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Wuhan Doctor’s Death Shows Risk of Asia’s Fake News Crackdown

Wuhan Doctor’s Death Shows Risk of Asia’s Fake News Crackdown

Governments across Asia are stepping up arrests over a growing scourge of misinformation related to the coronavirus outbreak, even as outrage grows in China over how early virus whistleblowers were
China’s Massive Economic Power Shapes Global Response to Virus

China’s Massive Economic Power Shapes Global Response to Virus

As countries around the world enact measures to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, there’s an additional factor shaping their response: China’s enormous economic clout.
Singapore Prime Minister Defends Fake News Law Amid Criticism

Singapore Prime Minister Defends Fake News Law Amid Criticism

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has defended the city-state’s new “fake news” law amid criticisms that his government has been using it to target opposition leaders and critics.
Singapore’s Lee Says Hong Kong’s Leaders Must Act on Grievances

Singapore’s Lee Says Hong Kong’s Leaders Must Act on Grievances

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the “one country, two systems” principle that governs Hong Kong may not last unless the government makes progress on protester concerns over the lack of
U.S., China Must Adjust for Stable World, Singapore Leader Says

U.S., China Must Adjust for Stable World, Singapore Leader Says

Both the U.S. and China must make adjustments if they are going to reach a lasting phase-two trade deal that benefits the rest of the world, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said.
Singapore Confirms First Case of Coronavirus, Urges Collaboration

Singapore Confirms First Case of Coronavirus, Urges Collaboration

The novel coronavirus outbreak requires countries to collaborate, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said, shortly before the city-state confirmed its first case.
Merkel, Mnuchin Diverge on Generation Thunberg: Davos Update

Merkel, Mnuchin Diverge on Generation Thunberg: Davos Update

The rich and powerful are in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s 50th annual meeting, and the gathering is being closely watched to see how the global elite aims to tackle problems they
Singapore Must Stay Independent in U.S.-China Conflict, PM Says

Singapore Must Stay Independent in U.S.-China Conflict, PM Says

Singapore’s economy would suffer if relations worsen between the U.S. and China, but the city-state must stay independent in the conflict between its two biggest trading partners, Prime Minister Lee
Trump’s Huawei Problem: Asia Doesn’t Want U.S. to Kneecap China

Trump’s Huawei Problem: Asia Doesn’t Want U.S. to Kneecap China

Smoking cigarettes at Singapore’s Shangri-La Hotel, the site of Asia’s most prominent annual defense forum, members of China’s military found themselves surprisingly upbeat this weekend.
Iran to Sign Friendship Agreement With Asean, Singapore Says

Iran to Sign Friendship Agreement With Asean, Singapore Says

Iran will sign a cooperation treaty with Southeast Asia at an upcoming meeting that will also be attended by U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and North Korean officials, a Singaporean diplomat
Singapore Will Seek Compensation If Malaysia Cancels Rail Plan

Singapore Will Seek Compensation If Malaysia Cancels Rail Plan

Singapore will seek compensation for all costs incurred if Malaysia cancels a planned multibillion-dollar high-speed railway link between the two countries.
Trump to Find Out If Bet on Kim Will Pay Off in Historic Summit

Trump to Find Out If Bet on Kim Will Pay Off in Historic Summit

President Donald Trump is about to see whether his bet on North Korea will pay off: that Kim Jong Un’s desire to end his country’s economic strangulation and pariah status will prevail over the
Trump Meets Singapore's Lee Before Historic Kim Jong Un Summit

Trump Meets Singapore's Lee Before Historic Kim Jong Un Summit

Ahead of his much-anticipated meeting with Kim Jong Un, U.S. President Donald Trump paid a courtesy call to their Singaporean host.
Trump Needs a Tough North Korea Deal, But Not Because of Iran

Trump Needs a Tough North Korea Deal, But Not Because of Iran

Donald Trump will be under political pressure in Singapore this week to ensure any deal he makes with North Korea is tougher than the one Barack Obama struck with Iran. The comparison may be
Isolated North Korean Public Mostly Unaware of Historic Trump-Kim Summit

Isolated North Korean Public Mostly Unaware of Historic Trump-Kim Summit

With all the international attention focused on Singapore and the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang must be buzzing with excitement, right?
Trump Is About to See If His North Korea Gamble Will Pay Off

Trump Is About to See If His North Korea Gamble Will Pay Off

President Donald Trump is about to see whether his bet on North Korea will pay off: that Kim Jong Un’s desire to end his country’s economic strangulation and pariah status will prevail over the
Kim Jong Un Arrives in Singapore Ahead of Historic Trump Summit

Kim Jong Un Arrives in Singapore Ahead of Historic Trump Summit

Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore on Sunday, kicking off a landmark trip by the once-reclusive North Korean leader ahead of his historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Trump, Kim Planning One-on-One Talk at Start of Summit

Trump, Kim Planning One-on-One Talk at Start of Summit

Donald Trump intends to meet one-on-one briefly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the beginning of their June 12 summit -- a moment the president has said will be a critical gauge of whether a
Malaysia Scraps Multibillion-Dollar High-Speed Rail Project to Singapore

Malaysia Scraps Multibillion-Dollar High-Speed Rail Project to Singapore

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he will cancel a proposed multibillion-dollar high-speed railway link to Singapore, scrapping a signature project of his predecessor Najib Razak in what
The Leader Who Wanted a ‘Crooked Bridge’ With Singapore Is Back

The Leader Who Wanted a ‘Crooked Bridge’ With Singapore Is Back

The man who once called Singaporeans a "selfish lot" has returned.