Bangabandhu’s autobiography translated to Korean

The autobiography of the Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman “The Unfinished Memoirs" has been translated into Korean language as part of celebrating his birth centenary.

Japan minister says necessary to 'wake up' to protect Taiwan

Speaking to the Hudson Institute think tank, State Minister of Defence Yasuhide Nakayama questioned whether the decision of many countries, including Japan and United States, to follow a "one-China" policy that has recognized Beijing rather than Taipei since the 1970s would stand the test of time.

Myanmar violence escalates with rise of ‘self-defence’ groups: report

Violence in post-coup Myanmar has escalated as anti-junta “self-defence” forces step up to take on the military, a report said yesterday, warning of an “enormous” human cost if the regime uses its full power in subsequent crackdowns.

Proposed changes to South Korea citizenship law face anti-China headwinds

South Korea is trying to increase its future working population by making it easier for children of foreign residents to become citizens, but its plans have run into trouble in the face of rising anti-China sentiment.

NKorea's Kim says food situation 'tense' due to pandemic, typhoons

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said the country's economy improved this year but called for measures to tackle the "tense" food situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic and last year's typhoons, state media said on Wednesday.

Philippines' Duterte will not cooperate with ICC probe into bloody anti-drugs campaign

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will not cooperate with an investigation into the country's bloody war on drugs planned by the International Criminal Court (ICC), his spokesperson said on Tuesday while defending the administration's record on human rights.

July 2, 2021
July 2, 2021

Bangabandhu’s autobiography translated to Korean

The autobiography of the Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman “The Unfinished Memoirs" has been translated into Korean language as part of celebrating his birth centenary.

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

Japan minister says necessary to 'wake up' to protect Taiwan

Speaking to the Hudson Institute think tank, State Minister of Defence Yasuhide Nakayama questioned whether the decision of many countries, including Japan and United States, to follow a "one-China" policy that has recognized Beijing rather than Taipei since the 1970s would stand the test of time.

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

Myanmar violence escalates with rise of ‘self-defence’ groups: report

Violence in post-coup Myanmar has escalated as anti-junta “self-defence” forces step up to take on the military, a report said yesterday, warning of an “enormous” human cost if the regime uses its full power in subsequent crackdowns.

June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021

Hong Kong police arrest former Apple Daily journalist at airport: media

Hong Kong police arrested a former senior journalist with the now-closed Apple Daily newspaper on a suspected national security offence as he was trying to catch a flight out of the city, media reported.

June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021

China turns on world’s second-biggest hydropower dam

The first two generating units of the world’s second-biggest hydroelectric dam were officially turned on Monday in southwestern China, the government announced.

June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021

Hong Kong police arrest former Apple Daily journalist at airport -local media

Hong Kong police arrested a former senior journalist with the Apple Daily newspaper at the international airport on Sunday night on a suspected national security charge as he tried to leave the city, according to local media reports.

June 27, 2021
June 27, 2021

Thailand announces new restrictions in Bangkok, other provinces

Thailand on Sunday announced new restrictions centred around its capital in a bid to tackle the country's worst coronavirus outbreak.

June 24, 2021
June 24, 2021

Hong Kong's Apple Daily apologises to readers in farewell note for final edition

Apple Daily has apologised to its readers, hundreds of whom queued past midnight for one of a million copies of the final publication, for not meeting their expectations.

June 23, 2021
June 23, 2021

Hong Kong pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily to shut down on Thursday

Hong Kong's pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily said it will print its last edition on Thursday, after a tumultuous year in which it was raided by police and its tycoon owner and other staff were arrested under a new national security law.

June 20, 2021
June 20, 2021

Is Asia really lagging? The Covid-19 pandemic finish line may be farther than we think

Across the Asia-Pacific, where several countries have witnessed alarming new Covid-19 outbreaks in recent weeks and governments have been forced to reimpose harsh anti-virus restrictions, people are gazing in envy at those on the other side of the globe.