East Asia

Asian shares slide on fears virus will stunt global economy

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares slid Wednesday following another sharp fall on Wall Street as fears spread that the growing vi...
3:54 26 February 2022

ASEAN diplomats praise China’s handling of virus outbreak

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asia’s top diplomats praised China’s handling of the virus outbreak and pledged Thursda...
12:44 20 February 2022

Asian stocks rebound from early losses as virus toll grows

Shares rebounded in Asia on Friday after an early sell-off, though Japan's benchmark declined as investors reacted to news of a growing number of case...
5:31 14 February 2022

Elbow bumps and bows: Singapore air show opens despite virus

SINGAPORE — Singapore's air show began Tuesday with the usual ribbon cutting and displays of aerial prowess, but also with less typical warnings to in...
6:26 11 February 2022

‘A floating prison’: Cruise of Asia ends in virus quarantine

YOKOHAMA, Japan — David Abel’s 50th wedding anniversary luxury cruise began with him eating his fill and enjoying the sights of East Asia.
9:49 6 February 2022

Asian markets tumble as fears over virus outbreak spread

Shares tumbled in Asia on Thursday as concern over the impact of the virus outbreak in China deepened.
4:36 30 January 2022

Asian shares mostly higher after rebound on Wall Street

Shares advanced in most Asian markets on Wednesday after a rebound on Wall Street that reversed most losses from a sell-off the day before.
4:46 29 January 2022

Top UN official says Myanmar must follow order on Rohingya

DHAKA,Bangladesh — A top United Nations official who deals with human rights in Myanmar said Thursday that the international community must continue t...
14:24 23 January 2022

Malaysia sends back trash, says won’t be world’s waste bin

PENANG, Malaysia — Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year, with the envi...
3:21 20 January 2022

Asian shares decline on revived jitters over trade deal

BANGKOK — Shares retreated in Asia on Wednesday as conflicting reports raised concerns over the likely outcome of a trade deal to be signed by the U.S...
7:58 15 January 2022

Gold, oil prices retreat, shares rebound in Asian trading

BANGKOK — Shares advanced in Asia Tuesday following modest gains on Wall Street despite caution over rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
4:47 7 January 2022

New construction seen at missile-related site in North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — A new satellite image of a factory where North Korea makes military equipment used to launch long-range missiles shows the constr...
13:25 23 December 2021

China, South Korea look to improve ties with Beijing summit

BEIJING — The leaders of South Korea and China said Monday that they look forward to improved ties following a protracted disagreement over the deploy...
10:09 23 December 2021

China, South Korea, Japan meet over trade, regional disputes

BEIJING — The leaders of China, Japan and South Korea are holding a trilateral summit in China this week amid feuds over trade, military maneuverings ...
2:41 23 December 2021

Asian shares mixed after Wall Street hits new record highs

TOKYO — Asian shares meandered Wednesday after Wall Street logged fresh record highs, but investor optimism about an interim U.S.-China trade deal ann...
4:33 18 December 2021

Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed

BEIJING — Shares extended losses in Asia on Friday after Japan and South Korea reported weak manufacturing data that suggest a worsening toll from tra...
3:50 29 November 2021

Asian stocks sink after Trump threatens more China tariffs

BEIJING — Asian stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a tra...
3:53 13 November 2021

US sells business engagement with Asia as trade war drags on

NONTHABURI, Thailand — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and a raft of other American officials are showcasing the commitment of U.S. businesses to ...
4:32 4 November 2021

Trump absent, ASEAN charts path for trade bloc led by China

NONTHABURI, Thailand — Leaders from fast-growing Southeast Asian economies, China, Japan and other regional powers are meeting in Bangkok for an annua...
3:43 3 November 2021

ASEAN meeting grapples with trade war, territorial disputes

NONTHABURI, Thailand — Malaysia's prime minister has urged leaders in Southeast Asia to use the sway of their shared market of 650 million people and ...
6:05 2 November 2021

ASEAN meet spotlights advances in trade, sea pact, and rifts

NONTHABURI, Thailand — Southeast Asian leaders are making last-minute efforts with wealthier neighbors led by China to conclude negotiations on one of...
4:27 1 November 2021

Trump skips ASEAN meet, sends security adviser O’Brien, Ross

BANGKOK — U.S. national security adviser Robert C. O'Brien and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will represent President Donald Trump at two regional su...
12:09 30 October 2021