Asia sees first regional recession in 60 years

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) says the Covid-19 pandemic has pulled the region’s developing economies into recession.

India accuses China of ‘border violation’

India has accused China of violating the border consensus reached between them during recent peace talks.

Thailand calls for new probe in Red Bull heir hit-and-run case

Thailand’s attorney general has ordered a new investigation into the heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune over the hit-and-run killing of a policeman.

Huawei: China attacks UK’s ‘groundless’ ban of 5G kit

The Chinese government has said it is “strongly opposed” to the UK’s “groundless” ban of Huawei’s 5G kit.

South China Sea: What’s China’s plan for its ‘Great Wall of Sand’?

Despite all the other issues demanding China’s attention this year – the virus, its trade war with the US, Hong Kong’s national security law, and a host of economic woes – the South China Sea has been revived in recent months as an arena for serious tensions.

Saroj Khan: Celebrated Bollywood choreographer dies aged 71

Saroj Khan, one of India’s most prominent choreographers, has died at the age of 71.