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Vietnam primed for revival

18-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Vietnam is now racing to control a new coronavirus outbreak, which resurfaced late last month after three months of no domestic cases. prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said [...] » More

Asia Today: Koreans urged to stay home as cases jump

18-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

South Korea counted its fourth straight day of triple-digit increases in new coronavirus cases Monday as the government urged people to stay home and curb travel. The [...] » More

Death sentence of Burma men commuted in Brit murder case

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Two Myanmar migrant workers on death row for the brutal murder of a pair of British backpackers in Thailand have had their sentences commuted to life imprisonment following a [...] » More

US Navy carrier conducted exercises in South China Sea on August 14

US Navy carrier conducted exercises in South China Sea on August 14

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A US Navy aircraft carrier conducted exercises in the contested South China Sea on Friday, the US navy said in a statement. A strike group led by the USS Ronald Reagan [...] » More

Ban on Burma’s largest observer group to have ‘huge’ election impact

15-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The banning of Myanmar’s largest election monitoring group will have a “huge impact” on the transparency of November’s national polls, the [...] » More

Vietnam to buy Russian COVID-19 vaccine

15-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam’s health ministry has registered to buy a Russian COVID-19 vaccine, state television reported on Friday, as the Southeast Asian country fights a new outbreak of [...] » More

Asia Today: S. Korea sees virus jump, urges more vigilance

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AP | 9:44 AM

South Korea reported 103 new virus cases Friday, one of its biggest daily jumps in months, as officials express concerned that infections are getting out of control in cities [...] » More

Vietnam reports 25 more COVID-19 infections, three additional deaths on Thursday

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam’s health ministry reported 25 more coronavirus infections and three additional deaths on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases in the Southeast Asian [...] » More

Next 10 days ‘critical’ in COVID-19 fight, says Vietnam PM

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Vietnam’s prime minister said on Wednesday (August 12) that the next 10 days would be critical in the country’s fight against a new coronavirus outbreak, which [...] » More

EU reinstates trade duties on some Cambodian imports over human rights violations

13-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The European Union on Wednesday withdrew preferential market access to Cambodian products such as garments and footwear, hitting about a fifth of the country’s exports [...] » More

Burma bars Rohingya candidate from election

13-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A Rohingya Muslim has been barred from standing in Myanmar’s upcoming election, in a decision decried by rights groups as discriminatory and a symptom of the [...] » More

Asia Today: S. Korea adds 54, New Zealand tracing new cases

12-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AP | 9:42 AM

South Korea reported 54 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday as health authorities scramble to stem transmissions amid increased social and leisure activities. The figures [...] » More

Asia Today: Melbourne virus outbreak steadies, China’s falls

11-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AP | 10:17 AM

An outbreak in Australia’s second-largest city held steady Tuesday, raising hopes the strict lockdown in Melbourne was working. Victoria state, which includes [...] » More

Burma to probe deaths of two teens at juvenile centre

11-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Authorities said Sunday they would investigate the deaths of two teenagers at a Myanmar juvenile centre after the family of one victim alleged abuse, in a scandal plaguing [...] » More

‘China literacy’: Vietnam’s key to combating COVID-19

11-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

The rise of Vietnam could well represent one of the shifts in global balance of power that takes place after the COVID-19 pandemic. Vietnam’s response to the novel [...] » More