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Vietnam Veteran John Melillo Finds Healing Through Art
Combating COVID-19: Lessons from Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan – [email protected]
China Mobile Hong Kong Triumphs Hong Kong’s Fastest 5G Network Award by Ookla® | Taiwan News | 2021-08-27 16:30:00
Philippines starts COVID-19 vaccinations for 12-17 year olds
How North Koreans Celebrate The Lives Of Their Leaders
Malaysia lifts travel restrictions for fully vaccinated people
China isn’t about to invade Taiwan. But the two sides are on a dangerous path
Lack of Chips: Asia “Moving” the Global Economy
‘The empire strikes back’: lauded Australian show begins European tour
How China ate America’s lunch as a distracted U.S. focused on terror
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Vietnam Veteran John Melillo Finds Healing Through Art Combating COVID-19: Lessons from Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan – [email protected] China Mobile Hong Kong Triumphs Hong Kong’s Fastest 5G Network Award by Ookla® | Taiwan News | 2021-08-27 16:30:00 Philippines starts COVID-19 vaccinations for 12-17 year olds How North Koreans Celebrate The Lives Of Their Leaders Malaysia lifts travel restrictions for fully vaccinated people China isn’t about to invade Taiwan. But the two sides are on a dangerous path Lack of Chips: Asia “Moving” the Global Economy ‘The empire strikes back’: lauded Australian show begins European tour How China ate America’s lunch as a distracted U.S. focused on terror
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Mapping Hong Kong’s ETF market

Assets under management in exchanged-traded funds are burgeoning, but growth is concentrated in the US and Europe, writes Fiona Rintoul. By the end of August 2020, the ETF/exchange-traded product (ETP) market had reached a record US$7.1 trillion (€6 trillion) of assets under management (AuM), according to the consultancy ETFGI, but just $45 billion of that was attributable to the Asia-Pacific hub of Hong Kong. Trading in ETFs on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange typically accounts for less than 5% of…
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Singapore says ‘no truth’ to Kejriwal’s new variant claims

“It needs to be investigated through genome sequencing. But I doubt, the kind of transmission in Singapore, which is just a few cases, that is not enough to generate a new variant. The virus needs to multiply millions of times before it can become a new variant. It is unlikely to be a Singapore variant because new strains require sustained transmission,” Dr Chandrakanth Lahariya, epidemiologist in public policy and health systems in India, told the BBC.…
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China Releases Rover’s First Photos After Mars Landing

Four days after landing a spacecraft on Mars, China’s space agency released its first photographs from the red planet on Wednesday, announcing that the mission was going as planned. The four-day wait for the images — one in color, one in black and white, as well as a pair of small video clips — had prompted speculation that something might have gone wrong with the landing on Saturday. When China’s space agency issued a statement in response to those concerns…
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Thailand reports another COVID-19 record after prison clusters

Rescue workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) carry a coffin containing a body of a person who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to a crematorium at a temple in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirt of Bangkok, Thailand May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Thailand reported on Monday a daily record of 9,635 new coronavirus cases, nearly three-quarters of which were prisoners infected in jail clusters, as the Southeast Asian country struggles with a third wave of infections. The combined cases…
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Taiwan was a Covid success story. Now it’s fighting its biggest outbreak

The democratically-ruled island off the coast of China, widely praised as a success for its handling of Covid-19, reported 335 new cases Monday — a record single-day rise. All but two are locally transmitted, the island’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported. According to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, 155 out of 158 cases in the capital, Taipei, were linked to hostess teahouses. Monday’s numbers follow a previous record 207 new cases reported Sunday. Taiwanese authorities imposed new social…
May
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Kim Jong Un a ‘foolish leader’ says family of woman kidnapped by North Korea

The family of a Japanese woman abducted by North Korea slammed Kim Jong Un as a “foolish leader” — as they called for the safe return of all kidnapping victims in the Hermit Kingdom, according to reports. “I think [Kim Jong Un] is a foolish leader,” said Tetsuya Yokota, whose sister Megumi was kidnapped in November 1977, UPI reported. He and his twin brother, Takuya, have long advocated for the return of Japanese abductees from North Korea along with their…
May
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We must not repeat the Vietnam refugee tragedy in Afghanistan

The parallel between the Vietnam War and Afghan War is troubling. In both cases, the U.S. became involved in a foreign war without having a clear picture of what our ultimate objective was. We largely took over the direction of each war from a corrupt host government. Many citizens of our host country placed reliance on the U.S. to provide for their safety, come what may. The war became unwinnable because of a series of unfortunate decisions. Losing interest in…
May
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Covid-19 is tearing through Thailand’s prisons

The Southeast Asian country’s justice minister said authorities are hoping to prioritize vaccinating more than 300,000 inmates and jail staff by diverting doses from the health ministry. On Monday, Thailand reported 9,635 new coronavirus cases — the highest number of new infections since the pandemic began, according to its Covid-19 task force (CCSA). Of those cases, 6,853 — more than 70% — were found in eight prisons and detention facilities across the country. By Tuesday morning local time, 2,473 new…
May
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Why Taiwan, long a COVID success story, is seeing a record surge in cases

Hong Kong — Nearly a year and a half after COVID-19 started its surge across the planet, the streets of Taiwan’s capital Taipei only now stand strangely empty. Bustling night markets for post-sunset stir-fry and steaming noodles, streets with constant streams of buzzing mopeds and the raucous bar district of Ximending, where locals and foreigners drink under the skies, have all fallen silent.  It’s a stark reversal of fortunes.  Throughout 2020, Taiwan was held up as one of the world’s…
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South Korea to Impose Hefty Fines on Crypto Exchanges for Failing to Comply with AML Rules

South Korea’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Commission (FSC), has announced new possible penalties for cryptocurrency exchanges based or operating in the country if they fail to comply with existing anti-money laundering (AML) rules. New Penalties for Crypto Exchanges in South Korea According to the FSC’s statement from earlier today, the newly-announced initiative will affect all virtual asset service providers (VASPs), including digital asset exchanges. The revision proposal for the supervisory regulation is scheduled to become effective on March 25th,…