Japan warns of rising security threats in annual defence report

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japan warned on Friday (July 22) of escalating national security threats, including repercussions from Russia’s war with Ukraine, Chinese intimidation of Taiwan, and vulnerable technology supply chains, in its annual defence white paper. The report sets out the government’s security concerns as it prepares the defence ministry budget request due next month, […]

Shanghai Covid-19 cases jump to highest since May, fuelling lockdown fears

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) – Shanghai reported the most virus infections since late May, fuelling concerns China’s financial hub may look to ramp up restrictions to curb transmission. The city announced 54 local Covid-19 infections for Wednesday (July 6), including two that were found outside of quarantine, with the latter raising concerns that the virus could be […]