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Trump changed course to limit student visas during pandemic

WASHINGTON The Trump administration changed course Tuesday on its plan to require foreign students to take in-person classes in order...

COVID-19 vaccine tested on humans shows early promise

BOGOTA, Colombia A Massachusetts-based biotech company has been testing a possible vaccine against the novel corona virus which is...

COVID-19 taps the accelerator in Malaysian politics

Author: William Case, University of Nottingham Malaysia The COVID-19 crisis has served as a fierce accelerant in Malaysia’s politics....

China’s automobile sales up 12% in June 2020

China’s auto sales surged by 11.6% year on year in June to 2.3 million units, driven by rising demand for trucks and other vehicles,...

China eSports market overview and forecast 2020

The revenue of the eSports market in China exceeded 100 billion yuan in 2019 and it is expected to exceed 160 billion yuan in 2021....

China wearable device shipments down 11.3% in Q1 2020;...

In the first quarter of 2020, the total shipments of China's wearable device market totaled 17.62 million units, a year-on-year decrease...

UK Bans Huawei From 5G Rollout, Risking China's Wrath

China's ambassador to the UK, who had issued public threats during the debate over Huawei, called London's decision "disappointing...

Combating extremist charities during COVID-19

Authors: Iftekharul Bashar and Kenneth Yeo Yaoren, RSIS As COVID-19 places extraordinary burdens on governments, deficits in state-led...

Philippines Welcomes Forceful US Statement on South China...

Indonesia’s foreign ministry reacts obliquely to statement from the American secretary of state, calling it “normal.”

Six Men Caught Trying to Escape North Korea on Memorial...

Attempting to flee is a crime, but doing it on Kim Il Sung’s death anniversary is more serious.

Trump Signs Order to End Hong Kong Status over China-Imposed...

The president also signed a bill that would sanction individuals and banks who abet China's erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy.

Senior US Official Hints at Sanctions on Chinese Firms...

The US has aligned its policy with a 2016 Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling that undermined the legal basis of China’s claims...

China's Tsinghua University Fires Outspoken Lecturer Xu...

Fellow liberal intellectuals say the 'prostitution' charges against Xu are a form of political retaliation for his criticism of the...

Cambodia Must Suspend Loan Collections For Borrowers Impacted...

Human Rights Watch says the government and micro-lenders have failed to assist those most vulnerable.

China Says Hong Kong Primaries Show Attempt at 'Color Revolution'

Beijing's cabinet-level office in charge of the city warns that the unofficial poll was a "flagrant provocation" under a new security...

China smartphone shipments down 16% in the first half of...

China’s domestic mobile phone shipments were 28.63 million in June 2020, down 16.6% year-over-year (YoY). 47 new models were released...

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