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North Korean trade hit more by COVID-19 than sanctions

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Trade with China, by far the country's largest economic partner, shrank 73% through September and is on course to plunge 80% for the whole year, ...

Angry Indian farmers are ‘ready to die’ in showdown with Modi

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The Indian prime minister has stood his ground against the protesters, saying Nov. 29 that the controversial new laws gave farmers "new rights and new ...

Ignored and ridiculed, she wages a lonesome climate crusade

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Called the Greta Thunberg of China, Ou Hongyi, 17, has been ignored, ridiculed and ostracized as well as harassed by school officials and the police ...

China tweet that enraged Australia propelled by ‘unusual’ accounts, say experts

3 hours 11 min ago
A Chinese official's tweet of an image of an Australian soldier that sparked a furious reaction from Canberra was amplified across social media by unusual ...

North Korea’s parliament to convene in late January

3 hours 28 min ago
North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament will hold its next session in late January, state media said Saturday — likely meaning it will convene shortly after U.S. ...

South Korea reports 583 coronavirus cases one day after posting nine-month high

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South Korea reported 583 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, down from the previous day's 629, which was the highest since a first wave peaked in ...

Some aspects of Sino-U.S. ties ‘beyond repair,’ China state media warn

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 07:54
Relations between the world's two largest economies have sunk to their lowest point in decades over issues such as trade, technology, security, human rights and ...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai denied bail after fraud charge

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:38
Lai's fraud charge marks the latest crackdown on pro-democracy figures in the former British colony.

Chinese spacecraft carrying lunar rocks lifts off from moon

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:23
Chang’e 5, the third Chinese spacecraft to land on the moon and the first to take off from it again, is the latest in a ...

South Korea considers tighter restrictions as coronavirus cases hit nine-month high

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:23
South Korea said it is considering tightening its social distancing rules as it reported 629 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the most since the first ...

As coronavirus spread in Wuhan, China’s secret deals with businesses caused major testing blunders

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:47
In January, thousands of people waited in hourslong lines for hospitals, sometimes next to corpses lying in hallways. But most couldn’t get the test they ...

‘I’d rather die’: Chinese ink activist posts tearful protest video

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 08:40
A Chinese activist who filmed herself defacing a poster of President Xi Jinping has published a tearful video saying she is heavily surveilled by authorities ...

Thai protests target king’s billions of dollars in property investments

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 07:40
Thailand’s royal family has long been the biggest shareholder in two of the country’s most valuable companies as well as vast plots of land in ...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai denied bail on fraud charge

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 07:00
Outspoken Hong Kong pro-democracy advocate and media tycoon Jimmy Lai was refused bail on Thursday on a fraud charge amid a growing crackdown on dissent ...

Middleman matters: Behind Indian protests against Modi farm reforms

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 06:51
The divisive new laws are aimed at linking potential bulk buyers directly with farmers.

‘He Is a Thug’: Polarizing Muslim cleric Rizieq Shihab returns to Indonesia

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 06:04
Rizieq Shihab is calling for a renewed "moral revolution” to push Indonesia toward a more conservative vision of Islam.

China’s #MeToo movement gets its moment in court

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 03:44
A sexual harassment case against a powerful Chinese media figure opened in Beijing on Wednesday, with his accuser calling it a major moment in the ...

Thai prime minister acquitted of ethics breach, retains post

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 10:43
The ruling comes as Prayut Chan-ocha has been dealing with a persistent student-led pro-democracy movement.

Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow jailed for Hong Kong protests

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 09:46
Leading Hong Kong dissident Joshua Wong was jailed alongside two other young activists, including Agnes Chow, on Wednesday for leading an illegal rally outside the ...

Signs of dissent within Thai military as protests grow

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 08:58
Social media is exposing discontent among some soldiers, police and civil servants after months of protests against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha and the monarchy.