Taiwan reports large incursion by Chinese air force

Taipei, Jan 23, 2021- Eight Chinese bomber planes and four fighter jets entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defense identification zone on Saturday,...

Taiwan heartened as senior diplomat attends Biden inauguration

Taipei, Jan 20, 2021 - Taiwan’s de facto ambassador in Washington attended the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden, hearting the Chinese-claimed island which...

China steps up COVID-19 vaccine drive ahead of Lunar New Year

Beijing, Jan 20, 2021 - When American restaurant worker Simon Sunwoo was offered a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine in Shanghai this month through his employer...

Philippines sees ‘close and friendly’ ties with Biden administration

Manila, Jan 20, 2021 - The Philippines will maintain “close and friendly” relations with the United States under President-elect Joe Biden, a top Philippine...

Taiwan cancels major festival as domestic COVID-19 cases rise

Taipei, Jan 19, 2021- Taiwan on Tuesday cancelled a major festival during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday as the island reported four locally...

Thai woman sentenced to 43 years in jail for insulting monarchy

Bangkok, Jan 19, 2021 - A Thai court on Tuesday sentenced a 65-year-old woman to more than 43 years in jail for sharing online...

Japan eyes use of robots to boost COVID-19 testing as Olympics loom

Tokyo, Jan 19, 2021 - Japan’s health minister watched a demonstration on Tuesday of a prototype automated COVID-19 testing machine that uses a robotic...

Emergency imposed in Malaysia over virus is reprieve for PM

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 12, 2021 — Malaysia has declared a coronavirus emergency that will suspend Parliament at least until August and halt any bids...

Vietnam to limit inbound flights ahead of Lunar New Year

Hanoi, Jan 11, 2021 - Vietnam will limit flights bringing citizens home from now until the end of the Lunar New Year in mid-February,...

Taiwan’s new passport hopes to banish confusion with China

Taipei, Jan 11, 2021 - Taiwan rolled out a newly redesigned passport on Monday that gives greater prominence to the island’s day-to-day name, aiming...