Hong Kong democracy activists Agnes Chow and Joshua Wong have been jailed for 10 and 13.5 months respectively for their roles in an unauthorized protest last year.
US President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Janet Yellen, the ex-Fed chairwoman, to be the first woman secretary of the US Treasury.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday launched the island’s first submarine-building project, made possible with sensitive parts supplied by the US.
The Japanese government has raised concerns over Chinese coast guard patrols near the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands in a meeting with the Chinese foreign minister.
Leaders of the G-20 group of major economies wrapped up their online summit with a vow that all nations would have equal access to COVID-19 vaccines.
The commander of the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet said India’s role in the Quad defense grouping is important to regional stability as China increasingly flexes its muscles.
Thailand’s economy showed signs of improvement in the third quarter, with GDP declining 6.4 percent on-year, a far smaller contraction than the previous quarter.
Local officials say now is the time to put needed preparations in place to take full advantage of the RCEP—the world’s largest trade pact—which Myanmar signed on Sunday.
Leaders of 15 Asian countries including ASEAN member states, Japan and China signed the RCEP, the world’s largest trade deal, on Sunday.
Tokyo and Washington are set to start negotiating a new fiver-year budget for Japan’s hosting of some 55,000 US military personnel.
North Korea watchers are looking to see if Kim Jong Un will set an example for his fellow citizens following the country’s ban on public smoking.
In comments apparently aimed at the US, Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to open China’s markets further and urged against protectionism.
A concert by Japanese boy band Arashi at Tokyo’s empty National Stadium was streamed to a global audience Tuesday.
Joe Biden was ahead of President Donald Trump in polls going into Tuesday’s US presidential election, though in key battleground states his lead had narrowed.
The ADB has green-lighted a nearly $500-million loan to build an expressway from Bago to Mon State’s Kyaikhto as part of Japan’s planned East-West Economic Corridor.