Asia in the News: April 11, 2021

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Daily news headlines about Asia from around the world (past 24 hours)

Asia’s Positive Stock Outlook Is Clouded by Chinese Selloff

The allure of Asian stocks is fading after beating global peers last year.Bloomberg1 hour ago

Asian companies turn to edible packaging to aid the environment

TOKYO — Asian companies and businesses are creating edible food and drink packaging to reduce plastic waste to meet stricter government regulations w.Nikkei Asia22 hours ago

HMCS Calgary Conducts Port Visits on Operation PROJECTION Asia-Pacific

As identified in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Asia-Pacific region is increasingly important to Canadian security and prosperity.Mirage News13 hours ago

South Asia surpasses grim milestone of 15 million COVID-19 cases: Reuters tally

Coronavirus infections in the South Asia sub-region surpassed the grim milestone of 15 million on Saturday, a Reuters tally shows, led by India’s record daily …Reuters13 hours ago

Biden puts Japan at the center of US policy in Asia

Jeffrey W. Hornung is a political scientist at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation.The late Harvard professor Ezra Vogel wrote a widely influe.Nikkei Asia6 hours ago

IJF President meets with Kyrgyzstan President during Asia-Oceania Championships

International Judo Federation (IJF) President Marius Vizer met with the President of Kyrgyzstan during his visit to the country for the Asia-Oceania Judo …Insidethegames.biz16 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 Asia23 hours ago

Russia Seen Advancing SE Asian Ambitions Through Myanmar Generals

Analysts say Russia is increasing arms sales to Myanmar’s military and steadfastly standing by Myanmar’s coup leader, General Min Aung Hlaing, an alliance …Voice of America16 hours ago

The Philippines Hammered by Worst Covid Surge in Southeast Asia

Here’s the latest news from the global pandemic. India’s hospitals swamped by second wave as shots run low; U.K. races toward elusive milestone in quest to …Bloomberg14 hours ago

4 SU students compete for Mr. ASIA beauty pageant

Get the latest Syracuse news delivered right to your inbox. Subscribe to our newsletter here. As Katy Perry’s “Firework” verse “Do you ever feel like a plastic bag” …The Daily Orange21 hours ago

Northeast Asia power grid could slash cost of green energy, study finds

Regional network would enable long-distance transmission of renewable energy for about the same price as it costs to produce coal.South China Morning Post1 hour ago

Les Mills Asia Pacific announces Business Partnership Manager appointment

Les Mills Asia Pacific (LMAP) has announced the appointment of Anna Burdekin to its team in the role of passionate Business Partnership Manager, with a focus …Australasian Leisure Management15 hours ago

Preparations underway for annual conference of Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan – Xinhua | English.news.cn

Workers arrange potted plants outside the main venue for the annual conference of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Boao, south China’s Hainan Province, April 10, …Xinhua3 hours ago

ASEAN share of US-bound container shipping reaches 20%

TOKYO — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is making its presence felt in the U.S.-bound marine transportation market.Total shipping volume o.Nikkei Asia1 hour ago

Analysts See Russia Advancing Southeast Asian Ambitions Through Myanmar’s Generals

Analysts say Russia is increasing arms sales to Myanmar’s military and steadfastly standing by Myanmar’s coup leader, General Min Aung Hlaing, an alliance …VOA Asia16 hours ago

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, April 10

JAKARTA — Six people were killed another one was seriously injured and scores of buildings were damaged after a 61-magnitude quake rocked Indonesia …Big News Network9 hours ago

Too Chinese for the US, too American for China. Where can Asian Americans like me call home?

Tokyo (CNN) Last summer, a Chinese man approached me on a crowded Beijing street and asked me in Mandarin if I was Chinese American. It seemed …CNN 2 hours ago

Not again, Asia News & Top Stories

After a period of success in containing Covid-19 infections, some countries in Asia are once again beating back an emergence of Covid-19 that has infected over …The Straits Times5 hours ago

China’s Didi prepares for IPO in US, sources say

BEIJING — Didi Chuxing, China’s top ride-hailing company, is preparing an initial public offering in the U.S., Nikkei has learned. The IPO is expected to value the …Nikkei Asia4 hours ago

Netflix and Amazon under fire in India over controversial content

NEW DELHI — Even as the controversy over Amazon Prime Video’s political thriller “Tandav” rages in India, the latest web series to come under fire is.Nikkei Asia25 minutes ago

Alibaba antitrust fine shows Beijing views tech giant as threat

SHANGHAI/BEIJING — The $2.8 billion fine imposed on Alibaba for violating antitrust laws underscores Chinese President Xi Jinping’s intention to tigh.Nikkei Asia6 hours ago

India fastest growing market for Levi’s in Asia

India Business News: India has emerged as the fastest growing market in Asia for the US clothing company Levi Strauss & Co. For the first quarter of 2020-21 …Times of India16 hours ago

Weekly Digest of Central Asia

BISHKEK (TCA) — The Publisher’s note: Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Central Asia was the scene of intense geopolitical struggle and the Great …Times of Central Asia10 hours ago

MNCs worried about Xinjiang spat between China and H&M

Firms are increasingly at risk of getting swept up in diplomatic overtures.. Read more at straitstimes.com.The Straits Times18 hours ago

Global Forecast-Asia

Global Forecast – Asia as of 13:30 GMT Saturday, April 10, 2021. Minimum and maximum temperatures in Celsius, precipitation in centimeters and weather …Taiwan News12 hours ago

Indonesia’s Java hit by magnitude 5.9 quake, seven killed

JAKARTA (Reuters) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck off Indonesia’s Java island on Saturday, killing seven people, severely wounding two and damaging …Nikkei Asia11 hours ago

Trade Alert: The Executive Chairman Of The Bank of East Asia, Limited (HKG:23), Kwok-Po Li, Has Just Spent HK$6.6m Buying A Few More Shares

The Bank of East Asia, Limited (HKG:23) shareholders (or potential shareholders) will be happy to see that the Executive Chairman, Kwok-Po Li, recently bought …Simply Wall St2 hours ago

Surgical robots face cheaper rivals as key patents expire

TOKYO — In a lab at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, a doctor in a control booth is laser-focused on controllers in each hand. A mechanical arm hums as it …Nikkei Asia8 hours ago

Qilou Old Town serves as reminder of China’s connection with Southeast Asia

Share. QR. Copied. Error loading media: File could not be played. 00:00. 00:00. 03:00. China’s southern island province of Hainan is home to a special kind of …CGTN17 hours ago

Clark to host Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers in June

Fiba has announced that the Philippines will host three groups in the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers from June 16 to 20 in Clark.INQUIRER.net12 hours ago

Asia Pacific seen to lead revival of jeans industry

Emerging markets in the Asia Pacific will significantly contribute to the apparel market’s comeback, according to a leading data and analytics company in the UK.Philstar.com10 hours ago

Man arrested for threatening to stab undercover Asian police officer

A man was arrested for allegedly threatening to stab an Asian undercover police officer in the face on Friday at Penn Station.ABC News5 hours ago

Italy to pay €1.1 million over India fishermen killing: Lawyers

NEW DELHI: India will accept compensation of €1.1 million from Italy for the families of two fishermen shot dead by Italian marines in 2012, …CNA17 hours ago

Islamic nations prepare for nighttime vaccinations during Ramadan

JAKARTA/ISTANBUL — Governments of Muslim majority countries are planning innovative steps to administer vaccines and contain the spread of COVID-19 d.Nikkei Asia21 hours ago

Chipmaker Renesas restarts operations at clean room hit by fire

NEW YORK — Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics reopened a clean room in Ibaraki Prefecture after a fire shut it down last month, the company said.Nikkei Asia10 hours ago

Australian Humpback Whale Numbers Surge But Scientists Warn of Climate Change Threat

Marine experts estimate about 40000 humpback whales are now migrating through Australian waters annually, up from about 1500 half a century ago.VOA Asia14 hours ago

Sonam Malik set to withdraw from Asian Championships after injury during Olympic qualifiers

Sonam Malik, who became the youngest Indian wrestler to qualify for the Olympics when she reached the finals of the Asian Olympic qualifiers in Almaty on …ESPN Australia9 hours ago

India protests US Navy’s transit through its exclusive economic zone

NEW DELHI (Reuters) — India protested to the United States for a navy vessel conducting a transit through its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) without c.Nikkei Asia15 hours ago

H&M launches on e-commerce platform Zalora in southeast Asia

H&M has joined hands with Zalora and has launched on the e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia, covering four markets namely Malaysia, the Philippines, …Fibre2fashion.com23 hours ago

Asian nations face new infection waves as Covid-19 variants wreck attempts to stem virus

The emergence of more virulent strains can be blamed for fuelling *fresh* spikes in infections.. Read more at straitstimes.com.The Straits Times19 hours ago

Myanmar diplomat in Berlin takes stand against junta

Demonstrators protest against the recent military coup in Myanmar, in front of Germany’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Berlin on Apr 8, 2021. (Photo: AFP/John …CNA16 hours ago

How Rising Great Power Tensions Will Affect Central Asia – Analysis

By Akram Umarov*. (FPRI) — The recent escalation in diplomatic tensions between the U.S., EU, China, and Russia is an unwelcome development for Central …Eurasia Review23 hours ago

Going on a real tour, maybe soon, East Asia News & Top Stories

Call it the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, but Ms Olivia Tang now does monologues, and her audience is lapping it up. Armed with a mobile phone and …The Straits Times5 hours ago

Afghanistan can be ‘Golden Gateway’ for Malaysian palm oil to Central Asia

Afghanistan can be the ‘golden gateway’ for Malaysian palm oil to be marketed in Central Asia such as Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan as …The Edge Markets MY15 hours ago

Indian and Asian buffet restaurant to open in Hereford

HEREFORD is set to have its first Indian and Thai buffet restaurant in the city’s Old Market development.Hereford Times11 hours ago

Korean battery companies agree to settle US trade dispute: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — South Korean battery makers LG Chem and rival SK Innovation Co have agreed to settle a trade secrets dispute that has threaten.Nikkei Asia5 hours ago

The casual racism of mispronouncing an Asian person’s name in the West

THE Los Angeles Times recently reported on the outcry following the LA theatre community’s Ovation Awards, where organisers mispronounced the name of an …The Star Online2 hours ago

Unstoppable Madam President: New Philippine Rugby Chief Ada Milby

Unstoppable Madam President: New Philippine Rugby Chief Ada Milby Prioritises ‘Safe Return to Play’. The first woman to be appointed to the World Rugby …asiarugby.com15 hours ago

Orlando mobile vaccination site provides 700 COVID-19 shots to Asian American Pacific Islander community

A mobile vaccination site offered hundreds of COVID-19 shots to members of the Asian Pacific Islander community on Saturday.WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando10 hours ago

Vandal covers Black Lives Matter, Asian equality signs

SHOREWOOD, Wis. (AP) — Police in Shorewood are searching for a vandal who covered up signs supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and Asian …Associated PressYesterday

Dozens join Rally Against Asian Hate at Memorial Park

Asian Americans have faced a dangerous climate since the start of the pandemic and hate crimes toward people who look a certain way have followed.WJXT News4JAX 3 hours ago

South Asia surpasses grim milestone of 15m Covid-19 cases: Reuters tally

Coronavirus infections in the South Asia sub-region surpassed the grim milestone of 15 million on Saturday, a Reuters tally shows, led by India’s record daily …Malaysiakini13 hours ago

Pandemic brings new challenges for Canadians fighting child sex trade in Southeast Asia

It’s been a year of some positives, along with hardship, for a Burnaby organization that is fighting the child sex trade in Southeast Asia.News 113020 hours ago

Unhinged stranger twice tries to shove Asian woman onto NYC subway tracks: sources

An Asian woman waiting for a train in a Brooklyn subway station was nearly pushed to the trackbed — twice — by an unhinged stranger, police sources told The …New York Post 5 hours ago

Asian Americans to rally in Troy against hate as fear grows

Asian Americans are holding another rally against racism, this time Sunday in Troy, a city with a growing population of residents of Asian descent. “We are …Detroit Free Press4 hours ago

Chinese diplomat invokes ping-pong diplomacy, East Asia News & Top Stories

BEIJING • China’s ambassador to the US has called for the two countries to take history as a guide to solve today’s disputes, in an apparent attempt to cool rising …The Straits Times5 hours ago

India faces crisis as virus cases soar, South Asia News & Top Stories

MUMBAI • India’s coronavirus epicentre Maharashtra went into a statewide weekend lockdown yesterday as the country battled exploding infection numbers and …The Straits Times5 hours ago

Bolton: North Korea Unlikely to Denuclearize Under Kim

Voice of America is an international news and broadcast organization serving Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Russia, the Middle East …VOA Asia23 hours ago

India’s daily COVID-19 cases rise to record for fifth time this week

NEW DELHI: India’s daily coronavirus cases on Saturday (Apr 10) rose by a record for the fifth time this week and deaths surged to the highest in …CNA16 hours ago

Global Fintech Funding Remains Steady with Many Asian Fintechs Raising Massive Mega-Rounds: Report

Fintech funding has really picked up in 2021. It’s estimated to have already reached $15 billion during the first quarter, according to CB Insights data. In Asia …Crowdfund Insider13 hours ago

Doctors become Myanmar military`s targets for helping injured locals

Doctors and medical workers in Myanmar have urged for help as they believe the military personnel specifically target civilians to lure the doctors into their trap.WION13 minutes ago

Bruce Lee once told the real Hong Kong story to the world. Now we’re just a prop

Hollywood films often fail to do our city justice, not like in the days of Bruce Lee, a pioneer in the fight against ‘Asian hate’. We need to start telling our individual …South China Morning Post23 hours ago

Torrance nurses hold vigil in solidarity with Asian community

A socially distanced vigil meant to serve as a symbol of solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities was held outside Providence Little …The Daily Breeze7 hours ago

Huawei brings financial aid and free service to SMEs in Asia Pacific

Huawei launched its SME Support Programme with trusted ecosystem partners in Asia Pacific, aiming to deliver further technical support for economic recovery …Prothom Alo English14 hours ago

Asian community, school leaders demand Greenwood Village newspaper apologize for “racist and xenophobic” April Fools article

The Cherry Creek School District and the Asian Chamber of Commerce are calling for an apology from The Villager newspaper in Greenwood Village after it …The Denver Post14 hours ago

US issues new guidelines to deepen relations with Taipei

WASHINGTON • The US State Department has issued new guidelines that will enable US officials to meet officials from Taiwan more freely, a move that …The Straits Times5 hours ago

Stop Asian Hate Rally Held in Hartford

There was a strong show of support for the local Asian American community at Bushnell Park in Hartford on Saturday. Following recent incidents of anti-Asian…NBC Connecticut12 minutes ago

Stopping Asian hate requires getting to root of Westerners’ Sinophobia

This current wave of anti-Asian hatred stems from Sinophobic sentiment which has long existed but increased sharply in recent years. Extra efforts need to be …South China Morning Post23 hours agoOpinion

Hockey’s Asian Champions Trophy slated for October

The men’s Asian Champions Trophy hockey will now held in October in Dhaka, Bangladesh following multiple postponements.The Hockey Paper10 hours ago

China’s graft watchdog rebukes ‘mukbang’ binge-eating, drinking videos

The watchdog said such *content* encourages food waste.. Read more at straitstimes.com.The Straits Times14 hours ago

Polymerupdate News – Propylene prices drift lower in Asia

This week, propylene prices dropped in Asia. The price fall was on the back of bearish demand trends…polymerupdate.com18 hours ago

KF-21 fighter jet puts South Korea in elite group

Hailed by President Moon Jae-in as “a historic milestone in the development of the (South Korean) aviation industry,” the nation unveiled its homegrown.Asia Times5 hours ago

Mongolia claim four women’s wrestling berths at Tokyo 2020 Asian qualifier

Mongolia claimed spots in four of the six women’s freestyle wrestling weight categories for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on day two of the Asian Wrestling Olympic …Insidethegames.biz10 hours ago

Duterte’s public absence fuels speculation, SE Asia News & Top Stories

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has not made any public appearances for close to two weeks now, fuelling speculation that his health is declining, with …The Straits Times5 hours ago

Victims of anti-Asian hate share their stories at Quincy rally

Hundreds of people rallied in Quincy on Saturday to call for an end to anti-Asian racism, including several community members who were victims of such hate …WCVB Boston2 hours ago

Tokyo Olympic diving qualifier back on but other events on hold

TOKYO — The Diving World Cup will take place in Tokyo next month after being postponed from its original dates this month, but other Olympic aquatic.Nikkei Asia12 hours ago

Western Media Incite Anti-Asian Racism When They Join in Cold War Against China

Over the past few weeks, the subject of anti-Asian racism has received an unusual degree of Western media attention, ever since a video showing the January …Common Dreams14 hours ago

DBS to Cut Office Space in Marina Bay Financial Centre

DBS plans to surrender about two and a half floors, or 75000 square feet (6968 square metres), in Singapore’s Marina Bay Financial Centre.Mingtiandi22 hours ago

Dozens gather at the Capitol for anti-Asian hate march

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – On Saturday, peaceful protesters gathered in front of the state Capitol and took to the streets of Lincoln to march in response to the …KLKN1 hour ago

Giants Honor Asian American Grandmother Attacked in San Francisco

At the home opener Friday, the San Francisco Giants held an important unifying moment. The team rolled out the welcome mat for an assault victim and stood …NBC Bay Area20 hours ago

US karate champ Kokumai told to ‘go home’ in anti-Asian rant

US Olympian Sakura Kokumai has revealed more details around the incident where she was racially abused by a stranger while training in a California park last …AsiaOne23 hours ago

Rally Calls on Community Action, Less Police to Stop Anti-Asian Attacks

A rally held in New York City on Saturday in response to further attacks against Asians. NBC New York’s Phil Lipof reports.NBC New York4 hours ago

Two dead whales wash up on Bangladesh beach

COX’S BAZAR (AFP) – Two dead whales have washed up on the same stretch of Bangladesh coastline in two days, officials said Saturday (April 10), raising …The Straits Times17 hours ago

‘Leave him alone!’: Live streamer saves Asian man from attacker during broadcast

Shocking footage shows the moment a live streamer saved an Asian man from being mugged by an attacker in West London.The Daily Dot10 hours ago

Singapore becomes first country to ratify RCEP deal – The Jakarta Post

Singapore ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, becoming the first participating country of the world’s largest free trade deal to do so, the …Jakarta Post21 hours ago

Column: The Attacks on Asian Americans Show the Illogic of Hatred, Bias

Why are some Americans obsessed with other citizens who are not like them? Right now the obsession seems to be against Asian Americans.Southern Pines Pilot7 hours agoOpinion

Cambodian PM threatens Covid-19 quarantine-breakers with jail

Cambodia has passed a strict Covid-19 Bill that could see people who flout virus rules jailed for up to 20 years.. Read more at straitstimes.com.The Straits Times17 hours ago

Las Vegas Strip market to offer fare from top stars of Asian street food

LAS VEGAS — A street food market coming to The Strip this summer will put on display dishes made with recipes imported straight from Asia’s bustling culinary …Yahoo News16 hours ago

Levi’s India back to growth, outpace most other Asian markets

Nearly two quarters ago, Levi’s said it took back inventory from closed franchisees in India and reallocated it to pure play ecommerce, which helped the online …Economic Times21 hours ago

How did the AstraZeneca vaccine become so controversial?

Safety concerns about rare blood clots and controversy over slow deliveries threaten to derail the roll-out of the vaccine in many countries.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post21 hours ago

Bong Joon-Ho expresses concern for anti-Asian hate in US, says such crimes makes him quite fearful

Bong Joon-Ho said directors and creators should be bolder when dealing with current issues of society and ‘shouldn’t be afraid to confront them’Firstpost15 hours ago

US blacklists Pakistan-based human smuggling organization

The United States has imposed sanctions on a Pakistan-based human smuggling organization, accusing it of being involved in smuggling migrants to the United …WION22 hours ago

Irvine police: Man kidnapped, tried to sexually assault woman in retaliation for anti-Asian hate crimes

A man was arrested after attacking a woman in her car outside her Irvine apartment building, holding her hostage and attempting to sexually assault her in …KTLA Los Angeles21 hours ago

Industrial Salt Market anticipated to progress at 4% CAGR , East Asia hold the largest market share

Industrial Salt Market- Scope of the Report. A recent study by Fact.MR on the industrial salt market offers a 10-year forecast for 2020 and 2030. The study …ampThe Courier18 hours ago

UK artist’s first Asian solo show delights in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — British contemporary artist Felix Treadwell’s first solo exhibition in Asia features paintings and a large-scale installation, and will …Taiwan News16 hours ago

12 injured in Bangladesh mosque attack

At least 12 people were injured in an attack staged by members of the Hefazat-e-Islam militant outfit at a mosque in Bangladesh`s Gaibandha district. Police …WION19 hours ago

Asia Pacific Drug Development Market Statistics, Size, Share, Analysis and Projection, Application, and Region Global Forecast to 2027 – SoccerNurds

Fort Collins, Colorado: Report on the “Asia Pacific Drug Development Market Report 2021 By Key Players, Types, Applications, Countries, Market Size, Forecast …SoccerNurds20 hours ago

Stop Asian Hate protest marches through Lincoln streets

Hundreds marched through downtown Lincoln on Saturday waving flags and carrying signs and banners saying “hate is a virus” to demand an end to Asian hate …Lincoln Journal Star4 hours ago

Prudential and SuperM get Asian consumers dancing to social media challenges

Following news of its collaboration with K-pop band SuperM in January, Prudential has now unveiled a social media-focused campaign named “We DO” to bring …Marketing Interactive22 hours ago

How much Asia Shares Accounted in Cognitive Informatics Market? – SoccerNurds

Latest report on the global Cognitive Informatics market suggests a positive growth rate in the coming years. Analysts have studied the historical data and …SoccerNurds14 hours ago

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