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 2021-10-19 13:00 

South China Morning Post

Tencent to set up privacy oversight committee, a requirement of China's personal information law starting next month...

Tencent Holdings announced a new privacy oversight committee tasked with assessing the company's user data protections, making it the first Big Tech firm in China to set up such a body that will be required by law next month as questions remain about ...

 2021-10-19 12:53 

China Post

Crowds outside Myanmar's prisons await freed detainees...

BANGKOK (AP) — Crowds gathered Tuesday outside prisons around Myanmar, waiting for at least a glimpse of friends and relatives who were being freed under an amnesty for people arrested for protesting against military rule. The head of the army-insta...

 2021-10-19 12:52 

China Post

UN: 10,000 children killed or maimed during Yemen's long war...

GENEVA (AP) — More than 10,000 children in Yemen have been killed or injured in violence linked to years of war in the impoverished country, a spokesman for UNICEF said Tuesday. The verified tally from the United Nations' reporting and monitorin...

 2021-10-19 12:52 

China Post

Walz launches reelection campaign in divided Minnesota...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz launched his campaign for a second term Tuesday in an increasingly divided Minnesota, saying he made the tough calls necessary beat back the COVID-19 pandemic and revive the economy. "Peggy and I asked...

 2021-10-19 12:50 

The Asahi Shimbun

Japanese vaccine using smaller dose than Pfizer, Moderna in trials | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A Japanese drug development venture firm has launched the first phase of a clinical trial for a new type of COVID-19 vaccine that can induce sufficient immunity using smaller dosages than existing vaccines....

 2021-10-19 12:48 

South China Morning Post

Bangladesh holds 'peace rally' to denounce violence against minority Hindus...

Thousands of activists marched in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Tuesday to denounce a wave of violence against minority Hindus over an allegedly blasphemous social media post in the predominantly Muslim South Asian country.The ruling Awami League party...

 2021-10-19 12:47 

Ecns.cn

2021 World Sichuan Cuisine Conference held in Chengdu...

The 2021 World Sichuan Cuisine Conference kicked off on Monday in Pidu District of Chengdu City, during which chefs show the trending culinary skills of Sichuan cuisines....

 2021-10-19 12:47 

Ecns.cn

COP15 venues open to public for free...

People visit the Kunming Dianchi International Convention &Exhibition Center, a venue of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15), in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan Province,...

 2021-10-19 12:45 

Japan Times

Facebook shuts fake accounts in Sudan as fight for public opinion rages online...

Facebook said the network comprised more than 100 accounts and pages and had more than 1.8 million followers....

 2021-10-19 12:41 

South China Morning Post

China, Russia send warships past Japan as they extend show of cooperation...

China and Russia have continued their military cooperation with an anti-submarine drill and a first joint passage through Tsugaru Strait in the Japanese archipelago, in what observers saw as a move to counter pressure from the US and its allies.The mariti...

 2021-10-19 12:40 

NHK

S.Korea: North SLBM might have been from submarine...

Sources close to the South Korean government say a missile fired by the North on Tuesday morning might have been the first launch of a new type of missile by North Korea using a submarine....

 2021-10-19 12:31 

China Post

In Cuba, divisions over law to allow same-sex marriage...

HAVANA (AP) — Adiel and Lachi are anxious to get married, perhaps dressed in black, in a ceremony by the seashore. The idea bothers the Rev. Moises de Prada, who like many of his parishioners opposes a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in Cuba....

 2021-10-19 12:31 

China Post

Japan's PM interrupts campaign as N Korea test fires missile...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's new prime minister interrupted his first day of election campaigning on Tuesday, as he returned to the capital of Tokyo to deal with rising regional tensions following North Korea's test-firing of a missile earlier in th...

 2021-10-19 12:30 

South China Morning Post

China has to find the right ways to improve young people's lives...

The Communist Party says it wants to protect young Chinese from what it sees as "toxic" influences, and in recent months has taken aim at everything from after-school tutoring to video games.Teenagers are facing restrictions on their use of techno...

 2021-10-19 12:28 

Taiwan News

Polish PM faces EU questions over controversial court ruling...

Polish PM faces EU questions over controversial court ruling | 2021-10-19 08:28:00...

 2021-10-19 12:26 

The Asahi Shimbun

EDITORIAL: Lower House poll can help cure political woes caused by LDP | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The official campaign period for the first Lower House election in four years started on Oct. 19....

 2021-10-19 12:25 

The Asahi Shimbun

Rights activists urge boycott of Beijing ‘genocide’ Olympics | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

ATHENS--Hours before Tuesday's handover of the Olympic flame for the 2022 Winter Olympics, human rights activists urged international governments, sponsors and athletes to boycott what they called China's "genocide games."...

 2021-10-19 12:25 

Central News Agency

Passengers at Taoyuan Airport could drop to below 1 million in 2021 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) Due to tight border controls amid COVID-19, the number of passengers handled by Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is likely to be less than 1 million in 2021, Taoyuan International Airport Corp. (TIAC) said Tuesday....

 2021-10-19 12:19 

Ecns.cn

BRI nations called on to develop green energy...

Vice Premier Han Zheng called on Monday for joint efforts to enable the energy supply in countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative to shift toward a more efficient, greener and diversified direction, as part of broader efforts to respond to ...

 2021-10-19 12:17 

Ecns.cn

Former agent of actress Zheng Shuang fined $5m by tax authority...

A former agent of Zheng Shuang, a popular Chinese actress, was fined 32.27 million yuan ($5.02 million) for helping Zheng evade her tax obligations and covering up her film remuneration, according to the local tax authority of Shanghai on Monday....

 2021-10-19 12:17 

Ecns.cn

China's power generation up 4.9% in September...

China's power generation stood at 675.1 billion kilowatt-hours (KWh) in September, up 4.9 percent year-on-year, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Monday....

 2021-10-19 12:17 

Ecns.cn

Shanxi launches reconstruction after recent floods...

Water in all the 226 villages flooded by recent heavy rainstorms in Shanxi province has been drained out, and post-disaster reconstruction is underway, authorities said at a news conference held in Taiyuan, Shanxi, on Monday....

 2021-10-19 12:17 

Ecns.cn

Zero-carbon dock begins operations in Tianjin...

Tianjin Port unveiled on Sunday what it says is the world's first dock to operate with zero carbon emissions....

 2021-10-19 12:17 

Ecns.cn

CPC Central Committee plenary session to review key resolution...

The 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee will hold its sixth plenary session in Beijing from Nov 8 to 11, during which a key resolution on the major achievements and historical experience of the Party's 100 years of endeavors will be ...

 2021-10-19 12:17 

Ecns.cn

China kicks off seasonal influenza vaccination...

Medical workers, participants of major events, vulnerable people at nursing homes and welfare houses, as well as those at child-care centers, kindergartens, elementary and secondary schools are among priority groups to promote flu vaccination, according t...

 2021-10-19 12:14 

Taiwan News

Turkey summons 10 envoys over calls for Kavala's release...

Turkey summons 10 envoys over calls for Kavala's release | 2021-10-19 08:14:00...

 2021-10-19 12:03 

China Post

EXPLAINER: How mental illness law is changing Ohio death row...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new Ohio law prohibiting the execution of people who had severe mental illness at the time of their crime has begun seeing its first implementations. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine in January signed the bill into law covering ki...

 2021-10-19 12:00 

South China Morning Post

Alibaba launches own chip for its servers, cloud computing platform in 'new breakthrough' for e-commerce giant...

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding has unveiled its own general-purpose central processing unit (CPU), the Yitian 710, for its Panjiu servers that will drive the company's vast cloud computing operation, a development that intensifies the ...

 2021-10-19 12:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

Party leaders hit the streets as national election campaign starts | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Campaigning for the Lower House election began on Oct. 19 with the ruling and opposition camps both claiming to be the best choice to end the COVID-19 health crisis and rebuild the battered economy....

 2021-10-19 11:56 

Central News Agency

NIIS registration available for recipients of COVID-19 vaccine abroad - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) People who received a COVID-19 vaccine jab abroad can register their vaccination through a dedicated online digital immunization database after returning to Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Tuesday....

 2021-10-19 11:54 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Landers' slugger Choi Jeong becomes 2nd KBO player with 400 home runs...

(ATTN: ADDS photos)By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Yonhap) -- SSG Landers' third base......

 2021-10-19 11:52 

China Post

IMF sees economic growth with higher inflation for Mideast...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East is expected to see significant economic growth this year, but also soaring inflation and food prices, as coronavirus vaccines are unevenly rolled out across the region, the International Monetary Fu...

 2021-10-19 11:45 

The Asahi Shimbun

Chinese users’ feelings mixed about LinkedIn pulling out | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

HONG KONG--For nearly seven years, LinkedIn has been the only major Western social networking platform still operating in China. People like 32-year-old Jason Liu view it as an important career enhancing tool....

 2021-10-19 11:39 

NHK

Families want WWII remains examined upon request...

Relatives of Japanese war dead have asked the government to act on requests to attempt the identification of World War Two-era human remains regardless of where they were found....

 2021-10-19 11:39 

Central News Agency

Taipei's LGBT Pride parade goes online for 2021 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) The 19th edition of Taiwan LGBT Pride will be held online on Oct. 30, organizer Taiwan Rainbow Civil Action Association (TWRCAA) announced Tuesday....

 2021-10-19 11:38 

NHK

Japan's parties and candidates vying for seats...

The following are the affiliations and numbers of candidates for single-seat districts: Liberal Democratic Party of Japan 277, The Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan 214, Komeito 9, Japanese Communist Party 105, Nippon Ishin 94, Democratic Party for...

 2021-10-19 11:34 

Japan Times

Eddie Bauer to close all stores in Japan...

Eddie Bauer Japan, which announced the move on its website recently, is holding clearance sales at its stores....

 2021-10-19 11:34 

NHK

New Zealand battles new surge...

New Zealand has been praised for its success in remaining virus-free for most of the COVID-19 pandemic. But recently it recorded its highest daily number of new cases since the pandemic began....

 2021-10-19 11:33 

NHK

Kishida: Japan's NSC analyzing North's launch...

Japan's Prime Minister Kishida Fumio says the National Security Council is analyzing North Korea's launch of missiles, including the possibility that they were submarine-launched ballistic types....

 2021-10-19 11:33 

Yonhap News

Landers' slugger Choi Jeong becomes 2nd KBO player with 400 home runs...

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Yonhap) -- SSG Landers' third baseman Choi Jeong has ......

 2021-10-19 11:32 

China Post

UK courts green investment to fuel carbon-cutting plans...

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom announced plans Tuesday to stop installing home heating that uses fossil fuels by 2035 as the government hosted a meeting aimed at attracting billions of dollars in foreign investment for green projects in Britain. P...

 2021-10-19 11:32 

China Post

Colin Powell had mixed legacy among some African Americans...

DETROIT (AP) — As an American leader, Colin Powell's credentials were impeccable: He was chairman of the Joint Chiefs and secretary of state. But his legacy as the first Black person in those roles is murkier, with some African Americans saying ...

 2021-10-19 11:31 

China Post

Ex-Nazi camp secretary, 96, appears in court for indictment...

BERLIN (AP) — A 96-year-old former secretary for the Stutthof concentration camp's SS commander appeared before a court in northern Germany on Tuesday to formally hear the charges against her. The indictment read out before the state court in It...

 2021-10-19 11:29 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Back where they belong: KBO fans return to stadium for reg. season stretch drive...

(ATTN: ADDS photos, details)By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Yonhap) -- Namgung Ho-seung ha......

 2021-10-19 11:29 

NHK

Malaysia, Indonesia disappointed with Myanmar...

Malaysia and Indonesia have expressed disappointment with the Myanmar junta's lack of progress in implementing an agreed peace plan with ASEAN....

 2021-10-19 11:29 

South China Morning Post

Phone scammers cheat Hong Kong businesswoman out of US$1.28 million using national security scare tactics...

A Hong Kong businesswoman has lost more than HK$10 million (US$1.28 million) after phone scammers tricked her into believing she was involved in a national security investigation.The case came to light when the 58-year-old woman, who lives in an upscale f...

 2021-10-19 11:20 

Yonhap News

(7th LD) N. Korea fires what seems to be SLBM toward East Sea: S. Korea...

(ATTN: ADDS telephone talks between S. Korea, U.S. nuclear envoys in paras 20-21)By Song S......

 2021-10-19 11:12 

Korea Joongang Daily

Mission complete...

Pohang city officials dismantle tents set up in the temporary evacuation facility for the victims of the Pohang earthquake, at Heunghae Gymnasium in Pohang, North Gyeongsang, on Tuesday....

 2021-10-19 11:05 

The Mainichi

Matsuzaka walks away from baseball with love for game...
 2021-10-19 11:05 

The Mainichi

Rights activists urge boycott of Beijing 'genocide' Olympics...

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