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China says it has captured a group of Taiwanese spies

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 10:17
Taipei – China says it has captured people spying for rival Taiwan and cracked a series of espionage cases.Reports by state TV and other outlets ...

India and China hold fresh talks on ending military standoff

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 10:13
Srinagar, India – Senior Indian and Chinese military commanders were holding fresh talks Monday aimed at ending a monthslong standoff along their disputed border in ...

China ends virus-free streak as cluster in port city emerges

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 05:46
The development underscores the risk of resurgence in countries that have achieved near-eradication of COVID-19.

China’s insistence that Taiwan isn’t a country starts backfiring

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 04:59
The more China tells the world that Taiwan isn’t a country, the more Beijing’s adversaries are starting to treat it like one.Ahead of Taiwan’s National ...

Chinese app helps users bypass Great Firewall — then disappears

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 04:39
A Chinese app briefly gave the country’s internet users access to long-banned websites like Facebook and Google, setting off speculation about the future of Beijing’s ...

North Korea unveils massive new missile in move U.S. calls ‘disappointing’

Sun, 10/11/2020 - 09:44
Ultimately, the message the North could be trying to convey is that its nuclear weapons are here to stay, said a North Korea expert from ...

North Korea holds rare predawn military parade, Seoul says

Sat, 10/10/2020 - 08:02
Seoul – North Korea held a military parade early Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of its ruling Workers’ Party in a ...

Taiwan’s leader hopes for reduced tensions with China

Sat, 10/10/2020 - 06:33
Taipei – Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said Saturday she has hopes for less tensions with China and in the region if Beijing will listen to ...

China sends vessels, planes as U.S. warship sails near South China Sea islands

Sat, 10/10/2020 - 05:57
Beijing – China said it dispatched ships and planes to track the U.S. guided-missile destroyer John S. McCain as it passed near Chinese-held islands in ...

China’s Xi says intends to deepen relations with North Korea

Sat, 10/10/2020 - 04:12
Seoul – In a congratulatory message to Kim Jong Un for the founding anniversary of North Korea’s ruling party, Chinese President Xi Jinping said he ...

‘Rural surge’ propels India toward more COVID-19 infections than U.S.

Fri, 10/09/2020 - 08:46
A defiance of coronavirus rules is being reflected across rural India, and it is propelling this nation’s virus caseload toward the No. 1 spot globally.

‘Gilded cage’: Private pools and fancy meals in Thailand’s luxury quarantine

Fri, 10/09/2020 - 08:03
Phuket, Thailand – A private infinity pool, gourmet meals — and two temperature checks a day. Welcome to five-star quarantine in Thailand, where well-heeled tourists ...

Protests against new labor law turn violent across Indonesia

Fri, 10/09/2020 - 04:34
JAKARTA – Protests in many Indonesian cities turned violent Thursday as thousands of enraged students and workers criticized a new law they say will cripple ...

At North Korean military parade, get ready for ‘something big’

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 09:37
Pyongyang may use its 75th anniversary event Saturday to show off larger, heavier missile systems and launchers — and put the U.S. and Japan on ...

Australian wellness celeb Pete Evans fuels ‘infodemic’

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 06:39
Sydney – One minute Australian “wellness” personality Pete Evans is posting a barbecued prawn recipe to 1.5 million Facebook followers, the next he’s claiming the ...

Anti-vaxxer misinformation goes viral in the Philippines

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 06:27
Manila – Online misinformation is leaching out from cheap mobile phones and free Facebook plans used by millions in the Philippines, convincing many to reject ...

North Korean diplomat, missing since 2018, is spotted in Seoul

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 05:50
The revelation could further aggravate North-South relations, which have been in a downward spiral for months.

Here’s what could happen if China invaded Taiwan

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 02:54
Fears are growing among analysts, officials and investors that an invasion could actually happen, potentially triggering a war with the U.S.

Japan among 39 nations calling on China to respect Uighur human rights

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 03:14
A rights group praised the fact that so many countries signed the declaration "despite China's persistent threats and intimidation tactics against those who speak out."

Thousands of Indonesians protest against passage of jobs bill

Tue, 10/06/2020 - 12:36
The law removes the three-year maximum duration of contracts and reduces severance benefits — provisions the government said are intended to promote formal hiring.

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