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Australian police to request extradition of 'Asia's El Chapo' Tse Chi Lop
Australian Federal Police are seeking to extradite an alleged Asian drug syndicate leader who has been arrested boarding a plane at Amsterdam's Schipol Airport. 
© 2021 RadioNZ Sun 7:25pm 

-Tokyo-based SODA, which runs Japan's largest sneaker resell platform, lands $22 million led by SoftBank Ventures Asia
-Obama’s ‘Pivot to Asia’ Architect Will Be Biden’s China Troubleshooter
-Zipmex, which aspires to build the Asia Pacific region's largest digital assets exchange, raises $6 million led by Jump Capital
-Worldwide Automotive Interiors Industry to 2025 - Asia-Pacific is Leading the Market

Positive GDT results and strong demand encouraging - Fonterra
Fonterra says the GDT results yesterday show demand is strong across all regions, particularly across Asia. 
© 2021 RadioNZ Thu, 7 Jan 10:55am 

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Covid-19: How the war on the virus attacked freedom in Asia
Numerous governments across Asia used the cloak of coronavirus to implement laws, carry out arrests, or push through controversial schemes, activists say. 
© 2021 RadioNZ Sun, 3 Jan 9:15pm 

Large haul of New Zealand produce takes flight
Air New Zealand is set to haul 2,500,000 kilograms of Kiwi cherries to markets in Asia this month - the equivalent of around 21 Boeing 787-9 aircraft. 
© 2021 RadioNZ Fri, 1 Jan 4:45pm 

-Asia Today: Japan halts all foreign arrivals over UK variant

Chinese economy to overtake US 'by 2028' due to Covid
A UK-based think tank says the pandemic has caused economic momentum to shift further in favour of Asia. 
© 2021 BBCWorld Sun, 27 Dec 8:45am 

China Airlines using brand new Boeing 777 freighter to ship NZ fruit to Asia
China Airlines is using a brand new Boeing 777 freighter to get New Zealand cherries and other fresh produce to Asian markets over the holidays.The first flight between Christchurch and Taipei is due to take off tonight with around... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Tue, 22 Dec 11:45am 

-Asia markets rise on vaccines, signs of US stimulus progress

Watch: Orangutans play on new grounds at Auckland Zoo
A high canopy habitat had officially opened today as part of Auckland Zoo's ongoing South East Asia Jungle Track development. 
© 2021 RadioNZ Wed, 16 Dec 7:15pm 

-Used car marketplace Carsome gets $30 million Series D for its Southeast Asia growth plans

Italy: Police arrest 19 suspected people smugglers
The smugglers allegedly transported migrants from Asia to Italy and then on to northern Europe. 
© 2021 BBCWorld Sun, 6 Dec 1:15pm 

-Health tech venture firm OTV closes new $170 million fund and expands into Asia

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-UN: Pandemic, surging food prices leave many in Asia hungry
-Asia Today: China sees virus outbreaks across its northeast

Biden's America will call on New Zealand for Asia Pacific support
OPINION: New Zealand and the US will have new requests of each other when Joe Biden takes over as president. 
© 2021 Mon, 18 Jan 7:45am 

-Asia Today: Virus rules tightened in province near Beijing

High pollution in South Asia linked to large number of miscarriages
Toxic air in India and other South Asian countries could be causing large numbers of miscarriages and stillbirths, scientists say. 
© 2021 RadioNZ Fri, 8 Jan 4:46pm 

Cricket: England's tour of Sri Lanka in doubt after Moeen Ali tests positive for Covid-19
England face an anxious wait to discover if coronavirus is sweeping through the squad after Moeen Ali tested positive just hours after arriving in Sri Lanka at the start of two months touring Asia.Moeen now faces 10 days in quarantine... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Tue, 5 Jan 7:05am 

Covid: How the war on the virus attacked freedom in Asia
Lockdowns and harsh laws meant to fight the virus have also seen governments quash dissent. 
© 2021 BBCWorld Sun, 3 Jan 1:25pm 

Vaccine and water unseats Mukesh Ambani as Asia's richest person
Nicknamed the lone wolf, China's Zhong Shanshan has unseated India's Mukesh Ambani. 
© 2021 BBCWorld Thu, 31 Dec 11:45pm 

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-Asia's casino capital Macau to host a CES alternative in 2021

Apple's supply chain woes are adding up in Asia
Apple has placed one of its top suppliers, Wistron, on probation after finding that the Taiwanese company violated its labor rules in India. 
© 2021 CNN Tue, 22 Dec 0:45am 

-WHO: Vaccination in Asia-Pacific expected mid or late 2021

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-Virus casts shadow over AP's pictures of the year in Asia
-Asia Today: Japan, S.Korea set new daily records, mull steps
-Seoul-based payment tech startup CHAI gets $60 million from Hanhwa, SoftBank Ventures Asia

AWS announces plans to open second region in Australia
New AWS Asia Pacific (Melbourne) Region will be available in the second half of 2022, supporting hundreds of thousands of AWS customers with lower latency, and even greater fault tolerance and resiliency for critical cloud workloads. 
© 2021 GeekZone Tue, 8 Dec 1:15pm 

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