India begins exporting Covid-19 vaccine doses beginning with Bhutan

Many low and middle-income countries are relying on India for supplies to start Covid-19 immunisation programmes

Rescuers reach and feed 22 trapped miners in China

Workers trapped 600m underground for more than nine days receive medical and food supplies

Thai woman sentenced to record 43-year jail term for lese majeste

Anchan Preelert receives Thailand's harshest-ever sentence for insulting the monarchy

Panel criticises China’s response to Covid-19 in 2020, as it battles new cases

An independent panel of experts reviewing the pandemic has also criticised the WHO for not declaring an international emergency until January 30 2020

China tells citizens not to travel for Lunar New Year, sparking worry in oil market

The latest Covid-19 outbreak is the largest in months and started in the province of Hebei that surrounds Beijing

Vaccination tsar may boost support for Suga

New appointment seen as move to lift Japanese prime minister’s ratings

Carmakers work on making driving safer for Japan’s elderly drivers

Spate of crashes increases pressure from regulators to standardise advanced features

As floods inundate Borneo, activists demand bolder climate policy in Indonesia

Indonesia's climate policies put economic growth ahead of environment, says activist

Shanghai Disney probes allegations of ethnic discrimination

Screenshots of Uighur Muslim customer being turned away spread on social media

Protesting Indian farmers claim tycoons benefit from links to Modi

Thousands camped outside the nation’s capital are demanding the withdrawal of recently passed legislation

China’s e-cigarette maker RLX Technology set for IPO

RLX Technology, backed by Sequoia Capital China, is selling 116.5-million American Depositary Shares at $8 to $10 each, according to a US filing

Chinese conservationists slam plan to dam Yangtze River flood outlet

Outcry comes after the Jiangxi provincial government revived a project aimed at regulating water flows on the Poyang Lake

Samsung’s Jay Y Lee sentenced to over two years in prison

With Lee returning to prison, the year he already served in detention is expected to count towards the sentence, leaving 18 months of his sentence to be served

China’s economy overcomes Covid-19 shock to end 2020 solidly

World’s second-largest economy has surprised many with the speed of its recovery from the coronavirus jolt

Former Hong Kong legislator cranks up heat on HSBC over freezing of accounts

Bank ‘failed to provide the legal basis’ for move and didn’t explain why family was also punished, Ted Hui says

China could take on Boeing after Donald Trump’s pressure

If US president-elect Joe Biden doesn’t reverse the move, US investors will be prohibited from buying securities of companies on blacklist

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