Asia-Pacific News Calendar

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Asia-Pacific News Calendar


Asia-Pacific news calendar from Saturday, February 6 to Friday, March 4:


NEW DELHI: World's leading car makers attend Auto Expo Delhi (until Feb 9)

PERTH, Australia: Swimming. Aquatic Super Series (until Feb 6)

Saturday, February 6

ISLAMABAD: Third round of four-nation talks aimed at reviving peace negotiations with Afghan Taliban

MANILA: Both houses of the Philippine Congress adjourn until after national elections in May to select a new legislature and new president

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: Olympics. 2018 Winter Olympics venue Pyeongchang hosts its first test events

SYDNEY: Rugby Union. IRB Sydney Sevens (until Feb 7)

WELLINGTON: Cricket. New Zealand v Australia, 2nd ODI

Monday, February 8

BEIJING: Start of Lunar New Year (Year of the Monkey)

HANOI: Vietnam shuts down for Lunar New Year celebrations, known locally as "Tet" (until February 15)

SEOUL: Opening of an 18-day window announced by North Korea for the planned launch of a space rocket in violation of UN sanctions

HAMILTON, New Zealand: Cricket. New Zealand v Australia, 3rd ODI

TOKYO: Sebastian Coe, head of world athletics governing body IAAF, to visit Japan

Tuesday, February 9

CHONBURI, Thailand: Thailand and the US jointly host Cobra Gold, Asia's largest military exercise (until February 20)

MANILA: Campaigning kicks off for general elections in May, where voters will choose President Benigno Aquino's successor as well as members of parliament

PUNE, India: Cricket. India v Sri Lanka in first Twenty20 match

Wednesday, February 10

SINGAPORE: Pre-trial court hearing of Belgian man accused of killing five-year-old son

TOKYO: Nissan releases third-quarter earnings

Thursday, February 11

HONG KONG: A Chinese national arrested in Hong Kong for allegedly murdering two teenage nephews in the US returns to court for an extradition hearing

Friday, February 12

KATHMANDU: Twentieth anniversary of the start of Nepal Maoists' "People's War" that ended in 2006

TOKYO: Japan's H-IIA rocket launches "ASTRO-H" astronomy satellite

SINGAPORE: Southeast Asia's biggest telecom firm Singtel releases third quarter earnings report

RANCHI, India: Cricket. India v Sri Lanka in second Twenty20 match

WELLINGTON: Cricket. New Zealand v Australia, 1st Test (until Feb 16)

Saturday, February 13 MUMBAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Make in India week in Mumbai NAEBA, Japan: Skiiing. Alpine Ski World Cup (Until February 14)

Sunday, February 14

SINGAPORE: Aviation Leadership Summit conference featuring top aviation and airline executives (until Feb 15)

VIZAG, India: Cricket. India v Sri Lanka in third Twenty20 match

Monday, February 15

BEIJING: January trade figures released

TOKYO: Government data on GDP between October and December, factory output for December released

Tuesday, February 16

PHNOM PENH: Appeal hearings for two former Khmer Rouge leaders, who have been sentenced to life imprisonment, set to resume

SEOUL: Monthly meeting of South Korea's central bank to discuss any revision of its benchmark interest rate

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airshow, featuring civilian and defence components and including companies such as Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman (until Feb 21)

TAIPEI: Skating. Four Continents Figure Skating Championships (until Feb 21)

Wednesday, February 17

BANGKOK: Trial resumes of Thai ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra over alleged negligence in a costly rice scheme that could see her jailed for a decade, with prosecution witnesses appearing

HONG KONG: US pop megastar Madonna performs in the city

Thursday, February 18

BEIJING: Inflation statistics for January released

ADELAIDE, Australia: Golf. LPGA Australian Open (until Feb 21)

KUALA LUMPUR: Golf. Maybank Championship Malaysia tournament

Saturday, February 20

GAPYEONG, South Korea: Hundreds of members of the Unification Church marry in a mass wedding

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand: Cricket. New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test (until Feb 24)

Monday, February 22

HONG KONG: Banking giant HSBC publishes its results for the 2015 financial year

Wednesday, February 24

HONG KONG: Five Uber drivers arrested in an undercover police sting operation in August return to court

Thursday, February 25

HONG KONG: Pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong, who has been charged with multiple offences, attends a hearing over preventing the clearance of protest camps in 2014



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