Created 02 August 2022
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Hong Kong lowers age for Sinovac vaccine shot to six months

Hong Kong on Tuesday reduced the minimum age for getting vaccinated with China's Sinovac Covid-19 shot to six months from three years after several young children became infected with the virus.

Hong Kong lowers age for Sinovac vaccine shot to six months

 
Created 13 July 2022
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Thailand on verge of using voluntary chemical castration for sex offenders

Thailand is close to introducing chemical castration as a means of tackling sex crime after lawmakers approved a bill that will give some offenders the right to choose the procedure in return for a reduced prison sentence.

Thailand on verge of using voluntary chemical castration for sex offenders

   
Created 17 June 2022
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Thailand eases entry rules for tourists, scraps mask policy

Thailand announced on Friday it would abandon its much-criticized pre-registration process for foreign visitors and no longer require face masks to be worn in public, responding to a slower Covid-19 spread.

Thailand eases entry rules for tourists, scraps mask policy

 
Created 17 June 2022
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China launches third aircraft carrier

China launched its third aircraft carrier on Friday, the domestically designed and built Fujian, state media reported, sending a statement of intent towards rival powers including the United States as it continues to modernize its military.

China launches third aircraft carrier

   
Created 17 June 2022
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Japan's top court says govt not responsible for Fukushima damage: media

Japan's government is not liable for damages demanded by people whose lives were devastated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the country's top court said on Friday, according to Japanese media, the first such ruling in a series of similar cases.

Japan's top court says govt not responsible for Fukushima damage: media

 
Created 16 June 2022
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Japanese PM Kishida's support edges down, voters critical about rising prices

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's support edged down less than a month before a parliamentary election, with more than half of voters critical of how his government is handling rising prices, according to a survey published on Thursday.

Japanese PM Kishida's support edges down, voters critical about rising prices

   
Created 16 June 2022
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Japan runs biggest trade deficit in more than 8 years in May

Japan ran its biggest single-month trade deficit in more than eight years in May as high commodity prices and declines in the yen swelled imports, clouding the country's economic outlook.

Japan runs biggest trade deficit in more than 8 years in May

 
Created 16 June 2022
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North Korea reports another infectious disease outbreak amid battle against Covid

North Korea has reported an outbreak of an unidentified intestinal epidemic on Thursday, potentially adding to strains on the isolated country's healthcare system which is battling an unprecedented Covid-19 wave.

North Korea reports another infectious disease outbreak amid battle against Covid

   
Created 15 June 2022
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Shanghai lockdown sees quarter of US firms cut investment plans: poll

Shanghai's lengthy Covid-19 lockdown pushed a quarter of US firms in the city to cut investment plans and nearly all to drop revenue forecasts, a business group said Wednesday.

Shanghai lockdown sees quarter of US firms cut investment plans: poll

 
Created 14 June 2022
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S.Korea strike disrupts shipments of key cleaning agent for chipmaking

A week-long strike by truck drivers in South Korea has disrupted shipments to China of a key cleaning agent used by makers of semiconductor chips, the Korean International Trade Association (KITA) said on Tuesday.

S.Korea strike disrupts shipments of key cleaning agent for chipmaking

   

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