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Asia

14 Jun
As life and work gradually return to normal in Shanghai, office buildings in the city’s downtown area are stepping up COVID prevention and control measures while ensuring the normal work of the office workers. At...
14 Jun
Hong Kong's outgoing leader Carrie Lam held her final weekly news conference. She deferred decisions on important topics like strict virus travel restrictions and civil service pay rises, to the incoming...
14 Jun
Meanwhile, the Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park resumed business on Sunday after a three-month closure due to the pandemic. Tourists were asked to scan the park's venue code to register their visit upon entry...
14 Jun
Mass testing was launched in most of Shanghai over the weekend after three local infections were reported among workers at a beauty salon earlier last week. Residents were seen lining up and getting tested at...
14 Jun
South Korea’s top diplomat said that North Korea has completed preparations for a new nuclear test. After talks with Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington, South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin...
13 Jun
South Korean truckers continue their nationwide strike as they failed to reach an agreement with the government over minimum freight rates. The truckers are urging the government to provide a minimum wage in...
12 Jun
US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, met with his Japanese and Australian counterparts in Singapore on Saturday. Austin posed for photos with Australian Defence Minister Richard Marles and Japanese Defence...
11 Jun
K-pop superstars BTS released a new album "Proof" on Friday. The record comes 11 months after their latest single "Butter". It contains three new tracks, in addition to past hit songs, solo...
11 Jun
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stressed the need to strengthen the country's defence capabilities at a meeting of the ruling Workers' Party this week, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported...
10 Jun
State media reported at least seven people died after landslides partially buried several villages in the southern region of Guangxi on Thursday. The Xinhua News Agency said that the days of rain left hillsides...

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