China said US spy planes flew over Bien Dong Sea throughout April

China said US spy planes flew over Bien Dong Sea throughout April

In its monthly summary, the Beijing-based South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative (SCSPI) said at least 65 US military aircraft operated in the waters. Read more »
Malaysia strives to bridge digital gap

Malaysia strives to bridge digital gap

Malaysian Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on May 5 launched the Janingan Prihatin (PRIHATIN) Programme, involving an allocation of 3.5 billion RM (850 million USD), in an effort to... Read more »
Covid-19 in India: High-tech hunt for scarce COVID-19 vaccines

Covid-19 in India: High-tech hunt for scarce COVID-19 vaccines

Tech experts in Indian have designed websites for people to get Covid-19 shots online, which concerns the fairness among society and jeopardises chances of an equitable vaccine rollout. Read more »
World breaking news today (May 6):  Trump’s Facebook ban to stay in place, board rules

World breaking news today (May 6): Trump’s Facebook ban to stay in place, board rules

World breaking news today (May 6): Trump's Facebook ban to stay in place, board rules. Meanwhile, US seen as bigger threat to democracy than Russia or China, Pentagon's Watchdog to... Read more »
Japanese newspaper reviews Vietnam’s first unicorn firm

Japanese newspaper reviews Vietnam’s first unicorn firm

Over the past decade and a half, VNG has diversified into cloud computing, ads, digital payments and media, and built up one of the biggest digital user bases in Vietnam,... Read more »
COVID-19 developments remain complicated in regional countries

COVID-19 developments remain complicated in regional countries

The Lao Ministry of Health confirmed 46 new COVID-19 cases on May 5, mostly in Vientiane and Bokeo province with 19 and 15 cases, respectively. Read more »
Japan, France concerned about China’s actions in East Sea

Japan, France concerned about China’s actions in East Sea

Japan’s Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on May 5 voiced grave concerns over China’s unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East China Sea and the East Sea, during... Read more »
Philippines approves emergency use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

Philippines approves emergency use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

The Philippines' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the emergency use authorisation for American drug maker Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, FDA Director General Enrique Domingo said on May 5. Read more »
Thailand: Rice exports drop 23 percent in first quarter

Thailand: Rice exports drop 23 percent in first quarter

Thailand’s rice exports plunged by 23 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021 to 1.13 million tonnes due to its higher prices than those of competitors. Read more »
Bill and Melinda Gates divorce, $146 billion at stake

Bill and Melinda Gates divorce, $146 billion at stake

Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda Gates, decided to divorce after 27 years together, raising concerns around the future of one of the biggest and most influential charity organizations in... Read more »
Thailand promotes geographical indication registration abroad

Thailand promotes geographical indication registration abroad

Thailand is quickening the registration of geographical indication (GI) for its products in four countries to prevent foreign sellers from claiming they make the products, with the hope to increase... Read more »
Vietnam backs reconciliation, economic development efforts in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Vietnam backs reconciliation, economic development efforts in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations, voiced Vietnam’s support for reconciliation and economic development efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovina when addressing a regular debate... Read more »
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