Hong Kong

New pro-Beijing political party signals China’s future plans for Hong Kong

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) – As China moves to neutralise Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition, it is also giving the green light to a new political...
Taiwan Strait

Australian’s new envoy to Taiwan to take up post Feb. 1

Taipei, Jan. 27 (CNA) Australia’s new representative to Taiwan Jenny Bloomfield is set to assume her post Feb. 1, the Australian Office in Taipei...
Taiwan Strait

Outging US ambassador says world must end Taiwan’s exclusion

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a final swipe at China, the Trump administration’s outgoing U.N. ambassador tweeted that it’s time for the world to...
Indo-Pacific

New India-China Border Clash Shows Simmering Tensions

NEW DELHI — Indian and Chinese language troops have clashed alongside their disputed Himalayan border, based on media and army stories on Monday, as...
China Mainland

China reportedly lying about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to deflect study

China is stoking fears about the safety of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shot to deflect from damning studies questioning the effectiveness of its own vaccine, according...
Newsmaker

World’s ten richest people gained enough wealth to buy COVID vaccines for all

The world’s 10 richest people added enough money to their fortunes last year to buy COVID-19 vaccines for every person on the planet, a...
Hong Kong

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

Hong Kong is locking down thousands of residents for the first time over the weekend to contain a worsening outbreak of the coronavirus. The...
Hong Kong

Pro-Beijing Hong Kong politicians to be vaccinated before city residents

A group of more than 200 pro-Beijing politicians in Hong Kong is set to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in mainland China, ahead of the...
Indo-Pacific

After Trump setbacks, Kim Jong-un starts over with Biden

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Last year was a disaster for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He helplessly watched his country’s already battered...
Northern America

US to reverse Donald Trump’s ‘draconian’ immigration policies, Joe Biden tells Mexican President

The United States plans to reverse the Trump administration’s “draconian” immigration approach while working on policies addressing the causes of migration, President Joe Biden...
Taiwan Strait

Taiwan reports large incursion by Chinese warplanes for second day

TAIPEI – Eight Chinese bomber planes and four fighter jets entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Saturday, and Taiwan’s...
China Mainland

A Chinese Celebrity Scandal Puts Surrogate Births on Trial

The scandal already appeared tailored for celeb web sites and on-line gossips: A glamorous Chinese language actress stood accused by her estranged associate of...