North Korea

China 'fails to repatriate' N Korea workers despite UN sanctions

US says Pyongyang earning more than $500m a year from nearly 100,000 workers abroad mainly in China and Russia.

China 'fails to repatriate' N Korea workers despite UN sanctions

Health

Seven things you need to know about coronavirus

China is stepping up efforts to tackle a new coronavirus that is thought to have originated in a Wuhan seafood market.

Coronavirus: All you need to know about symptoms, vaccines, risks

Asia Pacific

Philippines residents refuse to leave volcano danger zones

Despite repeated warnings that the Philippines's Taal volcano could erupt at any time, some are risking their lives to stay close to home.

Health

Officials confirm first US case of coronavirus

A US citizen who recently returned from a trip to central China has been diagnosed with the new virus, says the CDC.

Health

China says coronavirus cases rise to 440, with nine deaths

Jump in cases comes as China steps up testing and surveillance for coronavirus that first emerged in Wuhan in December.

AJ Impact

As Australia burns, consumers curb spending

Analysts warn that Australia's economy could grow more slowly in February as consumers tighten spending.

As Australia burns, consumers curb spending

Health

Asia taking no chances with new China virus as WHO meeting looms

Enhanced screening in place from Taiwan to Singapore as countries trigger responses honed by SARS experience.

Asia taking no chances with new China virus as WHO meeting looms

AJ Impact

Toyota recall: 3.4 million cars may have defective airbags

Most of the vehicles are in the US, where regulators are investigating millions of cars with potentially faulty airbags.

Toyota recall: 3.4 million cars may have defective airbags

Asia Pacific

North Korea bans foreign tourists over China virus: Tour agency

Most visitors to the North are Chinese or visit through the mainland, which first reported the virus in December.

North Korea bans foreign tourists over China virus: Tour agency

AJ Impact

South Korea's economy grew at decade-low pace in 2019

Despite higher government spending, the country's economy was dragged down by weaker exports last year.

South Korea's economy grew at decade-low pace in 2019

AJ Impact

Editor’s Analysis

Outbreak: Could new virus inflict more pain on Hong Kong economy?

The emergence of a new coronavirus is reviving memories of the SARS epidemic that dented Asian economies 17 years ago.

Outbreak: Could new virus inflict more pain on Hong Kong economy?

AJ Impact

Asian stocks find composure but investors weigh virus impact

Large Chinese stocks had fallen to their lowest in a year, as the US reported its first case of an infected traveller.

Asian stocks find composure but investors weigh virus impact

Environment

'Mateship and comradery': Australia's soot-covered firefighters

The firefighters battling the massive fires that ravaged Australia this year are volunteers, and more are signing up.

'Mateship and comradery': Australia's soot-covered firefighters

Asia Pacific

Philippines volcano: Evacuees concerned about long-term plans

Taal volcano alert level remains high as concerns grow about illnesses that may develop due to conditions in temporary shelters.

Asia Pacific

Thai court finds opposition party not guilty of sedition charge

Analysts say that Future Forward Party still faces prospective dissolution in other legal cases.