China focused on jobs as national legislature meets

As job losses surge, China is joining the United States and other governments in rolling out stimulus spending to revive its virus-battered economy. How much is Beijing ready to spend? Companies

Ghosn’s suspected escape accomplices arrested in Boston

A former Green Beret soldier and his son, charged in Japan with aiding the escape of Carlos Ghosn, were arrested in Massachusetts today and are being held for possible

Asia Today: S. Korean students return to class; 32 new cases

South Korean students began returning to classes Wednesday as the country counted 32 new coronavirus cases. It was the first time in nine days that the daily increase was above 30.

Asia Today: Hong Kong increasing coronavirus testing

Hong Kong's leader says the city is ramping up testing for the coronavirus, especially for workers at the busy international airport and caregivers at homes for the elderly and disabled. Carrie

Asia Today: India cases surge, Beijing petition offices shut

NEW DELHI — India recorded its biggest single-day surge in coronavirus cases on Monday, attributed largely to migrant workers returning home after losing their jobs in India's population centers. The 5,242

Asia Today: India cases pass China; Nepal reports first death

India's confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed China's, with the Health Ministry on Saturday reporting a spike to 85,940 infections and 2,752 deaths. China has reported 82,941 confirmed case and 4,633 deaths

‘Step-down is according to the original plan,’ gaming inspection chief says

The step-down from the post of director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) by Paulo Martins Chan was expected and done according to the original plan, the director

Lawmakers squabble about dress code when there is none

During the meeting, Sulu Sou wore a short-sleeve white t-shirt with the inscription “People Will Not Forget”. The slogan is related to the June Fourth incident. Chan’s opinion occurred during the

Asia Today: Japan easing emergency, Wuhan starts new testing

Experts on Japan's coronavirus task force on Thursday approved a government plan to lift a state of emergency in most areas ahead of schedule except for Tokyo and several other

Asia Today: New Zealand has no new cases for 2nd day

New Zealand reported zero new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, the second day in a row without any new cases and the fourth day since early last week. Director-General of

Asia Today: Singapore partly reopens despite rise in cases

Singaporeans were able to get a haircut at the barber or pop in to their favorite bakery Tuesday as the government loosened restrictions three weeks before a partial lockdown ends. Despite

Asia Today: Indian cases spike, Shanghai Disney park reopens

India reported its biggest daily increase in cases Monday as it prepares to gradually resume train service while easing its virus lockdown. India's train network was halted in late March as

Grant Bowie resigns from MGM China top posts

MGM China has announced today (Monday) that Grant Bowie will retire from the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective May 31. In a filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the

Asia Today: Seoul shuts down more than 2,100 nightclubs

SEOUL — South Korea's capital has shut down more than 2,100 nightclubs, hostess bars and discos after dozens of coronavirus infections were linked to club goers who went out last

Border restrictions lifted for ‘blue cards’ living in Zhuhai

From 6:00 am Monday, May 11 all non-resident workers (TNR or 'blue card' holders) who live in Zhuhai can enter Macau without having to go through quarantine. However, three conditions must

Asia Today: South Korea advises clubs to close, may delay schools

SEOUL — South Korea on Friday advised nightclubs and similar entertainment venues to close for a month and may delay the reopening of schools after linking more than a dozen

Asia Today: Cruise ship in Philippine waters to return crew

A cruise ship being investigated in Australia for sparking coronavirus infections has sailed into Philippine waters to bring Filipino crewmen home. The Philippine coast guard said Thursday the Ruby Princess will

Catholic priest removed from post for alleged misconduct

A Macau-based priest who has left for the Philippines back in January 26 was removed from his post as the leader of the Catholic Pastoral Center for Filipino Migrants for

Asia Today: India’s cases spike with Chennai market cluster

NEW DELHI — Health officials are rushing to contain the spread of the coronavirus in India's southern city of Chennai, where a large cluster has been identified among people at

Asia Today: South Korea has low daily increase as sports resume

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea on Tuesday reported its lowest daily increase in coronavirus cases since Feb. 18, as the country restarts professional sports and prepares to reopen schools. South

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