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What tourists need to know about Covid restrictions in Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan
by Amy Sood on 26. september 2022 at 11:45
Travellers from Singapore to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia can finally start putting together travel plans, as a number of destinations across Asia look to welcome tourists after a lengthy period of border restrictions.
As Singaporeans in Hong Kong eye visits home, city state’s residents feel pull of Japan and Taiwan
by Dewey Sim,Kimberly Lim on 26. september 2022 at 10:30
Muted reaction in Singapore as some residents opt to wait for Hong Kong to become ‘restriction-free’, look to Japan and Taiwan for holiday getaways.
Kamala Harris calls US-Japan alliance ‘a cornerstone’ for peace, stability and prosperity
by Associated Press on 26. september 2022 at 10:15
The US Vice-President is in Tokyo to attend the funeral of former Japanese president Shinzo Abe who forged closer ties with the US at a time of increased concern about China’s ambitions.
South Korea’s Yoon scolds media for damaging US alliance, says hot mic reports ‘differ from the facts’
by Associated Press on 26. september 2022 at 08:04
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Monday accused South Korea’s media of damaging the country’s alliance with the United States, after a domestic broadcaster released footage suggesting he had insulted US Congress members.
Singapore Airlines named world’s No 2 carrier. Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific tumbles to 16th
by Bloomberg on 26. september 2022 at 07:05
In a strong showing for Asia-Pacific carriers, Japan’s All Nippon Airways Co. and Australia’s Qantas Airways Ltd. were also among the top five at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022.
Tonga underwater volcano erupts, forming new ‘baby’ Pacific Ocean island
by The New Zealand Herald on 26. september 2022 at 06:07
The Home Reef volcano began erupting on September 10 and carried on until at least Friday. The new island it formed has grown to 24,000 square metres – but may not last for long.
US-South Korea launch first maritime drills since 2017 involving an aircraft carrier
by Associated Press on 26. september 2022 at 05:03
The four days of maritime drills off the peninsula’s east coast will involve more than 20 ships, including a carrier, a cruiser and a number of destroyers. It comes a day after North Korea had test-fired another of its missiles.
China’s Southeast Asia embassies use local media to tell positive stories, undermine Western narratives: report
by Amy Chew on 26. september 2022 at 04:00
‘Tell China’s Story Well: Chinese Embassies’ Media Outreach’ report says China thinks the West is driven by a Cold War mentality; analyst says social media more important now than mainstream media.
North Korea, China resume cross-border goods trains after 5 months, Seoul says
by Reuters on 26. september 2022 at 03:01
Train crossings had been on hold since April 29, when China suspended services with North Korea shortly before Pyongyang acknowledged its first Covid-19 outbreak.
Japan, South Korea, Taiwan buy Russia’s fuel but face less criticism than India as they’re ‘against sanctions’: analysts
by Maria Siow on 26. september 2022 at 00:30
Some nations have supported Ukraine since the start of its invasion but, while mindful of need to diversify energy sources, have not said when they’d phase out Moscow’s imports, whereas New Delhi only recently criticised Putin’s war.