Coronavirus latest: Daily cases worldwide hit record high

Coronavirus latest: Daily cases worldwide hit record high

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Global cases have reached 6,131,531, according to Johns Hopkins University. The worldwide death toll has hit 371,154. To see how the disease has...
70% of Japan execs plan changes to supply chain: Nikkei survey

70% of Japan execs plan changes to supply chain: Nikkei survey

TOKYO — Seven out of 10 Japanese companies with domestic plants will revise their supply chains, a Nikkei survey shows, highlighting corporate efforts to find a new normal in light of continuing risks from the novel coronavirus. Many business practices are...
US-Japan military drills go on despite virus, with eye on China

US-Japan military drills go on despite virus, with eye on China

TOKYO — The coronavirus pandemic has not stopped the U.S. and Japan from holding joint military exercises, as the allies keep watch on China’s increasingly assertive maritime maneuvers. Two U.S. Air Force B-1 bombers and 16 F-15 and F-2 fighters from...
Trump seeks to shape world opinion on China with expanded G-7

Trump seeks to shape world opinion on China with expanded G-7

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump hopes to invite Russia, South Korea, Australia and India to the next Group of Seven summit, signaling his desire to find partners as he blames China for the novel coronavirus pandemic. Trump said Saturday that he will...
Malaysia, Singapore defer high-speed rail project until year-end

Malaysia, Singapore defer high-speed rail project until year-end

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — Malaysia and neighbouring Singapore said on Sunday they had agreed to suspend until Dec. 31 a high-speed rail (HSR) project between Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, and the city-state, to allow discussion of changes. Analysts...