The Philippines gives the US greater access to bases amid concerns from China

The Philippines and the United States have agreed to add four sites under EDCA The agreement comes amid tensions in the South China Sea, over Taiwan EDCA allows the United States access to Philippine military bases MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines has given the United States expanded access to its military bases, Philippine defense chiefs … Read more

A Closer Look: Why Japan is Seeking Military Relations Outside of Its US ally

TOKYO (Reuters) – Before meeting President Joe Biden in Washington, D.C., Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited Italy, France, Britain and Canada, in part to forge security ties that could help them fend off China, North Korea and Russia. The harsh neighborhood In June, Japan’s defense minister at the time, Nobuo Kishi, said his country … Read more

COVID peaks in China to last two or three months, and hits rural areas next time

The peak of the COVID wave was seen for 2-3 months – epidemiologist Older people in rural areas are particularly at risk People’s mobility indicators are rising, but they have not yet fully recovered BEIJING (Reuters) – A prominent Chinese epidemiologist said the peak of the COVID-19 wave in China is expected to last two … Read more

Exclusive: China allows Didi apps back online, in the latest sign of a regulatory thaw

Jan 13 (Reuters) – Chinese authorities are set to allow ride-hailing app Didi Global and other apps back on local app stores as soon as next week, five sources told Reuters, in a further sign that their two-year regulatory crackdown is on the way. technology. sector ends. Didi is awaiting authorities’ approval to resume new … Read more

The Bank of Japan faces more tests to control yields as inflation picks up

The Bank of Japan discusses market distortions, and many fear further action The Bank of Japan decided to keep its short- and long-term interest rate targets stable The Board saw inflation expectations raised in a new quarterly report Governor Kuroda is likely to brief the media at 0630 GMT TOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of … Read more

Pfizer CEO rules out generic COVID drug Paxlovid for China

Jan. 9 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) It’s not in talks with Chinese authorities to license a generic version of its COVID-19 treatment Paxlovid for use there, CEO Albert Bourla said Monday, but it is in discussions about the price of the branded product. Reuters reported on Friday that China is in talks with Pfizer … Read more

China vows ‘final victory’ over Covid as the outbreak worries the world

The virus is spreading rapidly in China after the policy change The latest country in Japan to require tests from China arrivals European Union meeting to discuss Chinese travel policy WHO seeks data from Chinese scientists BEIJING (Reuters) – Global health officials struggled to establish the realities of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China and … Read more

Brazilian markets stumble on Lula’s first full day in office

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian markets delivered a harsh judgment on leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s first full day on Monday after he pledged to prioritize social issues and ordered an extension of a fuel tax exemption over budget breaches. Lula’s decision to extend the fuel tax exemption, which would deprive the treasury of … Read more