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VOA: After Show of Military Might, China Offers to Restart S. China Sea Talks

China has agreed to restart talks with worried Southeast Asian countries on a maritime code of conduct to restore its image abroad...

CNN: Hong Kong schools told to remove books that violate new law as police powers extended

Hong Kong (CNN) Schools in Hong Kong have been told that they must remove books and teaching materials that could violate the...

VOA: FBI Director: China Uses Anti-Corruption Campaign to Target Dissidents in US

WASHINGTON - China is targeting hundreds of Chinese dissidents in the United States under the cover of an international anti-corruption campaign, using...

VOA: Australia’s Melbourne Locks Down Again Due to Coronavirus

The southern Australian city of Melbourne will be placed under a six-week lockdown due to a spike of new COVID-19 cases. ...

BBC: Coronavirus: Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus. He took the test, his fourth, on Monday after developing...

NPR: India Surpasses Russia In Reported Coronavirus Infections

India has now surpassed Russia to become the third-worst country affected by the coronavirus, in terms of total infections. Only the United States...

VOA: India, China Begin Pulling Back Troops from Disputed Border

In the first sign that India and China are deescalating tensions along their disputed border, both sides have agreed to a...

AP: Asia Today: China’s university exam begins after virus delay

Almost 11 million students began taking China’s university entrance exam Tuesday after a delay as the country worked to bring down...

BBC: Harry and Meghan: ‘Wrongs of past need to be acknowledged’, duke says

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have spoken to young leaders about equal rights - with Harry saying the wrongs of the...

BBC: Japan floods: Country braces for more rain as death toll rises

Japan is bracing for more heavy rain after a weekend of flooding left at least 37 people dead. More...

VOA: Yuriko Koike Re-elected Tokyo Governor

Tokyo voters rewarded Governor Yuriko Koike for her handling of the coronavirus outbreak by re-electing her to a second term Sunday. 

NPR: Prominent Critic Of China’s Leadership Detained In Beijing

A pre-eminent legal scholar and vocal critic of Chinese leader Xi Jinping was taken from his home early Monday by police, according...

Anouncement

Illinois Community Pledge provides common focus on COVID-19 safety

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, faculty members and staff are invited to sign a voluntary pledge that reinforces the need for...

[Illinois] Eight projects awarded funding for AI research to mitigate COVID-19

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Eight University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign projects are among 26 to receive the first C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute awards for artificial...

Research Park Offers FREE Technology Training Program, Application Now Open

CHAMPAIGN -- The University of Illinois Research Park is launching a free technology training program to increase skills in programming and data...

[Illinois] Tests optional for fall 2021 freshman applicants

Students applying for fall 2021 freshman admission to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will not be required to submit SAT or...