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The US made into law a bill supporting pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong.
Many say events of past 5 months galvanised their desire to exercise their democratic right.
China has made overtures to increase capital income in recent months.
China is facing off against several ASEAN members over the South China Sea.
Modi has not had the warmest reception to ASEAN after moves in Kashmir.
Another weekend, another protest in Hong Kong with violence perpetrated by alleged triads against demonstrators.
They say militant group remains capable and dangerous even after death of leader.
The statement came concurrently with the Hong Kong government removing a contentious extradition bill that sparked protests.
China’s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe delivers a speech at the Xiangshan Forum in Beijing, China.
The protests have escalated in violence and crackdowns in recent months.
Police have stepped up campaigns across the city as protests reaches fifth month.
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Protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on a soggy Sunday (October 6) in defiance of the face mask ban but the largely peaceful marches descended into clashes with police later in the day.
Critics had feared the law would be used to curb free speech, even if decisions arising from it would come under court and judicial review.
Police say they opened fire with live rounds when their lives were under threat; two, including youth, in critical condition.
Clashes between police and protesters continued in Hong Kong for the second day of violence this weekend.
Haze has closed thousands of schools across Southeast Asia and has been responsible for several deaths.
More protests erupted this week, the third month of continuous weekend protest.
Protesters have not said how they will react to bill being scrapped.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she would take the “difficult path” to remain in office to lead Hong Kong out of the current political crisis.
Celebrations set against sobering backdrop of deepening trade war with the US and political crisis in Hong Kong.
Japan is hosting an African summit to discuss development and investment.
China has previously said that the protests have bordered on terrorism.
Hong Kong courts declare airport occupation to be illegal.
Hong Kong protesters kept up the pressure on the government this past weekend with fresh protests.
He is suspected of violating money-laundering laws and will be detained for 20 days.
China has labeled this the most challenging circumstance that Hong Kong has faced since the handover.
The protests ended at West Kowloon station that connects city to mainland.
Protests have shut down Hong Kong for the past several days before a government crackdown.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says extradition Bill has to be passed as opponents call for fresh protests.
The Chinese Defense Minister was speaking at the Shangri La Dialogue in Singapore.
Indian PM sworn in after landslide win; BJP president Amit Shah among new faces in Cabinet.
They name three hired killers among six new suspects linked to Jakarta violence last week.
Most pre-election surveys had suggested that India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi would return to power.
The plan was unveiled at the first anniversary of the Pakatan Harapan government.
BJP’s key pledges include housing for all by 2022 and the doubling of farmers’ incomes.
Incumbent presidential candidate Joko Widodo and running mate Ma’ruf Amin join the carnival parade in Tangerang Banten.
According to Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, the decision to withdraw from ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court was a political move made to avoid a coup attempt.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s lead over his election rival Prabowo Subianto has narrowed slightly, a new survey of more than 1,000 eligible voters has shown.
The X70, a fully imported version of Geely’s Boyue, makes up over half of national carmaker’s sales.
Counting not done after Election Commission says its systems experienced technical failure.
Singapore’s Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh called on Japan to return to Asean as its top investor, as it was in the 1970s and 1980s.
China will boost the incomes of urban and rural residents, and domestic consumption is expected to continue to expand and to upgrade.
It was the worst escalation in tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals since 2001.
The Election Commission said that members of the royal family should be “above politics” and therefore cannot “hold any political office”.
Ties between Malaysia and Singapore are still “good” despite ongoing air and maritime disputes between the two countries.
Jho Low rubbishes Wall Street Journal report about China’s alleged role in 1MDB probe.
The by-election comes after a disastrous local election cycle where the pro-independence party lost heavily.
The Straits Times takes a look at three headlines that will shape Southeast Asia in 2019.
The emperor made his last speech before his pending abdication.
The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers reach remote areas.
Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Russia being notable exceptions to the plan.
A racist ad and Instagram post has prompted massive backlash at luxury brand Dolce and Gabbana in China.
Grab on Thursday announced a partnership with Thailand’s Kasikornbank to launch
Henry Kissinger said that US and Chinese trade negotiators should avoid getting bogged down in details and first explain to each other what objectives they are seeking to achieve.
Search and rescue crews are still searching the area using sonar to recover debris and material.
Anwar Ibrahim said that as long as the position of the Malay language as the national language is accepted without question, mastery of other languages should be supported.
The Oxfam report criticised Singapore for spending “well below countries such as South Korea and Thailand” on healthcare, education and social protection.
Limiting global warming to 1,5 degrees Celcius possible but will need unprecedented societal changes: UN panel.
The wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Rosmah Mansor, is arrested on corruption charges.
Tens of thousands of children are in an “extremely precarious” condition after last Friday’s earthquake in eastern Indonesia.
China has hit back with reciprocal tariffs after President Trump imposed tariffs on over $200 billion of Chinese goods.
Parti Keadilan Rakyat president says relationship with Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad amicable.
Despite typhoons and earthquakes, regular citizens attempt to go about their everyday lives.
A visit without Xi is now unlikely to achieve any positive results on the nuclear issue, say analysts.
Two Myanmar journalists were jailed for seven years each on Monday (Sept 3) for breaching the country’s official secrets act.
Flood-struck Kerala politicians say national pride should not be at expense of rehabilitation funds.
Singapore and Malaysia can pursue win-win cooperation and focus on their respective domestic priorities if bilateral relations are kept stable and close, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Indonesia’s resort islands of Bali and Lombok were rocked by a magnitude 7 earthquake on Sunday with scores dead and widespread property damage reported.
The two sides have agreed to formal texts to negotiate a long sought after code of conduct in the South China Sea.
The growing influence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has meant that the threat of transnational terrorism erupting in the region has grown significantly.
Malaysia’s new government intends to rein in the country’s most powerful Islamic agency and its huge financial budget.
The Grab-Uber merger has implications for competition law and long-term commuting behaviour, and deserve careful scrutiny.
Kim is rumoured to have met Xi, even as China risks being sidelined in denuclearisation talks.