Asia in the News: April 25, 2021

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Malaria in Asia Pacific: A complex but solvable problem

The Lost Voice: Eliminating malaria in a COVID-19 world An article by Doctor Julia Cutts for World Malaria Day 2021 In the face of the COVID-19…Mirage News4 hours ago

Pan-Southeast Asian Agreement Aims to Stop Spillover of Myanmar Violence

Saturday’s strongly worded call from a bloc of 10 Southeast Asian nations for an end to post-coup violence in Myanmar moves the region a step away from unrest infecting other countries and a step toward peacemaking, analysts say. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) issued a five-point consensus calling for “immediate cessation” of violence in Myanmar, “utmost restraint” by all actors there and the start of peace talks. An ASEAN envoy will help mediate dialogue in Myanmar, the consensus said, and the group will offer humanitarian aid. Myanmar is a group member. “We, as an ASEA…VOA Asia10 hours ago

SE Asian nations say consensus reached on ending Myanmar crisis

Southeast Asian leaders said they had agreed on a plan with Myanmar’s junta chief on Saturday to end the crisis in the violence-hit nation, but he did not …CNN 14 hours ago

Volcano in southwestern Japan erupts, no reports of injuries

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The Sakurajima volcano in southwestern Japan erupted on early Sunday, sending a column of smoke over 2.3 kilometers above the crater,Nikkei Asia11 hours ago

Table tennis star’s alleged illicit romance bouncing all over Asia

The headline in Taiwan’s weekly Mirror magazine (Jing Zhoukan), which claims circulation of several hundred thousand, reads “The 49% infidelity rate for …Japan Today8 hours ago

Nuechterlein: Southeast Asia is China’s target for dominating Asia

The countries of Southeast Asia have fascinated me since the 1960s when I served in the U.S. embassy in Bangkok.Roanoke Times1 hour agoOpinion

Asia-Pacific Shares Mostly Higher; Japanese Stocks Fall on COVID-Related Lockdown Fears

The major Asia-Pacific stock indexes finished mixed on Friday but mostly lower with the Nikkei the lone loser. Investors continued to monitor the coronavirus …FX Empire1 hour ago

China eyes asteroid defence system and comet mission

BEIJING (Reuters) — China will hold discussions on building a defence system against near-Earth asteroids, a senior space agency official said o.Nikkei Asia14 hours ago

Oscar-nominated ‘Minari’ upends Asian immigrant stereotypes

TOKYO — A little over a year after Bong Joon-ho’s biting satire of class conflict, “Parasite,” became the first foreign-language movie to win Best Picture at the …Nikkei Asia6 hours ago

Asian man, 61, in critical condition after ‘horrific’ N.Y.C. attack

New York City police are investigating if a “horrific attack” that left a 61-year-old Asian man in critical condition Friday night was racially motivated. The attack …NBC News10 hours ago

Robot and apprentice: Preserving the art of Japanese joinery

UTSUNOMIYA, Japan — Traditional Japanese joinery is a precise craft. Instead of using nails or glue, joints are cut into complex designs that fi.Nikkei Asia9 hours ago

PJF plans to send Shah to Europe or Central Asia for training

KARACHI: Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) plans to send Olympian judoka Shah Hussain to either Europe or Central Asia for one-month training if he is able to …The News International4 hours ago

New world disorder and South Asia

‘O brave new world that has such people in’t!’ Miranda said in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, on first sighting the shipwrecked courtiers. Today, at the end of the …The Kathmandu Post3 hours agoOpinion

Singapore leads world in opening COVID-safe MICE facilities

SINGAPORE — Singapore is gearing up to reopen to the meetings and conferences industry, as a first step to reviving the travel and tourism sector ham.Nikkei Asia2 hours ago

Anti-Asian hate vigil in Australia hears calls for tougher laws and compulsory training

Organisers of a rally in Sydney have called for compulsory anti-racism education and training in all public and private institutions in Australia.SBS News18 hours ago

Gramp’s Asia: 70-year-old former chief public health inspector creates natural remedies to solve household woes

It took a pandemic to rouse the world from its selfish slumber. After decades spent chasing dollars, racking up air miles and traipsing the world carelessly, the …Options The Edge1 hour ago

Assignment Asia: New home for unwanted bikes

Share. QR. Copied. Error loading media: File could not be played. 00:00. 00:00. 08:35. When bike-sharing companies like oBike and Mobike went bust, they left …CGTN2 hours ago

Hard Drive Prices Skyrocket In Asia Due to New Chia Cryptocoin, Scalpers Capitalize

New reports from Seagate, China, and Japan reveal price hikes in hard drives over the last couple of weeks.Tom’s Hardware14 hours ago

All teams competing in the Peacekeeper Elite Invitational (PEI) Asia 2021

The Peacekeeper Elite Invitational (PEI) Asia 2021 will feature top teams from across the continent as they battle for a share of the three million Chinese Yen …Dot Esports13 hours ago

‘Quiet anxieties’: Tallahassee Asian Americans grapple with emotions after violence

One month after six Asian women were killed in Atlanta, politics and the pandemic have exposed more hatred in America.Tallahassee.com9 hours ago

CarDekho Group plans to be present across South-East Asia in next two years

Automotive platform CarDekho Group is pressing ahead with its international expansion plans with an aim to be present across South-East Asia in the next two …Devdiscourse49 minutes ago

E-Post: A digital gazette of Indonesia and Southeast Asia – The Jakarta Post

Embracing digital disruptions while staying informed about new markets and opportunities have become a constant need for corporations and young …Jakarta Post7 hours ago

Asia-Pacific’s solarized digitalization agenda in pandemic times

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region, and sustainable digitalization of the economy has become the solution.Cointelegraph22 hours ago

Is talk of an Olympic boycott real or diplomatic Kabuki?

TOKYO — A recent comment by U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price aroused speculation that the U.S. is considering a boycott of the 2022 Winter O.Nikkei Asia4 hours ago

Global Forecast-Asia

Global Forecast – Asia as of 13:30 GMT Saturday, April 24, 2021. Minimum and maximum temperatures in Celsius, precipitation in centimeters and weather …Taiwan News16 hours ago

Insider Buying: The Asia Orient Holdings Limited (HKG:214) MD, CEO & Executive Director Just Bought 20% More Shares

Those following along with Asia Orient Holdings Limited ( HKG:214 ) will no doubt be intrigued by the recent purchase…Simply Wall St5 hours ago

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1030 GMT, April 24

JAKARTA — Indonesian searchers have found debris which are believed to be from the missing submarine in waters off Bali Island Indonesian Navy Chief of …Big News Network18 hours ago

Indonesia Military Says Missing Submarine Sank

An Indonesian submarine that went missing off the coast of Bali has sunk, the country’s navy said Saturday, dashing hopes that its 53 crew would be saved. The navy’s chief said a search party had recovered fragments from the KRI Nanggala 402 including items from inside the vessel, whose oxygen reserves were already believed to have run out. Warships, planes and hundreds of military personnel have been searching for the stricken vessel. Authorities had said the German-built craft was equipped with enough oxygen for only three days after losing power. That deadline passed early Saturday. “We …VOA Asia11 hours ago

Asia Bibi challenges Pakistan leader on blasphemy laws

A woman who said she suffered “psychological torture” while in a Pakistani prison on blasphemy charges has called for her homeland to abolish its …Aleteia EN9 hours ago

Gilas Pilipinas opens Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers vs Korea

MANILA, Philippines — Gilas Pilipinas will open its stint in the final window of the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers against Korea on June 16. Fiba has announced …INQUIRER.net22 hours ago

Commentary: English law the gold standard in Central Asia

One of the great challenges for countries seeking global investment is to be able to assure that their legal systems are transparent, reliable and free from political …Davis Enterprise11 hours ago

Microsoft Cloud will accelerate Asia’s post-pandemic economic growth, creating tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in revenue in the next four years

Singapore: As Asia moves out of the pandemic, cloud is not only a critical foundation for business resilience but will also be a key driver of the region’s next wave …ampIndia Education Diary32 minutes ago

Never heard of a mochi donut, or dying to get your hands on one? Either way, a Sartell baker has you covered.

Looking for a new culinary experience? A Sartell baker can offer you a *fresh* take on a southeast Asian snack she’s named after Cardi B, among other treats.SC Times12 hours ago

Anti Asian Hate Books

Books make great educational resources to combat discrimination and xenophobia, and to foster activism.The New York Times2 hours ago

Sex sells: China farm region becomes ‘lingerie capital’

GUANYUN, CHINA (AFP) – Americans like their lingerie to be risque, Europeans prefer it more classy, and Chinese remain a bit shy but are opening up. But the …The Straits Times1 hour ago

India’s super-rich flee ‘unimaginable horror’

As the rich and super rich scramble to escape the horrors of the Covid-19 surge in India, airline fares have soared along with the number of private jet.Asia Times10 hours ago

Malaysian police arrest artist for allegedly insulting queen with Spotify playlist

Artist Fahmi Reza is best known for his cartoon depicting Najib Razak as a clown that became a symbol of protest before the former prime minister’s scandal-hit …CNA17 hours ago

Assignment Asia: Women rising up

Share. QR. Copied. Error loading media: File could not be played. 00:00. 00:00. 12:05. In Tajikistan, economic hardship is driving millions of men abroad in …CGTN2 hours ago

Oil edges higher as recovery support countered by Asia virus surge

Oil settled higher on Friday, supported by bullish economic data from US and Europe, though a rise in coronavirus cases in India was still pressuring prices.The Daily Star11 hours ago

Can a new Philippine ‘popular front’ defeat Dutertismo?

Author: Cleve V Arguelles, ANU. Opponents of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte are banking on a united front for a fighting chance in the 2022 presidential …East Asia Forum3 hours ago

2 UoH faculty top South Asia research

Hyderabad: The Department of English at UoH remained at top rank in arts and humanities research in South Asia through two of its faculty members, K N.Times of India7 hours ago

Cambodia closes markets to curb COVID-19, thousands plead for food

Cambodia closed all markets in the capital Phnom Penh on Saturday to contain a spike in coronavirus infections as thousands of families plead for …CNA21 hours ago

HCMC living costs cheaper than many Southeast Asia peers

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest urban expanse, has the second cheapest cost of living among six Southeast Asian cities included in a report by data …VnExpress International18 hours ago

India’s daily coronavirus cases climb to new world record

NEW DELHI (Reuters) — India’s coronavirus infections rose by 346786 overnight, the health ministry said on Saturday, setting a new world record for.Nikkei Asia23 hours ago

Belitong (Indonesia) becomes Asia and the Pacific’s newest UNESCO Global Geopark

UNESCO welcomed eight new geopark sites to the Global Geoparks Network during the 211th session of UNESCO’s Executive Board meeting held online from …ampIndia Education Diary14 hours ago

Thailand must free student hunger strikers now

Tyrell Haberkorn is professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Thongchai Winichakul is emerit.Nikkei Asia9 hours agoOpinion

Asia markets struggle for direction after US tax reports

Asian shares on Friday struggled to find clear direction after a week spent seesawing to match the prevailing momentum on Wall Street, where trade faltered …Taipei Times13 hours ago

Bangkok shuts parks, gyms after record daily coronavirus infections

Thailand’s capital Bangkok has ordered the closure of public venues and sports premises, city official said on Saturday after the country reported a record daily …Reuters14 hours ago

Virus surge and China are muddying the bullish Asian stock story

Foreign investors withdrew $2.5 billion from emerging Asia stocks excluding China this week alone, according to latest available data compiled by Bloomberg, …Economic Times1 hour ago

Biden says 1915 massacres of Armenians constitute genocide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday said the 1915 massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire constituted genocide, a histor.Nikkei Asia13 hours ago

This week in pictures: The most stunning images from Asia

In his statement, Biden said the American people honor ‘all those Armenians who perished in the genocide that began 106 years ago today.’Moneycontrol.com20 hours ago

Iranian artist among Sovereign Asian Art Prize finalists

TEHRAN –Iranian artist Mamali Shafahi is among the 30 finalists of the 2021 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Honaronline reported on Friday.Tehran Times13 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Vertical Farming Market – Analysis and Forecast (2018–2024) – The Courier

The Asia-Pacific vertical farming industry is expected to increase by 22,1% to USD 2101.0 million in the forecast period by the year 2024. The Vertic.The Courier14 hours ago

Citibank India’s $2 billion retail business worth tops in Asia, says new report

Citibank’s India retail business has been valued at around $2bn, based on their Basel III disclosures in the country. This makes India the most valuable business …Times of India21 hours ago

English Law Is the Gold Standard in Central Asia’s Kazakhstan

One of the great challenges for countries seeking global investment is to be able to assure that their legal systems are transparent, reliable, and free from …White House Chronicle18 hours ago

UoH’s Department of English Professors continue to top South Asia Research

Uniindia: Hyderabad, Apr 24 (UNI) The Department of English at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) remains at the top ranks in Arts and Humanities Research …United News of India14 hours ago

Hong Kong banks offer peek into Asia bet, cost cuts this earnings season

As they prepare to report first-quarter results, Hong Kong’s lenders are grappling with declining net interest margins and putting greater focus on wealth, …South China Morning Post3 hours ago

New Chinese Decree Tells Religious Leaders to ‘Support the Communist Party’

The Chinese government is implementing a new decree on May 1 that will require all religious leaders to “follow the lead of and support the Communist Party.” The decree, “Measures on the Management of Religious Professionals,” states that the preaching and teaching by religious professionals must in no way endanger China’s national security, promote extremism or divide the country. It also requires religious professionals to resist the infiltration of foreign forces through religion. Religious leaders who violate the new decree will be subject to administrative sanctions and criminal charge…VOA Asia7 hours ago

Astronauts arrive at space station aboard SpaceX Endeavour

A four-astronaut team arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule Endeavour, NASA said, after becomin.Nikkei Asia19 hours ago

World records for Nurudinov and Yang Zhe at Asian Weightlifting Championships

Two athletes set world records and a young Iranian had a memorable victory on the penultimate day of the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent, but …Insidethegames.biz9 hours ago

100% Made in Hong Kong: Behind Asia’s best restaurant 2021 | Apple Daily

After getting its Michelin star back in January, The Chairman claimed the top spot for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 – a first for a Hong Kong restaurant – just …蘋果日報2 hours ago

P Anuradha finishes seventh at Asian Weightlifting Championships

Indian weightlifter P Anuradha managed to lift a total weight of 201kgs to finish seventh in the women’s 87kg category at the Asian Weightlifting Championships.ampOlympic Channel12 hours ago

NYPD Investigates Violent Attack On 61-Year-Old Asian Man In East Harlem

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the attack on a 61-year-old Asian American man randomly pummeled in Harlem late Friday as a possible …Gothamist15 hours ago

Japan to open large vaccination centres in Tokyo, Osaka: Media

TOKYO (REUTERS) – The Japanese government is planning to open large vaccination centres in Tokyo and Osaka in the coming weeks to administer shots in a …The Straits Times1 hour ago

Boxing: Top-flight Asian tilt to be scrapped as India battles COVID, says PH exec

Due the surging COVID-19 cases in India, the Asian Boxing Confederation is set to scrap the Asian Elite Men and Women Boxing Championships originally …ABS-CBN News7 hours ago

1MDB fallout reveals use of charities for political funding

The revelation in 2015 that RM2.6 billion (S$839 million) of public funds were funnelled into then Prime Minister Najib Razak’s personal account remains the …The Straits Times8 hours ago

COVID-19 damaged South Asian firms disproportionately

Uniindia: New Delhi, Apr 24 (UNI) Firms in South Asia suffered disproportionately more from the economic brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, and within the …United News of India21 hours ago

Sri Lanka’s Hayleys buys South Asia Textiles for Rs3.9bn

Hayleys Fabrics, a unit Sri Lanka’s Hayleys group said it had bought 98.84 percent of South Asia Textiles Limited, weft-knitted textile manufacturer, for 3.953 …EconomyNext19 hours ago

Avalanche kills 8 in India’s Himalayan area near China

NEW DELHI • At least eight workers were killed and hundreds were rescued after an avalanche struck a remote Himalayan region near the China border in …The Straits Times8 hours ago

Many in India’s ‘Little Singapore’ keen to return to Republic

PUDUKKOTTAI (Tamil Nadu) • Little Lee Kuan Yew Jayaprakash clambered to the top of the dining table, demanding the television remote control.. Read more …The Straits Times8 hours ago

Japanese brewers look to Chinese drinkers to make sake hip again

Millennials consider the national drink uncool and it’s also had to compete with an influx of foreign alcohol.South China Morning Post3 hours ago

Boston chef hosts ‘Stop Asian Hate’ benefit lunch

The a la carte lunch raised awareness for an international organization whose goal is to strengthen the political and social platforms of Asian Americans.WCVB Boston7 hours ago

Eye Contour Brush Market in Asia – NeighborWebSJ

Get Sample Report Buy Complete Report Eye Contour Brush Market research is an intelligence report with meticulous efforts undertaken to study the right and …NeighborWebSJ6 hours ago

Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal stunned by Tajiks in Asian Champions League

RIYADH: Saudi giants Al Hilal crashed to a humiliating 4-1 defeat against Istiqlol in the Asian Champions League on Saturday, a result that boosted the Tajik …Arab News6 hours ago

PM Oli reopens Nepal`s historic quake-hit Dharahara tower

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Saturday inaugurated the newly-constructed historic Dharahara tower that collapsed in a powerful earthquake in 2015, …WION12 hours ago

Protesters gather in support of BLM, Asian-American community at Irvington Town Hall

News 12 Staff. Apr 24, 2021, 4:48pm EDT. Updated on:Apr 24, 2021, 4:48pm EDT. Video Player is loading. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration …News 12 Bronx9 hours ago

Mentorship opportunity for South Asian writers from Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan

A new British Council-funded project, Write Beyond Borders, is set to kickstart its inaugural episode from May-October 2021. The program is designed for …The Daily Star15 hours ago

Mesa event focuses on vaccinating Asian, Pacific Islander communities

A vaccination drive was held at the AZ International Marketplace on April 23 and 24 in an effort to provide the COVID-19 shot to the Asian and Pacific Islander …FOX 10 News Phoenix4 hours ago

Decriminalizing Sex Work Protects Asian Immigrant Women in the Spa Industry

The next step to protecting these women and all victims of sexual exploitation is to legalize sex work.The Emory Wheel6 hours ago

Hundreds turn out to Monterey rally to support Asian-Americans

Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Carmel Valley, speaks to about 200 people at Saturday’s rally to support Asian-Americans at Colton Hall in Monterey. Panetta was joined …Monterey Herald8 hours ago

Anti-Asian racism: Fraternity life at Lehigh University contributed to animosity

Oped: What astounded me during my four years at Lehigh was the widespread overt racism towards both Asian international students and Asian Americans.The Morning Call15 hours agoOpinion

SF Police Arrest Suspect in Robbing and Stabbing of Asian Man

On Friday, SFPD released a statement citing that they’ve arrested a suspect in relation to the stabbing and robbing of a 53-year-old Asian man on April 10.SFist8 hours ago

ITC to airfreight oxygen containers from Asian countries

Join hands with industrial oxygen supplier Line India.BusinessLine19 hours ago

Malaysia receives first batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines – Bernama

Malaysia received 268800 doses of AstraZeneca (AZN.L) vaccines on Friday night, its first batch from the pharmaceutical company, state news agency reported …Reuters19 hours ago

Thai high: The first of a series on Southeast Asian food

As part of my gastronomical tribute to Southeast Asia, I will be doing a five-part series covering Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore. To start …Telegraph India11 hours ago

2 rescued from window ledge after fire in Bedok flat caused by charging e-bike

SINGAPORE: Two people were rescued from a window ledge by Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) firefighters after a fire broke out in a flat in …CNA21 hours ago

Oman bans entry from 3 South Asian countries

MUSCAT April 24 Xinhua — Oman supreme committee handling COVID-19 banned entry of passengers from India Pakistan and Bangladesh as of Saturday the …Big News Network13 hours ago

Australian academic held at colonial-era Insein prison, released student says

Singapore: Eleven weeks after he was detained by Myanmar’s new junta, the whereabouts of Australian economist Sean Turnell have finally been revealed.Sydney Morning Herald23 hours ago

Expert: Bill is first step in addressing anti-Asian violence

Share. QR. Copied. Error loading media: File could not be played. 00:00. 00:00. 04:49. The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to one to pass a bill combating …CGTN15 hours ago

Red carpet for junta leader as ASEAN leaders hold Myanmar crisis meeting

Leaders of south-east Asian countries on Saturday reached a consensus on five points towards resolving the crisis in military-ruled Myanmar.The Age5 hours ago

India is in a COVID-19 crisis. South Asian-Canadians are weeping from afar, but also seeing devastating parallels for our people in Ontario

11,627 km. That’s the distance from my house in Peel to Delhi, India, where the majority of my family lives. This past week has been extremely difficult as a first …Toronto Star10 hours agoOpinion

Asian Man Hospitalized After Brutal Attack In East Harlem

An Asian man is hospitalized Saturday from a vicious attack in East Harlem that was caught on camera and is now being investigated by the NYPD Hate Crime …CBS New York6 hours ago

Town establishes Asian-American Advisory Committee – Community News

The Town of North Hempstead has announced the formation of an Asian-American Advisory Committee in response to the rise in hate crimes against Asian …The Island Now12 hours ago

Asian Pacific Islander Initiative welcomes all in free, no appointment needed, vaccine pop up site –

KUSI Newsroom. Play Video. 00:00 00:00. spaceplay / pause. qunload | stop. ffullscreen. shift + ←→slower / faster. ↑↓volume. mmute. ←→seek . seek to …KUSI14 hours ago

Families of Asian soldiers who died fighting for Britain welcome commemoration

SCOTTISH families of Asian soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for Britain during the Fisrt World War have welcomed the news that their…The National1 hour ago


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