, 2021 at 7:18 pm
The decision was a blow to the country’s prime minister, who dissolved the legislature after a protracted internal dispute within his ruling Nepal Communist Party.
- Philippines offers nurses in exchange for COVID-19 vaccines from Britain, Germanyon February 23, 2021 at 6:10 pm
MANILA: The Philippines will let thousands of its healthcare workers, mostly nurses, take up jobs in the United Kingdom and Germany if the two countries agree to donate COVID-19 vaccines, a senior official said on Tuesday (Feb 23). Britain’s health ministry said it was not interested in such a …
- China and India Declare Ladakh Victory – On Traditional and Social Mediaby Abhijnan Rej on February 23, 2021 at 4:15 pm
As the ten-month long standoff in Ladakh inches toward resolution, both sides are eager to score domestic points.
- Indian Court Grants Bail to Disha Ravi, Activist Arrested Over Farmers’ Protestsby Sameer Yasir on February 23, 2021 at 4:13 pm
Disha Ravi, an activist associated with Greta Thunberg, was charged after sharing a protest manual with farmers who were demonstrating against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.
- Malaysia deports more than 1,000 Myanmar nationals despite court orderon February 23, 2021 at 4:06 pm
LUMUT, Malaysia: Malaysia on Tuesday (Feb 23) deported more than 1,000 Myanmar detainees back to their homeland just weeks after a coup, despite a court order halting the repatriation and a storm of criticism. The migrants, whom activists say include vulnerable asylum seekers, departed on three …
- Indian Businesses Need to Take Action on the Myanmar Coupby Angshuman Choudhury on February 23, 2021 at 3:33 pm
Indian companies must suspend all commercial relationships with the Myanmar military.
- Japan’s Struggle for a Home-Grown COVID-19 Vaccineby Thisanka Siripala on February 23, 2021 at 3:13 pm
Japan’s lagging vaccine roll-out draws attention to the barriers in commercializing domestic vaccine production.
- Future Vaccines Depend on Test Subjects in Short Supply: Monkeysby Sui-Lee Wee and Bryan Tarnowski on February 23, 2021 at 3:12 pm
The pandemic has highlighted the United States’ dependence on China for research animals, reviving calls for a “strategic monkey reserve.”
- India says COVID-19 virus variants not behind spurt in caseson February 23, 2021 at 3:08 pm
NEW DELHI: India said on Tuesday (Feb 23) mutated versions of the coronavirus were not responsible for an upsurge in cases in two states, a potential relief for a country where mask-wearing and social distancing have largely disappeared. Maharashtra in the west and Kerala in the south account for …
- China and Russia: Vaccine Competitors or Partners?by Elizabeth Wishnick on February 23, 2021 at 2:56 pm
Despite cooperating on some aspects, China and Russia are also directly competing for the same vaccine markets – and the national prestige that comes with it.
- Probe into Sri Lanka attacks finds ex-president should face chargeson February 23, 2021 at 2:39 pm
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s ex-president and his intelligence chiefs should be prosecuted for failing to prevent suicide bombings two years ago on Easter Sunday that killed 279 people, according to an investigation released on Tuesday (Feb 23). Maithripala Sirisena, who left office last year, was found …
- On ‘Comfort Women’ and Academic Freedom: A Rebuttalby Yong-Shik Lee and Chan Un Park on February 23, 2021 at 2:24 pm
Academic freedom does not protect outright falsehoods and distortions.
- 9 women arrested in Philippines over suspected Abu Sayyaf suicide bomb plotson February 23, 2021 at 1:52 pm
MANILA: Philippine forces have arrested nine women who were related to Abu Sayyaf commanders and militants in the south and could have been “potential suicide bombers”, the military said Tuesday (Feb 23). The women were captured Friday in raids on houses in three towns in the predominantly Muslim …
- Welcome to the All-Consuming Great Power Competitionby Robert Farley on February 23, 2021 at 1:50 pm
The rhetoric of great power competition threatens to devour every other aspect of U.S. foreign policy.
- Korean Volleyball Players’ Abuse Case Triggers National Reckoning on Toxic Sports Culture by Mitch Shin on February 23, 2021 at 1:50 pm
Following reports alleging physical and verbal abuse by two female national volleyball team players, more and more professional athletes have been accused of bullying.
- Why Pacific Communities Rely on Facebook for Access to Newsby Joshua Mcdonald on February 23, 2021 at 1:18 pm
Facebook is set to reverse its block of news in Australia, but the interruption highlighted deeper information problems across the Pacific.
- US places sanctions on two Myanmar generals over coupon February 23, 2021 at 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday (Feb 22) imposed sanctions on two members of Myanmar’s military junta over the country’s Feb 1 coup. The United States said it was blocking any US property and suspending the entry into the country of two members of the newly ruling State Administrative …
- Hong Kong crafting ‘patriotic’ oath for local councils, Beijing wants loyalists in chargeon February 23, 2021 at 1:08 pm
HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s government will gazette a Bill later this week that will require community level district councils to pledge an oath of allegiance to the city’s mini Constitution, further stifling democratic opposition. Secretary for Mainland and Constitutional Affairs Erick Tsang said …
- China Plans Overhaul of Hong Kong’s Electionsby Keith Bradsher, Vivian Wang and Austin Ramzy on February 23, 2021 at 1:05 pm
The central government is likely to bypass local officials, just as it did with last year’s national security law.
- How blockchain is helping forge global trade tiesby Dashveenjit Kaur on February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
Blockchain technology has the potential to break the various silos that exist between parties involved in cross-border transactions The technology can help ease access to trade finance for SMEs in particular, reduce costs, and make it easier for them to participate in international trade In 2018, when the World Trade Organization (WTO) laid out blockchain’s… Read more » The post How blockchain is helping forge global trade ties appeared first on TechHQ.
- Myanmar junta chief urges economic action as Western pressure growson February 23, 2021 at 12:32 pm
The leader of Myanmar’s junta has called for energetic efforts to revive an ailing economy, state media reported on Tuesday (Feb 23), as Western countries considered more sanctions to press the generals to shun a violent crackdown on democracy protests. The call for focus on the economy came after …
- How digital omnichannel made change happen for the insurance sectorby RingCentral on February 23, 2021 at 12:11 pm
There have been very few positives that have come out of the recent epidemic that’s swept the world. But one glimmer of light has been the acceleration of digitisation in organisations, a boost caused by staff having to work from home. The companies some way down their digitisation “paths” will have reacted better than most,… Read more » The post How digital omnichannel made change happen for the insurance sector appeared first on TechHQ.
- Improper storage, use of explosives killed 10 Chinese minerson February 23, 2021 at 11:42 am
Improper storage, use of explosives killed 10 Chinese miners
- Gateway to India’s Northeast Faces Danger of Elephant Invasionby Rajeev Bhattacharyya on February 23, 2021 at 11:26 am
Rampant illegal encroachment of land along with depleting forest cover has led to a perilous situation in Guwahati.
- 3 ways blockchain is already disrupting digital advertisingby Dashveenjit Kaur on February 23, 2021 at 10:50 am
The transparent nature of blockchain data allows companies and customers alike to feel more secure Solutions by blockchain are fast becoming mainstream in marketing as it helps to eradicate advertising fraud While AI and analytics have benefited businesses more than consumers, blockchain may level the playing field by giving the power of data back to… Read more » The post 3 ways blockchain is already disrupting digital advertising appeared first on TechHQ.
- RateLinx Delivers Data-Based Decisions to Drive 20% Savings Across All Modesby RateLinx on February 23, 2021 at 10:34 am
Pivoting to a data-driven, information-first approach doesn’t need slash-and-burn. Instead, choose a vendor that’s experienced in the sector — RateLinx The post RateLinx Delivers Data-Based Decisions to Drive 20% Savings Across All Modes appeared first on TechHQ.
- The Asia-Pacific is Biden’s Top Security Priorityby Steven Stashwick on February 23, 2021 at 10:19 am
But the U.S. would find it difficult to disentangle from legacy commitments in Middle East.
- Thailand to start first COVID-19 vaccinations this weekon February 23, 2021 at 10:00 am
BANGKOK: Thailand will start vaccinating priority groups including health workers against COVID-19 by the end of this week, its prime minister said on Tuesday (Feb 23), a day ahead of the arrival of the country’s first coronavirus vaccines. Thailand will receive the first 200,000 of 2 million …
- Indonesian orangutans airlifted back to the wildon February 23, 2021 at 9:32 am
JAKARTA: Ten orangutans have been airlifted back to their natural habitat on Indonesia’s Borneo island, in the first release of the apes into the wild for a year due to the dangers of COVID-19 infection. The animals were flown by helicopter across the island’s dense jungle earlier this month to …
- G7 countries ‘firmly condemn’ Myanmar military attacks on protesterson February 23, 2021 at 9:10 am
LONDON: Group of Seven (G7) countries said on Tuesday (Feb 23) they “firmly condemn” violence committed by Myanmar’s security forces against protesters and urged them to “exercise utmost restraint and respect human rights and international law”. The bloc of wealthy nations – comprising Canada …
- 3 Phrases That Show Your Fleet Management Process Might Be Brokenby Chevin Fleet Solutions on February 23, 2021 at 9:09 am
“If it aint broke, don’t fix it”. A sensible sentiment, but only if you can tell when something is broken. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to know there is a problem until it’s too late. This is especially true of processes in growing businesses. In the beginning your focus is on business growth, not bureaucracy,… Read more » The post 3 Phrases That Show Your Fleet Management Process Might Be Broken appeared first on TechHQ.
- Telehealth, edtech and the tech trends influencing startups in 2021by Dashveenjit Kaur on February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am
Organizations including startups should evaluate existing and future technologies to see if they’ll be able to deliver the innovation at a scale that they’ll need to survive and thrive Covid-19 has reshaped trends, as many of them are brought about or will be emphasized to a greater extent due to the health crisis that the… Read more » The post Telehealth, edtech and the tech trends influencing startups in 2021 appeared first on TechHQ.
- Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer soldiers on ‘in defence of democracy’on February 23, 2021 at 8:46 am
Staying in different lodgings each night to evade arrest, the lawyer representing Aung San Suu Kyi says her trial will help determine whether Myanmar’s people again become “slaves” of the military.
- Vietnam details priorities for first phase of COVID-19 vaccinationson February 23, 2021 at 8:46 am
HANOI: Vietnam’s government said on Tuesday (Feb 23) health workers, diplomats and military personnel would be among the first to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when the country starts its inoculation programme next month. The country with a population of 98 million said it will receive 60 million …
- Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine gets nod in South Korea from first of three expert panelson February 23, 2021 at 8:30 am
SEOUL: The first of three expert panels in South Korea reviewing a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech gave its recommendation on Tuesday (Feb 23) for the government to approve the vaccine. The national pharmaceutical panel is planning to make its recommendation on Friday, the same …
- Indonesia dismisses report on action plan to help Myanmar military uphold promise of fresh pollson February 23, 2021 at 8:20 am
JAKARTA: Indonesia has dismissed a recent report suggesting that an action plan is being prepared to help the Myanmar military to uphold its promise of holding a new election. Foreign ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah told reporters on Tuesday (Feb 23) that Indonesia “has neither published nor …
- Sri Lankan bishops urge government to release inquiry on 2019 Easter blastson February 23, 2021 at 8:00 am
Sri Lankan bishops urge government to release blast inquiry
- Defrocked US priest on trial in Timor-Leste on sex abuse chargeson February 23, 2021 at 7:58 am
OECUSSE, Timor-Leste: A defrocked American priest went on trial on Tuesday (Feb 23) to face charges he sexually abused young girls at his shelter for orphans and children from impoverished families, marking the first clergy sex case to emerge in Timor-Leste — the most Catholic place in the world …
- Malaysian court halts Myanmar deportation after outcryon February 23, 2021 at 7:24 am
A Malaysian court ordered a temporary halt to a controversial plan to deport 1,200 Myanmar detainees to their homeland Tuesday weeks after a coup, following a last-ditch legal challenge.
- Carrie Lam gives support to electoral changes in Hong Kongon February 23, 2021 at 7:21 am
HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam gave her clear support on Tuesday (Feb 23) to electoral reforms in the city, a day after a top Beijing official signalled major changes would be coming to ensure it is run by “patriots”. Lam said political strife and unrest in the city, including anti …
- Why Suicide Rose Among Japanese Women During the Pandemicby Motoko Rich and Hikari Hida on February 23, 2021 at 7:05 am
Job losses, urban isolation, household burdens: Covid-19 has compounded the pressures on women, raising alarms in a country that has worked to reduce some of the world’s highest suicide rates.
- Malaysian Newspaper Editor Under Investigation for Criticizing Court Rulingby Sebastian Strangio on February 23, 2021 at 6:06 am
The probe is just the latest attempt by the Malaysian authorities to silence the pioneering news portal Malaysiakini.
- Afghan Civilian Casualties Soared After Start of Taliban Peace Talksby David Zucchino on February 23, 2021 at 6:01 am
Fighting intensified in the last quarter of 2020, after talks between the Afghan government and Taliban began. Before then, it had been a less deadly year than before.
- Why Communist Anti-Corruption Campaigns Never Workby David Hutt on February 23, 2021 at 5:53 am
Ongoing anti-graft campaigns in Vietnam and Laos focus on officials’ moral conduct without addressing the political structures that incentivize corruption.
- Malaysia prepares to deport Myanmar asylum seekers and detainees despite outcryon February 23, 2021 at 5:23 am
Malaysia began bussing asylum seekers and other detainees from Myanmar to a port where ships were waiting to take them back to their strife-torn homeland, even as rights groups made a late legal bid to stop their deportation, saying lives were at risk.
- Myanmar people’s wishes must be respected: Indonesian foreign ministeron February 23, 2021 at 4:54 am
JAKARTA: Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said on Tuesday (Feb 23) that Myanmar’s transition to democracy after this month’s coup should follow the wishes of its people. Her remarks came after anger from anti-coup protesters to a Reuters report that Indonesia is pushing a plan for the …
- Last Week Singapore Released Its 2021 Budget. What’s in It?by James Guild on February 23, 2021 at 3:18 am
In the aftermath of COVID-19, the city-state is characteristically looking to the private sector to get the economy moving again.
- On his birthday, Japan’s Emperor Naruhito hopes for bright future amid COVID-19 pandemicon February 23, 2021 at 3:08 am
Emperor Naruhito said he was anticipating a “bright future” as Japan began its coronavirus inoculation programme, during an address to mark his 61st birthday on Tuesday.
- Malaysian activists make legal bid to halt deportation of Myanmar detaineeson February 23, 2021 at 2:23 am
Malaysian activists made a last-ditch legal bid to halt the deportation Tuesday of 1,200 Myanmar detainees to their homeland weeks after a coup, following a storm of criticism.
- Canadian MPs call China’s Uighur treatment ‘genocide’on February 23, 2021 at 1:47 am
Canadian MPs passed a non-binding motion Monday calling China’s treatment of its Uighur minority a “genocide” and calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to officially label it as such.
- Trump offered Kim Jong Un a ride home on Air Force One following Vietnam summit, source sayson February 23, 2021 at 1:38 am
Then-President Donald Trump in 2019 offered North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a ride home on Air Force One following their Vietnam summit, a former senior administration official who was on the trip confirmed to CNN.
- The Myanmar Public Fights Not to End Up Like Thailandby Oren Samet on February 23, 2021 at 12:37 am
Myanmar’s army chief wanted a Thai-style coup. What he got was an uprising.
- Details Emerge of Indonesia’s ASEAN Push on Myanmar Crisisby Sebastian Strangio on February 23, 2021 at 12:22 am
The mooted plan would involve holding the junta to its plan of holding free and inclusive elections in a year’s time.
- Do India’s Cows Have Special Powers? Government Curriculum Is Ridiculedby Jeffrey Gettleman and Suhasini Raj on February 22, 2021 at 11:57 pm
The Hindu nationalist government postponed plans for a national student exam on cows that critics said used specious claims and substituted religion for science.
- EU agrees to sanctions on Myanmar coup, Russia crackdownon February 22, 2021 at 11:08 pm
BRUSSELS: European Union foreign ministers on Monday (Feb 22) agreed to impose sanctions on Russian officials for the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and to target Myanmar’s military over its seizure of power, the bloc’s top envoy said. The EU will press on with sanctions against …
- John Burgess on the Modern Life of Angkor Watby Sebastian Strangio on February 22, 2021 at 10:59 pm
Cambodia’s wondrous temples reflect the various stages of the country’s history, from colonialism to revolution to the present era of mass tourism.
- Commentary: Myanmar military’s leverage is actually waning, despite appearanceson February 22, 2021 at 10:40 pm
The world may be witnessing a tectonic shift in Myanmar’s political landscape underway, says a political science lecturer.
- Commentary: Major countries are concerned about implications of China’s rise. So is Chinaon February 22, 2021 at 10:40 pm
This is the first time in six decades that China and the West hold such fundamentally different views of China’s global trajectory, says a political science professor.
- Your Tuesday Briefingby Melina Delkic on February 22, 2021 at 9:06 pm
Grim U.S. milestone, but global signs of hope.
- Can China Change the Definition of Human Rights?by Shannon Tiezzi on February 22, 2021 at 8:32 pm
In a speech to the U.N. Human Rights Council, China’s foreign minister gave China’s preferred spin to the concept.
- What Has the US Learned About Supporting Afghanistan’s Women?by Catherine Putz on February 22, 2021 at 8:01 pm
Firstly, the country’s cultural context cannot be ignored.
- Outlook: China and the Transatlantic Alliance by Mercy A. Kuo on February 22, 2021 at 6:02 pm
Insights from Rachel Tausendfreund.
- Can the US and China Cooperate in Africa?by R. Maxwell Bone & Ferdinando Cinotto on February 22, 2021 at 5:17 pm
Competition aside, Washington and Beijing have many shared interests on the African continent, from security to economics to public health.
- Fukushima nuclear plant seismometers were broken, says operatoron February 22, 2021 at 4:13 pm
TOKYO: The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant said on Monday (Feb 22) that two seismometers at one of its three melted reactors have been out of order since last year and did not collect data when a powerful earthquake struck the area earlier this month. The acknowledgement …
- Malaysia Aviation Group’s court approval paves way for US$891m capital injectionon February 22, 2021 at 3:50 pm
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Aviation Group obtained court approval in Britain on Monday (Feb 22) for a deal between its leasing unit and a majority of its aircraft operating lessors, allowing it to begin a restructuring plan with new capital of RM3.6 billion (US$891 million). MAG, parent of Malaysia …
- How Will China Avoid Consequences for Its Uyghur Policy?by Bonnie Girard on February 22, 2021 at 3:20 pm
The international toll is growing. But the domestic consequences are what Beijing should truly fear.
- Japan renews claim on South Korea-held islandon February 22, 2021 at 2:59 pm
TOKYO: Japan renewed its claim on a contested island in the Sea of Japan held by South Korea at an annual event on Monday (Feb 22), escalating tensions between the neighbours whose relations were already strained over Seoul’s demands for compensation for Japanese actions in World War II. Monday is …
- India Sees New Lockdowns as Coronavirus Cases Rise Againby Associated Press on February 22, 2021 at 2:56 pm
The spike has been most pronounced in the western state of Maharashtra.
- Matraimov Placed in Pretrial Detention as Money Laundering Investigation Moves Aheadby Catherine Putz on February 22, 2021 at 2:31 pm
Matraimov, who pleaded guilty to corruption earlier this month and got off with a fine, may face new charges.
- Philippine capital to retain coronavirus curbs until mass vaccinations starton February 22, 2021 at 2:13 pm
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will maintain the current level of coronavirus restrictions in the capital Manila until mass vaccinations start, his spokesman said on Monday, despite calls to ease curbs and revive the country’s ailing economy.
- The Clubhouse Affair: A Stark Reminder of China’s Information Isolationby Sarah Cook on February 22, 2021 at 1:58 pm
A brief opening on an audio conversation app allowed Chinese users to speak freely with the outside world.
- A 1936 Coup Attempt in Japan Holds Lessons for the USby John D. Van Fleet on February 22, 2021 at 1:31 pm
The February 26 Incident in Japan may prove a prescient parallel to the insurrection attempt at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
- Restoring Ties by Restoring Monuments: Indian Diplomacy in Southeast Asiaby Krzysztof Iwanek on February 22, 2021 at 1:30 pm
Conservation of sacred sites is an important aspect of India’s diplomacy toward Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos.
- Britain denounces abuses ‘on industrial scale’ in China’s Xinjiangon February 22, 2021 at 1:17 pm
Britain’s foreign secretary Dominic Raab on Monday denounced torture, forced labour and sterilisations that he said were taking place against Muslim Uighurs on an “industrial scale” in China’s Xinjiang region.
- A Trust Deficit Is Hindering Hong Kong’s COVID-19 Responseby Jessie Lau on February 22, 2021 at 1:01 pm
In the wake of the national security law, public trust in the government has reached new lows. That is inevitably impacting Hong Kong’s pandemic response.
- Retailers turn to the micro fulfillment center to keep supply chains flowingby Joe Devanesan on February 22, 2021 at 12:50 pm
A micro fulfillment center and automated technology could deliver a faster service for customers while boosting profits for retailers. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to keep people indoors and away from public places, online shopping instances are increasing exponentially throughout the world. Previously struggling e-commerce segments like grocery deliveries are now enjoying a renaissance, chiefly… Read more » The post Retailers turn to the micro fulfillment center to keep supply chains flowing appeared first on TechHQ.
- Contemporary Interpretations of Traditional Asian Crafts at Collect 2021by Layne Vandenberg on February 22, 2021 at 12:42 pm
This year’s online edition of Collect art fair showcases how modern artists are interpreting Asian craft art forms into traditional and contemporary pieces.
- Protests swell after Myanmar junta raises spectre of forceon February 22, 2021 at 12:41 pm
YANGON: Protesters gathered in Myanmar’s biggest city on Monday (Feb 22) despite the ruling junta’s thinly veiled threat to use lethal force if people answered a call for a general strike opposing the military takeover three weeks ago. Despite roadblocks around the US Embassy in Yangon, more than …
- Mekong River levels rise ‘slightly’ amid conflicting regional dataon February 22, 2021 at 12:35 pm
BANGKOK: The inter-governmental Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on Monday (Feb 22) that levels on the vital waterway have “slightly” increased and it would look into why its outflow data from Chinese dams upstream differed from data later given by Beijing. Whether or not China’s 11 dams are …
- Deadly India floods bare conflicts from hydropower boomon February 22, 2021 at 11:26 am
RAINI, India: Growing up in a remote tribal village high in the Indian Himalayas, Kundan Singh loved to play on a field by the sparkling Rishiganga river. The 48-year-old recalls afternoons there competing in sports tournaments, surrounded by forests of pine. Fifteen years ago, bulldozers …
- Indonesia president warns of forest fires as hot spots detectedon February 22, 2021 at 11:21 am
JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday (Feb 22) local authorities should get prepared for potential forest fires later this year as hot spots had been detected on the island of Sumatra. The Southeast Asian country has suffered some of the biggest tropical forest fires outside …
- EU prepares measures against Myanmar coup leaderson February 22, 2021 at 10:12 am
BRUSSELS: European Union foreign ministers on Monday (Feb 22) tasked the bloc’s top diplomat and its executive wing with drawing up a series of measures to target those responsible for the military coup in Myanmar, as people rallied in the streets of the country’s biggest city. “The European Union …
- Top Chinese official outlines plan to ensure only ‘patriots’ run Hong Kongon February 22, 2021 at 9:41 am
A top Chinese official on Monday outlined plans to ensure only “patriots” run Hong Kong as Beijing seeks to neuter any remaining democratic opposition and take a more direct role in how the business hub is run.
- UN chief demands immediate halt to Myanmar ‘repression’on February 22, 2021 at 9:36 am
GENEVA: United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Monday (Feb 22) condemned the “brutal force” used by those behind Myanmar’s coup and urged the military to immediately halt the repression and release prisoners. In his annual address to the UN Human Rights Council, Guterres mentioned only one …
- Resurgence of COVID-19 in India’s Maharashtra forces fresh containment measureson February 22, 2021 at 9:20 am
MUMBAI: Alarmed by signs that a second wave of the COVID-19 epidemic is building, India’s richest state of Maharashtra ordered fresh restrictions on people’s movement and imposed night curfews in some cities, though not in the financial capital Mumbai. Maharashtra alone reported nearly 7,000 new …
- Malaysia’s AirAsia X assures recovery for lessors in new restructuring proposalon February 22, 2021 at 9:10 am
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian long-haul budget airline AirAsia X (AAX) has proposed a separate restructuring programme for its aircraft lessors that aims to tackle their concerns, citing a chance to recover rental losses, a document seen by Reuters shows. The airline, an affiliate of AirAsia Group, has …
- Hong Kong leader gets China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine to bolster public confidenceon February 22, 2021 at 8:50 am
HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam received China’s Sinovac vaccine on Monday (Feb 22) together with top officials at a live televised event to bolster public confidence ahead of the vaccine’s rollout in the global financial hub this week. Sinovac is the first COVID-19 vaccine to be …
- UN refugee agency calls for rescue of Rohingya stranded in Andaman Seaon February 22, 2021 at 7:57 am
COX’S BAZAR: The United Nations refugee agency on Monday (Feb 22) called for the immediate rescue of a group of Rohingya refugees who were adrift in their boat in the Andaman Sea without food or water, many of whom were ill and suffering from extreme dehydration. The agency said it understood some …
- Jakarta braces for more floods as rainy days expected this weekon February 22, 2021 at 7:50 am
JAKARTA: The Indonesian capital of Jakarta could see more flooding and landslides this week as the meteorology agency predicted rains of moderate to heavy intensity to sweep through the city over the next few days. The rains will primarily hit Jakarta in the evening and last well into the morning …
- Chinese state fund invests in gene firm BGIon February 22, 2021 at 7:44 am
SYDNEY: The Chinese government has made an investment in BGI Genomics, a listed Chinese company that has supplied millions of COVID-19 tests globally as the gene firm seeks to fund exponential growth driven by the pandemic. BGI Group, which runs a massive gene databank in China and has DNA …
- Philippines approves Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine but not for health workerson February 22, 2021 at 7:42 am
The Philippines has approved Sinovac Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, but will not give it to healthcare workers at risk of exposure due to its varying levels of efficacy, its Food and Drugs Agency (FDA) said on Monday.
- Indonesia’s Chandra Asri Petrochemical receives US$60m credit line from DBSon February 22, 2021 at 7:30 am
SINGAPORE: Indonesia’s PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical has received a US$60 million credit line from Singapore’s DBS Bank to help support the company’s plan to grow export sales, Chandra Asri and DBS Bank said in a joint statement on Monday (Feb 22). The credit line, in the form of a structured …
- Bangladesh’s Deafening Silence on the Myanmar Coupby Shakil Bin Mushtaq on February 22, 2021 at 7:29 am
Dhaka’s plans for resolution of the Rohingya crisis, and its broader relations with Myanmar, remain something of a mystery.
- The Military Tightens Its Grip on Access to Information in Myanmarby Emilie Lehmann-Jacobsen on February 22, 2021 at 7:16 am
To maintain the upper hand after the coup, the Tatmadaw is doing its best to choke off the flow of information.
- Vietnam Appoints Military Officer as Propaganda Chiefby Sebastian Strangio on February 22, 2021 at 5:45 am
Nguyen Trong Nghia previously oversaw the creation of a 10,000-strong army cyber unit to combat anti-government sentiment online.
- EU set to agree sanctions over Russia, Myanmar crackdownson February 22, 2021 at 5:12 am
EU foreign ministers are expected Monday to approve sanctions against those behind Russia’s crackdown on Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and his supporters, as well as those responsible for the coup in Myanmar.
- South Korea doctors threaten strike, fanning fears of COVID-19 vaccine rollout disruptionon February 22, 2021 at 4:22 am
SEOUL: Doctors in South Korea have threatened a protest strike against legislation to strip them of licences following criminal convictions, sparking fears about possible disruption of a coronavirus vaccination effort set to begin this week. Healthcare workers are set to receive the first batch of …
- Trump ‘offered Kim Jong Un a ride home on Air Force One’on February 22, 2021 at 3:32 am
Donald Trump offered North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a ride home on Air Force One after a summit in Hanoi two years ago, according to a new BBC documentary.
- Myanmar Protests Continue to Grow Despite Junta Threatsby Sebastian Strangio on February 21, 2021 at 11:43 pm
After three weeks, tensions between the military and the anti-coup protest movement are beginning to rise.
- Myanmar and Biden’s Broken-Down Car Dilemmaby Andrew Samet on February 21, 2021 at 10:38 pm
The Myanmar coup has posed an early test to the new administration’s promise to work with allies to forge an anti-authoritarian front.
- Is China’s COVID-19 Diplomacy Working in Southeast Asia?by Dingding Chen on February 19, 2021 at 7:05 pm
A recent poll suggests a mixed picture for China.
- Are Confucius Institutes in the US Really Necessary?by Gary Sands on February 19, 2021 at 6:27 pm
The teaching of Chinese language and culture in the U.S. will remain important, but are Chinese government funded institutes the best option?
- BioNTech Says Taiwan Will Receive Vaccines After Concerns China Impeded Dealby Nick Aspinwall on February 19, 2021 at 5:52 pm
The German manufacturer vowed to provide vaccines to Taiwan after worries that the Chinese government had tried to block a deal for 5 million doses.
- The Challenges and Opportunities of Japan-Russia Economic Relationsby Zhuoran Li on February 19, 2021 at 5:45 pm
On paper, Japan and Russia have complementary economies. In reality, trade and investment ties have been hard to forge.
- China Confirms Deaths in Galwan Clash with Indiaby Abhijnan Rej on February 19, 2021 at 4:58 pm
A PLA Daily article noted that two officers and three soldiers have received military honors for their performance during the June 15 clash – four of them posthumously.
- Woman Shot During Protest Against Myanmar Coup Diesby Associated Press on February 19, 2021 at 2:12 pm
Shot last week by police during a demonstration in Naypyitaw, Mya Thwet Thwet Khine died Friday.
- Past Imperfect: The Future of India’s Farmer Protestsby Monika Mondal on February 19, 2021 at 1:52 pm
After the violence on January 26, many had claimed the months-long protest would die out. That seems unlikely.
- Kerala and COVID: From Bright Spot to Black Sheep?by Sudha Ramachandran on February 19, 2021 at 7:36 am
The southern Indian state’s pandemic response has faltered in the recent months, despite early successes.
- Malaysian Court Finds News Portal Guilty Over Readers’ Commentsby Associated Press on February 19, 2021 at 6:17 am
The publication’s editor-in-chief said that the ruling would have “a chilling effect on freedom of expression in Malaysia.”
- Rights Groups Attack Malaysia’s ‘Abhorrent’ Deportation Planby Sebastian Strangio on February 19, 2021 at 12:24 am
Shortly after its coup d’etat, Myanmar’s military junta offered to help Malaysian authorities deport some 1,200 people.
- An End in Sight for the Philippines’ Maoist Insurgency?by Jack Broome on February 18, 2021 at 10:59 pm
The Philippine military claims that a breakthrough is around the corner, but a continuation of the conflict is convenient for many.
- Laos’ Pointless Electionby Mu Sochua on February 18, 2021 at 10:13 pm
The country votes in tightly-controlled elections this weekend – but don’t expect anything much to change.
- Cambodia’s Surviving Opposition Politicians Regroup Ahead of Electionsby Luke Hunt on February 18, 2021 at 10:02 pm
Former Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh is back in the political arena, but his chance of success is small.
- Will China Become More Active in Libya?by Guy Burton on February 18, 2021 at 8:04 pm
Will shifts in Libya’s political sphere change China’s approach to the country?
- India-Saudi Security Ties Getting Strongerby Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan on February 18, 2021 at 6:27 pm
While energy security continues to dominate the agenda, security and defense cooperation are becoming more important in the India-Saudi relationship.
- In Kyrgyzstan, Controversial Former Customs Official Matraimov Rearrestedby Catherine Putz on February 18, 2021 at 5:38 pm
A week ago, Matraimov pleaded guilty to corruption and was fined $3,000. He may soon face new charges.
- NATO Chief Dismisses Early Pullout of Afghan Troop Trainersby Associated Press on February 18, 2021 at 1:32 pm
“Our presence in Afghanistan is conditions based, and Taliban has to meet their commitments,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said.
- Oil Company OMV Petrom Leaves Kazakhstanby Paolo Sorbello on February 18, 2021 at 1:14 pm
Another investor has left Kazakhstan, highlighting the worsening business climate.
- Hashimoto Seiko Takes Over as Tokyo Olympic Presidentby Associated Press on February 18, 2021 at 1:09 pm
Following the blowback from the previous president’s sexist comments, the male-dominated Organizing Committee tapped a woman to lead.
- Why South Korea Still Hasn’t Vaccinated Anyone by Justin Fendos on February 18, 2021 at 12:30 pm
South Korea’s delayed start to vaccinations is likely due to the government’s initial preference for domestic production.
- Hostile Harbor: Proposed Legal Reform Bodes Ill for Vulnerable Migrants in Hong Kongby Surabhi Chopra and Raquel Amador on February 18, 2021 at 12:15 pm
If it passes, the bill will make an asylum system that is already harsh even less hospitable toward people fleeing persecution in their home countries.
- Fishing in Troubled Waters: The Palk Strait Dispute Flares Upby Jeevethan Selvachandran on February 18, 2021 at 7:16 am
The lack of a well-defined maritime boundary, along with heightened surveillance, is compounding India-Sri Lanka tensions.
- Indonesia Leading ASEAN Push on Myanmar Coupby Sebastian Strangio on February 18, 2021 at 5:09 am
Given its own history of transition from military rule, Indonesia is probably the nation best placed to lead the bloc’s diplomacy on Myanmar.
- Malaysia Ex-PM’s Wife Ordered to Make Defense in Graft Trialby Associated Press on February 18, 2021 at 4:30 am
The trial has shed additional light on the important role that the Malaysian First Lady played during her husband’s time in office.
- This Is Not the Time for Foreign Governments to Stay ‘Neutral’ in Myanmarby Kim Jolliffe on February 18, 2021 at 4:26 am
Myanmar is approaching an inflection point, but the window for meaningful foreign action is quickly closing.
- Cambodia’s Ball-and-Chain of Corruption and Inequalityby David Hutt on February 18, 2021 at 12:55 am
COVID-19 offered the Cambodian government an opportunity to curb the worst excesses of corruption. Instead, things went in the other direction.
- Extending its Crackdown, Cambodia Unveils Internet Gatewayby Sebastian Strangio on February 18, 2021 at 12:11 am
The proposed National Internet Gateway would give the CPP government a new tool for quashing critical online commentary.
- The FC-31, China’s ‘Other’ Stealth Fighterby Rick Joe on February 17, 2021 at 7:50 pm
A look at the jet with many names – and its carrier-based future.
- On ‘Comfort Women’ and Academic Freedomby Joseph Yi and Joe Phillips on February 17, 2021 at 7:12 pm
The recent controversy over a Harvard professor’s article showcases how limited the space for debate and discussion on the issue has become.
- Indian Journalist Acquitted of Defamation in #MeToo Caseby Associated Press on February 17, 2021 at 6:28 pm
Priya Ramani was the first of more than 20 women to come forward an allege sexual harassment by M.J. Akbar.
- Iranian and Russian Navies Exercise in Northern Indian Oceanby Abhijnan Rej on February 17, 2021 at 4:47 pm
While Moscow and Tehran continue to publicly signal their growing convergence, there is more to the relationship than what meets the eye.
- Should Australia Also Designate the Proud Boys a Terrorist Organization?by Grant Wyeth on February 17, 2021 at 3:10 pm
There has always been a considerable overlap between white supremacy and male supremacy, and male supremacy is a national security threat.
- India’s Foreign Secretary in Russia to Keep Marriage of Necessity on Trackby Abhijnan Rej on February 17, 2021 at 2:37 pm
Beyond flowery rhetoric and arms deals, New Delhi has extremely valid reasons to keep relations with Moscow on an even keel.
- President Biden’s Afghanistan Challengeby Daud Khattak on February 17, 2021 at 2:35 pm
The fate of the U.S.-Taliban deal hangs in the balance, while the peace process stalls. What will the Biden administration ultimately do about Afghanistan?
- China Steps Up Online Controls With New Rule for Bloggersby Associated Press on February 17, 2021 at 1:59 pm
Starting next week, China’s government will require bloggers to be approved to write on a wide range of topics, including economics, education, health, and foreign affairs.
- Momentum Builds for an Australian Magnitsky Actby Philip Citowicki on February 17, 2021 at 1:41 pm
A parliamentary committee recommended that Australia join the U.S., U.K., and others with similar legislation.
- India’s Defense Export Strategy: Balancing China in the Indian Ocean Regionby Prakash Panneerselvam on February 17, 2021 at 12:54 pm
The Aero India 2021 airshow shows India is hoping to boost its defense exports to IOR countries.
- Bloat and Warfareby Jacob Parakilas on February 17, 2021 at 12:16 pm
Canada’s new frigates are the size of cruisers, and indicative of a wider trend toward ever-more complicated and expensive weapons.
- Travel to Japan during Covid-19: What you need to knowon February 17, 2021 at 10:12 am
If you’re planning a trip to Japan, here’s what you’ll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the global coronavirus pandemic.
- How India is Trying to Police the Internetby Mohamed Zeeshan on February 17, 2021 at 9:06 am
As the Indian government’s actions during the farmers’ protest demonstrate, it is keen on curbing unfavorable opinion online. And existing laws may be enabling it.
- Will Pakistan Come Off the FATF Grey List?by Umair Jamal on February 17, 2021 at 7:36 am
Pakistan may have done enough work to stay on the clear. But that may not be sufficient.
- Thailand’s Creeping Digital Authoritarianismby Gerard McDermott on February 17, 2021 at 6:04 am
Since the military coup of 2014, Thailand has developed one of the most sophisticated systems of digital surveillance in Southeast Asia.
- Chinese Official Denies ‘Prior Knowledge’ of Myanmar Coupby Sebastian Strangio on February 17, 2021 at 5:29 am
There is little reason to doubt Beijing’s claim that the coup and ensuing crisis is “not what China wants to see.”
- How Timor-Leste Financed Its COVID-19 Effortsby Aashna Jamal on February 17, 2021 at 1:06 am
Despite domestic political gridlock, the country was able to secure funds to guard against COVID-19 – but its experience suggests many lessons for the future.
- Nepali Women Find Their Freedom of Movement Under Threatby Harsh Mahaseth and Chitij Karki on February 17, 2021 at 12:16 am
A controversial proposal to require women to get permission to travel abroad has reignited a debate on patriarchy in Nepal.
- Was Myanmar’s Coup Legal? And Does it Matter?by Sebastian Strangio on February 16, 2021 at 11:54 pm
For most of Myanmar’s modern history, the law has been shaped by the army’s power and interests rather than the other way around.
- After Manila: the Law of Armed Conflict and Victor’s Justiceby Robert Farley on February 16, 2021 at 9:33 pm
At the time, the defense of Manila was the single most consequential event of the Pacific War from the point of view of the law of armed conflict.
- Did China Build a Spy Network in Kabul?by Ezzatullah Mehrdad on February 16, 2021 at 7:04 pm
Amid murky allegations of contact with the Haqqani Network, the life of one Chinese national in Kabul comes under scrutiny.
- NATO Faces Conundrum as It Mulls Afghan Pulloutby Associated Press on February 16, 2021 at 5:04 pm
Some say NATO and the U.S. should send a strong message for peace to all sides in Afghanistan’s protracted conflict.
- Refining US Military Scenario-Planning for China and Russiaby Mercy A. Kuo on February 16, 2021 at 2:49 pm
Insights from Bryan Clark.
- Discussing Kyrgyzstan’s Political Drama with Kadyr Toktogulovby Catherine Putz on February 16, 2021 at 1:50 pm
After a tumultuous 2020, Kyrgyzstan faces continued political and economic challenges in 2021.
- Sri Lanka reopens borders to international travelerson January 22, 2021 at 9:01 am
The island nation of Sri Lanka is now open to tourists from all countries.
- Singapore Airlines plans for a fully vaccinated crewon January 19, 2021 at 1:22 pm
Singapore’s national carrier is hoping to become the world’s first airline to get all of its crew members vaccinated against Covid-19.
- China debuts 620 kph train prototypeon January 18, 2021 at 4:10 am
China has revealed a prototype for a new high-speed Maglev train that is capable of reaching speeds of 620 kilometers (385 miles) per hour.
- Self-driving robotaxis are taking off in Chinaon December 8, 2020 at 5:36 am
The world has been inching toward fully autonomous cars for years. In China, one company just got even closer to making it a reality.
- A Shanghai building ‘walks’ to a new locationon November 4, 2020 at 1:28 am
Shanghai residents passing through the city’s eastern Huangpu district in October might have stumbled upon an unusual sight: a “walking” building.
- This ‘edible’ plastic bag alternative could save Nara’s sacred deeron October 21, 2020 at 7:26 pm
A local entrepreneur in the Japanese tourist destination of Nara has developed an alternative to plastic shopping bags, to protect the town’s sacred deer.
- The battle to save Sri Lanka’s leopardson January 16, 2020 at 9:41 am
Having endured a bloody civil war from 1983 until 2009, Sri Lanka is now at peace and developing rapidly. That’s good news for the country as a whole, but the island nation’s leopards are under threat.
- Wildlife is flourishing around Fukushimaon January 8, 2020 at 7:47 am
Nearly a decade after Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, researchers have discovered that wildlife is thriving in the areas evacuated by humans, despite radiological contamination.