China Launches First Probe Mission to Mars

China launched on Thursday a carrier rocket with its first Mars rover called Tianwen-1, China's Xinhua news agency reported. The Long March 5 carrier rocket was launched at 12:41 p.m. local time (04:41GMT) from the...

Chinese parliament passes national security bill amid raging Hong Kong protests

The Chinese parliament on Thursday passed a national security bill that ramps up security in Hong Kong. Anti-Beijing protests in the autonomous city were reignited by the draft’s introduction. The bill was approved by the...

Beijing Slams US ‘Empire of Hacking’ Over Claims China Eying Pacific Cable Project For...

by Svetlana Ekimenko Earlier a row erupted in the Pacific over proposals for a new submarine Internet cable, after China’s Huawei Marine, divested from Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, earlier submitted purportedly cut-rate bids for the Kiribati...

Virus misinformation fuels panic in Asia

AFP-False alerts about a man shot dead at a coronavirus checkpoint, old footage of a supermarket stampede in reports of panic buying, and a 2015 video of a police raid on a brothel recirculated...

‘Ugly Power Struggle’: A Trove of Nudes of Thai King’s Consort Leaked to Journalists

by Aleksandra Serebriakova Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn raised some eyebrows last year when he stripped his mistress and secondary consort Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi of all titles just three months after her appointment. However, this September he changed...

As Japan reopens, coronavirus testing slowed by bureaucracy and staff shortages

By Ju-min Park and Kiyoshi Takenaka - Japan Today TOKYO At the beginning of April, a young Japanese sumo wrestler known as Shobushi came down with a fever. His coaches tried calling a local public health...

Chinese lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law

By JOE McDONALD - Japan  Today BEIJING China’s legislature endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong on Thursday that has strained relations with the United States and Britain and prompted protests in the territory. The National...

Taiwan rejects permits for two Hong Kong officials as visa row escalates

HONG KONG/TAIPEI (Reuters) - The Hong Kong government said on Tuesday that Taiwan had rejected the visas of two of its officials, underscoring rising bilateral tensions after Taipei criticised a security law imposed on...

India’s First Nuclear Power Plant Built Domestically Achieves Criticality

New Delhi (Sputnik): India has developed its own nuclear power generation technology, as it wasn't a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty until 2009. It developed a three-stage nuclear programme based on a closed-fuel...

Hong Kong police arrest 300 as thousands protest over security laws

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Police in Hong Kong fired pepper pellets and made 300 arrests as thousands of people took to the streets on Wednesday to voice anger over national security legislation proposed by...

India Test Fires Helicopter-Launched Third Gen Anti-Tank Guided Missile

New Delhi (Sputnik): The Helicopter Launched Nag (HELINA) missile is guided by an Infrared Imaging Seeker (IIR) operating in Lock on Before Launch mode. The anti-tank guided missile, which has been called one of...

Turkey accused of deporting Uighur Muslims back to China: report

Turkey has been accused of deporting Uighur Muslims back to China via third countries that neighbor the western Chinese province of Xinjiang, where hundreds of thousands are said to be held in concentration camps,...

Hong Kong’s security, police chiefs warn of growing ‘terrorism’ as national laws loom

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s security and police chiefs said “terrorism” was growing in the city, as government departments rallied on Monday behind Beijing’s plans to introduce national security laws after thousands took...

Singapore Airlines launches ‘Covid-19 passport,’ describing digital health ID as part of the ‘new...

Singapore Airlines has become the first major carrier to introduce a digital certificate used to verify a passenger’s Covid-19 test results and vaccination status, in what the company described as the new normal for...

China threatens U.S. with countermeasures if punished for Hong Kong law

By Jerome Taylor and Su Xinqi - Japan Today HONG KONG China on Monday threatened counter measures against the United States if it was punished for plans to impose a sedition law on Hong Kong, that...

Chinese parliament to vote on Hong Kong security law as US condemnation builds

Move would pave the way for anti-sedition laws, which human rights advocates say will threaten the city’s freedoms Lily Kuo in Beijing  -   The   Guardian China’s legislature was set to approve plans to force a controversial...

Hong Kong no longer deserves special US status, Pompeo says

www.koreatimes.co.kr- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Congress on Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer qualifies for its special status under U.S. law, potentially dealing a crushing blow to its status as a...

Coronavirus: Hong Kong implements strict measures amid new cases

BBC.COM-Image copyright EPA Image caption Facemasks have been made mandatory in public places Hong Kong is introducing some of its toughest measures yet to control the coronavirus, following a sustained peak in new cases. From Wednesday,...

India Rushes More Troops to Border as Tensions With China Increase in Uttarakhand, Report...

New Delhi (Sputnik): The ongoing standoff between India and China erupted over infrastructure construction near the Line of Actual Control (LAC). China has been urging India to be cautious and practice restraint over infrastructure...

Huawei India to Fire Over 60% of Staff, Slashes Revenue Target by Half for...

New Delhi (Sputnik): India recently indicated that it would ban Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE from supplying equipment to telecom units amid border hostilities between the two countries. The move is set to significantly...