Asia in the News: April 26, 2021

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Amid US-China tensions, Asia must come together to take back its destiny

Asia’s internal differences leave it susceptible to outside intervention, and that stops it from realising its full potential. That the divides remain so pronounced …South China Morning Post56 minutes agoOpinion

New UK aircraft carrier to set sail for Asia next month

LONDON (AP) — A fleet of British warships and military aircraft billed as the “largest concentration of maritime and air power to leave the U.K. in a generation” …Associated Press1 hour ago

Asian shares near six-week highs

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan has climbed 0.2 per cent to 699.63, the highest since March 18.The West Australian1 hour ago

Richer nations in Asia-Pacific may recover faster than poorer counterparts post pandemic: Report

The richer countries in the Asia-Pacific region are likely to recover quickly from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic than their poorer counterparts because of …Economic Times15 hours ago

Biden’s Asia-Pacific Rebalancing Push – Lawfare

The United States has tried to shift its foreign policy focus from the Middle East to the Asia-Pacific for two decades. Will Biden finally succeed?Lawfare12 hours ago

Ekso expands its robotic exoskeleton adoption in Asia Pacific

SYDNEY, Australia, April 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ekso Bionics, an industry leader in exoskeleton technology, with its Asia headquarters in Singapore, …GlobeNewswire2 hours ago

For China, Japan looks to be leaving Asia to side with US

Tetsushi Takahashi was Nikkei China bureau chief from April 2017 to March 2021 and the writer of the Beijing Diary column.TOKYO — For a journalist wh.Nikkei Asia8 hours ago

Are Duterte’s political fortunes term-limited?

Author: Mark R Thompson, CityU. With elections due in May 2022, Rodrigo Duterte’s term-limited Philippine presidency is nearing its end. It’s been the most …East Asia Forum14 hours ago

China space station, Alibaba deadline, Nomura results

Welcome to Your Week in Asia.We will begin our week by watching how movies, filmmakers and actors of Asian heritage fare at the Academy Awards. Check.Nikkei Asia16 hours ago

Asian Man In Critical Condition After Another Attack In New York City

A 61-year-old Asian man is fighting for his life after an attack by an unidentified assailant in New York City on Friday evening. The assault is being investigated …NPR6 hours ago

Diplomatic Posturing And The Power Game In Southeast Asia – Interview

Dr Stephen R Nagy, in a recent interview by Mr Nadir Ali, Director of the Centre for Peace and Justice (JKCPJ), responded to the rising tensions in Southeast …Eurasia Review4 hours ago

ASEAN changed Myanmar statement on release of political detainees – sources

A draft statement circulating the day before a Southeast Asian leaders’ summit on the Myanmar crisis included the release of political prisoners as one of its …Reuters2 hours ago

Powerful, new British aircraft carrier to set sail for Asia next month

Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said the mission aims to show that Britain is “not stepping back but sailing forth to play an active role in shaping the international …WAtoday58 minutes ago

Majlis Podcast: The Threat To Religious Freedom In Central Asia

On this week’s Majlis podcast, RFE/RL Media-Relations Manager Muhammad Tahir moderates a discussion about religious freedom and the lack thereof in …Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty16 hours ago

Indonesian Submarine Broke Into 3 Pieces; 53 Confirmed Dead

Voice of America7 hours ago

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 Empire10 hours ago

Fatfish Group (ASX:FFG) to acquire majority stake in South East Asian payment gateway provider

Fatfish Group (ASX:FFG) is looking to gain further traction in Southeast Asia by acquiring a 55 per cent stake in Malaysia-based Pay Direct Technology.The Market Herald14 hours ago

Asia week ahead: Where is growth headed in the second quarter?

Export-led recovery is strengthening Korea and Taiwan are the next Asian countries to release GDP numbers for 1Q21, and we expect both countries to have …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide12 hours ago

RCEP to accelerate Asia-Pacific’s regional integration, says IMF official

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will expedite the ongoing economic integration of the Asia-Pacific region, an International …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide8 hours ago

EU to send oxygen and medicine to virus-hit India

BRUSSELS (Reuters) — The European Commission has activated its EU Civil Protection Mechanism and is seeking to send oxygen and medicine to.Nikkei Asia12 hours ago

Why Koizumi’s ‘It’s Now or Never’ shtick fell flat

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of “Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan’s Lost Decades.”The Junichir.Nikkei Asia6 hours agoOpinion

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 Edge22 hours ago

53 Crew Members on Indonesian Submarine That Sank Confirmed Dead

Voice of America13 hours ago

Samsung unit considers $673m solar power plants in Texas

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) — A unit of Samsung C&T is considering investing $673 million in building solar power plants in Texas, aiming to start comme.Nikkei Asia20 hours ago

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 Asia23 hours ago

India asks Twitter to remove tweets critical of COVID response

The Indian government asked social media platform Twitter to take down dozens of tweets, including some by local lawmakers, that were critical of Indi.Nikkei Asia1 hour ago

Anti Asian Hate Books

After a year with a marked increase in discrimination and harassment aimed at Asian-Americans across the country, the past few months have been particularly …The New York Times23 hours ago

Clubhouse Selects Asian American Artist And Activist Drue Kataoka As Its Latest Icon

Renowned visual artist, technologist, and social activist Drue Kataoka has been selected as the newest icon for Clubhouse, the hot new audio-only social media …Forbes7 hours ago

US to provide India with raw material for COVID vaccines

WILMINGTON, U.S. (Reuters) — The United States will immediately provide raw materials for COVID-19 vaccines, medical equipment and protective gear to help …Nikkei Asia7 hours ago

Heart of Asia Channel releases summer station ID

THE hottest season of the year is officially here! To make it more exciting and fun, GMA Network’s digital channel Heart of Asia presents a musical treat to the …Yahoo Philippines News12 hours ago

Asia Pacific banks continue reign as top 5 banks in the world, S&P says

The largest banks in the Asia Pacific region continue to dominate the top five spots in S&P Global Market Intelligence’s annual ranking of the 100 largest banks …Seeking Alpha5 hours ago

Amazon, Facebook compete for India’s digital payments business

MUMBAI — U.S. and Indian companies are seeking to participate in a planned expansion of the payments system business in India, which is home to the w.Nikkei Asia21 hours ago

Here’s why Chloé Zhao’s win matters for Asian women in Hollywood

Chloé Zhao’s Best Director win acknowledges the impact Asian women can exert on the entertainment industry — one that has historically objectified them.CNN 1 hour ago

Guwahati among 2 Asian cities in zero-waste challenge

U.K.-based international NGO launched the challenge to find entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to help reduce or recycle waste and create green employment …The Hindu17 hours ago

Hotels, airlines, travel agents offering great deals if you book early

Hotels, airlines and travel agents in Asia are hopeful of a resumption of tourism, and many are offering flexible flight tickets and large discounts in return for early …South China Morning Post3 hours ago

Move to allow vaccinated Malaysian workers in Singapore to return home being studied: Johor official

FILE PHOTO: Commuters leave the Woodlands Causeway across to Singapore from Johor, hours before Malaysia imposes a lockdown on travel due to the …CNA17 hours ago

Malaria Elimination in the Asia-Pacific: the COVID-19 Threat

Battling COVID-19 in the last year has put into perspective the challenge of battling an infectious disease that kills so many across the world every day.Solomon Times Online4 hours ago

How-to handbook to combat anti-Asian hate crimes takes off

‘How to Report a Hate Crime’ comes in languages including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese, with specific versions for L.A. and Orange …Los Angeles Times6 hours ago

All teams competing in the PMPL South Asia Championship Finals

The PUBG Mobile Pro League (PMPL) South Asia Championship Finals will happen from May 13 to 16. Sixteen teams from across the region will be competing …Dot Esports11 hours ago

Here is what’s on the economic calendar in Asia today – a very light data agenda ahead

Monday in Asia shows a very quiet economic data schedule 0110 GMT Bank of Japan QE JGB purchases operation: 1-3, 3-5, 5-10 years remaining until maturity …ForexLive6 hours ago

India COVID-19 cases set new global record for 4th straight day

India on Sunday reported a record daily rise of 349691 new coronavirus infections, taking its overall tally to 16.96 million infections.CNA9 minutes ago

History of Asian activism tells us to share the burden of responsibility in fighting racism

To remove the burden of responsibility, everyone must take over some of the work that diverse communities have been doing to combat prejudice and fear for …The Conversation CA12 hours ago

Thai village looks to get economy jumping with cricket farming

BANGKOK — A unique project to breed crickets for human consumption is underway in a small village in northeastern Thailand, part of an effort to boos.Nikkei Asia19 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 …CGTN22 hours ago

Thailand and Bali race for Southeast Asia’s 1st digital nomad visa

Now, Thailand and Indonesia are in a slow-motion race to lure these lucrative travellers with the first digital nomad visa in Southeast Asia.The Thaiger16 hours ago

A Revealing Vote on Anti-Asian Bias

The Senate passed a hate-crimes bill last week that gives grants to states and localities for more reporting on incidents and orders a Justice Department review.The Wall Street Journal5 hours ago

Advertisers triple upfront commitment with Snap | Advertising

Brands are investing in the platform as the economy heats back up.Campaign Asia3 hours ago

Suga suffers triple defeat in bellwether Diet by-elections

TOKYO — Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party failed to win any of the three parliamentary by-elections held Sunday, a loss that weakens Prime.Nikkei Asia10 hours ago

Britain’s failure to honour black and Asian dead is a scandal of the present, not just the past

Why did it take our TV documentary to push the Commonwealth War Graves Commission into righting a wrong they had long known about?The Guardian18 hours agoOpinion

PE Digest: Carlyle mulls Asia Satellite sale; Partners Group to sell SPi Global

Private equity major Carlyle Group is considering selling its 50% stake in Hong Kong-based Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings.DealStreetAsia2 hours ago

Gilas to resume bubble training for Asia Cup, Olympic qualifiers

(UPDATED) Gilas Pilipinas heads back to the Calamba bubble after the team’s training camp suspension.Rappler16 hours 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 …CGTN22 hours ago

Meet the Mustangs: Asia Robertson – April 25, 2021

In this week’s installment of Meet the Mustangs we hear from sophomore track and field sprinter Asia Robertson.KFDX – Texomashomepage.com4 hours ago

EMERGING MARKETS-Taiwan dollar, S. Korean won lead gains among Asian currencies

The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar at 0201 GMT. CURRENCIES VS U.S. DOLLAR Change on the day at 0201 GMT …Reuters32 minutes ago

Bangladesh’s growth, govt efforts during pandemic praised in Nikkei Asia article

Nikkei Asia, one of the world’s largest financial newspaper, in a recent article praised Bangladesh’s growth. It touched upon how Bangladesh’s economy has …The Daily Star10 hours ago

The Asian Champion

Chatri Sityodtong is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest global sports media property in history with a broadcast to over 2.7 …Entrepreneur20 hours ago

Smash World Tour East Asia South Online Qualifier results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.The Smash World Tour has another qualifier this weekend, this time centered on the somewhat strangely …EventHubs15 hours ago

Covid: RIL in talks to buy tankers for transport of liquid medical oxygen

As India’s health infrastructure gasps for oxygen, Reliance Industries is in talks with VRV Asia Pacific, a Chart Group company, and a few others to purchase …Business Standard9 hours ago

Letter: Why is Asian Virus deemed racist, yet Brazil, UK and South Africa is not?

A Richmond News reader wants to know why Asia Virus is racist, yet variants labelled as UK, Brazil and South Africa are acceptable.Richmond News11 hours agoOpinion

US stocks end near record highs on Friday; Asia shares mixed

US – U.S. stocks rallied on Friday, driving the S&P 500 to a near-record closing high, after factory data and new home sales underscored a booming economy …Times Now47 minutes ago

Conflict with China over Taiwan should not be discounted: Australia

MELBOURNE • Conflict with China over Taiwan “should not be discounted”, but Canberra will work with its allies in the region to try and maintain peace, …The Straits Times5 hours ago

UK fintech Currencycloud hiring for new Asia-Pacific HQ in Singapore

LONDON-BASED fintech startup Currencycloud has named Singapore as its Asia-Pacific headquarters, and is set to hire more than 50 staff here over the next …Business Times4 hours ago

Biden’s pledge a start to restoring US climate change credibility

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk. A Chinese official characterised the US return to the international climate scene, not unfairly, as a “truant getting back to class”, …Asia Pacific Report7 hours ago

Digerati50: Helping fashion retailers keep up with the trend

Digital News Asia (DNA) continues its series that profiles 50 influencers who are helping shape Malaysia’s Digital Economy, from Digerati50 2020-2021 (Vol 4), …Digital News Asia17 hours ago

Pandemic affected more women workers than men in South Korea | HRM Asia

This was according to a report by the Korea Development Institute (KDI) which attributed the discrepancy to the pandemic leading to job losses in various …HRM Asia1 hour ago

Six South Korean wrestlers positive for COVID-19 after Asian Championships

Seven COVID-19 infections have been reported among the South Korean delegation which attended the Asian Wrestling Championships in Almaty earlier this …Insidethegames.biz15 hours ago

Employers’ group in Malaysia says vaccination should remain voluntary | HRM Asia

MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said employers who force their staff to get COVID-19 vaccinations are violating human rights. However, he added …HRM Asia1 hour ago

China’s military & economic rise in East Asia

By: Hamza Niazi. From being one of the poorest states to the world’s second biggest economy. China has done a marvelous job in every sector whether military, …Pakistan Today7 hours ago

SE Asian nations say consensus reached on Myanmar

A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the *content* (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising …Daily Telegraph5 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 Times22 hours ago

IPH: Not that Asian

This intellectual property firm is lauded as an Asian growth story but the numbers suggest otherwise. Find out more at Intelligent Investor.Intelligent Investor7 hours ago

Esteghlal Played against One of Asia’s Best Teams: Kamalvand

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Esteghlal technical director Faraz Kamalvand believes they have played against one of the best teams in Asia.Tasnim News Agency18 hours ago

Baker McKenzie named the Most Responsive International Law Firm in Asia for 12 years running

Baker McKenzie is pleased to announce that for the 12th consecutive year, it has been voted as the “Most Responsive Law Firm” in more jurisdictions than any …ZAWYA15 hours ago

Will Khairy Jamaluddin have Dzuleira’s back?

Khairy Jamaluddin (2nd from left) with Dzuleira Abu Bakar (1st from left) when the minister visited a Social Impact event MaGIC organised in 2020. A little over …Digital News Asia7 hours ago

A hydrogen future is closer than you think

Tehran, 1943: Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill – hosted by the young Shah Reza Pahlavi – agree on plans for the.Asia Times18 hours ago

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! – All Together

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates a very broad range of Asian, Pacific Islander, and Polynesian cultures. For example, Asia is a continent with …Society of Women Engineers17 hours ago

Asian technology firms offer growth potential

US TECHNOLOGY companies have frequently gained the attention of global investors, while Asian tech firms remain undervalued which investors should not …The Malaysian Reserve3 hours ago

German contender wants tougher stance on China, Russia

A leading contender to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor this fall has called for “dialogue and toughness” toward China when it comes to defending …The Independent9 hours ago

Bengaluru entrepreneur makes it to Forbes Asia 30-Under-30

iNDICA NEWS BUREAU-. When thousands of businesses were shutting down and calling for bankruptcy due to the pandemic last year, a young Indian …indica News9 hours ago

COVID-19: Sri Lanka bans all state, private functions

The Sri Lankan government on Sunday banned all state and private public functions in the next two weeks, citing rising number of coronavirus cases in the …WION10 hours ago

IWF: Magnificent and Exciting results at the Asian Championships!

The ongoing Asian Championships which are being held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, from 17th to 25th April 2021 so far has had a total of 15 World Records and …Around the Rings13 hours ago

Review: ‘Curb,’ By Divya Victor

The recent wave of anti-Asian violence this year reminds us all again of our vulnerability and our long, fraught, and relatively under-explored history in this …NPR15 hours ago

Olympics goes virtual in bid to capture esports audience | Digital

Esports offer will build excitement for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.Campaign Asia3 hours ago

Asian prices rise to 3-month high, boosted by summer demand

Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) rose to a three-month high this week boosted by demand for power generation ahead of summer and as some …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide8 hours ago

Biden and Putin eye possible June summit: Kremlin aide

MOSCOW (Reuters) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden may meet in June, RIA news agency reported on Sunday, cit.Nikkei Asia8 hours ago

Asia-Pacific’s solarized digitalization agenda in pandemic times By Cointelegraph

The virtual 7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum was jointly hosted by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan and the Asia Pacific Adaptation …Investing.com17 hours ago

The Best Automotive News in April

Here’s a roundup of the most interesting news and developments in the automotive industry this month.Eetasia.com2 hours ago

Flavours of Tryn – Where Asia meets the Middle East

HighburyHearsYou – we at Cape Town Etc are passionate about getting local restaurants back and booming in business. As part of our #HighburyHearsYou …CapeTown ETC18 hours ago

The Latest: Japan shuts stores, bars, theaters to slow surge

TOKYO — Japan’s department stores, bars and theaters shuttered Sunday as part of emergency measures to slow a surge in infections. The 17-day restrictions …The Independent22 hours ago

India To Be Top Spender On Security Solutions in Asia/Pacific Region

Overall, spending on security hardwarenand software in Asia/Pacific is expected to reach $23.1 billion in 2021, an increase of 12.6% over the previous year. hours ago

Asian records fall at para athletics c’ships behind closed doors – The Mainichi

TAKAMATSU, Japan (Kyodo) — Several leading disabled athletes in Japan who are expected to win medals at this summer’s Tokyo Paralympics, or still vyi.The Mainichi2 hours ago

Railroad popularity a thing of the past | Retail News Asia

Though demand for travel and transportation has grown exponentially in recent years, the railroad has witnessed a sharp decline in popularity since its.Retail News Asia10 hours ago

Sri Lanka arrests Muslim leader over Easter attacks

Sri Lanka’s police arrested a top Muslim legislator Saturday in connection with the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks that killed 279 people, as pressure mounted to …WION18 hours ago

Questor: HSBC is walking a tightrope between its London listing and its Asian heartland – we must sell

Questor share tip: decision to pin future on the Far East yet remain listed in the City puts it on a collision course with Western hours ago

World leaders recognize need for collaboration on carbon neutrality

With China and Japan’s participation in US President Joe Biden’s “Leaders Summit on Climate”, the virtual conference of world leaders held on April 22-23 is a …The Asset19 hours ago

University of Dundee to offer special scholarships to South Asian students

The South Asia Scholarship is being offered to Indian students to study a full time postgraduate and undergraduate programme at the University of Dundee, …The Indian Express14 hours ago

Super Junior, Kang Daniel, MAMAMOO, PENTAGON, & More To Perform In “2021 Busan One Asia Festival”

The Busan Tourism Organization announced that the “2021 Busan One Asia Festival” will take place this May!hellokpop14 hours ago

Calls for laws, allyship in the face of hate directed at Asian Americans

Re “In their golden years — and living in fear: Older Asian Americans feel the violence of hate” by Shirley Leung (Page A1, April 18): In 1982 Vincent Chin was …The Boston Globe20 hours agoOpinion

Police hunt for attacker who kicked Asian man in head in New York

Surveillance video released by the police appears to show the attacker stomping on the victim’s head in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood.WKYC.com7 hours ago

Kai Sotto already a force at the Asian level, says Norman Black

Filipino teenager Kai Sotto is already an impact player at the Asian level, though he still has work to do if he hopes to one day play in the NBA.ABS-CBN News18 hours ago


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