Asia Pacific

India Approves Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine and 1 Other

Posted on Sun, 03 Jan 2021 06:39:15 +0000 - asia-pacific

The approvals, which include a shot developed by Bharat Biotech, an Indian pharmaceutical company, begin a vast campaign to inoculate the hard-hit nation’s 1.3 billion people.

Conjuring Up the World Through the Sense of Taste

Posted on Sun, 03 Jan 2021 01:26:46 +0000 - asia-pacific

Housebound because of the pandemic, an international correspondent finds a way to travel the globe in her kitchen.

Targeted Killings Are Terrorizing Afghans. And No One Is Claiming Them.

Posted on Sat, 02 Jan 2021 18:07:26 +0000 - asia-pacific

Most officials believe the Taliban are behind the attacks on civil leaders, but others fear that factions are using chaos as a cover to settle scores, in an echo of Afghanistan’s past civil war.

Taiwan Vows to Stick to Covid-19 Limits

Posted on Sat, 02 Jan 2021 08:00:10 +0000 - asia-pacific

The island’s success against the coronavirus has created a sinking feeling for many residents: How much longer can their good fortune last?

What to Know as Troubled Afghan Peace Talks Enter a New Phase

Posted on Fri, 01 Jan 2021 21:39:55 +0000 - asia-pacific

The Afghan government and the Taliban are set to continue negotiations toward a cease-fire in early January, but several fundamental issues stand in the way of progress.

The Problem With Problem Sharks

Posted on Fri, 01 Jan 2021 20:32:44 +0000 - asia-pacific

A marine biologist’s ideas for singling out sharks that attack humans have prompted objections from other shark scientists.

New York Stock Exchange to Delist China Mobile, Among Others

Posted on Fri, 01 Jan 2021 07:44:05 +0000 - asia-pacific

The move follows an order from the Trump administration, which says the companies are tied to China’s military. But they don’t need Wall Street as much as they once did.

Louis Kahn-Designed Dorms in India May Be Razed

Posted on Thu, 31 Dec 2020 22:33:59 +0000 - asia-pacific

Plans to demolish part of a Kahn project at the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad are drawing objections from preservationists, like the World Monuments Fund.

Jobs, Houses and Cows: China’s Costly Drive to Erase Extreme Poverty

Posted on Fri, 01 Jan 2021 05:35:43 +0000 - asia-pacific

China has spent heavily to help its poorest citizens, an approach that few developing countries can afford and even Beijing may struggle to sustain.

Fou Ts’ong, Famed Chinese Pianist, Dies of Covid-19 at 86

Posted on Fri, 01 Jan 2021 15:46:18 +0000 - asia-pacific

Driven from China during Mao’s rule, he kept up a correspondence with his father that became a beloved book in the wake of the Cultural Revolution.

How Lin Qi's Poisoning Death Shocked China

Posted on Thu, 31 Dec 2020 17:18:23 +0000 - asia-pacific

The “billionaire millennial” Lin Qi was working with Netflix and the “Game of Thrones” creators to bring a Chinese best seller to the screen. The police have a suspect, and fans have questions.

Jimmy Lai Is Ordered Back to Jail by Hong Kong’s Top Court

Posted on Thu, 31 Dec 2020 12:07:43 +0000 - asia-pacific

Mr. Lai, the most prominent figure charged under Hong Kong’s sweeping national security law, had been released on bail just days before Thursday’s hearing.