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 2021-09-24 08:56 

Central News Agency

Vaccine rollout just one factor in looking at lowering of COVID alert - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 24 (CNA) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) will ease COVID-19 restrictions depending on the vaccine rollout and other factors, but lowering the current Level 2 alert will require more careful consideration, Health Minister Chen Shih...

 2021-09-24 08:55 

RTHK News

Hong Kong stocks finish week with another loss...

Hong Kong stocks finished Friday with losses as a lack of information from struggling property giant Evergrande about its bond payments spurred uncert......

 2021-09-24 08:50 

The Mainichi

Jailbreak shines light on mass incarceration of Palestinians...
 2021-09-24 08:49 

The Mainichi

Tokyo reports 235 coronavirus infections on Sept. 24 2021/9/24...
 2021-09-24 08:47 

The Mainichi

Editorial: Boost efforts to urge young to vote ahead of Japan's lower house election...
 2021-09-24 08:45 

Japan Times

NHL expects full capacity in 30 of 32 arenas...

According to an internal document shared with NHL teams earlier this week, the league believes that 30 of its 32 teams will have full-capacity crowds ......

 2021-09-24 08:45 

The Asahi Shimbun

Japan welcomes application by Taiwan to join CPTPP trade deal | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Though Japan welcomed Taiwan's application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), it also has to avoid antagonizing China, which submitted an application a few days before....

 2021-09-24 08:43 

Central News Agency

August export orders hit new high for the month - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 24 (CNA) The value of export orders placed by foreign companies with Taiwanese businesses in August reached US$53.5 billion, a record high for the month, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) reported on Friday....

 2021-09-24 08:31 

Yonhap News

Main opposition likely to run 10 rounds of primary debate to pick final presidential candidate...

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Yonhap) -- The main opposition People Power Party (PPP) is likely to run ......

 2021-09-24 08:31 

China Post

British police arrest man over killing of London teacher...

LONDON (AP) — Police have arrested a 38-year-old man on suspicion of killing Sabina Nessa, a primary school teacher found dead in a London park. Nessa's killing — as she walked to meet a friend a few minutes from her south London home &mda...

 2021-09-24 08:30 

Japan Times

Taiwan's trade deal application sets up showdown with China...

Taiwan's request to join the TPP, coming just days after China's submitted its own bid, presents the member nations with a difficult choice: admit one, ......

 2021-09-24 08:30 

South China Morning Post

Inquiry launched into role of British banks in Hong Kong in 'suppression' of rights...

Parliamentarians in London have launched a new inquiry into allegations that British banks, including HSBC, helped Beijing punish pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong.The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hong Kong, which includes both unelected pee...

 2021-09-24 08:23 

Nikkei Asian Review

Regional partners the key to Taiwan's long term security...

Akhil Ramesh is a nonresident Fellow at Pacific Forum, a Foreign Policy Research Institute based in Honolulu, Hawaii.The botched withdrawal from Afgha...

 2021-09-24 08:22 

Korea Joongang Daily

Boy band Seventeen set to drop ninth EP 'Attacca' next month...

Boy band Seventeen is gearing up to drop its ninth EP "Attacca" next month. The band's agency Pledis announced the news on Friday along with a teaser image of the members walking inside what looks like an abandoned swimming pool......

 2021-09-24 08:22 

Korea Joongang Daily

Recording Industry Association of America certifies BTS;s 'Butter' double platinum...

The Recording Industry Association of America on Friday certified "Butter" double platinum for achieving more than 2 million certified units in sales and streams. The awards range from gold certification (500,000 units) to platinum ......

 2021-09-24 08:22 

Korea Joongang Daily

Former IZ*ONE member Jo Yu-ri to make her solo debut...

Jo Yu-ri, a former member of IZ*ONE is set to make her solo debut. Her agency Wakeone announced Friday that the singer will be dropping her first solo single "Glassy" on Oct. 7......

 2021-09-24 08:22 

Korea Joongang Daily

BOK report suggests interest rate hike could be imminent...

The Bank of Korea stressed the need to further raise the country's key interest rate to resolve worsening financial imbalances in its financial stability report published Friday....

 2021-09-24 08:22 

Korea Joongang Daily

Lotte Department Store offers early retirement packages...

Lotte Department Store is offering early retirement packages for employees who have been with the company 20 years or longer....

 2021-09-24 08:22 

Korea Joongang Daily

Actor Ha Jung-woo does not appeal sentence for abusing propofol...

The Seoul Central District Court in Seocho District, southern Seoul confirmed on Friday that actor Ha Jung-woo did not appeal the sentence handed down to him for abusing propofol. The deadline was Sept. 23. The court explained that a criminal ......

 2021-09-24 08:20 

Yonhap News

Blueberry NFT to raise 7 bln won via stock sale...

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Yonhap) -- Blueberry NFT Co.on Friday announced that it will sell stocks ......

 2021-09-24 08:16 

Yonhap News

N.K. response toward Moon's war-end declaration proposal 'very significant': Cheong Wa Dae official...

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Yonhap) -- Seoul takes the latest positive response from North Korea on P......

 2021-09-24 08:15 

Japan Times

AUKUS shakes up the region, but that is a good thing...

Chinese concerns are valid. AUKUS seeks to better deter, and if need be, defend against revisionist powers in this region. If that describes Chinese behavior, ......

 2021-09-24 08:11 

South China Morning Post

China and EU to hold talks on Tuesday as sanctions, Aukus and Lithuania throw up complications...

Top diplomats from the European Union and China will hold official talks on Tuesday, sources in Brussels and Beijing said, as swirling geopolitical headwinds continue to gather pace.The EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell is expected to lead talks, along ...

 2021-09-24 08:10 

Central News Agency

U.S. House passes defense policy bill with Taiwan provisions - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Sept. 23 (CNA) The United States House of Representatives passed its annual defense policy bill on Thursday, which includes recommendations for inviting Taiwan to the 2022 Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) and enhancing cooperation between ...

 2021-09-24 08:06 

South China Morning Post

Beijing blasts US' 'criminal record' in Hong Kong with 'fact sheet' detailing more than 100 examples of alleged interference...

China's foreign ministry on Friday issued what it described as a "criminal record" of the United States' attempts to interfere with Hong Kong affairs and support anti-China troublemakers, cataloguing more than 100 "violations of basic ...

 2021-09-24 08:04 

China Post

N. Korea offers talks, likely trying to get sanctions relief...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Friday her country is willing to resume talks with South Korea if conditions are met, indicating it wants Seoul to persuade Washington to relax crippling econom...

 2021-09-24 08:03 

China Post

German parties rally supporters ahead of Sunday election...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's political parties prepared to rally their supporters and win over undecided voters Friday, two days before a national election that will determine who succeeds Chancellor Angela Merkel after 16 years in power. Merkel'...

 2021-09-24 08:00 

South China Morning Post

North Korea open to closer ties with Seoul, formal end to Korean war is 'admirable idea': Kim Yo-jong...

Kim Yo-jong, the powerful sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un, says the North is open to "constructive discussion" to mend fences with South Korea if Seoul drops its "hostile attitude" toward Pyongyang.Speaking on Friday, she al...

 2021-09-24 08:00 

South China Morning Post

US waiting for Canada's updated China policy, says Biden pick for ambassador to Ottawa...

This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Andy Blatchford on politico.com on September 23, 2021.Joe Biden's choice for the next ambassador to Ottawa says the US is waiting for Justin Trudeau's lo...

 2021-09-24 08:00 

South China Morning Post

Fearsome Nepali women fighters, Lalisa's favourite meatballs, and more...
 2021-09-24 07:58 

China Post

Tiny San Marino votes in referendum on legalizing abortion...

ROME (AP) — Tiny San Marino is one of the last countries in Europe which forbids abortion in any circumstance — a ban that dates from 1865. On Sunday, its citizens can vote in a referendum calling for abortion to be made legal in the first 12 ...

 2021-09-24 07:53 

RTHK News

HK reports seven imported Covid infections...

Health officials on Friday reported seven imported Covid-19 cases, with three of the patients testing positive for the potentially more contagious L452R mutant strain.The Centre for Health Protection said the five men and two women arrived from the Philip...

 2021-09-24 07:50 

China Post

| Russian YouTuber unveils most appealing aspect of traveling in Taiwan...

CP Taiwan's beautiful nature, charming cities, and friendly people often attract foreigners from all over the world to travel to this small island; oftentimes, they love it here so much that they make it their second home, becoming new migrants in thi...

 2021-09-24 07:49 

RTHK News

HK govt welcomes 'ironclad evidence' of US meddling...

The SAR government says Beijing's move to expose Washington's "years of interference" in Hong Kong will help Hongkongers avoid "falling prey to the malicious attempts of the US".In a statement, the SAR authorities say they fully su...

 2021-09-24 07:43 

Japan Times

Former police officer convicted of George Floyd's murder files appeal...

He accuses the state of prejudicial misconduct and lists multiple issues with the jury selected for the trial, among other objections....

 2021-09-24 07:43 

Yonhap News

Unification minister says end-of-war declaration useful means to kick-start nuclear talks...

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Yonhap) -- Unification Minister Lee In-young said Friday the declaration ......

 2021-09-24 07:43 

NHK

Nikkei rebounds as Evergrande fears recede...

Tokyo's benchmark stock index rallied on Friday, after China's debt-laden Evergrande Group said it would be able to meet a key repayment deadline....

 2021-09-24 07:41 

Yonhap News

USFK reports 6 COVID-19 cases...

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Yonhap) -- Five American service members and a U.S. Department of Defense......

 2021-09-24 07:40 

Japan Times

SBI flags extension to tender offer period if Shinsei Bank meets demands...

SBI demanded Shinsei not attempt to buy time by posing "low-priority4; questions, and that it hold an extraordinary shareholders' meeting as soon as possible and ......

 2021-09-24 07:37 

Yonhap News

BLACKPINK to join YouTube's 'Dear Earth' campaign next month...

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Yonhap) -- K-pop girl group BLACKPINK will speak and perform during a You......

 2021-09-24 07:35 

Yonhap News

Non-capital areas jittery about spike in COVID-19 cases after Chuseok...

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Yonhap) -- Regional health authorities outside of the greater Seoul area ......

 2021-09-24 07:34 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Seoul stocks down for 2nd day amid virus woes, Evergrande uncertainties...

(ATTN: ADDS bond yields at bottom, photo) SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korean stock......

 2021-09-24 07:34 

NHK

Kim's sister hints at possible talks with S.Korea...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister has suggested that if South Korea abandons its hostility, the two countries could discuss improving relations....

 2021-09-24 07:32 

South China Morning Post

Former chairman of luxury liquor firm Kweichow Moutai sentenced to life in prison for bribery...

The former chairman of China's biggest liquor company, Kweichow Moutai, was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison for taking bribes, Xinhua reported.Yuan Renguo was sentenced by the Intermediate People's Court in Guiyang, the capital of the sout...

 2021-09-24 07:31 

China Post

Japan jumps, rest of Asia down, on China and virus concerns...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's benchmark advanced but other Asian markets were lower Friday amid concerns over troubled Chinese real estate developer Evergrande and the pandemic. Some Chinese banks have disclosed what they are owed by Evergrande, seeking ...

 2021-09-24 07:30 

Yonhap News

S. Korean Bond Yields on Sep. 24, 2021...

Today (%) Previous Session(%) Change (BP) 1-year TB 1.085 ......

 2021-09-24 07:30 

Central News Agency

U.S. dollar closes lower on Taipei forex market - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 24 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.042 to close at NT$27.731....

 2021-09-24 07:23 

Central News Agency

Two Chinese naval vessels reportedly spotted off Taiwan's east coast - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 24 (CNA) Two military vessels from China were seen off the east of Taiwan, in the Pacific Ocean, over the past two days, a military source said Friday....

 2021-09-24 07:22 

Yonhap News

(News Focus) Political storm looms over controversial development project in Seongnam...

By Woo Jae-yeon SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Yonhap) -- The prosecution has opened a criminal probe ......

 2021-09-24 07:20 

Guangming Online

UN chief highlights three priorities for climate action...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday highlighted...

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