The Asian Development Bank (ADB) says the Covid-19 pandemic has pulled the region’s developing economies into recession.
India has accused China of violating the border consensus reached between them during recent peace talks.
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.
The Chinese government has said it is “strongly opposed” to the UK’s “groundless” ban of Huawei’s 5G kit.
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, one of India’s most prominent choreographers, has died at the age of 71.