China’s plans for security agencies in Hong Kong will ‘silence city’, activists say

Hong Kong, May 22, 2020 - A Chinese proposal to impose national security laws on Hong Kong could see mainland intelligence agencies set up...

U.S. condemns China’s ‘disastrous proposal’ on Hong Kong: Pompeo

Washington DC, May 22, 2020 - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday rebuked China for its proposed national security legislation on Hong...

How South Korea turned an urban planning system into a virus tracking database

Seoul, May 22, 2020 - When a man in Seoul tested positive for the new coronavirus in May, South Korean authorities were able to...

Taiwan President rejects Beijing rule; China says ‘reunification’ inevitable

Taipei, May 20, 2020 - Taiwan cannot accept becoming part of China under its “one country, two systems” offer of autonomy , President Tsai...

Man sentenced to death in Singapore on Zoom call

Singapore, May 20, 2020 - A judge in Singapore has sentenced a man to death via a Zoom video-call for his role in a...

Indonesia to impose VAT on streaming, other digital services from July

Jakarta, May 15, 2020 - Indonesia will require big internet companies to pay value-added taxes (VAT) on sales of digital products and services from...

Taiwan says WHO has ‘forgotten’ neutrality by barring island

Taipei, May 14, 2020 — The World Health Organization (WHO) has “forgotten” its professionalism and neutrality in locking Taiwan out of the body for...

South Korea to boost virus tracing privacy amid fears of backlash

Seoul, May 14, 2020 — South Korean health authorities said today they would revise their practice of publicizing the travel routes of coronavirus patients...

‘Once Upon a Virus’: China mocks U.S. coronavirus response in Lego-like animation

Shanghai, May 3, 2020 - China has published a short animation titled “Once Upon a Virus” mocking the U.S. response to the new coronavirus...

South Korea to relax social distancing rules further, starting May 6

Seoul, May 3, 2020 - South Korea will further relax social distancing rules from May 6, allowing a phased re-opening of businesses, as the...