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 2021-12-01 09:43 

The Mainichi

Japan, Cambodia agree to work together over Myanmar, S. China Sea...
 2021-12-01 09:40 

The Asahi Shimbun

U.S. in hypersonic weapon ‘arms race’ with China--Air Force secretary | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

WASHINGTON--The United States and China are engaged in an arms race to develop the most lethal hypersonic weapons, the U.S. Air Force secretary said on Tuesday, as Beijing and Washington build and test more and more of the high-speed next-generation arms....

 2021-12-01 09:36 

Japan Times

What's worst about omicron so far is the uncertainty...

How should the world respond to omicron? We just have to wait as there is information that we don't yet have. And for many, ......

 2021-12-01 09:36 

South China Morning Post

Hainan Airlines plans to raise US$7.9 billion via a stock sale to slash debt...

Hainan Airlines Holding plans to sell new shares to raise around US$7.9 billion , the majority of which will be used to reduce financial obligations as the struggling carrier inches ahead with its restructuring plan.The aviation unit of China's debt-l...

 2021-12-01 09:36 

Japan Times

Japan's COVID-19 booster shot drive kicks off with health care workers...

Third shots will eventually be administered free of charge to all residents age 18 and older at least eight months after their second doses....

 2021-12-01 09:35 

The Asahi Shimbun

Beijing wanted to ‘break’ Australia--U.S. Indo-Pacific adviser | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SYDNEY--China is conducting "dramatic economic warfare" against Australia and has tried to "break" the U.S. ally, contributing to increased anxiety about Beijing in the region, the White House's Indo-Pacific coordinator, Kurt Campbell,...

 2021-12-01 09:33 

Japan Times

China's tech regulators strike again...

The Cyberspace Administration of China recently issued new draft guidelines that entail a host of restrictions on the collection and processing of data and its ......

 2021-12-01 09:31 

China Post

China calls on citizens to leave eastern Congo after attacks...

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday urged its citizens to leave three provinces in eastern Congo as violence intensifies in the mineral-rich region. A posting from the Chinese Embassy in Kinshasa on the WeChat online messaging said a number of Chinese...

 2021-12-01 09:31 

China Post

NATO debates the lessons of mission creep in Afghanistan...

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Barely 3 months after the chaotic U.S.-run troop evacuation from Afghanistan, NATO foreign ministers met Wednesday to debate a rapidly compiled report on the lessons to be learned from the military organization's 18-year secu...

 2021-12-01 09:31 

China Post

EU decides against emergency summit on omicron for now...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has decided against holding a special remote summit of the bloc's leaders on the omicron coronavirus variant for the time being, an official said Wednesday. The EU's 27 health ministers will first assess th...

 2021-12-01 09:31 

RTHK News

Researchers rush to develop vaccine against Omicron...

Scientists at the University of Hong Kong said on Wednesday they will collaborate with mainland drug makers to develop a vaccine against the Omicron variant, adding that it would take a few months to make an inactivated vaccine using the Covid-19 virus th...

 2021-12-01 09:31 

NHK

Tokyo confirms 21 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 21 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Wednesday. The figure is up 16 from a week ago, when this year's low was reported....

 2021-12-01 09:30 

The Asahi Shimbun

Former PM Abe says Japan, U.S. could not stand by if China attacked Taiwan | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

TAIPEI--Japan and the United States could not stand by if China attacked Taiwan, and Beijing needs to understand this, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday....

 2021-12-01 09:29 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Hong Kong authorities set to unveil health code system, paving way for mainland China border reopening...

Hong Kong authorities are expected to unveil a Covid-19 health code system on Thursday, paving the way for the long-awaited reopening of the city's border with mainland China later this month.The government will reveal details of the scheme, which wil...

 2021-12-01 09:28 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Rival parties tentatively agree on 2022 budget at 607 tln won...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details from 5th para) SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Yonhap) -- The ruling Dem......

 2021-12-01 09:28 

Japan Times

Accuser describes Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein ensnaring and abusing her at 14...

Testifying in the sex trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the accuser identified as "Jane" described how what seemed like a chance encounter led to years ......

 2021-12-01 09:28 

Central News Agency

New anti-stalking bill signed into law by President Tsai - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Dec. 1 (CNA) A newly-passed law which increases the punishments for stalking and harassment was signed into law by President Tsai Ing-wen () on Wednesday and will take effect in six months....

 2021-12-01 09:26 

KBS World

S. Korea to Impose 10-Day Quarantine on All Int'l Arrivals...

[Domestic] : The government imposed a mandatory ten-day quarantine on all international arrivals including South Korean nationals for the next two weeks.Health authorities made the decision on Wednesday after a meeting of related ministries confirmed the ...

 2021-12-01 09:23 

NHK

Australian economy shrinks 1st time in 5 quarters...

The Australian economy shrank in the July-to-September period for the first time in five quarters....

 2021-12-01 09:21 

The Chosun Ilbo

OECD Expects Korea's Economic Growth Rate This Year to Be 4.0%...

The OECD has kept this year's economic growth outlook for Korea at the same level despite lowering its forecasts for other countriesAccording to its Interim Economic Outlook on Wednesday, Seoul's economy is expected to grow by four percent the sam...

 2021-12-01 09:18 

The Chosun Ilbo

WHO Works Toward International Pact on Pandemic Prevention...

The World Health Organization Wednesday began a lengthy process to develop an international agreement on the prevention and control of future pandemics.The WHO's World Health Assembly -- the organization's decision-making body -- approved the effo...

 2021-12-01 09:14 

South China Morning Post

Who are Chinese-American couple that gave the Met US$125 million? Financier Oscar Tang, son of Hong Kong's 'Textile Tycoon' and a relative of Henry Tang, and his archaeologist wife...

A Chinese-American couple have donated a record US$125 million to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art to renovate the space that houses its collection of modern and contemporary art.The donation by Oscar Tang, son of Hong Kong's late "Textil...

 2021-12-01 09:14 

Central News Agency

Lunar New Year quarantine rules unchanged despite Omicron concerns - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Dec. 1 (CNA) Loosened COVID-19 quarantine protocols for travelers entering Taiwan ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday will remain unchanged despite concerns over the Omicron variant, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday....

 2021-12-01 09:12 

The Chosun Ilbo

Factories Facing Supply Headaches as Omicron Risks Emerge...

Global factory activity accelerated in November although crippling supply bottlenecks remained, putting a cap on output and driving up the cost of raw materials, according to surveys published on Wednesday.Towards the end of the month, the newly-detected ...

 2021-12-01 09:12 

The Chosun Ilbo

WTA Suspends Tournaments in China over Peng Shuai Controversy...

The Women's Tennis Association on Wednesday announced "the immediate suspension of all WTA tournaments in China, including Hong Kong" over the controversy involving Peng Shuai, a Chinese tennis star who said she was sexually assaulted by a hig...

 2021-12-01 09:11 

KBS World

S. Korea Reports First Cases of Omicron...

[Domestic] : South Korea has reported its first cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus amid a spike in COVID-19 cases. According to health authorities, the first cases were confirmed in five people on Wednesday, including a couple and their frien...

 2021-12-01 09:09 

The Chosun Ilbo

EU Leaders Consider Mandatory Vaccinations to Fight Omicron Variant...

European Union leaders said Wednesday they are considering a number of public health options, including vaccine mandates, to address the growing threat posed by the omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19. Speaking to reporters in Brussels, Euro...

 2021-12-01 09:09 

The Chosun Ilbo

1st Case of Omicron Variant Reported in U.S....

The first confirmed U.S. case of someone infected with the omicron variant of the coronavirus has been discovered in the Western state of California, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.The person returned to the U.S. from a trip to South Africa on Nov. ...

 2021-12-01 09:07 

The Chosun Ilbo

To keep eggs fresh in a refrigerator...

To keep eggs fresh in a refrigerator, avoid putting them on the door shelf as they can be perishable easily due to shaking caused by constant opening and closing of the fridge door....

 2021-12-01 09:06 

Guangming Online

Sports activities to enrich student's life outside classroom in E China's Anhui...

Sports activities to enrich student's life outside classroom in E China's AnhuiStudents were seen playing football on the pitch...

 2021-12-01 09:06 

Guangming Online

Largest-span continuous beam closed in E China's Shandong...

Largest-span continuous beam closed in E China's ShandongThe construction site of the largest-span continu...

 2021-12-01 09:06 

Guangming Online

LNG fueling project to step towards carbon neutrality in E China's Jiangxi...

LNG fueling project to step towards carbon neutrality in E China's JiangxiPhoto taken on Nov. 27, 2021 shows the constructi...

 2021-12-01 09:06 

Guangming Online

Wealth across stitches of Miao embroidery...

Wealth across stitches of Miao embroideryPhoto taken on Nov. 22, 2021 shows women of Miao...

 2021-12-01 09:06 

Guangming Online

Ancient street blanketed by flaming maple leaves in SE China's Suzhou...

Ancient street blanketed by flaming maple leaves in SE China's SuzhouShantang Ancient Street blanketed by red leaves i...

 2021-12-01 09:06 

Guangming Online

Tea seed oil boost farmers' income in C China's Hunan...

Tea seed oil boost farmers' income in C China's HunanPhoto taken on Nov. 29, 2021 shows villagers stea...

 2021-12-01 09:05 

NHK

Anti-terrorism plan for Tokai No. 2 plant approved...

Japan's nuclear regulator has approved an anti-terrorism plan for the Tokai No.2 nuclear power plant in Ibaraki Prefecture, near Tokyo....

 2021-12-01 09:04 

Yonhap News

Nov. vehicle sales fall 15 pct amid chip shortage...

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Yonhap) -- South Korean automakers' sales fell 15 percent last month f......

 2021-12-01 09:00 

South China Morning Post

China's video game freeze enters fifth month, as NetEase faces challenges over Harry Potter game...

China's suspension of new video game licences has stretched into the final month of the year, clouding prospects for gaming giants Tencent Holdings and NetEase.NetEase shares fell as much as 9 per cent on Tuesday, but gained more than 4 per on Wednesd...

 2021-12-01 09:00 

Yonhap News

Rival parties tentatively agree on 2022 budget at 607 tln won...

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Yonhap) -- The ruling Democratic Party (DP) and the main opposition People ......

 2021-12-01 08:58 

Central News Agency

Lawmakers, rights groups offer mixed message on Olympic boycott - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Dec. 1 (CNA) Opposition lawmakers and human rights groups talked tough Wednesday about Taiwan boycotting the 2022 Winter Olympics in China, but the legislative resolution they proposed on the issue falls short of that goal....

 2021-12-01 08:57 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Military reports 58 COVID-19 cases from Army unit...

(ATTN: UPDATES throughout with details; CHANGES headline, lead; TRIMS) SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Yo......

 2021-12-01 08:54 

Korea Herald

Posco Chemical, GM to jointly establish EV battery supply chain in North America...

Posco Chemical and General Motors will form a joint venture and build a factory in North America to locally produce key electric vehicle materials, the two companies announced Thursday. Once completed in 2024, the new facility will produce and supp...

 2021-12-01 08:53 

China Post

As lawmakers mull curbs on social media, Haugen weighing in...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. lawmakers are putting forward proposals to curb social media giants by limiting their free-speech protections against legal liability. Their efforts are coming after a former Facebook product manager presented a case that the ...

 2021-12-01 08:53 

China Post

Austrian lockdown extended through Dec 11 as planned...

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's lockdown has officially been extended until Dec. 11 as planned amid signs that the measures are helping to bring down a sky-high coronavirus infection rate. A parliamentary committee signed off Tuesday on the extension of...

 2021-12-01 08:53 

Korea Joongang Daily

Ministop on the block again as performance suffers...

Ministop Korea, the fifth largest convenience store franchise in the country, is up for sale, again....

 2021-12-01 08:53 

Nikkei Asian Review

The International Criminal Court is coming for Rodrigo Duterte...

Mark Townsend is a journalist covering Southeast Asia and the Middle East. He previously reported from the Philippines for the Financial Times.Let's f...

 2021-12-01 08:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

"Hellbound" is a surprise hit, even for the director...

No one is more surprised by the success of...

 2021-12-01 08:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

KB Kookmin Bank gets new CEO...

A CEO recommendation committee has chosen Lee Jae-keun, an executive vice president of sales at KB Kookmin Bank, as the bank's new CEO....

 2021-12-01 08:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kim Yeon-koung leads the scoring as Shanghai beat Fujian...

Kim Yeon-koung scored the most points in a match between Chinese clubs Shanghai Bright Ubest and Fujian Anxi Tiekuanyin on Tuesday, leading Shanghai to their third win in a row....

 2021-12-01 08:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

4 GS companies receive new CEOs in 'New to Big' initiative...

Four new CEOs were appointed at GS Holdings subsidiaries....

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