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AseanPlus News 25 May 2021 | 1:52 PM

Opinion: Vaccine exposes fake friendship between Taiwan, Washington

Amid a surge of COVID-19 infections in the island recently, more voices are emerging calling on Democratic Progressive Party authorities to accept vaccines from the mainland. Over the weekend, Hung Hsiu-chu, a former head of the main opposition party Kuomintang, said Taiwan authorities should allow Chinese vaccines as soon as possible, saying that they are internationally accepted and that Taiwan cannot wait. "At this moment, lives are at stake, and we respectfully tell the Tsai government: the real enemy is the virus, not the mainland," Hung said, according to media reports.

Other Sports 27 Apr 2021 | 3:50 PM

Russia's Nepomniachtchi to challenge Carlsen for world title

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian chess grandmaster Ian Nepomniachtchi clinched victory at the Candidates Tournament on Monday, earning him the chance to challenge Norway's Magnus Carlsen for the world title later this year.

Other Sports 19 Apr 2021 | 4:31 PM

Chess grandmasters resume COVID-delayed tournament in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The world's top chess players are set to resume a tournament in Russia on Monday after it was abruptly halted more than a year ago because of the coronavirus pandemic, with organisers banking on safety measures to ensure its completion this time around.