Asia-Pacific News Calendar

Asia-Pacific news calendar from Saturday, April 2 to Friday, April 29:


HONG KONG: Auction House Sotheby's holds its 2016 spring sales, including for an oval blue diamond set to become the most expensive piece of jewellery ever sold at auction in Asia (until April 6)

VARIOUS DATELINES: Cricket. T20 World Cup in India (until April 3)

Saturday, April 2

HANOI: New president of Vietnam to be announced

Sunday, April 3

HONG KONG: Hong Kong Film Awards, with dystopian movie "Ten Years" nominated for best film

SUBIC, Philippines: Japanese submarine Oyashio and two support vessels visit the Philippines to boost defence ties (until April 6)

KOLKATA, India: Cricket. T20 World Cup. Final

Monday, April 4

KOLKATA, India: West Bengal holds elections, one of five states staging polls over the next six weeks, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nationally ruling party battling powerful regional groups (until May 16)

MANILA: US and Philippine troops conduct annual large-scale joint military exercises (until April 15)

Tuesday, April 5

MUMBAI: India's central bank announces interest rate decision

SYDNEY: Central bank monthly interest rate decision

KUALA LUMPUR: Badminton. Malaysia Open (until April 10)

VARIOUS DATELINES: Football. AFC Champions League group games (until April 6)

Wednesday, April 6

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: A tribunal that cut the jail sentence of Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped the CIA in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, resumes hearing his appeal

KUALA LUMPUR: Badminton. Malaysia Open (until April 10)

VARIOUS DATELINES: Football. AFC Champions League group games

Thursday, April 7

HANOI: New prime minister of Vietnam to be announced

HONG KONG: Protesters charged with rioting during clashes with police over Chinese New Year return to court

TOKYO: Fashion chain Fast Retailing to release quarterly results

ADELAIDE, Australia: Swimming. Australian Olympic trials (until April 14)

Friday, April 8

HONG KONG: Rugby. Hong Kong Sevens (until April 10)

Saturday, April 9

MUMBAI: Cricket. Start of Indian Premier League (until May 29)

Sunday, April 10

NEW DELHI: Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate visit India and Bhutan (until April 16)

HIROSHIMA, Japan: Group of Seven foreign ministers meet (until April 11)

TAIPEI: A rally to call to push for enforcement of death penalty after the murder of a four-year-old girl

HIROSHIMA, Japan: Group of Seven foreign ministers meeting (until April 11)

Monday, April 11

BEIJING: Inflation statistics for March

HONG KONG: Trial starts for a pro-democracy protester charged with assaulting police during mass democracy rallies, as seven police officers also face charges of attacking him in a beating caught on video

BEIJING: Inflation statistics for March

Tuesday, April 12

SINGAPORE: Badminton. OUE Singapore Open (until April 17)

Wednesday, April 13

BEIJING: March trade figures

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka marks traditional Sinhalese and Tamil New Year (until April 14)

SEOUL: South Korean parliamentary elections

HONG KONG: Table Tennis. Asian Olympic qualifiers (until April 17)

Friday, April 15

BEIJING: Q1 GDP figures and other economic data

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad literature festival 2016 (until April 17)

NEW DELHI: Delhi's government reintroduces limits on the number of cars allowed on the roads in the polluted Indian capital (until April 30)

SEOUL: North Korea marks anniversary of the birth of founder leader Kim Il-Sung

SHANGHAI: Formula One. Practice for Chinese grand prix

Saturday, April 16

BRISBANE, Australia: Tennis. Fed Cup World Group play-off. Australia v United States (until April 17)

SHANGHAI: Formula One. Practice and qualifying for Chinese grand prix


Sunday, April 17

SHANGHAI: Formula One. Chinese grand prix

Monday, April 18

WELLINGTON: Inflation figures released

Tuesday, April 19

SEOUL: Bank of Korea holds monthly monetary meeting to discuss interest rate

TOKYO: Football. AFC Champions League group games

Wednesday, April 20

BANGKOK: Pre-trial evidence hearing resumes for two Chinese Uighurs accused of planting deadly shrine bomb in Bangkok

TOKYO: Trade statistics for March and 2015 released

SINGAPORE: Sentencing for Singaporean couple convicted of starving their Philippine maid

TOKYO: Football. AFC Champions League group games

Thursday, April 21

SHENZHEN, China: Golf. European Tour. EPGA Shenzhen International (until April 24)

CHIBA, Japan: Golf. Asian Tour. Panasonic Open (until April 24)

Friday, April 22

BANGKOK: Trial resumes of ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra on negligence charges

Saturday, April 23

KUALA LUMPUR: Squash. World women's championships (until April 30)

Sunday, April 24

DHAKA: Third anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in which a garment factory complex collapsed, killing more than 1,100 people


Monday, April 25

BANGKOK: Pre-trial hearing for tobacco giant Philip Morris accused of tax evasion on imported cigarettes

KATHMANDU: Nepal marks one year since massive earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people

BEIJING: Beijing Auto Show starts (until May 4)

Tuesday, April 26

TAIPEI: Court ruling on a water park explosion that killed 15 and injured hundreds of people last year

WUHAN, China: Badminton. Asia Championships (until May 1)

Wednesday, April 27

DHARAMSALA, India: Tibetan government-in-exile releases results of worldwide election for new leader

TOKYO: Nintendo to release earnings results

Thursday, April 28

TOKYO: Companies including ANA and JAL to release earnings results

TOKYO: BOJ policy meeting; governor presser

TOKYO: Industrial production and inflation data to be released

BEIJING: Golf. EPGA Volvo China Open (until May 1)


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