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Signaling no change in China’s course, Xi warns against new Cold War

Tue, 01/26/2021 - 05:55
Though Xi did not refer to President Joe Biden by name, many of his comments were clearly targeted at the new U.S. administration.

China wanted to show off its vaccines. It’s backfiring.

Tue, 01/26/2021 - 04:53
Delays in getting the Chinese vaccines and the fact that the vaccines are less effective mean some countries may take longer to vanquish the virus.

India tackles epic logistical challenge to deliver vaccines to villages

12 hours 10 min ago
Negotiating cows, debris, thick fog and hairpin bends, and fighting fatigue, Porija drove nearly 24 hours within three days to collect and deliver shots to ...

Indian and Chinese troops injured in new border brawl

13 hours 29 min ago
The Indian military played down the latest skirmish as a "minor face-off" at Naku La pass, which connects Sikkim state with Tibet on the Chinese ...

The arrest of Asia’s ‘most-wanted’ drug boss

Sun, 01/24/2021 - 13:47
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimated that Tse Chi Lop's drug syndicate earned as much as $17 billion from trafficking drugs ...

U.S. sends carrier into South China Sea as Chinese bombers fly near Taiwan

Sun, 01/24/2021 - 09:54
The dispatch of the USS Theodore Roosevelt strike group to the waterway was seen as an implicit message to China just days after U.S. President ...

Tears and fears as India’s huge coronavirus vaccine push falters

Sun, 01/24/2021 - 06:32
A third of recipients have skipped appointments because of safety fears, technical glitches and a belief that the pandemic is ending.

Inside India’s Serum Institute, the world’s biggest vaccine factory

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 10:47
The firm is producing millions of doses of the Covishield vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, for India and much of the developing world.

Grim tasks and heartache for divers at Indonesia plane wreck

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 10:00
Divers say the wreckage of flight SJ182 has yielded only small fragments of human remains.

‘One village, one policy’: China keeps it local to battle COVID-19 wave

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 10:00
After keeping confirmed new COVID-19 infections to just a handful a day for months, China has seen a spike in cases since the beginning of ...

North Korea sees talks as way to advance nuclear program, top U.S. intel official says

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 09:00
Japanese officials say Tokyo does not approve of a phased approach to North Korea and will strengthen efforts to ask the U.S. to accept its ...

Hong Kong imposes city’s first COVID-19 lockdown in Kowloon area

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 07:40
Hong Kong is locking down thousands of residents for the first time over the weekend to contain a worsening outbreak of the coronavirus.The unprecedented step ...

A year later, the first post-pandemic city

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 04:54
The long months of harsh lockdown have faded from view in Wuhan, the first city in the world devastated by the new coronavirus.

Locked up in a Melbourne hotel for a year, then a sudden taste of freedom

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 08:21
For scores of other asylum-seekers who have been held in Australian hotels, stifling conditions have stretched on for months and months.

New China swine fever strains point to unlicensed vaccines

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 07:58
The variants of the disease cause a chronic condition that reduces the number of healthy piglets born.

Google threatens to block Australians over media law

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 07:46
The legislation was introduced last year to force Google and Facebook to pay local media organizations to host news content or face millions of dollars ...

Mongolian prime minister submits resignation after COVID-19 protests

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 13:49
Mongolia's Prime Minister Khurelsukh Ukhnaa submitted his resignation to parliament on Thursday after protests in the capital Ulaanbaatar over the government's handling of the COVID-19 ...

Asia wonders: Can a Biden-led U.S. return to form?

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 09:43
The newly minted U.S. leader is looking to reassure a world wary of capricious American foreign policy during the Trump administration.

Wanted: Communist Party leadership to keep Vietnam in sweet spot amid U.S.-China tensions

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 07:56
Vietnam's ruling Communist Party gathers for a congress next week that will help shape the country's global role for the next five years, selecting new ...

Vietnam steps up ‘chilling’ crackdown on dissent ahead of key Communist Party congress

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 07:31
The country has seen a record number of political prisoners, longer jail terms, and increased harassment of activists in recent years.