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Seoul ranked world’s second-best city for studying abroad, while Hong Kong climbs 3 spots to 12th place in annual QS report

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 18:00
South Korean capital comes in at second place for the first time in global list ranking 140 cities, while London takes top spot.
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Regional Round-up Podcast: Can Indonesia's Jokowi help open dialogue between Russia and Ukraine?

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 18:00
June 29, 2022 6:00 PM

The Straits Times analyses South-east Asia's top news developments in this weekly podcast.

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Bangkok designates seven public spaces for peaceful protests to prevent disruptions

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 17:58
June 29, 2022 5:58 PM

This will allow peaceful protests without affecting national stability and public safety, says Bangkok governor.

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Malaysia raises price ceiling on chicken, will allocate $117m for subsidies

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 17:56
June 29, 2022 5:56 PM

A special team that includes finance and economy ministers has also been set up to tame price pressures.

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Chinese spacecraft acquires images of entire planet of Mars

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 17:26
June 29, 2022 5:26 PM

They include photographs of the south pole, where almost all of the planet's water resources are locked.

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Japan eyes restart of nuclear plants offline since 2011 Fukushima disaster as temperatures soar

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 17:00
Soaring temperatures and a looming power crunch have prompted Japan to speed up reviews of the dozens of nuclear reactors that were shut down in the wake of Fukushima disaster. Nuclear power used to account for about 30 per cent of Japan’s energy mix before 2011.
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Searches for overseas flights surge after China shortens quarantine

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 16:59
June 29, 2022 4:59 PM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Online searches for air tickets on international routes with China surged after Beijing unexpectedly said it would slash Covid-19 quarantine norms, travel platforms said on Wednesday (June 29), a sign of pent-up demand after two years of tough curbs.

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Taiwan rebuffs Philippines complaint about South China Sea live-fire drills

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 16:37
June 29, 2022 4:37 PM

The island says it had the right to do so and always issues a warning of its exercises.

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Xi says Covid Zero policy most economic, effective for China

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 16:07
June 29, 2022 4:07 PM

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - The Covid Zero policy is the most "economic and effective" for China and the country is capable of achieving the goal of stamping out infection, President Xi Jinping said on a visit to Wuhan, the city where the virus was first detected in late 2019.

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'Impossible situation' for Sri Lankans struggling for petrol

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 15:49
June 29, 2022 3:49 PM

Essential workers like doctors and nurses say they struggle to find fuel to get to work.

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Widespread relief for Shanghai's restaurant sector as dine-in resumes

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 15:35
June 29, 2022 3:35 PM

All restaurant staff must undergo daily Covid-19 testing, while diners have to show proof of a test taken within three days.

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Tourist rush bolsters outlook for Thailand's economy, currency

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 15:22
June 29, 2022 3:22 PM

The rush may gain further momentum with end of a pre-travel registration and insurance requirement from July 1.

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Japan, South Korea leaders have rare chat at Nato summit amid frosty ties

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 15:11
June 29, 2022 3:11 PM

MADRID (BLOOMBERG) - The leaders of South Korea and Japan had a brief chat on the sidelines of a meeting in Madrid, a rare conversation between neighbours often at loggerheads over their shared history who have not had a formal summit since 2019.

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Japan swelters in worst heatwave since 1875

BBC Asia News - Wed, 2022-06-29 14:30
Unrelenting temperatures break records for June as officials warn of a looming power shortage.
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Some media blocked from covering Xi's handover anniversary visit to Hong Kong

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 14:11
June 29, 2022 2:11 PM

The blocking of journalists comes as police mount an extensive security operation for Mr Xi's visit.

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South Korean workers resort to shop-bought snacks as ‘lunch-flation’ starts to bite

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 14:03
Sales are surging at South Korea’s convenience stores as office workers seeks ways to cut costs amid the biggest jump in the price of restaurant dishes for 24 years.
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Typhoon may be forming ahead of Hong Kong handover anniversary

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 13:52
June 29, 2022 1:52 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit HK for the anniversary on Friday.

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Malaysia set to finalise deal with telcos for much-delayed 5G rollout

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 13:48
June 29, 2022 1:48 PM

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's top telecommunications companies (telcos) have agreed on terms toshare ownership of Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB), the state-controlled company that will deploy the country's much-delayed 5G mobile network.

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China cements Covid-19 lockdown rules as it eases quarantine

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 13:45
June 29, 2022 1:45 PM

For large cities with more than ten million residents, mass testing should be conducted every day in virus-hit areas.

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Malaysian-born aviation engineer's paper plane breaks Guinness World Record

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 13:29
June 29, 2022 1:29 PM

The paper plane, a joint effort of Mr Julian Chee and his two South Korean friends, flew 77.134m.

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