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Carrie Lam’s banquet for Xi Jinping cancelled due to rampant COVID

Carrie Lam’s banquet for Xi Jinping cancelled due to rampant COVID

The Chinese president arrives in Hong Kong to cement Beijing’s control and farewell CEO Carrie Lam. But he’ll have to live with the virus while there.

  • by Kari Lindberg and Rebecca Choong Wilkins

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‘I’m Penny Wong and I was born here’: Australia’s new soft power in Asia

‘I’m Penny Wong and I was born here’: Australia’s new soft power in Asia

Australia’s foreign minister has made a memorable return to the Malaysian city of her birth and hopes her south-east Asian heritage will be an asset.

  • by Chris Barrett
Beer made with recycled sewage a plus for Singapore

Beer made with recycled sewage a plus for Singapore

“I don’t mind having it if it was in the fridge,” said one drinker.

  • by Sing Yee Ong
Indian state shuts down internet after Hindu beheading sparks unrest

Indian state shuts down internet after Hindu beheading sparks unrest

Police fear outbreaks of religious violence after two Muslims claimed responsibility for killing a Hindu and threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • by Rupam Jain
Penny Wong wargames  G20 message for Putin’s foreign minister

Penny Wong wargames G20 message for Putin’s foreign minister

“Given Foreign Minister Lavrov plans to attend while Russia wages an illegal and immoral war on Ukraine, the meeting cannot be business as usual,” Wong said.

  • by Chris Barrett
Malaysia doubles down on AUKUS submarine concerns during Wong visit

Malaysia doubles down on AUKUS submarine concerns during Wong visit

The south-east Asian nation has joined Indonesia in expressing anxiety about Australia’s nuclear submarine ambitions.

  • by Chris Barrett
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‘Next five years’: Beijing deletes discussion of COVID controls

‘Next five years’: Beijing deletes discussion of COVID controls

Digital censors quickly shut down online discussion after Beijing’s Communist Party secretary said the capital city would normalise pandemic prevention controls over coming years.

  • by Huizhong Wu
Xi’s dilemma: The unvaccinated elderly keeping COVID-zero China in lockdowns

Xi’s dilemma: The unvaccinated elderly keeping COVID-zero China in lockdowns

China, the country where COVID-19 was first detected, still has more than 90 million people aged over 60 who are under-vaccinated.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
With Sri Lanka in freefall, this is what a collapsed economy looks like

With Sri Lanka in freefall, this is what a collapsed economy looks like

Acute shortages of fuel, food, medicine and other basic items, as well as soaring prices, have left the bankrupt South Asian island in despair.

  • by Chris Barrett
Lockdowns spark signs of defiance among China’s restless youth
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Lockdowns spark signs of defiance among China’s restless youth

Urban, educated young people in China are increasingly disillusioned about the country’s future. Harsh lockdowns have exposed a burgeoning mood of disquiet.

  • by Yun Jiang
Afghan families were asleep when quake struck, now bodies pile on the streets
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Afghan families were asleep when quake struck, now bodies pile on the streets

Aid workers say weeks of heavy rains caused mud-brick homes to collapse into piles of rubble, killing entire families.

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola