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China objects to Ladakh status, Indian border activities

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Senior commanders appear to have made no progress in disengaging their forces from the ongoing standoff in the mountainous region as they had earlier committed ...

Taiwan defense chief says no signs China is preparing for war

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One sign of an imminent attack would be if troops from inland parts of China began massing along its east, but there are no indications ...

South Korea says man slain by North sailors had wanted to defect

4 min 45 sec ago
Seoul – South Korea said Tuesday that a government official slain by North Korean sailors wanted to defect, concluding that the man, who had gambling ...

Coronavirus remakes South Korea’s Thanksgiving traditions

3 hours 31 min ago
Seoul – The coronavirus forced 84-year-old Chung Seong-ran to do something new to celebrate South Korea’s Thanksgiving holiday instead of being visited by her daughter.With ...

Biden set to carve own brand of tough-on-China policy if elected

3 hours 33 min ago
Biden advisers have honed in on questions about the world’s second largest economy — anticipating attacks from President Donald Trump.

Thailand’s ‘rule-breaker’ school uniforms challenge tradition

3 hours 41 min ago
BANGKOK – In Thai classrooms, showing a rebellious or creative streak through what you wear is difficult.School uniform rules are strict, down to how pupils’ ...

China’s top climate scientists unveil road map to 2060 goal

3 hours 52 min ago
One of China’s climate research institutes on Sunday laid out a plan of increasing renewable and nuclear energy and completely phasing out coal power.

China holds military drills in four seas amid tensions with Taiwan and U.S.

3 hours 52 min ago
Beijing – China has simultaneously been holding military drills in the South and East China seas as well as the Yellow Sea and the Bohai ...

Some of Hong Kong’s poor finally feel at home in prefabricated ‘modules’

4 hours 10 min ago
Hong Kong – When Lau Kai Fai, his wife and teenage son moved into a new Hong Kong flat last month, he thought the 290 ...

With EU help, Taiwan gets rare win in China naming dispute

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 09:15
Taipei – Taiwan expressed satisfaction on Monday and said the European Union had stepped in to help after a global alliance of mayors stopped referring ...

Beijing unveils protections for health emergency whistleblowers

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 06:46
Shanghai – China’s capital Beijing will protect whistleblowers who disclose information about public health emergencies, it said on Sunday, part of the country’s efforts to ...

Palm oil labor abuses linked to world’s top brands and banks

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 11:24
An investigation found an invisible workforce consisting of millions of laborers from some of the poorest corners of Asia, many enduring various forms of exploitation.

Brushing off criticism, China’s Xi calls policies in Xinjiang ‘totally correct’

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 07:30
Xi made the remarks at a conference that is likely to set the direction of Chinese policy in Xinjiang for years to come.

As U.S. and China squabble at U.N., a plea — and warning — from Micronesia

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 05:22
New York – As China and the United States feuded at the United Nations last week over COVID-19 and the climate, one of the world’s ...

Malaysia’s embattled prime minister wins crucial state polls

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 05:01
KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s 7-month-old ruling alliance triumphed Saturday in its first electoral test in eastern Sabah state, a major victory for embattled Prime Minister ...

North Korea warns of naval tensions during search for slain South Korean

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 03:56
Seoul – North Korea said it was searching for the body a South Korean man killed by its troops, but warned that South Korean naval ...

China pushes emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine despite concerns

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 10:53
BEIJING – After the first shot, he had no reaction. But Kan Chai felt woozy following the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved for ...

Seoul suggests joint probe with Pyongyang over shooting of South Korean official

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 10:33
SEOUL – South Korea urged North Korea on Saturday to further investigate the fatal shooting of a South Korean fisheries official and suggested it could ...

Taiwan’s armed forces strain in undeclared war of attrition with China

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 08:36
KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen visited a low-key but critical maintenance base for fighter jet engines on Saturday, offering encouragement as the Chinese-claimed ...

Australia PM on not sharing vaccine: History will be ‘severe judge’

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 05:46
United Nations – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday insisted that any nation that develops a COVID-19 vaccine share it universally, warning that history ...