Japan says concerns over Hong Kong growing, after activist Agnes Chow arrested

A cross-party group of lawmakers, including members of Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party, has condemned the arrests, urging the government to refuse any requests for evidence based on the security law, and to ease visa restrictions on Hong Kong residents.

Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow thanks Japanese after outpouring of support

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government, seeking to keep ties with Beijing on an even keel amid an intensifying confrontation between China and the United States, repeated this week that Tokyo was “deeply concerned” about the situation in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong reports 69 new coronavirus cases as local transmissions stay high

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong reported 69 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, of which 65 were locally transmitted, as authorities cautioned the global financial hub still faced a critical period to control the virus, which has seen a resurgence since early July.

Asia Cup: India’s Hong Kong dress rehearsal before Pakistan clash

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Dinesh Karthik, Khaleel Ahmed. Hong Kong: Anshuman Rath (captain), Aizaz Khan, Babar Hayat, Cameron McAulson, Christopher Carter, Ehsan Khan, Ehsan Nawaz, Arshad Mohammed, Kinchit Shah, Nadeem […]

Recent drills near Taiwan were ‘necessary’ to safeguard sovereignty: China’s military

The drills were a ‘necessary action’ to safeguard sovereignty, Senior Colonel Zhang Chunhui, spokesman for the Eastern Theater Command of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA)said in a statement.

China extends anti-dumping tariff for 5 years on India-made optical fibre

The Chinese order comes three days after India sought to impose provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of black toner in powder form originating in or exported from China, Malaysia and Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) for six months, a government order issued on Monday said.

Asian stocks set for cautious start amid renewed US-China tensions

“U.S.-China tensions continue to simmer, and are providing support to the dollar,” strategists at Commonwealth Bank of Australia wrote in a note on Tuesday. “But we doubt U.S.-China tensions can derail the well-established dollar downtrend.”

PLA’s Eastern Theater Command conducts exercises in Taiwan Straits

Taiwan is a sacred and indispensable part of China, he said, adding that negative acts concerning Taiwan by some foreign nations recently had sent seriously misleading signals to separatist forces and posed a severe threat to regional peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits.

Asian shares on backfoot as focus shifts to US stimulus, China tensions

“The running assumption in markets has been President Trump needed the phase one deal to succeed, as much as China, this side of the November elections… At the same time President Trump is running a hard China line into the elections,” Strickland added.

China’s Confucius Institutes under radar of US state department: Report

The move would amount to a conclusion that the so-named Confucius Institutes are “substantially owned or effectively controlled” by a foreign government and subject them to administrative requirements similar to those for embassies and consulates, the report said, citing sources familiar with the matter.