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 Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi on 1 August 2022. (Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore)

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 in New Taipei City. - Traditional medicine shops are dying out -- with some 200 closing their doors every year -- even though traditional medicine remains wildly popular in Taiwan because the authorities have not …

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 from across the causeway of the southern Malaysian state of Johor. - Malaysia will ban its citizens from travelling overseas and foreigners from entering the country in drastic measures announced by the prime minister on …

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-tracing smarthphone app called TraceTogether, as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus in Singapore on March 20, 2020. - The mobile app using Bluetooth technology developed by GovTech in collaboration with the Ministry of Health informs user who had close …

Kamala Harris Arrives in Singapore amid Growing Afghan Debacle

Vice President Kamala Harris touched down in Singapore early Sunday morning to begin her tour of Asia, with traveling officials saying she will offer reassurances of Washington’s commitment to the region against a backdrop of the chaotic U.S. retreat from Afghanistan and Taliban takeover.

US Vice President Kamala Harris waves upon arrival at Paya Lebar Base airport in Singapore, August 22, 2021. (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)