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Asia’s pandemic stimulus may slow the demise of coal

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

Coal power plant construction will push ahead in Asia despite falling electricity demand and environmental concerns as policymakers prioritise boosting economies crippled by [...] » More

Burma army admits prisoner abuse after beating video emerges

14-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Myanmar’s military has conceded its troops abused prisoners in Rakhine State after a video of soldiers battering blindfolded detainees spread on social mediaa rare [...] » More

Vietnam’s Coronavirus Success Is Built on Repression

14-May-2020 Intellasia | ForeignPolicy | 6:02 AM

When the Hanoi-based economic consultant Raymond Mallon returned home after a trip abroad in late March, he was immediately texted by the local police asking after his [...] » More

Asia virus latest: China city in partial lockdown, Seoul sees test surge

14-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: Chinese city in partial lockdown over ‘major risk’ of virus spread A [...] » More

Vietnam Races Ahead of Other Southeast Asian Countries in Tourism Reopening

14-May-2020 Intellasia | Skift | 6:02 AM

Astonishingly, Vietnam is the success story in Southeast Asia in the battle with coronavirus. Domestic travel is now kickstarting recovery, while so-called travel bubbles [...] » More

Vietnam defies the odds on Covid-19

14-May-2020 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

Quick action by the government has helped prevent widespread infection and turned the tide of public distrust. If you want to see real Olympic-level panic-buying, head to a [...] » More

UN Security Council to discuss violence, coronavirus in Burma

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

The UN Security Council will hold a videoconference to discuss the escalation of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and the effect of the coronavirus pandemic in the [...] » More

Laos to press ahead with ‘destructive’ new dam on Mekong

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

Environmentalists have criticised Laos for pressing ahead with plans for another “destructive dam” on the Mekong River, a waterway already strangled by hydropower [...] » More

Vietnam records no new Covid-19 cases in five days, total remaining at 288 and no death

13-May-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

Vietnam reported no new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (May 12), the fifth consecutive day, with its total confirmed cases remaining at 288, according to the Ministry of Health. [...] » More

Burma detainees from Malaysia arrive back home

13-May-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

A total of 391 Myanmar nationals who were detained at detention centres in Malaysia after being sentenced for various reasons arrived back home on TUesday (May 12) by a [...] » More

Europe emerges from confinement, but Asia infections spike

12-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Swathes of Europe began the long process of re-opening from coronavirus lockdowns on Monday, but the first new infections in weeks at China’s ground zero offered a [...] » More

Asia latest: China’s ground zero reports new cases, virus pauses long-running cartoon

12-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: Wuhan reports new cases China reported a new cluster of coronavirus cases in the city of [...] » More

Vietnam reopens schools after easing coronavirus curbs

12-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Authorities at kindergartens and primary schools in Vietnam took children’s temperatures at the gates when they re-opened on Monday from a months-long closure over the [...] » More

Vietnam’s growth to slow to 2.7pct this year but rise to 7pct in 2021: IMF

12-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam’s economic growth is seen slowing down to 2.7 percent this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but may pick up to 7 percent next year, the International [...] » More

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

12-May-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbours in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. [...] » More