Major companies, restaurants and colleges have started offering cash payouts, extra time off and even the chance to win a $1.4 million apartment.
For Iain Marlow's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Taiwan’s predicament illustrates its strategic yet vulnerable position at the confluence of U.S.-China tensions.
So many shots are languishing that the government has warned that some will expire in September.
Some experts are worried about the potential impact of widely deploying Chinese shots that have demonstrated lower efficacy rates than those made by Pfizer and Moderna.
The shift to a forceful inculcation of national security issues, even among young children, comes as Beijing increases its control over almost all sectors and institutions in Hong Kong.
For Hong Kong residents wondering what sort of behavior might breach the Beijing-imposed national security law, one of the city’s top police officers says it’s the wrong question to ask.
Hong Kong institutions are further restricting public access to information, raising concerns over transparency as China increases its grip over the Asian financial hub. The most significant change is a government proposal to restrict public access to the Companies Registry, limiting the information to correspondence ...
Confidence in both the Sinovac shot and the government’s vaccine drive has plummeted.
For almost a quarter of a century, the city stood as the one place under Beijing’s rule with open elections. Now, China may have been convinced to end the experiment in democracy.
India's pharmaceutical industry had already made the South Asian nation the main supplier of essential medicines to the developing world.