Pelosi Meets Singapore Leaders as China Ratchets Up Taiwan Tensions

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and a delegation of five other U.S. lawmakers met with Singapore’s President Halimah Yacob, Prime Minister Lee Gsien Loong, and Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Monday, the first stop on a tour of the Indo-Pacific region that could bring Pelosi to Taiwan.

Meeting between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and US Congressional delegation led by Spea

Report: China, U.S. Defense Chiefs May Come Face to Face in Singapore

Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe and U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin may hold an in-person meeting on the sidelines of the “Shangri-La Dialogue” security summit in Singapore later this week, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Tuesday citing an anonymous source close to China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

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Chinese Doctors Quietly Question ‘Traditional Chinese Medicine’ Cash Cow

Prominent Chinese neurologist Rao Yi, president of Capital Medical University in Beijing, on Wednesday criticized the government’s decision to ship millions of doses of a traditional Chinese herbal cure to Shanghai, even as the city’s captive population struggles to find food and medicine during a grueling coronavirus lockdown.

This photo taken on December 25, 2018 shows traditional Chinese herbal medicine at a shop

Thousands Cross Reopened Singapore-Malaysia Land Border

The land border separating Singapore from Malaysia — one of the busiest in the world — reopened to fully vaccinated travelers on Friday after a two-year-long closure due to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, Bloomberg reported, noting the event prompted “thousands” of people to travel between the Southeast Asian nations earlier that day.

Vehicles form a long queue to enter Woodlands checkpoint in Singapore on March 17, 2020 fr

Singapore to Prosecute Website for Coronavirus Misinformation

Singapore’s Ministry of Health announced Sunday it launched criminal investigations against the owners of a website that allegedly published false statements about the Chinese coronavirus in direct violation of the city-state’s Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), the Straits Times reported Monday.

A Government Technology Agency (GovTech) staff demonstrates Singapore's new contact-tracin