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SINGAPORE Aug 27 (Reuters): Asian currencies struggled on Thursday as investors looked to a key speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell for hints on inflation and monetary policy, while Sino-U.S. tensions kept a lid on gains for stock markets.
TAIPEI (Reuters) - The risk of accidental conflict is rising because of tension in the South China Sea and around Taiwan and communication must be maintained to reduce the risk of miscalculation, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Thursday.
BEIJING, Aug 27, Xinhua - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in his recent speech at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, negated every aspect of China-US relations, maliciously attacked the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and China's political system, and attempted to drive a wedge between the CPC and the Chinese people. He also wantonly criticized China's domestic and foreign policies, spread the so-called "China threat", and called for an anti-China alliance to contain China's development.
Illegal fishing: Foreign, local crew subjected to Covid-19 tests before transfer to detention centres, says MMEA
MIRI: Foreign and local fishing crew members arrested for illegal fishing are subjected to mandatory Covid-19 tests before being transferred to detention centres on shore, says the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA).
HONG KONG, Aug 27 (AFP): Most markets fell Thursday ahead of a key policy speech by Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell, while geopolitical concerns returned after Beijing fired missiles into the South China Sea and the US sanctioned several Chinese firms linked to the disputed region.
WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday blacklisted 24 Chinese companies and targeted individuals it said were part of construction and military actions in the South China Sea, its first such sanctions move against Beijing over the disputed strategic waterway.
MANILA (Reuters) - The United States military presence in Asia is needed as rivalry between Washington and Beijing intensifies, the Philippines' foreign minister said on Wednesday.
BEIJING (China Daily/Asia News Network): The Chinese military strongly protests a high-altitude US spy plane trespassing into the no-fly zone that is currently hosting a live ammunition drill by the People's Liberation Army Northern Theater Command, Senior Colonel Wu Qian, spokesman for the Ministry of National Defensc, said in a statement on Tuesday (Aug 25).
MANILA, Aug 24 (Philippines Daily Inquirer/ANN): President Rodrigo Duterte will not give an inch of Philippine territory to other states, Malacanang said Monday amid calls from China to “stop illegal provocations” in the disputed South China Sea.
HONG KONG, Aug 24 (SCMP): Beijing conveys its concerns about the rising risk of conflict over the contested waters