Singapore announces fourth stimulus package against COVID-19
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Singapore Heng Swee Keat on May 26th announced another 33 billion SGD (23.2 billion USD) supplementary budget, aimed primarily at helping workers and businesses to tide over the COVID-19 crisis and the bleak economic outlook ahead.
Int'l media highlight online Special ASEAN, ASEAN+3 Summits on COVID-19
12:23 15/04/2020
The Special ASEAN Summit and Special ASEAN+3 Summit on the COVID-19 response, which took place online on April 14th and were chaired by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, have received intensive coverage in international media.
Chinese Premier calls for joint efforts against COVID-19
12:18 15/04/2020
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on April 14th emphasised strengthening the awareness of a community with a shared future for humanity and closer cooperation to clinch an early victory against COVID-19 in East Asia, according to China's Xinhua News Agency.
ASEAN+3 countries discuss specific measures against COVID-19
12:14 15/04/2020
Leaders attending the online Special ASEAN+3 Summit on COVID-19 response on April 14th shared experience and sought concrete measures to soon stamp out the pandemic.
Thai PM: No country could fight against COVID-19 threat alone
11:59 15/04/2020
Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha emphasised that no country could fight against the COVID-19 threat alone while addressing the online Special ASEAN Summit on COVID-19 response on April 14th.
Korean diplomat praises outcome of ASEAN+3 Summit on COVID-19
11:56 15/04/2020
The most important outcome of the Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on COVID-19 is the solidarity and sense of cooperation shown by all ASEAN leaders, the Korean President and Chinese Premier and Japanese Prime Minister in the joint fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, said a Korean diplomat.
Declaration of Special ASEAN Summit on Coronavirus Disease 2019
11:52 15/04/2020
The Special ASEAN Summit via video conference on April 14th, 2020 has issued a declaration. The following is the full text of the declaration.
ADB triples COVID-19 response package to USD20 billion
19:53 13/04/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) tripled the size of its response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on April 13th 2020 to USD20 billion and approved measures to streamline its operations for quicker and more flexible delivery of assistance.
US senators express concern over East Sea situation
22:43 12/04/2020
US Senator Jim Risch, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with three others, namely Bob Menendez, Cory Gardner and Ed Markey, on April 11th criticised the Chinese Coast Guard’s recent sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago waters in the East Sea.
Cambodia to cancel all activities to celebrate Chol Chnam Thmey festival
15:39 12/04/2020
All ttemples across Cambodia will cancel festivals and activities to celebrate the Chol Chnam Thmey of Khmer ethnic group to avoid the risk of COVID-19 infection.