Asia Pacific

China accused of trying to turn Taiwan into next Hong Kong

Joseph Wu issued the warning on the third day of a visit by the US health secretary as China uses national security law to crack down on dissidents and activists.

Opinion

The twin struggles of Hong Kong and the Philippines

Duterte's new anti-terror law is strikingly similar to the draconian security legislation China imposed on Hong Kong.

Antonio J Montalvan II

by Antonio J Montalvan II

Antonio J Montalvan II

Coronavirus pandemic

New Zealand reports return of coronavirus after 102 days

PM Arden orders Auckland into lockdown after four new locally transmitted cases found in the same family.

New Zealand reports return of coronavirus after 102 days

AJ Impact

Singapore's 'painful truth': No return to pre-virus economy

New data show economy shrank by more than initial estimate in the second quarter, gov't sees deeper full-year shrinkage.

Singapore's 'painful truth': No return to pre-virus economy

AJ Impact

Protest buying: Shares of arrested Hong Kong tycoon's firm surge

Shares of Next Digital gained more than 1,000 percent over two days since media firm's founder, Jimmy Lai, was arrested.

Protest buying: Shares of arrested Hong Kong tycoon's firm surge

AJ IMPACT

Apple Daily vows to 'fight on' after owner's arrest

Hong Kong people rush to buy copies of Apple Daily after owner Jimmy Lai's arrest under China-imposed security law.

Hong Kong's Apple Daily vows to 'fight on' after Lai's arrest

Taiwan

China accused of seeking to turn Taiwan into 'the next Hong Kong'

Taiwan's top diplomat tells visiting US health secretary that Chinese pressure is making 'life increasingly difficult'.

China accused of seeking to turn Taiwan into 'the next Hong Kong'

AJ Impact

Banks scrutinise accounts after US targets Hong Kong officials

Sources tell Bloomberg some banks are checking if they have accounts belonging to sanctioned Hong Kong officials.

Banks scrutinise accounts after US targets Hong Kong officials

Thailand

Student protesters, royalists hold rival rallies in Thailand

About 3,000 to 4,000 protesters chant 'Long live democracy' as speakers call on PM Prayuth Chan-ocha to resign.

Student protesters, royalists hold rival rallies in Thailand

Hong Kong

US denounces arrest of Hong Kong media mogul

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says latest move shows Beijing unlikely to change its position on the financial hub.

US denounces arrest of Hong Kong media mogul

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong media tycoon arrested under new security law

Newspaper owner Jimmy Lai and six others linked to his pro-democracy Apple Daily are in custody on charges of colluding with foreign forces.

AJ Impact

Philippine trash trawlers struggle with virus-led plastic surge

Single-use plastics consumption has surged due to the coronavirus, adding to the Philippines' environmental problems.

Philippine trash trawlers struggle with virus-led plastic surge

Thailand

Thai anti-government protesters eye more rallies against Prayuth

Prime Minister faces pressure to call for new elections and implement constitutional reforms as demonstrations return.

Thai anti-government protesters eye more rallies against Prayuth

Hong Kong

'Night fell': Hong Kong's first month under China security law

Since China imposed the National Security Law on Hong Kong a month ago, the territory has seen radical changes.

'Night fell': Hong Kong's first month under China security law

AJ Impact

Oil prices climb on rosy Aramco outlook for Asian energy demand

Iraq output curbs also support prices, but investors see demand under pressure if US economic stimulus bill is delayed.

Oil prices climb on rosy Aramco outlook for Asian energy demand