What to see in asia today
Aung San Suu Kyi: The trial of the dismissed leader of Myanmar will be postponed on November 30 and the first verdict will be announced.
Narendra Modi and Vladimir Putin: The Prime Minister of India will hold a one-on-one meeting with the President of Russia during the annual India-Russia summit, at which time 10 bilateral agreements will be signed.
Hang Seng Index: Hong Kong’s benchmark index has undergone a reorganization today, and both the game company NetEase and the e-commerce group JD.com have joined. China’s debt-ridden real estate developer Evergrande will be removed from the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index.
market: Asian stock markets started to decline this week, Hong Kong and Japan futures both fell, and Australian stocks were flat in early trading.
Raab believes that Christmas will not be cancelled by Covid
British Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab predicts that Britons will enjoy “a wonderful Christmas” because Downing Street hopes that before the new year, England does not need new Covid-19 restrictions to deal with the Omicron variant.
Ministers believe that new and existing anti-coronavirus measures-including plans to expand the vaccine enhancement program and new requirements for travelers to the UK to be tested for coronavirus before departure-are sufficient for now.
Raab made bullish remarks on Sunday, saying that this Christmas will be “completely different” from the last Christmas, and people should confidently plan to spend time with family and friends.
“I think it will be a great Christmas,” the attorney general told the BBC. “I think people should enjoy Christmas, have their loved ones by their side, and celebrate it in a way that we couldn’t do in the past.”
When asked whether the company should continue its plans to hold a large Christmas party, he said, “I believe that employers will adopt a common-sense approach to their business conditions.”
Boris Johnson and his team are expected to review Omicron’s latest data around December 16, but an ally of the prime minister downplayed the possibility of any additional restrictions before Christmas, saying: “Our goal is this. Nothing new is needed for the new year.”
Read more about Rab’s Christmas Review.
Eric Zemmour’s first major campaign rally was met with a scuffle
After activists from an anti-racist organization tried to interrupt his speech, a scuffle broke out at the first election rally held by the anti-immigration debater Eric Zemur, who is running for the French president.
Soon after Zemmour started speaking to more than 10,000 people in a conference hall outside of Paris, SOS Racisme activists stood up and displayed black shirts with the slogan “Against Racism.” They were attacked by Zemmour supporters. The video taken by reporters showed that militants were beaten, chairs were thrown, and security officials tried to break the battle.
The episode ended soon, but it showed how Zemmour’s far-right candidate caused tension in France, as the television expert and writer has risen in the polls since the summer. When his supporters waved the French flag in the northern suburbs of the capital, about 8,000 people took to the streets of Paris to denounce him on a xenophobic platform. The police said they had arrested 48 people.
The 63-year-old believes that the once great France is declining due to uncontrolled immigration and excessive political correctness. He rose to second place in the polls in early November. But according to data from the polling agency Harris Interactive, his popularity has recently declined, second only to President Emmanuel Macron and far-right politician Marina Le Pen.
Read more about Eric Zemore’s rally.