1. Foreign ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations are holding their annual meeting by video. They are expected to discuss the issuing of a statement aimed at easing escalating tensions between China and the United States over the South China Sea.
  2. China’s President Xi Jinping and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday implicitly criticized the United States. Xi said that selfishness, scapegoating and confusing right and wrong will not only hurt a country and its people, but harm citizens of all countries.
  3. Medical experts in Japan have drawn up recommendations for coronavirus treatment options. The guideline offers a strong recommendation for the use of steroid dexamethasone on patients with moderate to severe symptoms, but also strongly advises against using it in mild cases.