Asia / Pacific

China suspends U.S. military visits to Hong Kong, sanctions U.S.-based NGOs

China suspends U.S. military visits to Hong Kong, sanctions U.S.-based NGOs

Published 02/12/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Monday U.S. military ships and aircraft won’t be allowed to visit Hong Kong, and also announced sanctions against several [more…]

Azeri parliament asks to be dissolved, calls for snap elections

Azeri parliament asks to be dissolved, calls for snap elections

Published 02/12/2019

BAKU (Reuters) - Azerbaijan’s parliament on Monday formally asked President Ilham Aliyev to dissolve it and to schedule new parliamentary elections. The next election is [more…]

Putin and Xi oversee launch of landmark Russian gas pipeline to China

Putin and Xi oversee launch of landmark Russian gas pipeline to China

Published 02/12/2019

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Monday oversaw the launch of a landmark pipeline that will [more…]

Turkey says new Russian missile deal to happen before too long: RIA

Turkey says new Russian missile deal to happen before too long: RIA

Published 02/12/2019

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Turkey’s presidential administration has said that the purchase date for more S-400 missile systems from Russia is just a technicality and that [more…]

Hong Kong gears up for a week of lunchtime protests

Hong Kong gears up for a week of lunchtime protests

Published 02/12/2019

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of office workers in Hong Kong’s business district gathered on Monday for the first in a week of lunchtime protests [more…]

U.S.-China trade deal ‘stalled because of Hong Kong legislation’: Axios

U.S.-China trade deal ‘stalled because of Hong Kong legislation’: Axios

Published 02/12/2019

(Reuters) - A trade deal between United States and China was now “stalled because of Hong Kong legislation”, news website Axios reported on Sunday, citing [more…]

China’s facial recognition rollout reaches into mobile phones, shops and homes

China’s facial recognition rollout reaches into mobile phones, shops and homes

Published 02/12/2019

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China on Sunday put into effect new regulations that require Chinese telecom carriers to scan the faces of users registering new mobile [more…]

Stocks rally on Chinese data boost, cautious trade optimism

Stocks rally on Chinese data boost, cautious trade optimism

Published 02/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Stock markets rebounded on Monday as decent manufacturing data in China and renewed optimism over a trade deal eroded some of the [more…]

China picks new leaders for Macau, replaces economy chief

China picks new leaders for Macau, replaces economy chief

Published 02/12/2019

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China has appointed a slate of new officials to head the world’s top gambling hub of Macau, changing key roles including [more…]

Malaysia orders inquiry over half-naked tattoo show

Malaysia orders inquiry over half-naked tattoo show

Published 02/12/2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia ordered an investigation on Monday into what the government called a half-naked tattoo show held in the capital Kuala Lumpur, [more…]