Asia in the News: April 10, 2021

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Women subjected to ‘racist and demeaning’ Asian fetishes on dating apps speak out

Online dating for Asian women can be a minefield of “racist and demeaning” messages from people with Asian fetishes.ABC News5 hours ago

Settling Central Asia’s Borders Is No Easy Task

People on both sides of these possibly shifting borders have strong feelings about it.The Diplomat8 hours ago

Why mine action matters: humanitarian diplomacy in Southeast Asia – World

English News and Press Release on World and 3 other countries about Mine Action; published on 09 Apr 2021 by MAG.ReliefWeb15 hours ago

Understanding economic coercion

Author: Youngseok Park, KIEP. In December 2020, China blocked Australian coal imports after an increasingly tense political confrontation between the two …East Asia Forum3 hours agoOpinion

Signs of intent in plant-based meat makers’ Asia push

A clutch of announcements this week underline the optimism among makers of plant-based meat alternatives about the opportunity in Asia, writes Dean Best.just-food.com11 hours ago

For the rich, living in Asia is costlier than anywhere else

Shanghai overtook Hong Kong as the priciest city in the world.. Read more at Straits Times22 hours ago

Analysts up Asia’s forward 12-month earnings forecasts on recovery hopes

Analysts continue to lift Asian companies’ forward-12 month earnings on optimism over economic recovery, although last month’s upgrades were the smallest in …Reuters22 hours ago

Martini Ip | Women’s sport presents opportunities for brands in Asia-Pacific

Earlier this year, I joined more than 850000 viewers globally to witness Naomi Osaka being crowned women’s champion at the Australian Open.SportBusiness17 hours ago

Turkey’s Central Asia tug-of-war with Russia intensifies

MOSCOW — Turkey and Russia have escalated their competing quests for influence among the resource-rich former Soviet states of Central Asia.Nikkei Asia20 hours ago

Twitter Unveils Bespoke Emoji Supporting Asia’s ‘Milk Tea Alliance’

On Thursday, the social media company Twitter announced that it had launched an emoji representing the Milk Tea Alliance, in a gesture of support to the online …The Diplomat22 hours ago

Asia emerges as a new epicenter of the global COVID-19 pandemic

As humanity faces a new upsurge of the pandemic driven by more contagious coronavirus variants, Asia is emerging as the world’s worst-hit region.WSWS22 hours ago

ASIA HRC: China starts concluding export transactions with full rebate covers

China has started selling hot-rolled coil export cargoes with full rebate covers, causing import prices for HRC to continue increasing in the week to Friday April 9 …Metalbulletin.com17 hours ago

Fall in petrochemicals demand most impacted Asian petrochemical industry

Verdict has conducted a poll to assess the factors that have impacted the petrochemical industry the most in Asia.Offshore Technology16 hours ago

Infrastructure wars: Competitive plays in US, Asia and what drives them

The US wants to prove that democracies can do big projects, as other countries also look to steal a march on their competitors.. Read more at Straits Times6 hours ago

No, We Can’t ‘Go Back’ to Asia

No matter the political climate, U.S.-born Chinese people are often not recognized as “real” Americans.Progressive.org11 hours agoOpinion

Crimes against women spur more surveillance in South Asia

As cases of violence against women and girls have surged in South Asia in recent years, authorities have introduced harsher penalties and expanded …The Japan Times22 hours ago

UNHCR Asia and the Pacific COVID-19 External Update (9 April 2021) – Afghanistan

English Situation Report on Afghanistan and 13 other countries about Contributions, Health, Epidemic and more; published on 09 Apr 2021 by UNHCR.ReliefWeb7 hours ago

Watch Formula E on DAZN in Asia

DAZN has secured rights to show Formula E in Asia.DAZN News US8 hours ago

SPAC Frenzy Takes Hold of Asia

After explosive growth in the US, the craze surrounding special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, is now heading to Asia.Fintech News Singapore19 hours ago

Energy Week Central Asia & Mongolia 2021 highlights renewable energy project potential

Central Asia’s promising renewable energy projects, including Uzbekistan’s clean energy ambition and reaching its climate action goals to reduce greenhouse …New Europe12 hours ago

Matsuyama & Kim keep Asia’s flag flying high at Augusta National

Korea’s Si Woo Kim stayed firmly in contention at the halfway stage of the Masters Tournament despite putting with a 3-wood over his final four holes en route to …Golf Australia Magazine1 hour ago

Big brands join $1-billion forest conservation push for SE Asia

Major household brands and palm-oil buyers Nestle and PepsiCo have backed a scheme that aims to invest $1 billion in forest conservation across Southeast …Reuters17 hours ago

KKR Seeing Global Interest in New Asia Fund, Alisa Wood Says

Alisa Wood, head of KKR’s Private Markets Strategies Group, sees investment opportunities in care facilities and “smart retail” in Asia. She speaks with …Bloomberg12 hours ago

DHL adds airfreight capacity to Asia-Pacific network

DHL Express has added two large freighters to its fleet to bolster *service* between the Asia-Pacific and the U.S. and Europe, in response to “exponential”FreightWaves12 hours ago

Race and Asia: A Rice University Student Symposium

Join Asia Society Texas Center for a conversation with Professor David Oh, Professor Neha Vora, and Rice University undergraduate students as they explore …Asia Society6 hours ago

Asia steel billet prices rise again but China momentum slows in late week

The price of steel billet sold to China increased again over the seven days to Friday April 9, stalling by the end of the week due to higher domestic billet supply to …Metalbulletin.com15 hours ago

China 2021 GDP to beat target on COVID bounce: Nikkei survey

HONG KONG — China’s economy looks to expand 17.9% for the January-March quarter, a growth figure inflated by the coronavirus-related crash in the yea.Nikkei Asia20 hours ago

Samsung and TSMC to participate in chip shortage summit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Almost 20 major companies worried about a global semiconductor chip shortage that has roiled the automotive industry will.Nikkei Asia1 hour ago

Japan’s ticket to Oval Office is no new ‘special relationship’

WASHINGTON — At the dawn of the Cold War, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill expounded on the “special relationship” between his co.Nikkei Asia8 hours ago

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand – World Socialist Web Site

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.WSWS2 hours ago

Asian shares mostly lower on strong China price data

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Friday in most Asian markets after China reported a stronger than expected rise in prices that could prompt authorities to act to …The Associated Press22 hours ago

Asia’s largest ride-hailing companies appear headed for U.S. markets

Two of Asia’s largest and most prominent ride-hailing services are reportedly making moves to go public in the U.S..MarketWatch5 hours ago

No U.S. President Has Ever Visited Central Asia. Biden Can Change That

While U.S. officials often view Central Asia through the lens of competition with China and Russia, it is important to the U.S. in its own right, and countries in the …World Politics Review15 hours ago

The Big Broadcast: How to find value in Asia’s growth story

Thank you to everyone who signed in to watch Fidelity Asian Values (FAS) fund manager Nitin Bajaj on 31 March. Don’t worry if you missed the show, because …Citywire Financial Publishers14 hours ago

South Korea win mixed team event on final day of Asia-Oceania Judo Championships

South Korea claimed the final gold medal of the Asia-Oceania Judo Championships in Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan with victory in the mixed team event.Insidethegames.biz10 hours ago

Gojek and Tokopedia seek investor approval to merge: sources

JAKARTA — Gojek and Tokopedia, two of Indonesia’s biggest tech companies, have written to their investors asking for approval to merge, Nikkei Asia has …Nikkei Asia14 hours ago

Does an ‘Asian-Australian’ Accent Exist?

Is there something a little bit different about the way Asian-Australian native English speakers, like myself, talk?The New York Times20 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Coronavirus News: India records highest daily spike of 131,968 new cases, Philippines reports 12,225 new infections

The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific countries: NEW DELHI — As many as 131,968 new cases were registered …Macau Business3 hours ago

Is China using COVID aid to increase influence in Sri Lanka?

China has shipped hundreds of thousands of much-needed coronavirus vaccine shots to Sri Lanka over the past few months. Observers say it could help …DW (English)20 hours ago

India’s Premier League cricket opens cash-rich with Chinese money

NEW DELHI — The 14th start of India’s wildly popular Premier League cricket tournament begins Friday evening. Although stadiums will be devoid of fan.Nikkei Asia20 hours ago

MSC launches a new solution connecting Asia and Europe

MSC announced the launch of a new intermodal solution between Asia and Europe available from April 8, 2021. This new offer will combine both sea and rail …American Journal of Transportation14 hours ago

Meet the sonic experimentalists bending Asia’s folk traditions into fresh shapes

Churashima Navigator, Temple Rat and other experimental Asian artists on how they blur the lines between past and present, analogue and digital.NME.com17 hours ago

Russia ‘would really not want’ Cold War 2.0

The Beltway was always fond of describing the late Andrew Marshall – who identified emerging or future threats for the Pentagon and whose proteges.Asia Times21 hours ago

Exclusive: Asia & Nordic commissioners on local content focus

Commissioners in Asia and the Nordics have both highlighted the importance of creating original *content* with a primary focus on audiences in the local region.TBI Vision15 hours ago

America’s Oldest Asian Ally, Overlooked

President Biden has promised to work closely with allies and partners around the world. But he seems to be overlooking Asia’s U.S. ally of longest standing, …The Wall Street Journal5 hours ago

How Time to Say Goodbye Became the Only Asian American Podcast Saying the Hard Stuff

Time to Say Goodbye is a podcast about Asian American politics hosted by Jay Caspian Kang, E. Tammy Kim and Andy B. Liu. They talk about international …Vulture14 hours ago

A New Political Map for Asia

With the U.S. seeking to shore up support against China, Middle Eastern and Asian states are being pushed into picking a side.Newsweek Pakistan18 hours ago

Asia Minute: Thailand’s Cautious Festival

Thailand is closing bars and clubs in dozens of provinces, the latest move to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus. The actions come as residents are.Hawaiipublicradio8 hours ago

Asian stocks falls after Chinese inflation data surprises to the upside

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Friday in most Asian markets after China reported a stronger than expected rise in prices that could prompt authorities to act to …MarketWatch22 hours ago

Cambodia COVID surge threatens to overwhelm health system

PHNOM PENH — Cambodia reported an unprecedented surge of 576 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, registering more cases in one day than its tally duri.Nikkei Asia14 hours ago

Myanmar junta reaps millions in gem sales as economy crumbles

BANGKOK/YANGON — *Fresh* economic data from private research groups suggest that Myanmar’s economy is deteriorating more sharply than feared after the.Nikkei Asia33 minutes ago

Is Asia Holdings Co., Ltd.’s (KRX:002030) Shareholder Ownership Skewed Towards Insiders?

Every investor in Asia Holdings Co., Ltd. (KRX:002030) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger …Simply Wall St4 hours ago

Could Europe’s reemergence in Asia be a win-win this time?

The continent’s former colonial masters can be a much- …The National6 hours agoOpinion

Asia Pacific Law Firm Hourly Rate Report 2021: Overall Rates by Firm, Practice Area Rates by Firm, Overall Rates by Country and City –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Valeo 2021 Asia Pacific Law Firm Hourly Rate Report” report has been added to’s offering.Business Wire18 hours ago

Is CSR still relevant to employees? | HRD Asia

Does corporate social responsibility or corporate giving still matter to employees? How much more – or less – does it matter after we’ve all endured a “crisis of a …Human Resources Director10 hours ago

Key Points We Learned At MRO Southeast Asia Virtual

MRO Southeast Asia Virtual took place April 6-9 and explored industry hot topics including Digitalization, passenger confidence and a leader’s panel. Take a …Aviation Week17 hours ago

CVC to enlist Japanese companies in Toshiba takeover bid

TOKYO — Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners plans to enlist Japanese companies and a state-backed investment fund in its $20 billion bid to acqu.Nikkei Asia18 hours ago

Japan retailers focus on health products and delivery amid COVID

TOKYO — Japanese retailers are expanding their range of health products and delivery services as the coronavirus crisis continues to plague the world.Nikkei Asia16 hours ago

GAM adds firepower to AA-rated manager’s Asia equity fund

GAM has appointed long/short equity manager Aldo Meroni to work alongside Citywire AA-rated Jian Shi Cortesi on its Asia Focus Equity fund, Citywire Selector …citywireselector.com20 hours ago

Picasso, Sanyu Works Expected to Fetch $26 M. in Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction

Works by Picasso and Sanyu will lead Sotheby’s $38 million ‘ICONS’ auction in Hong Kong this month.ARTnews8 hours ago

iClick Interactive Asia Group Stock Is Believed To Be Significantly Overvalued

The stock of iClick Interactive Asia Group (NAS:ICLK, 30-year Financials) appears to be significantly overvalued, according to GuruFocus Value calculation.Yahoo Finance6 hours ago

Nestlé plant-based Milo set to be launched in Asian Market

Swiss giant Nestlé is set to launch plant-based version of Milo chocolate malt beverage in the Asian market, starting with Malaysia.Drinks Insight Network14 hours ago

SPC Group accelerating its expansion in Southeast Asia by making Malaysia as its production hub

Seoul [South Korea], April 9 (ANI/Global Economic): South Korean food and confectionery conglomerate SPC Group is moving forward with advancing business …ANI News16 hours ago

Mixed teams of Asia and Oceania Championships

Six teams were fighting for the title of ‘Mixed Teams Champion’ today in Bishkek. Korea, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan were …International Judo Federation13 hours ago

Singapore ratifies RCEP trade deal as members eye January launch

SINGAPORE — Singapore announced on Friday that it has ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade agreement, a key step toward imp.Nikkei Asia16 hours ago

Asia: Markets mostly down but optimism remains

[HONG KONG] Most Asian markets retreated on Friday as traders took their foot off the pedal ahead of a much-anticipated earnings season, while an …The Business Times23 hours ago

20 must-try travel experiences in Asia worth putting on your bucket list

Planning for that future travel adventure?This roundup of bucket list-worthy travel experiences is the ultimate checklist you may want to keep handy.While Covid …AsiaOne23 hours agoOpinion

AirAsia’s new services take flight in bid to form Southeast Asia’s next super app | KrASIA

The low-cost airline company has been rolling out new features like grocery and food orders, clinic bookings, and rides in select countries.KrASIA20 hours ago

New diner alert: Asia Asia Asia, with its exhaustive buffet-only spread is a must-visit

If you have wished for a buffet with an exhaustive and exotic menu that’s also easy on your pocket, then simply drop in at Asia! Asia! Asia! Street BBQ and Buffet …Indulgexpress20 hours ago

Asia Pacific Rayon secures US$300 M loan to expand production capacity – The Jakarta Post

Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), the largest integrated rayon fiber producer in Indonesia, announced today that it had secured a syndicated loan facility worth Rp 4.5 …Jakarta Post15 hours ago

UN envoy to Myanmar still barred from visit during Asia tour

The UN envoy to Myanmar is expected to begin a tour of Asia in the coming days but is still barred from visiting the Southeast Asian nation.Macau Business23 hours ago

The Milk Tea Alliance now has an emoji on Twitter. Here’s how the solidarity movement took off

What began as a Twitter spat over China, Hong Kong and Taiwan has evolved into a global solidarity movement against authoritarianism.ABC News7 hours ago

It’s Time For ASEAN To Be Bold In Southeast Asia

The ongoing crisis in Myanmar is without a doubt, the most defining and serious challenge to face the bloc in recent times.The ASEAN Post18 hours ago

China fines Alibaba record $2.77bn for antitrust violation

SHANGHAI — Chinese authorities on Saturday decided to fine Alibaba Group 18.2 billion yuan ($2.77 billion). The authorities say Alibaba broke the cou.Nikkei Asia1 hour ago

Weekly Roundup: Plant-based food innovation advances in Southeast Asia, Cultivated fat technology raises US$24M

KH Roberts partnered with Leistritz to advance plant-based foods innovations in Southeast Asia.FoodIngredientsFirst20 hours ago

US Asian population grew fastest of any race, ethnicity in 2000-2019

Asian Americans recorded the fastest population growth rate among all racial and ethnic groups in the United States between 2000 and 2019. The Asian …Pew Research Center9 hours ago

Fierce Pharma Asia—Takeda-CSL COVID fail; Daiichi Sankyo’s new 5-year plan; Legend-J&J CAR-T filing

Takeda and CSL’s COVID-19 plasma-derived therapy failed a phase 3 trial. Daiichi Sankyo expects nearly $6 billion in cancer sales in fiscal 2025. Legend …FiercePharma13 hours ago

Olympic karate star hit with anti-Asian rant in California park: ‘I didn’t think it would happen to me’

Sakura Kokumai, who qualfiied to compete in karate at the Tokyo Olympics, was on the phone with a friend when a man began berating her in an Orange …The Washington Post18 hours ago

BBC Studios promotes Phil Hardman to SVP, GM – Asia | Digital

BBC Studios has announced two elevations. The global *content* company has elevated Phil Hardman to SVP and GM – Asia, and Ryan Shiotani to SVP *content*, …Campaign India16 hours ago

Cambodians burned as forex trading company halts operations

PHNOM PENH — The abrupt closure of a politically connected investment company in Cambodia has left investors worried they may never recover their mon.Nikkei Asia22 hours ago

Hong Kong suspends its order of AstraZeneca COVID-19 jabs

A woman wears a mask at a community vaccination centre, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Hong Kong, China February 22, 2021.CNA22 hours ago

NEOMA Business School strengthens its network of partner universities in Asia

NEOMA Business School strengthens its network of partner universities in Asia With more than 70 partner universities, around 20 double degrees offered …ResponseSource16 hours ago

Biden’s first budget marks sharp change from Trump years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Joe Biden asked Congress to sharply increase spending to combat climate change and gun violence in a budget tha.Nikkei Asia11 hours ago

FALSE: Duterte’s Pulse Asia approval rating is 99.9%

Duterte’s highest Pulse Asia approval rating is 91%, which was recorded in their September 2020 survey.Rappler17 hours ago

First DG Beauty Boutique to Open in South East Asia

The Italian luxury brand is set to open a new 92sq m DG Beauty Boutique, located at Ion Orchard in Singapore. The store will house a selection of fragrances …Retail & Leisure International16 hours ago

Lenovo appoints Amar Babu to lead Asia Pacific business – The Manila Times

LENOVO has appointed Amar Babu to lead the company’s business in the overall Asia Pacific region, including Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Asean, …The Manila Times11 hours ago

Los Angeles Times piece claims mispronunciation of Asian names is ‘casual racism’

The Los Angeles Times this week caused controversy by running a piece declaring that mispronunciation of Asian names is “casual racism.”Fox News3 hours ago

Recycled Galaxy flagships are taking on blindness in Asia

Three and a half years in, the Galaxy Upcycling initiative is still going strong. In fact, it’s getting more fascinating by the day. – SamMobile.SamMobile16 hours ago

Japan takes the lead in cleaning up orbiting space junk

As many as 900000 hazardous pieces of space junk are presently circling around the Earth. Japanese companies are testing innovative solutions to eradicate …DW (English)13 hours ago

These companies have the best workplace cultures, according to employees

Despite global downturn in 2020, the world’s top organisations are continuing to invest in their people. Today, they’re reaping the benefits of a positive …Human Resources Director10 hours ago

‘I don’t feel accepted’ — Why Chloe Kim spoke out on anti-Asian hate

On April 1, Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim, 20, shared her experiences with anti-Asian hate for the first time. Here she reflects on why she decided to speak …ESPN16 hours ago

Pakistan struggles to contain third COVID wave

Pakistan is grappling with a slow vaccine rollout and impatience with lockdown measures, as new infections surge in the South Asian country.Deutsche Welle20 hours ago

How the Philippines’ fishing communities are overcoming poverty

Criselda Yabes is a journalist based in the Philippines. She is author of “The Battle of Marawi,” her 10th book, which was published last year.If ther.Nikkei Asia19 hours agoOpinion

Disney+ strong in Southern Asia – Digital TV Europe

Disney+’s rollout in Southern Asia is going strongly. According to research from Dataxis, the region has already amassed 30 million Disney+ subscribers …Digital TV Europe17 hours ago

India: Nepali man freed from jail after 41 years without trial

A Nepali man was arrested on murder charges in India in 1980 and sat in jail for decades without a trial. Rights activists say Durga Prasad Timsina’s ordeal …DW (English)12 hours ago

Philippines, Jordan to host remaining FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers’ games

BEIRUT (Lebanon) – The FIBA Regional Office Asia has confirmed today the locations of the remaining FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers’ games that were …FIBA12 hours ago

Asian actors share experiences in initiative to combat racism

Actors including Irvine Iqbal and Blythe Jandoo are to share their personal experiences of racism in the industry as part of Creative Voices, an initiative set up by …The Stage12 hours ago

Kuwait raises May crude oil official selling prices for Asia

The producer set the May Kuwait Super Light Crude (KSLC) OSP also at $1.35 cents above Oman/Dubai, 30 cents above the previous month.Economic Times20 hours ago

How has Southeast Asia been affected by the recent Facebook data leak? | KrASIA

Malaysia has been the most impacted with over 11 million being exposed, followed by Singapore with 3 million, and 879699 users in the Philippines.KrASIA16 hours ago

foodpanda raises awareness for COVID-19 vaccination through Asia-wide campaign

In the lead up to World Health Organisation’s world immunisation week from 24 to 30 April 2021, foodpanda Asia has launched a COVID-19 vaccination …Marketing Interactive23 hours ago


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