People participate in an anti-vaccination rally in Melbourne, Australia. Photo: EPA-EFE
Coronavirus pandemic
Singapore says rapid antigen tests effective in detecting Omicron cases
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Singapore, which has used ARTs to resume some large-scale events, said the tests will remain part of its strategy for dealing with the new strain.

People participate in an anti-vaccination rally in Melbourne, Australia. Photo: EPA-EFE
Singapore says rapid antigen tests effective in detecting Omicron cases

Singapore, which has used ARTs to resume some large-scale events, said the tests will remain part of its strategy for dealing with the new strain.

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How US criticism only pushes Cambodia further into ‘China’s corner’
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Japan’s Princess Aiko marks coming-of-age with official ceremonies
5 Dec 2021 - 10:25PM
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People in early 2020. Photo: Xinhua via AP
How US criticism only pushes Cambodia further into ‘China’s corner’

With its sanctioning of Cambodian officials and warnings not to invest in the country, Washington’s increased pressure on Phnom Penh not only risks alienating it but undermining Asean centrality, say observers.

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Japan
Japan’s Princess Aiko marks coming-of-age with official ceremonies

The only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako turned 20 last Wednesday, and is now considered an adult.

The only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako turned 20 last Wednesday, and is now considered an adult.

5 Dec 2021 - 10:25PM
G7
Explainer | Will China and six other seven emerging economies render the G7 redundant?

The Emerging 7 (E7), which is made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China, Mexico, Indonesia and Turkey, is not an actual forum or alliance like the Group of 7 (G7), but a concept created by two economists in 2006 to highlight the economic potential of emerging countries.

The Emerging 7 (E7), which is made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China, Mexico, Indonesia and Turkey, is not an actual forum or alliance like the Group of 7 (G7), but a concept created by two economists in 2006 to highlight the economic potential of emerging countries.

5 Dec 2021 - 10:15PM
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What does Indo-Russian engagement mean for the US and China?
5 Dec 2021 - 5:38PM
Five die and dozens injured by security forces in Myanmar
Will China and six other seven emerging economies render the G7 redundant?
5 Dec 2021 - 10:15PM
What does Indo-Russian engagement mean for the US and China?
1 hour ago
Five die and dozens injured by security forces in Myanmar
5 Dec 2021 - 5:38PM
Explainer | What Asian countries are doing to fight the Omicron variant

From Singapore to Japan, Australia to India, This Week in Asia’s writers have the latest as countries across the region tighten entry requirements for travellers.

From Singapore to Japan, Australia to India, This Week in Asia’s writers have the latest as countries across the region tighten entry requirements for travellers.

2 Dec 2021 - 2:04PM
Explainer | Why it’s too early to panic about Omicron’s ability to evade vaccines

We won’t know whether Omicron evades Covid-19 vaccines for another few weeks as scientists around the world race to find answers.

We won’t know whether Omicron evades Covid-19 vaccines for another few weeks as scientists around the world race to find answers.

3 Dec 2021 - 2:28PM
What happens to the dead bodies of Singapore’s Covid-19 victims?

A rise in cases has put pressure on the city state’s funeral service industry to adjust to handling more Covid-19 deaths.

A rise in cases has put pressure on the city state’s funeral service industry to adjust to handling more Covid-19 deaths.

1 Dec 2021 - 3:48PM
Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak gives a fist bump to a supporter on the campaign trail. Photo: Reuters
Opinion | Could Najib Razak be Malaysia’s next prime minister?

Ironically, the second coming of a leader implicated in a global financial scandal is based on an appeal to nostalgia for a pre-Covid, more prosperous time, writes Sophie Lemière.

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Opinion | How China’s belt and road is reshaping Southeast Asia, one track at a time

The newly-opened Laos-China railway is just one page in Beijing’s growing portfolio of infrastructure projects in the region. Notwithstanding the challenges, China’s gambit is paying dividends in the form of contracts and clout.

The newly-opened Laos-China railway is just one page in Beijing’s growing portfolio of infrastructure projects in the region. Notwithstanding the challenges, China’s gambit is paying dividends in the form of contracts and clout.

4 Dec 2021 - 7:00PM
How China’s belt and road is reshaping Southeast Asia, one track at a time
China Briefing | Why rising ultra-left nationalism is the biggest danger to China’s development

China’s clash with the United States has given leftists an opening to push for their agenda under the guise of patriotism and allegiance to communist ideals, writes Wang Xiangwei.

China’s clash with the United States has given leftists an opening to push for their agenda under the guise of patriotism and allegiance to communist ideals, writes Wang Xiangwei.

4 Dec 2021 - 9:30AM
Why rising ultra-left nationalism is the biggest danger to China’s development

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