Japan to trial group tours in move to ease Covid border rules

Published by Relaxnews Japan will trial small group tours with travellers from the US, Australia, Thailand and Singapore from this month, the government said on Tuesday, as it experiments with easing strict Covid border rules. The country’s borders have been closed to almost all arrivals since the spring of 2020 in response to the coronavirus […]

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Analysis-Shanghai COVID crisis puts political spotlight on key Xi ally

Published by Reuters By Yew Lun Tian BEIJING (Reuters) – If Shanghai Communist Party chief Li Qiang has been politically bruised by the city’s struggle to tame a COVID-19 outbreak that has infuriated residents and caused severe economic damage, there is little sign of it. A close ally of President Xi Jinping for decades, Li […]

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Stocks wobble as China lockdowns weigh; yen wallows

Published by Reuters UK By Tom Westbrook and Alun John SINGAPORE/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Most Asian share markets advanced on Wednesday, following overnight gains on Wall Street, but trading was choppy as investors grappled with high U.S. yields and China’s cautious economic policy response to pandemic lockdowns. In a sign of the strange mood, the […]

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Unverified claims that Lianhua Qingwen prevents COVID-19 trigger an online backlash in China

Published by Global Voices Two packs of Lianhua Qingwen distributed by Hong Kong government. Photo by Oiwan Lam. While Shanghai residents are struggling with food shortages, they have an abundant supply of “Lianhua Qingwen,” a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) composed of extracts of a dozen herbs which has been widely used to treat COVID-19 in […]

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Totally Hooked ready to reel in diners with unforgettable seafood dining experience | Daily FT

Published by Daily Financial Times Seafood lovers in Colombo are in for a special treat as the city’s newest seafood restaurant – Totally Hooked – opened its doors to the public recently. Conveniently-located at 173, W.A. Silva Mawatha, Colombo 06, Totally Hooked was ceremonially declared open amidst a gathering of guests. Totally Hooked is a […]

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