Misc Asia

US hits Myanmar timber and pearl firms with coup sanctions

Washington DC, April 21, 2021 — The Biden administration on Wednesday ramped up pressure against Myanmar’s military government by imposing sanctions on two state-owned...

“Sour Grapes” wine fraud con man deported to Indonesia

Los Angeles, April 14, 2021 — A one-time California man who bilked wine collectors out of millions by selling cheaper booze he rebottled in...

Don't play with fire on Taiwan, China warns U.S.

Beijing, April 13, 2021 - China told the United States on Tuesday to stop playing with fire over Taiwan and lodged a complaint after...

U.N. envoy for Myanmar arrives in Bangkok in hopes of talks with generals

Bangkok, April 9, 2021 - The United Nations special envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, arrived on Friday in the Thai capital Bangkok in...

Singapore's leader-in-waiting steps aside as future PM in succession setback

Singapore, April 8, 2021 - Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat is stepping aside as the country’s designated future leader to let a...

Philippines sees 17 tycoons on Forbes' global billionaire list; their wealth grew despite pandemic

Manila April 7, 2021 – Seventeen tycoons from the Philippines – led for the third straight year by “brown taipan” Manuel “Manny” B. Villar...

Taiwan says it will fight to the end if there's war

Taipei, April 7, 2021 - China sent more fighter jets into Taiwan’s air defense zone on Wednesday in a stepped up show of force...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi ‘looks healthy', lawyer says, as U.S. orders non-essential staff to leave

Yangon. March 31, 2021 - Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in good health in a video meeting on Wednesday, one of...

Thousands take to the streets in Myanmar as five more protesters killed

Yangon, March 29, 2021 - Myanmar security forces killed at least five protesters on Monday, three of them in the main city of Yangon,...

Blinken warns China against ‘coercion and aggression' on first Asia trip

Tokyo, March 16, 2021 - Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned China on Tuesday against using “coercion and aggression” as he sought to use...