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APEC senior officials hold virtual discussions on economic cooperation
Senior officials from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies held a virtual meeting on May 28th to discuss economic cooperation and open markets to counter the COVID-19 outbreak.
Japan to help firms to move production bases to Southeast Asia
11:38 04/05/2020
Japan will launch a subsidy programme to encourage domestic manufacturers to transfer their overseas production bases to Southeast Asia, as the coronavirus pandemic has greatly disrupted their supply chains heavily dependent on China.
Greta Thunberg and NGO Human Act launch a child rights driven coronavirus campaign for UNICEF
11:55 02/05/2020
(CPV) - Climate activist Greta Thunberg launched a child rights driven campaign with Danish NGO Human Act on April 30th 2020 to support UNICEF’s efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic and protect children from its direct and knock-on consequences. These include food shortages, strained healthcare systems, violence and lost education.
Forbes in Israel hails Vietnam’s political, economic, diplomatic achievements
11:39 02/05/2020
Forbes magazine in Israel recently ran article entitled “Why should we think more about Vietnam?” that highlighted the country’s political, economic, and diplomatic achievements and its successful fight against COVID-19.
Thailand to take first step of restriction easing from May 3rd
11:29 02/05/2020
The Thai Government has decided to allow six types of businesses and activities to restart on May 3 as the first step to loosen lockdown restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the SARS-CoV-2.
EU mobilises 378 million USD to help ASEAN in COVID-19 fight
10:27 29/04/2020
The EU announced on April 27th that it is mobilising 350 million EUR (378 million USD) in an effort to help ASEAN members fight COVID-19.
UNICEF is scaling up delivery of health and hygiene supplies across Latin America and Caribbean
23:28 26/04/2020
(CPV) - UNICEF is stepping up donations of health and hygiene items for families and health workers in 12 Latin American and Caribbean countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Southeast Asia
10:56 26/04/2020
The number of COVID-19 infections continued to increase in Southeast Asian nations on April 25th.
More COVID-19 infections in Southeast Asia
13:55 25/04/2020
The Singaporean Ministry of Health on April 24th confirmed 897 more COVID-19 cases, taking the total count to 12,075, the highest among Southeast Asian countries.
US condemns China's recent actions in East Sea
13:25 25/04/2020
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on April 23rd criticised recent actions of China in the East Sea, including its announcement of the establishment of “Xisha district” (Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago) and “Nansha district” (Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago) within the so-called “Sansha city,” and China coast guard vessel's sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat.