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 2021-01-20 09:45 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

In Vietnam, world's largest cave still attracting tourists but only locals...

Vast rock formations the size of multistorey buildings loom above Ho Minh Phuc, as he picks a path through the gloom inside the world's largest cave.Phuc, who once earned a living through illegal logging, is a porter for the small tour groups that exp...

 2021-01-20 09:45 

South China Morning Post

Backlash to Chinese actress Zheng Shuang's surrogacy scandal: 'definitely not innocent', authorities say, while brands distance themselves...

The backlash continues full throttle.Two days after popular Chinese actress Zheng Shuang was accused by her former partner, producer Zhang Heng, of abandoning their two children born to US-based surrogate mothers, Chinese authorities and a host of commerc...

 2021-01-20 09:42 

RTHK News

Yau Tsim Mong Covid outbreak 'could last for weeks'...

Health officials said on Wednesday it could take up to two weeks before the coronavirus situation in Yau Tsim Mong district stabilises, as the number of cases there continued to climb.Authorities reported 77 new Covid cases, 41 of them from Yau Tsim Mong....

 2021-01-20 09:41 

RTHK News

Govt unveils plan to ease Kwun Tong traffic jams...

The government has proposed building a network of elevated moving walkways in Kowloon East as part of a plan to ease traffic congestion and "shape a green community" in the area. The proposal was revealed in papers submitted to the Legislative Cou...

 2021-01-20 09:37 

Central News Agency

TSMC contributes almost 1,000-point rise in Taiex so far this year - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), has made a strong showing in the equity market since the beginning of the year, with momentum extending from last year to contribute an almost 1,000-point increase to ...

 2021-01-20 09:36 

China Post

Outreach by Tunisian leaders fails to quell youth unrest...

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian youth clashed with police overnight, maintaining their protests and riots over economic difficulties despite efforts by the president and the prime minister to calm tensions....

 2021-01-20 09:36 

China Post

Super Host? Bucs can become 1st to play Super Bowl at....

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a chance to make history at Green Bay on Sunday. If they do, it might come with an asterisk.No team has ever played a Super Bowl in its home stadium. Tom Brady and the underdog Bucs (13-5) will try to become the first to do s...

 2021-01-20 09:36 

China Post

EU sighs with relief as Biden readies to enter White House...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top officials breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday that Joe Biden will be taking over as president of the United States, but they warned that the world has changed after four years of Donald Trump and that ...

 2021-01-20 09:35 

China Post

EXPLAINER: Why US accused China of genocide and what's next...

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. secretary of state's accusation of genocide against China touches on a hot-button human rights issue between China and the West.In one of his final acts in office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared Tuesday that Chin...

 2021-01-20 09:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Culture Ministry unveils tour packages to enjoy from the comfort of home...

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has unveiled online travel packages that can be enjoyed via small and large screens alike. The packages take people to different regions in Korea and feature stories told by experts of those regions....

 2021-01-20 09:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Defense Ministry promotes talks with North Korea...

South Korea's Defense Ministry on Tuesday said it was ready to hold military talks with North Korea on "any matter" for the sake of reducing tensions on the peninsula....

 2021-01-20 09:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

eBay Korea may be on the block as parent sells assets...

eBay may be selling its Korean unit, which operates Gmarket and Auction....

 2021-01-20 09:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Steel production pioneer Chung Myung-sik dies at 90...

The third chairman in the steel company's 52-year history, Chung is credited with leading the construction of Posco production facilities in Korea, which were also the first steel factories in the country....

 2021-01-20 09:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

2 more Yonsei profs in hot water over VIP admission...

Prosecutors recently applied for arrest warrants for two professors at Yonsei University over suspicions of admissions hanky panky on behalf of the daughter of a former vice president of the university. The Seoul Western District Prosecutors'......

 2021-01-20 09:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Coway air purifier picks up a CES Innovation Award...

Coway's Design Flex Air Purifier was named an honoree in the Innovation Awards at the 2021 CES trade show....

 2021-01-20 09:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Tests start on hydrogen fuel cell system in Ulsan power plant...

Hyundai Motor and two other Korean energy companies started test operations of a hydrogen fuel cell facility able to generate 8,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity annually in Ulsan on Wednesday....

 2021-01-20 09:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Ulsan face a tough fight to the FIFA Club World Cup...

After winning the AFC Champions League last month, Ulsan Hyundai FC will now go on to compete for the ultimate prize in men's club football — the FIFA Club World Cup. Ulsan will face Mexican side Tigres UANL in the opening game of the tournament...

 2021-01-20 09:33 

Korea Joongang Daily

Auto and tech stocks buoy bullish Kospi...

Korean stocks advanced for a second consecutive session Wednesday, as auto and tech stocks continued to rebound. The won rose against the dollar....

 2021-01-20 09:33 

Korea Joongang Daily

Biden presidency good news, bad news for businesses...

Joe Biden's inauguration as the 46th president of the United States is being greeted optimistically by local businesses, though they have some concerns....

 2021-01-20 09:33 

Nikkei Asian Review

BHP and Rio rise above China-Australia tensions...

TOKYO -- Australian resource giants BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto have increased iron ore production thanks to an infrastructure binge in China, a countr...

 2021-01-20 09:33 

Nikkei Asian Review

Alibaba shares jump as Jack Ma resurfaces after 3-month absence...

HONG KONG -- Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding, surfaced on Wednesday in his first public appearance since a speech...

 2021-01-20 09:32 

South China Morning Post

China reckons US democracy is imploding but could be missing the point...

China's wolf warrior diplomats and its state-run media have described the storming of Washington's Capitol building on January 6 as a failure of US democracy. But an alternative view is that it may instead be a sign of the democratic system's ...

 2021-01-20 09:26 

The Asahi Shimbun

South Korea’s Moon taps ex-adviser as foreign minister in bid to revive North Korea talks : The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--South Korea's president on Wednesday nominated a former national security adviser who was p...

 2021-01-20 09:24 

South China Morning Post

China's iron ore imports from India rose nearly 90 per cent in 2020, with purchases from Australia and Brazil also up...

Australia and Brazil, the world's two largest iron ore producers, remained China's top suppliers in 2020, but imports from India soared 88 per cent as Chinese mills diversified sources amid sky-high raw materials prices.Australian shipments rose 7...

 2021-01-20 09:23 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares end lower after giving up earlier gains - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed lower in a volatile session Wednesday, after investors shifted to the sell side to lock in earlier gains amid concerns over the attitude of foreign institutional investors who have increased short position fut...

 2021-01-20 09:17 

RTHK News

Teresa Cheng slams UK minister over lawyer remarks...

Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng on Wednesday lashed out at Britain's foreign minister, Dominic Raab, saying he had made "disgraceful"; comments regarding the decision of a top UK barrister to take up the prosecution of a group of Hong Kong p...

 2021-01-20 09:13 

Guangming Online

COVID-19 quarantine center under construction in Nangong City, Hebei...

Workers build a COVID-19 quarantine center in Nangong City, north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 19, 2021....

 2021-01-20 09:13 

Guangming Online

Xi inspects Zhangjiakou competition zone of Beijing 2022...

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Tuesday inspected the Zhangjiakou competition zone of the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games....

 2021-01-20 09:13 

Guangming Online

China launches new mobile telecommunication satellite...

China successfully launched a new mobile telecommunication satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Wednesday....

 2021-01-20 09:13 

Guangming Online

Snow scenery at Mutianyu section of Great Wall...

Aerial photo taken on Jan. 19, 2021 shows a snow-covered Mutianyu section of the Great Wall in Huairou District, Beijing, capital of China....

 2021-01-20 09:13 

Guangming Online

Vision of building a community with shared future for mankind guides global development...

Throughout these four years, faced with unilateralism, protectionism, and hegemonism, and especially in the struggle against COVID-19 in 2020, all countries have become more aware of the importance of creating a community of shared future for mankind....

 2021-01-20 09:13 

RTHK News

HK shares extend rally in heavy trading...

Local stocks and mainland markets rose on Wednesday in line with the surge on Wall Street overnight ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration as US presid......

 2021-01-20 09:11 

The Mainichi

Indian village cheers for Kamala Harris before swearing-in as US VP...
 2021-01-20 09:11 

The Mainichi

Man arrested after refusal to wear mask forced Japan flight to temporarily land 2021/1/20...
 2021-01-20 09:11 

The Mainichi

Japan pop group Arashi's Jun Matsumoto cast as lead for 2023 NHK drama 2021/1/20...
 2021-01-20 09:11 

The Mainichi

Japan convenience store sales fall in 2020 for 1st time amid pandemic...
 2021-01-20 09:11 

The Mainichi

Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others...
 2021-01-20 09:11 

The Mainichi

Japan to beef up monitoring of COVID-19 variant after community infections detected 2021/1/20...
 2021-01-20 09:11 

The Mainichi

Last trains in Tokyo metropolitan area moved up 10 to 30 minutes until Feb. 7. 2021/1/20...
 2021-01-20 09:11 

The Mainichi

Israel pushes settlement construction as Trump leaves office...
 2021-01-20 09:11 

The Mainichi

Editorial: Japan gov't must try all options to prevent medical system's collapse...
 2021-01-20 09:09 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong protests: ousted opposition lawmaker found guilty of assaulting police loses appeal against conviction...

An ousted Hong Kong opposition lawmaker found guilty of assaulting two police officers with a loudhailer at an anti-government rally in 2019 has failed in his bid to clear his name.The High Court on Wednesday dismissed Au Nok-hin's appeal against his ...

 2021-01-20 09:08 

Central News Agency

Taiwan players advance in men's competitions at Thailand Open - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Four Taiwanese male badminton players won their opening matches at the Toyota Thailand Open to reach the round of 16 in Bangkok on Wednesday, following their mixed performances at a tournament last week....

 2021-01-20 08:59 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: WHO says UK strain in over 60 countries as US death toll passes 400,000...

The UK coronavirus strain has spread to at least 60 countries, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday, after the incoming US president Joe Biden led a moving tribute to 400,000 American victims.Covid-19 has claimed more than two million lives gl...

 2021-01-20 08:57 

Central News Agency

Hospitals asked to tighten visit controls as COVID-19 cases rise - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) All hospitals in Taiwan have been asked to tighten their restrictions on visits to inpatients, with immediate effect, amid a growing outbreak spawned by a cluster infection at Taoyuan General Hospital....

 2021-01-20 08:56 

South China Morning Post

Malaysia's 1MDB scandal echoes in US as Jho Low associate is pardoned by Trump...

There was a Malaysian connection to the flurry of pardons outgoing US President Donald Trump issued on Wednesday, with a top Republican donor convicted of illicitly lobbying for Jho Low, the fugitive mastermind behind the 1MDB scandal, among those receivi...

 2021-01-20 08:52 

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong lawmakers call on city's leader to do more to fight the coronavirus and help struggling residents at hearing on policy address...

Hong Kong's pro-establishment lawmakers on Wednesday urged the city's leader to do more to alleviate residents' hardship and contain the coronavirus pandemic, as they went over the contents of her policy address rolled out in November.The Legi...

 2021-01-20 08:52 

Yonhap News

Police nab accomplice in cash theft at Jeju casino...

JEJU, South Korea, Jan. 20 (Yonhap) -- One of three alleged co-conspirators in a massive c......

 2021-01-20 08:51 

Central News Agency

Cross-party group formed in Legislature to promote ties with Japan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Taiwanese legislators held a ceremony on Wednesday to mark the formation of a cross-party group that will promote Taiwan-Japan exchanges at the 10th Legislative Yuan....

 2021-01-20 08:42 

The Asahi Shimbun

American who enthused Bali was queer-friendly being deported : The Asahi Shimbun...

DENPASAR, Indonesia--An American graphic designer is being deported from the Indonesian resort islan...

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