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China’s combative nationalists see a world turning their way

Mon, 12/14/2020 - 06:51
China’s Communist Party, under its leader, Xi Jinping, has promoted the idea that the country is on a trajectory to power past Western rivals.

Chinese dams under U.S. scrutiny in Mekong rivalry

Mon, 12/14/2020 - 04:03
Beijing has dismissed U.S. research saying Chinese dams have retained water to the detriment of downstream nations.

North Korea accused of using virus to crack down on rights

Sat, 12/12/2020 - 03:23
Eight mainly Western nations accused North Korea on Friday of using the pandemic "to crack down further on the human rights of its own people,” ...

South Korea reports 950 new coronavirus cases in record daily rise

Sat, 12/12/2020 - 02:42
South Korea reported a record daily increase in novel coronavirus cases since the country's first case was confirmed in January, with 950 new infections, the ...

How China is trying to subdue Taiwan with ‘gray-zone’ warfare

Fri, 12/11/2020 - 09:56
Beijing is conducting waves of threatening forays from the air while ratcheting up pressure tactics to erode Taiwan's will to resist, say current and former ...

Hong Kong media magnate Jimmy Lai charged with collusion under new security law

Fri, 12/11/2020 - 08:40
Shares of Next Digital, founded by Lai, climbed 18% after reports he was to be charged — Hong Kong residents have piled into shares of ...

Hong Kong teen found guilty in China flag insult case

Fri, 12/11/2020 - 07:46
Tony Chung, a 19-year-old who led a now-disbanded pro-democracy group, was convicted for throwing the Chinese flag to the ground during scuffles in May 2019.

China sends sanctioned official to U.S. commerce dinner in Beijing

Fri, 12/11/2020 - 06:04
The Chinese government was represented at the annual American Chamber of Commerce in China event in Beijing by Wang Chen, a member of the Communist ...

Cases surge in South Korea with COVID-19 vaccine still months away

Fri, 12/11/2020 - 05:04
South Korea’s daily number of new cases was once as low as two per day. That number soared to​ 682 on Thursday, with health officials ...

ASEAN defense chiefs and partners agree to promote peace in Asia

Thu, 12/10/2020 - 13:46
The latest meeting was attended by Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi, as well as ministers from other partner countries.

China’s ‘vaccine diplomacy’: A global charm offensive

Thu, 12/10/2020 - 08:09
China is aiming to deflect criticism over its early handling of the pandemic, raise the profile of its biotech firms and grow its influence in ...

Big data ‘turbocharged’ repression in China’s Xinjiang, rights group says

Thu, 12/10/2020 - 07:41
Muslims in China's Xinjiang were "arbitrarily" selected for arrest by a computer program that flagged suspicious behavior, activists said Wednesday, in a report detailing big ...

For Canadians held in China, two years of isolation and uncertainty

Thu, 12/10/2020 - 04:28
The fates of the two men are seemingly intertwined with the future of China’s tumultuous relationships with Canada and the United States.

No mention of China or Asia as Biden touts pick for Pentagon chief

Wed, 12/09/2020 - 10:17
Omission risks sending an alarming message to allies such as Japan amid hopes for a continued U.S.-led charge confronting an increasingly assertive Beijing.

More afraid of hunger: COVID-19 rules causing many in Philippines to starve

Wed, 12/09/2020 - 07:47
Charities are struggling to meet the ever-growing demand for food as millions of families go hungry across the country.

National strike intensifies protests against new India farm laws

Wed, 12/09/2020 - 06:30
Tens of thousands of farmers across India took to the streets Tuesday during a nationwide strike demanding the scrapping of new agricultural laws, intensifying an ...

Kim Jong Un’s sister slams Seoul over questioning zero-virus claim

Wed, 12/09/2020 - 04:20
South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said over the weekend that it’s hard to believe North Korea’s claim that there has been no virus outbreak ...

China and Nepal say Everest a bit higher than countries realized

Tue, 12/08/2020 - 13:59
There had been debate over the actual height of the peak and concern that it might have shrunk after a major earthquake in 2015.

As U.S. reveals new arms sale, Taiwan says it faces daily ‘authoritarian’ threat

Tue, 12/08/2020 - 11:42
The United States has announced a new $280 million arms sale package to the Chinese-claimed island, the sixth this year.

Taiwan ban on Japanese food looks set to stay

Tue, 12/08/2020 - 10:00
The measure, in place since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, affects products from five prefectures in eastern Japan.