Misc Asia

Unleash the ducks! Thai drought worries threaten farming tradition

Nakhon Phatom, Thailand, Sept 16, 2020 - After harvesting the rice crop in this part of central Thailand, a flock of around 10,000 ducks...

Guest Editorial: How a US-Taiwan BTA Would Help Georgia

By Elliot Wang, Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta In the pursuit of a United States-Taiwan bilateral trade agreement (BTA), Taiwan’s import...

‘I am Taiwanese,' Czech speaker says, angering China

Taipei-Berlin, Sept 1, 2020 - The head of the Czech Senate declared himself to be Taiwanese in a speech at Taiwan’s parliament on Tuesday,...

Ailing Abe quits as Japan PM as COVID-19 slams economy, key goals unmet

Tokyo, Aug 28, 2020 - Japan’s Shinzo Abe on Friday said he was resigning because of poor health, ending a tenure as the country’s...

Hong Kong researchers report first documented coronavirus re-infection

Hong Kong, Aug 24, 2020 - A Hong Kong man who recovered from COVID-19 was infected again four-and-a-half months later in the first documented...

South Korean capital orders masks on in coronavirus battle

Seoul, Aug 24, 2020 - South Korea’s capital on Monday ordered masks to be worn in both indoor and outdoor public places for the...

Stymied at home, Korea's mom and pop investors charge into China tech stocks

Seoul-Shanghai, Aug 21, 2020 - South Korean retail investors are stampeding into Chinese stocks in record numbers, ploughing hundreds of millions of dollars into...

Guest Editorial: Recover Better Together? Taiwan Can Help

By Jaushieh Joseph Wu Minister of Foreign Affairs Republic of China (Taiwan) In 2020, the world has been hit by an unprecedented public health crisis, with the...

Japan's travel ban to contain virus unfair, western businesses say

Tokyo, Aug 18, 2020 - Four Western business lobbies joined in protesting Japan’s travel ban to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, saying...

South Korea tightens coronavirus curbs, confines troops to base

Seoul, Aug 18, 2020 - South Korea tightened social distancing rules on Tuesday as it reported a three-digit increase in novel coronavirus cases for...