Asian allies of the US would welcome a Biden presidency, analysts say, adding that he would be tougher on Beijing than the previous Democratic administration under Obama.
The leaders of the Chinese Communist Party have begun a four-day meeting to lay out a five-year economic plan to take effect next year.
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has vowed to accelerate the parliamentary process to rewrite the constitution in the face of growing anti-government protests.
India has decided to relax its COVID-19 restrictions to allow foreign nationals to enter for business, employment, studies, research and other non-tourist purposes.
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said he would end the current state of emergency if there is no violence; demonstration leaders continued to demand his resignation.
Thailand’s parliament will hold a special session to address concerns raised by protesters demanding the resignation of the prime minister and reform of the monarchy.
With its economy rebounding from COVID-19, China appears set on integrating Hong Kong economically via its Greater Bay Area project including Macau, analysts say.
A senior Pakistani official blamed the ‘unmistakable signs’ of a rise in coronavirus cases in the country on the public’s failure to follow health precautions.
The Chinese government has hit back at Canada and demanded the release of a Huawei executive after the Canadian prime minister accused China of ‘coercive diplomacy’
The Thai government has declared a state of emergency in Bangkok to clamp down on protesters demanding reform of the monarchy and the resignation of the prime minister.
A video posted by China’s Xinhua in which a Myanmar woman describes a happy, prosperous marriage to a Chinese man could be used by human traffickers, activists warn.
India has become the second country after the United States to report 7 million COVID-19 cases, with deaths totaling more than 108,000.
In Myanmar and elsewhere in the region, Japanese firms face disruptions as factory workers are subject to restrictions and a rising danger of coronavirus infection.
India and Myanmar this week agreed the Sittwe Port component of India’s Kaladan transport scheme linking northeastern India and Rakhine would be functioning next year.
Hong Kong police cracked down on a rally by anti-government protesters staged to coincide with China’s National Day on Thursday; dozens were arrested.