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China disciplines 80 officials linked to major vaccine scandal

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 22:05
China’s corruption watchdog on Saturday said it has disciplined more than 80 officials linked to a major vaccine scandal last summer that inflamed public fears ...

Australia says last child refugees in Nauru camp to be sent to U.S.

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 21:55
Australia announced on Sunday that the last child refugees held on the Pacific atoll of Nauru will soon be sent to the United States, ending ...

There’s a radical plan to make South Korea’s legislature 50% female

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 21:02
Some South Korean women are so frustrated by the country’s stubborn gender pay gap that they are seeking a radical shift: equal political representation.A proposal ...

WWI-era grenade found in consignment of potatoes imported from France to Hong Kong

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 05:53
News reports Saturday said Hong Kong police have destroyed a World War I-era hand grenade found at a food-processing plant in a shipment of potatoes ...

U.S. intelligence community elevates China rivalry to war of ideologies

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 01:26
In a move that could harden Washington’s posture toward Beijing for years, the U.S. intelligence community has characterized relations with China as a global ideological ...

Bishop from China’s ‘underground’ Roman Catholic Church gains official recognition: state media

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 00:12
Amid a thaw in relations between Beijing and the Holy See, a bishop from China’s “underground” Roman Catholic church is slated to step up as ...

Weak U.S.-North Korea deal may bolster Seoul’s need for its own nukes: opposition leader

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 22:42
The leader of South Korea’s main opposition party warned that calls for acquiring nuclear weapons could grow in Seoul if U.S. talks with North Korea ...

Part of Australia’s Queensland hit by once-in-a-century floods with more rain on the way

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 21:45
Once-in-a-century flooding in part of the eastern Australian state of Queensland looks set to worsen as the nation’s weather bureau on Saturday warned of more ...

Hong Kong top court denies male status to three transgender men

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 21:34
Hong Kong’s High Court refused to allow three transgender men to be recognized as males on their official identity cards because they have not undergone ...

Grim outlook for Australian right points to another change in leadership

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 20:38
While much of the West embraces the populist right, Australians are balking at their government’s climate-skeptic tough-on-migrants message, with polls pointing to a change in ...

Life for Christians in repressive North Korea includes quiet Sunday hymns and prayers in the bathroom

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 20:29
One North Korean defector in Seoul describes her family back home quietly singing Christian hymns every Sunday while someone stood watch for informers. A second ...

U.S. lawmakers nominate jailed Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti for Nobel peace prize

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 20:21
U.S. lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle have nominated jailed Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti — sentenced to life in prison for “separatism” — ...

Security firm linked to Blackwater founder Erik Prince signs preliminary Xinjiang training deal

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 20:15
A Hong Kong-listed security firm who has a former U.S. Navy SEAL on its board has signed a preliminary deal with authorities in China to ...

Second Trump-Kim summit planned for Danang, Vietnam: report

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 20:01
A planned second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February will take place in Danang, Vietnam, ...

Jailed Reuters journalists appeal to Myanmar’s top court as rights group decries ‘fear’

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 06:38
Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law appealed to the Supreme Court on Friday against their conviction, ...

Former South Korea presidential hopeful jailed in #MeToo case

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 06:05
A former South Korean presidential contender was jailed for three and a half years on Friday in an appeal trial stemming from allegations he raped ...

To challenge China’s influence in Pacific, Australia turns to rugby league in soft-power offensive

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 01:35
Australia will direct more foreign aid to develop the sport of rugby league in the Pacific, officials say, bolstering a soft power offensive against China’s ...

Spy novels, daigou and democracy: The many lives of Yang Hengjun, Australian writer held in China

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 01:18
A Chinese-born Australian writer detained by authorities in Beijing for suspected espionage has long been a divisive figure among overseas Chinese dissidents and activists.To his ...

Hong Kong seizes record 8 tons of endangered pangolin scales

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 01:11
Hong Kong customs officers unveiled a record seizure of pangolin scales on Friday, the latest huge haul to underscore the city’s central role in the ...

Researchers warn China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative may aid spread of invasive species

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 23:15
A major new trade route organized by China and spanning 123 countries could accelerate the spread of invasive species like never before, researchers warn.China’s “Belt ...

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