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Asian Insider

Kim Jong Un’s ‘most beloved child’ will be his successor: Expert

North Korean leader appears to have chosen 9-year-old Ju Ae as his successor, and is paving the way for her to become leader in due course

Netizens in China call for IPO ban on Covid-19 testing firms

They accuse the firms of making money off the public’s misery.

Taiwanese jailed for buying votes for China-friendly candidate via lavish dinners and air tickets

They used funds from Chinese authorities to buy votes for KMT's 2020 presidential nominee Han Kuo-yu.

‘Sober-curiosity’: Responsible drinking trend grows in Japan

There is a burgeoning movement in Japan towards “responsible drinking” and “sober-curiosity”.

Climate Change

Storms, floods and fires caused $353.3 billion in losses in 2022

Insured losses have been on a long-term upward trend, and extreme events caused by climate change shoulder much of the blame. 

Singapore’s new climate targets still ‘critically insufficient’, says research group

This is despite the Republic’s efforts to implement a higher carbon tax and cut its greenhouse gas emissions.

Nature needs $525 billion annually by 2025, UN says

About 50 per cent of global GDP is dependent on healthy and well-functioning ecosystems.