Asia Pacific

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‘He cared when no one did’: Filipino human rights lawyer Chito Gascón dies of Covid
Gascón, who frequently clashed with Rodrigo Duterte over his ‘war on drugs’, has been hailed as a ‘true hero’ of democracy

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

20, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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China’s Evergrande crisis: clock ticking as crucial debt default deadline looms
A default by the property giant could have far-reaching consequences for China and global economy

Martin Farrer

20, Oct, 2021 @4:30 AM

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In Kawerau one thing impedes the effort to vaccinate Māori: New Zealand’s history
Low Covid vaccination rates among Māori reflect practical barriers – but they also have good reason to distrust the government

Morgan Godfery

19, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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At least 13 phone firms hit by suspected Chinese hackers since 2019, say experts
LightBasin hackers were able to obtain subscriber information and call metadata, says CrowdStrike

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

19, Oct, 2021 @2:42 PM

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Chinese effort to gather ‘micro clues’ on Uyghurs laid bare in report
Authorities using predictive policing and human surveillance on Muslims in Xinjiang, thinktank says

Helen Davidson in Taipei and Vincent Ni

19, Oct, 2021 @10:02 AM

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Drop Chinese investments, MPs and peers tell parliament’s pension fund
Letter from 137 lawmakers urges fund to drop stakes in firms accused of human rights violations or linked to Chinese state

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

19, Oct, 2021 @7:57 AM

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New Zealand reports record Covid cases as experts sound warning over health system
Health officials have been unable to link more than half of the cases, possibly indicating further undetected spread in the community

Tess McClure in Christchurch

19, Oct, 2021 @4:11 AM

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Sweeping housing legislation could reshape New Zealand cities for decades to come
Housing campaigners welcome changes, saying they will boost businesses, lower emissions and enable better transport links

Eva Corlett in Wellington

19, Oct, 2021 @3:23 AM

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Environmentalists argue Peter Thiel’s luxury NZ lodge will ‘destroy’ lake landscape
Billionaire PayPal co-founder is planning a luxury home on 190-hectare property on shores of Lake Wanaka

Tess McClure in Christchurch

19, Oct, 2021 @2:41 AM

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‘Some call it a circus’: dictator’s son, boxing icon and former actor vie to lead Philippines
Presidential vote is likely to be referendum on the kind of governance the public wants after almost six years of Rodrigo Duterte in power

Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent

19, Oct, 2021 @2:14 AM

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The Guardian view on China’s missile launch: the arrival of a peer competitor | Editorial
Editorial: Unlike the Soviet Union, China is an economic, technological and military challenger to the US. That raises questions – especially for Taiwan

Editorial

18, Oct, 2021 @6:18 PM

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US ‘very concerned’ despite China denials over hypersonic missile
Disarmament ambassador casts doubt on ability to defend against technology after reports of test

Vincent Ni, Julian Borger in Washington and agencies

18, Oct, 2021 @4:08 PM

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