China signals ease in Covid policy after mass protests

China has signalled a shift in its Covid stance as it moves to ease some virus restrictions despite high daily case numbers. View article...

How China got stuck in its zero-COVID trap

This response enabled an economic rebound in late 2020 and 2021. But China's zero-COVID response to the Omicron variant after March 2022 has become ... View article...

Asia's factory activity shrinks as China lockdowns weigh on firms

Slumping output highlights darkening economic outlook for Asia in 2023 as China's lockdowns upend supply chains. View article...

Republic of Korea achieves the highest WHO level for regulation of medicines and vaccines

The World Health Organization (WHO) announces that the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, Republic of Korea , has achieved maturity level four (ML4) ... View article...

North Korea's nuclear program is funded by stolen cryptocurrency. Could it collapse now ...

Can we expect its nuclear weapons development to come to a halt, or slow down? It seems unlikely. What North Korea's hackers have been up to. North ... View article...

North Korea's Kim calls for meeting to review state affairs

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for a major political conference before year's end where he's expected to address ... View article...

U.S. preparing more sanctions on North Korea, Sullivan says

The United States is working a new round of sanctions against North  Korea , U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said on Thursday, ... View article...

South Korea, Japan scramble jets in response to Chinese, Russian warplanes

Both countries' militaries reported two Chinese H-6 bombers nearing their airspace on Wednesday. South Korea said the bombers repeatedly entered ... View article...