Category: Asia

Investigators Raid Japan Boat Company’s Office After Sinking 

Investigators Raid Japan Boat Company’s Office After Sinking 

tokyo —  Coast guard officials searched the office of a Japanese tour boat operator Monday as part of a criminal…

Data show Chinese factory activity contracted in April

Data show Chinese factory activity contracted in April

SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Monday trade, with data released over the weekend showing Chinese factory activity…

Chip shortage hurts Apple, Nokia, Daimler and Volvo

Chip shortage hurts Apple, Nokia, Daimler and Volvo

Apple CEO Tim Cook Brooks Kraft/Apple Inc/Handout via Reuters An ongoing shortage of chips and other basic materials is forcing…

Qantas Launches Non-Stop Sydney-London, NY Flights by End of 2025

Qantas Launches Non-Stop Sydney-London, NY Flights by End of 2025

Sydney —  Qantas announced Monday it will launch the world’s first non-stop commercial flights from Sydney to London and New…

China’s Zero-COVID Restrictions Curb May 1 Holiday Travel

China’s Zero-COVID Restrictions Curb May 1 Holiday Travel

BEIJING —  Many Chinese are marking a quiet May Day holiday this year as the government’s zero-COVID approach restricts travel…

Beijing Tightens COVID Restrictions as Long Holiday Begins

Beijing Tightens COVID Restrictions as Long Holiday Begins

BEIJING —  Beijing residents will need clear COVID tests to enter public spaces, officials said Saturday, announcing fresh virus controls…

Foreign Businesses Consider Leaving China Amid Lockdowns

Foreign Businesses Consider Leaving China Amid Lockdowns

SAN FRANCISCO —  Chris Mei has been stuck in his Shanghai flat for a month save for PCR testing and…

Group of Bangladeshi Muslim Women Demands End to ID Photo Requirement

Group of Bangladeshi Muslim Women Demands End to ID Photo Requirement

DHAKA, BANGLADESH —  About 150 women, all clad in full black burqas and niqabs – veils – held a press…

Zelenskyy’s Invite to G20 Not Enough for Biden

Zelenskyy’s Invite to G20 Not Enough for Biden

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who holds this year’s G-20 presidency, has invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the group’s summit…

China-Solomon Islands Deal Tests US Approach to ‘Free and Open’ Asia

China-Solomon Islands Deal Tests US Approach to ‘Free and Open’ Asia

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA   —  In a December speech, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken described Washington’s vision for Asia –…