Old politicians’ ways are ‘quite pointless’, Hong Kong’s young democrats say

Young firebrands stormed to big wins in several Hong Kong districts that held primary elections for the democracy camp at the weekend

Singapore enters technical recession as economy shrinks 41%

Virus-hit second-quarter data expected to 'mark the trough' in the downturn

Hong Kong puts strictest new Covid-19 measures in place

Sweeping restrictions show how new waves of the pandemic could be worse than the initial outbreak

China retaliates against US sanctions over Xinjiang rights abuses

China rejects the accusations and targets some of the most outspoken critics in the US including senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz

Hong Kong activists charged over marking Tiananmen Square crackdown

Thirteen people accused of inciting an unlawful assembly, which carries up to five years in jail

Chinese academic freed after blaming pandemic on Xi Jinping’s despotism

Law professor Xu Zhangrun was taken from his home in Beijing by a group of more than 20 people on July 6

Death of Macau’s casino king came at critical geopolitical juncture in the region

Hong Kong’s CEO was one of Ho’s pallbearers, and the Chinese president sent his condolences

Fewer Australians allowed to go home as Covid-19 surges, Scott Morrison says

The state of Victoria reported 288 new cases on Friday, a record daily increase for any part of Australia since the pandemic began

Rise in Covid-19 cases forces Hong Kong to close schools

Schools were reopened in late May but social restrictions are tightened after surge in new coronavirus infections

Seoul mayor Park Won-soon found dead after sexual harassment claims

Police find his body on  a mountain near Seoul a day after his daughter reported him missing

More borders in Australia’s Victoria state close due to Covid-19 spike

Melbourne has begun a six-week lockdown amid fears of a second wave

Bars, gyms and cafes closed as Melbourne re-enters lockdown

The renewed Covid-19 lockdown follows the closure of Australia’s busiest border, between Victoria and New South Wales, on Tuesday night

New Chinese security law already in effect in Hong Kong

Slogans, songs and books are banned, and police have arrested at least 10 people, including a 15-year-old, for suspected threats to national security

Australia places Melbourne under new Covid-19 lockdown

Authorities reimpose a six-week lockdown to contain a second wave of infections in the city

China counts blogging and playing esport as jobs

Beijing broadens its definition of employment for new graduates

Rescuers race to save people stranded by floods in Japan

At least 50 deaths have been confirmed in the rains that began on Saturday

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