Q&A: As Zika rages in the Americas, should Asia be worried?
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Q&A: As Zika rages in the Americas, should Asia be worried?

Zika virus continues to rage in the Americas, and the World Health Organization has declared it a global health emergency. Taiwan has recently issued a travel advisory for Thailand, warning expectant mothers or women trying to get pregnant to postpone their trips there. But how big of a concern is Zika virus for Asia? Here’s … Continue reading

China, economy tests for Taiwan presidential winner Tsai
Asia / Politics

China, economy tests for Taiwan presidential winner Tsai

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s presidential election victor Tsai Ying-wen will enjoy a broad mandate from her commanding victory and her independence-leaning party’s new legislative majority, but managing the island’s delicate relations with China will be tricky. Already, Beijing warned following her Saturday, Jan. 16, night victory that it will not budge on its bottom … Continue reading

Asia extends global stock sell-off after ECB underwhelms
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Asia extends global stock sell-off after ECB underwhelms

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks sank Friday, extending a sell-off in world markets after Europe’s central bank unveiled plans to stimulate the continent’s ailing economy that fell short of investor expectations. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 dropped 1.9 percent to 19,556.50 and South Korea’s Kospi lost 0.9 percent to 1,975.27. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng … Continue reading

Asian stocks slump on Fed rate hike fears, commodity rout
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Asian stocks slump on Fed rate hike fears, commodity rout

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks slid Friday following sharp losses on Wall Street as a slump in commodities markets deterred investors from riskier assets and expectations grew that the U.S. would soon move to raise interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.8 percent to 19,534.97 while South Korea’s Kospi shed … Continue reading

Bon Jovi adds Taiwan show following China tour cancellation
Arts/Entertainment / Asia / Celebrities / International News

Bon Jovi adds Taiwan show following China tour cancellation

BEIJING (AP) — Bon Jovi has added a second concert in Taiwan this month and a new concert in Bangkok, after the rock group’s concerts in China were abruptly canceled. The event promoter Live Nation Taiwan announced Thursday night on Facebook the second performance in Taiwan would be on Sept. 29, the day after the … Continue reading