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31 Oct
The president has again said that he has a commitment to defend Taiwan should China attack, contradicting the US's decades-old policy toward the island. It has prompted official clarification about the US's role in Asia.
23 Oct
China and India are struggling to obtain enough coal to get through the winter and power their pandemic recoveries. Soaring prices are exacerbating the energy crisis and raising urgent questions about climate goals.
8 Sep
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting massive production disruptions in Southeast Asia will lead to greater diversification and a major reshaping of global supply chains, according to experts.
23 Aug
The US vice president's visit to Singapore and Vietnam is seen as a test of the Biden administration's ability to reassure key allies of its resolve. The trip comes as US forces withdraw from Afghanistan.
23 Aug
With the Taliban in control of Afghanistan, the UN Women director for Asia Mohammad Naciri warns of a gender emergency, where "women and girls have been consistently and systemically targeted". In the weeks leading up to their return to power, the Taliban's leadership have strived to portray a softer image than when they last ruled Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001. But women struggle to take comfort from such assurances.
11 Aug
A Nigerian diplomat has been brutalised by Indonesian Immigration officials. It is unclear what led to the incident but the official was harassed in front of the Nigerian diplomatic mission in the Asian country, on Saturday.
8 Jul
The UN's top human rights official condemned Myanmar's ruling military junta and said it was using "disproportionate force" against the opposition.
4 Jul
Oregon Zoo releases a video showing Asian elephants Samudra, Rose-Tu and Chendra splash around Oregon Zoo’s Elephant Lands pool while enjoying some tasty treats. A record-breaking heatwave has swept across parts of western US and Canada since the weekend, prompting authorities to issue heat warnings and advisories.
27 Jan
With veteran diplomat Kurt Campbell as President Joe Biden's pick for Indo-Pacific coordinator, the US has a chance to refresh its approach to China by building better coalitions in Asia.
8 Dec 2020
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday.⁣
12 Nov 2020
The investigation, sparked by a tip from US authorities, led to 17 arrests and more than 800 charges being laid. Police say the suspects had ties to alleged offenders in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia.
1 Aug 2020
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Sunday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Sunday.

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