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 2020-06-05 09:29 

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Toyota to form fuel cell partnership with five Chinese companies...

NAGOYA -- Toyota Motor announced Friday that it will establish a joint venture with major Chinese companies to develop fuel cells, which are...

 2020-06-05 09:29 

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Thailand economy czar hit by party revolt at pandemic turning point...

BANGKOK -- Thailand's coalition government has been rocked by an internal revolt in the pro-military Palang Pracharath Party, the largest in the 19-pa...

 2020-06-05 07:37 

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Beijing Diary: Zhao Ziyang's enduring democratic flame...

The Chinese government has made strides in containing the coronavirus, which infected tens of thousands and killed more than 4,000 people in the count...

 2020-06-05 07:37 

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Chinese eye bigger slice of Manila as real estate prices tank...

MANILA -- Chinese property investors are eyeing a bigger slice of the Manila property market amid falling real estate prices triggered by the coronavi...

 2020-06-05 07:37 

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Hitachi Chemical to be removed from Nikkei 300...

TOKYO -- Nikkei Inc. will delete Hitachi Chemical as a component of the Nikkei Stock Index 300 due to its designation as...

 2020-06-05 06:41 

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Trump sets deadline for rethink of Chinese companies' US listings...

HONG KONG/PALO ALTO -- President Donald Trump has ordered U.S. regulators to suggest ways to tighten scrutiny of New York-listed Chinese companies wit...

 2020-06-05 06:41 

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Japan fertility rate drops to the lowest level in 12 years...

TOKYO -- Japan's fertility rate fell for the fourth straight year, highlighting the grave challenge facing one of the world's most rapidly aging socie...

 2020-06-05 05:45 

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Thai group wins $9.2bn airport project in key economic zone...

BANGKOK -- The Thai government has appointed a local consortium to refurbish an airport in the east of the country in a project worth 290 billion baht...

 2020-06-05 04:49 

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Hong Kong startup's tracing app keeps coronavirus in check...

HONG KONG -- While the global battle against the novel coronavirus pandemic rages on, Hong Kong has managed to contain the outbreak with a mobile...

 2020-06-05 03:53 

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Ambani reshapes Reliance for digital India with Jio deals...

TOKYO -- India's struggle against the coronavirus pandemic has not stopped a dealmaking whirlwind at Reliance Industries. As the country has slowed do...

 2020-06-05 02:01 

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AirAsia to slash workforce by 30%, considers 10% stake sale...

KUALA LUMPUR -- Southeast Asia's biggest low-cost carrier AirAsia Group is set to reduce its workforce by up to 30% as founder Tony Fernandes consider...

 2020-06-05 02:01 

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Japan household spending records largest fall in 19 years...

TOKYO -- Japan's household spending in April fell 11.1% from a year earlier, declining for the seventh consecutive month, as the coronavirus pandemic...

 2020-06-05 02:01 

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Japanese fabric zaps germs with electricity...

KYOTO -- A pair of Japanese companies have developed a novel way to be stylish and antiseptic at the same time: a clothing fabric that kills microbes...

 2020-06-05 01:05 

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Southeast Asia exports buoyed by medicine and food during pandemic...

SINGAPORE -- Exports out of Southeast Asian trade hubs Singapore and Thailand have stayed strong even as the novel coronavirus pandemic slows&nbs...

 2020-06-05 00:09 

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US senators seek precision shot at China to spare Hong Kong...

NEW YORK -- American lawmakers are rummaging through their sanctions toolbox for a targeted blow that would make China feel pain over Hong Kong while...

 2020-06-04 23:13 

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Pandemic brews resistance in Thai craft beer sector...

BANGKOK -- Down a quiet street in Nonthaburi, just outside Bangkok, a Thai couple in their 30s turned the self-isolation imposed by COVID-19 soci...

 2020-06-04 23:13 

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Xi's Japan visit further pushed back as US-China tensions burn...

TOKYO/BEIJING -- Japan had regarded Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to Tokyo as a symbol for restoring bilateral relations....

 2020-06-04 21:21 

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Japan snack maker smashes stereotypes by promoting women...

TOKYO -- Japanese companies can be notoriously sexist, smaller businesses especially so -- or so the stereotype goes. But one snack maker ab...

 2020-06-04 20:25 

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Australia fights to make Google and Facebook pay for news...

SYDNEY -- Australia is hoping to succeed where Europe failed in forcing Google and Facebook to pay news outlets for displaying articles, taking the fi...

 2020-06-04 20:25 

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Tycoon Ambani reshapes Reliance for new digital India...

TOKYO -- India's struggle against the coronavirus pandemic has not stopped a dealmaking whirlwind at Reliance Industries. As the country has slowed do...

 2020-06-04 19:29 

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Indian tycoon Ambani reshapes Reliance with tech deals for digital era...

TOKYO -- India's struggle against the coronavirus pandemic has not stopped a dealmaking whirlwind at Reliance Industries. As the country has slowed do...

 2020-06-04 19:29 

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Novavax taps Japan's AGC to make ingredient in COVID-19 shot...

TOKYO -- Chemical and materials group AGC has started producing an additive for a coronavirus vaccine candidate being developed by U.S. company&n...

 2020-06-04 18:33 

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Australia's Zip payment provider takes over US peer in $270m deal...

SYDNEY -- Australia's Zip, a company that offers installment payment services, will buy out all shares of U.S. counterpart QuadPay in a deal that...

 2020-06-04 18:33 

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In Africa, Daikin offers cool-air hailing for $1.20 a day...

OSAKA -- Daikin Industries, known for its high-end air conditioners, seeks to crack the promising Tanzanian market by letting business customers pay a...

 2020-06-04 18:33 

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Coronavirus advice highlights Asia's terrible water scarcity...

Natalie Kyriacou is a social entrepreneur, management consultant and the CEO of My Green World, a Melbourne-based social enterprise dedicated to addre...

 2020-06-04 18:33 

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Shocking attire: Japanese fabric zaps germs with electricity...

KYOTO -- A pair of Japanese companies have developed a novel way to be stylish and antiseptic at the same time: a clothing fabric that kills microbes...

 2020-06-04 17:37 

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Japan set to lift quarantines for business travelers in summer...

TOKYO -- Japan is poised to let business travelers from some countries bypass a two-week coronavirus quarantine requirement as soon as...

 2020-06-04 16:41 

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Indonesia says China's 'nine-dash line' puts its interests at risk...

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's economic interests are jeopardized by China's territorial claim covering most of the South China Sea, its foreign min...

 2020-06-04 16:41 

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Indian automakers rev up factories and incentives to exit slump...

TOKYO -- India's major automakers have restarted factories that had been shut down since late March, taking a step toward rousing Asia's thi...

 2020-06-04 16:41 

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Coronavirus-testing robot in Japan takes on key tasks, reducing lab strain...

KOBE, Japan -- A Japanese medical technology company plans to develop a robot that can automate much of the process of coronavirus testing, as co...

 2020-06-04 15:38 

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Hong Kong protesters defy police ban to gather for Tiananmen vigil...

HONG KONG -- Thousands of people in Hong Kong defied a police order and gathered peacefully Thursday to mark the 31st anniversary of the 1989 Tiananme...

 2020-06-04 14:42 

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Coronavirus-testing robot handles key tasks, reducing staff burden...

KOBE, Japan -- A Japanese medical technology company plans to develop a robot that can automate much of the process of coronavirus testing, as co...

 2020-06-04 14:42 

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Retired China soccer star calls for ouster of Communist Party...

BEIJING (Reuters) -- A retired Chinese soccer star called for the ouster of China's ruling Communist Party in a video released on Thursday on the YouT...

 2020-06-04 12:50 

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HSBC and Standard Chartered back Hong Kong security law...

HONG KONG -- The two British lenders that dominate Hong Kong banking have come out in support of Beijing's national security law for the city despite...

 2020-06-04 11:54 

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India and Australia sign military pact as China tensions rise...

NEW DELHI -- India and Australia on Thursday signed a deal that will strengthen their cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and is sure to draw China...

 2020-06-04 11:54 

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Coronavirus is no excuse for companies to ignore Uighur exploitation...

Bradley Jardine is a Schwarzman fellow at the Wilson Center's Kissinger Institute on China and the United States.In late April, Reuters revealed that...

 2020-06-04 10:58 

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Baseball team's virus approach offers clues for Japanese business...

TOKYO -- The Yomiuri Giants professional baseball team announced on Thursday that two players who had tested positive for the new coronavirus showed n...

 2020-06-04 10:02 

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Hong Kong passes controversial anthem law on Tiananmen anniversary...

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's quasi-independent Legislative Council on Thursday passed a contentious national anthem bill that will punish behavior that is...

 2020-06-04 10:02 

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India and Australia sign military logistics support pact...

NEW DELHI -- India and Australia on Thursday signed an agreement that will allow reciprocal access to each other's respective military bases for logis...

 2020-06-04 10:02 

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Malaysia delays 5G by 12 months as spectrum allocations nullified...

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia will have to wait another year before it can roll out 5G services after spectrum allocations to five telcos, one politically...

 2020-06-04 09:06 

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Nokia hopes for slice of 5G pie on Huawei's home turf...

LONDON -- Finnish telecommunications equipment maker Nokia is stepping up efforts to expand its market share in China where it has struggled to secure...

 2020-06-04 08:10 

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South Korea faces dilemma over Trump's G-7 summit invitation...

SEOUL -- U.S. President Donald Trump's abrupt weekend invitation for South Korea to attend the next Group of Seven summit was a dream come true for th...

 2020-06-04 08:10 

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HSBC and Standard Chartered back Beijing's Hong Kong security law...

HONG KONG -- The two British lenders that dominate Hong Kong banking have come out in support of Beijing's national security law for the city despite...

 2020-06-04 07:14 

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Malaysia's ex-PM Mahathir gears up for one last fight...

BANGKOK -- Dr. M, a nickname for former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, is once again making headlines in local media, which in recent week...

 2020-06-04 06:18 

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South Korea sets for August sale of Japan assets over war labor...

SEOUL/TOKYO -- A South Korean local court began a process that could lead to seizing assets of a Japanese company involved in wartime labor, a move wh...

 2020-06-04 06:18 

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Slimmed down Tokyo Olympics under consideration, Gov. Koike says...

TOKYO -- Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Thursday that simplifying some aspects of the 2020 Summer Olympics is now under consideration, as the ongoing co...

 2020-06-04 04:26 

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Asia tourist sector blends real and virtual to lure back visitors...

TOKYO/HONG KONG -- Shintaro Kobara paid a different sort of visit to a Japanese aquarium last month. Amazed by rare...

 2020-06-04 03:30 

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Chinese AI-based diagnostic solution targets early-stage myopia...

BEIJING -- The OO Eyetech ophthalmic diagnostic system has been in the spotlight recently, after early results from deployment at 200 elementary and j...

 2020-06-04 02:34 

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Hong Kong activists fear first ban on Tiananmen vigil won't be last...

HONG KONG -- Jeremy Wong was 16 when he first attended the annual vigil in Hong Kong that marks the anniversary of China's crackdown on pro-democracy...

 2020-06-04 01:38 

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US issues Tiananmen condemnation as Trump threatens protesters...

NEW YORK -- The U.S. State Department on Wednesday condemned the...

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