Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen vowed to assist the people of Hong Kong as renewed protests erupted in the city against Beijing’s plans to impose harsher security laws.
Hospitals in India’s large cities are being overwhelmed as the country makes slow progress in flattening its curve of coronavirus infections.
Rescue teams continued to search for survivors on the Bay of Bengal coast of India and Bangladesh as the death toll from Cyclone Amphan rose to 82.
Malaysian health authorities confirmed 35 new COVID-19 cases at a detention center for illegal aliens, prompting criticism of its immigration crackdown amid the pandemic.
The Chinese government has decided not to set an annual GDP growth target for this year, citing the economic uncertainty amid COVID-19.
China’s defense spending is set to rise 6.6 percent from last year in 2020, amid a steep contraction in the country’s economy due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
During a call on Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Myanmar President U Win Myint discussed how to speed up cooperation on Belt and Road Initiative projects.
At least 10 people in India’s West Bengal state and four in Bangladesh were killed as Cyclone Amphan pounded the Bay of Bengal coast.
Thai police in Mae Sot have detained 15 Rohingya from Myanmar’s Rakhine State for illegal entry; they are believed to have been heading for Malaysia.
The Thai government has approved a plan for COVID-19-hit Thai Airways’ finances to be restructured under the supervision of a bankruptcy court.
South Korean high schools have reopened their classrooms to students for the first time this year under strict anti-COVID-19 protocols.
Officials in Singapore have apologized after hundreds of COVID-19 patients were erroneously sent text messages informing them they had again tested positive.
Half a million people in India and Bangladesh have been evacuated from the path of cyclone; the storm is the most powerful in the area for a decade.
India’s coronavirus outbreak is continuing to spread rapidly, with infections now exceeding 100,000 and more than 3,000 deaths reported.
Alibaba’s Ant Financial Services Group plans to invest US$73.5 million in Myanmar’s Wave Money to upgrade the mobile payment company’s technology and services.