Asia

Taiwan has no right to join United Nations: China

BEIJING: China insisted on Wednesday (Oct 27) that Taiwan had no right to join the United Nations, after the United…

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ASEAN Plus Three nations must continue cooperation, prepare economies for recovery amid pandemic: PM Lee

When it comes to the fight against COVID-19 and preparing for future pandemics, the APT nations must continue to build public health capacities…

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Japan PM’s nuclear push faces resistance ahead of election

The nuclear regulator upended plans for a restart of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, which can power 24 million households, in April,…

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Hong Kong passes film censorship law to ‘safeguard national security’

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s legislature passed a new film censorship law on Wednesday (Oct 27) to “safeguard national security”, though…

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India raids liquor companies in price fixing probe: Source

NEW DELHI: India’s antitrust watchdog on Wednesday (Oct 27) raided the offices of Associated Alcohols & Breweries and Som Distilleries as…

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China cracks down on vanity-project super skyscrapers

China has some of the tallest buildings in the world, including the 632m Shanghai Tower and the 599.1m Ping An Finance Center…

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China’s growing COVID-19 outbreak tests vulnerable border towns

Prior to COVID-19, Ejina Banner, a remote administrative division on China’s border with Mongolia, saw 8 million visitors in 2019…

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Malaysia hopes to fully reopen to international tourists by early December: Tourism minister

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia hopes to fully reopen borders to international tourists by early December, said Minister for Tourism, Arts and…

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Malaysia targets renewable energy at 40% of total capacity by 2035

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s renewable energy installed capacity is targeted to reach 40 per cent, or 18,000 megawatts, by 2035, Energy…

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Hiroshima nuclear bomb survivor and campaigner dies at 96

TOKYO: Hiroshima A-bomb survivor Sunao Tsuboi, who became a prominent campaigner for nuclear disarmament and met Barack Obama on his…

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