The coronavirus crisis could wipe out $211 billion across Asia Pacific, S&P Global says

The coronavirus crisis could wipe out $211 billion from economies across Asia Pacific, according to a Friday report from S&P Global Ratings.

United cancels more Asia flights — Japan, Singapore and more affected

United Airlines said Friday that it is reducing it’s service throughout Asia as the spread of coronavirus drives down demand.

China can shut off the Philippines’ power grid at any time, leaked report warns

The Philippines' power grid is under the full control of the Chinese government and could be shut off in time of conflict, according to an internal report prepared for lawmakers seen by CNN.

Wary of China’s embrace, India holds out in trade talks at ASEAN summit in...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's presence in Bangkok could be viewed as promising for those trying to coax his Government over the line.

Solomons’ government vetoes Chinese attempt to lease an island

A Chinese company’s attempt to lease an entire island in the Solomon Islands was unlawful and will not be allowed to go ahead, the Pacific archipelago’s government has announced.

Nepal eyes railway deal with China during Xi Jinping visit

The two leaders are also not expected to discuss Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and the turbulence in Hong Kong, where pro-democracy protesters are on the streets challenging the Chinese authority in the erstwhile British territory.

Asia seeks ways to cope with trade war’s hit to China demand

A recent trend of Asian companies shutting factories in China and shifting them home would help lower their dependence on China, economists said.

Deal for Naval Outpost in Cambodia Furthers China’s Quest for Military Network

“We have some concern that China is using the same playbook used in the South China Sea, creating facts on the ground until such time that it is too late for anyone to object.”

Foxconn to build $9 billion chip plant in China with local govt: Nikkei

Taiwan’s Foxconn (2317.TW), Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) iPhone assembler, is in the final stages of talks with the local government of the Chinese city of...

Japan to ban Huawei, ZTE from government contracts: sources

Japan plans to ban government purchases of equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp to beef up its defenses against intelligence leaks and cyber attacks, sources told Reuters.

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