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Lockdowns cripple Chinese economy

China is currently experiencing a pronounced economic slowdown. According to official Chinese data published Monday, industrial output in the Asian nation dropped by almost 3% in April year-on-year. ...

Laos reopens to tourists and other visitors from abroad

BANGKOK (AP) — The landlocked Southeast Asian nation of Laos reopened to tourists and other visitors on Monday, more than two years after it imposed tight restrictions to fight the coronavirus. ...

New Zealand welcomes back tourists as pandemic rules eased

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand welcomed tourists from the U.S., Canada, Britain, Japan and more than 50 other countries for the first time in more than two years Monday after dropping most...

Solar Energy Market Growth Analysis, Size, Share, Outlook by – Trends, Opportunities and Forecast 2021-2030

Quadintel published the latest research report on the Solar Energy market. In order to comprehend a market holistically, a variety of factors must be evaluated, including demographics, business cycles...

Shanghai easing virus rules, Hong Kong ending entry ban

BEIJING (AP) — Officials in Shanghai promised Friday to ease anti-virus controls on truck drivers that are hampering food supplies and trade, while Hong Kong's government announced the end of a 2-year...

Hong Kong Disney opens as COVID eases; Shanghai deaths rise

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong relaxed pandemic restrictions on Thursday, with Disneyland and museums reopening and nighttime restaurant dining resuming as the city's worst COVID-19 outbreak appears to be f...

Living with COVID: Experts divided on UK plan as cases soar

LONDON (AP) — For many in the U.K., the pandemic may as well be over. Mask requirements have been dropped. Free mass testing is a thing of the past. And for the first time since spr...

GigaMedia Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial Results

TAIPEI, March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ: GIGM) today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2021. Highlights for Year Ended Decemb...

'Impossible this year': Taiwan's health chief rules out full reopening in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) has ruled out the possibility of Taiwan joining other Asian countries in fully ending quarantine requirements for vacc...

US Capitol reopening for limited public tours after 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol will reopen to the public on Monday for guided tours for limited groups of people who have registered in advance, congressional officials said, two years after the c...

China weighs exit from 'zero COVID' and the risks involved

BEIJING (AP) — Even as authorities lock down cities in China's worst outbreak in two years, they are looking for an exit from what has been a successful but onerous COVID-19 prevention strategy. ...

WHO says global rise in COVID cases is 'tip of the iceberg'

(Reuters) - Figures showing a global rise in COVID-19 cases could herald a much bigger problem as some countries also report a drop in testing rates, the WHO said on Tuesday, warning nations to remain...

The global recovery continues in 2022, but a bumpy road lies ahead – Coface Barometer Q4 2021

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 February 2022 - Two years after the onset of the pandemic, the global economy continues to recover, but still faces significant challenges. After the lull in the 3r...

Bundesliga likely to have full stadiums again from March 20

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is scrapping most coronavirus restrictions and could have full stadiums at soccer games again in March – two years after the Bundesliga last operated at full capacity. ...

Taiwan to shorten quarantines to 10 days at home by mid-March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Monday (Feb. 14) that it plans to shorten the mandatory quarantine for overseas arrivals from 14 to 10 days and allow ...