BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - The Chinese government should have raised the red alert to reduce the number of vehicles on roads and close schools when the smog situation reached dangerous levels on November 30.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - A provision in the new constitution draft proposes that Thai politicians who had been impeached would not be able to contest elections for life.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Foreigners who do not fulfill immigration obligations in Indonesia could face a maximum jail sentence of three months or a fine of US$1,819.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - A total of 18,773 people have been granted citizenship in Thailand over the last three years.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - To date, at least 9,000 foreigners have been detected with HIV/AIDS on the mainland since the center’s epidemic surveillance system started operating in 2005. But the centre does not know if they are still in China.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Media coverage of TV star Por Tridsadee’s medical affliction has gone too far; it’s time to end such invasiveness

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Major power management system supplier Delta Electronics Inc. announced yesterday that its founder Bruce Cheng would lead a group of company employees to attend side events at COP21, the United Nations climate summit in Paris.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Baseball is almost certain to return to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, according to the head of the Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA).

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Taiwan's Economics Minister John Deng yesterday warned of the potential impact from the China-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA), despite his hopes of successful negotiations on the cross-strait trade-in-goods agreement.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - The head of mainland China’s semi-official organisation for Taiwan relations yesterday broached cross-strait cooperation on long-term care for the elderly.