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Detentions raise fears, cast doubt on China’s policies

22 min 37 sec ago
By detaining two Canadians in an apparent act of retaliation, China is looking like the country its harshest critics say it is: one unbound by ...

Chinese hackers targeting U.S. Navy contractors with multiple breaches: report

54 min 56 sec ago
Chinese hackers have breached U.S. Navy contractors to steal a raft of information, including missile plans, through what some officials describe as some of the ...

U.S., Canada look to ease strains amid three-way spat with China

1 hour 37 min ago
The United States and Canada moved Friday to ease tensions between them over the case of a top Chinese technology executive whose arrest by Canadian ...

China basketball fans shock with Nanking Massacre death chant

2 hours 20 min ago
Fans of the Shanghai Sharks basketball team taunted their Nanjing opponents with a death chant on the anniversary of a 1937 Japanese military massacre in ...

U.S. and South Korea can’t agree on sharing the bill for military after Trump’s criticism

14 hours 46 min ago
The United States and South Korea have failed to agree on a bigger South Korean share of the cost of maintaining U.S. troops, an official ...

40 years in the making: Five lives changed by China’s reforms

19 hours 33 min ago
China’s policy of “reform and opening up” has brought monumental changes to the world’s most populous country since its launch 40 years ago under leader ...

Everyone’s a winner in Taiwan’s claw crane game craze

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 22:46
As Taiwan’s economy stagnates, claw crane arcades where customers pay to manipulate a robotic grabber in an attempt to pick a prize from within a ...

Caught between China and the U.S., Canada is feeling alone in the world

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 22:08
First U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Canada on trade. Then Saudi Arabia punished it for speaking up for human rights. Now China has the country ...

A diplomat and an entrepreneur: Biographical sketches of two Canadians detained in China

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 21:50
Two Canadian citizens were detained in China recently after Canada seized a Chinese business executive wanted by the U.S. over allegations of deceptive banking practices ...

India’s central bank coup a sign of Modi’s authoritarian ways as ‘Indira Gandhi 2.0’

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 21:43
When Reserve Bank of India Gov. Urjit Patel abruptly resigned on Monday, it stunned many people in government and business circles.Patel’s decision, which came after ...

U.S. House of Representatives accuses Myanmar of Rohingya ‘genocide’ and demands reporters be freed

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 16:43
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly adopted a resolution Thursday calling Myanmar’s expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims a “genocide.”The lower house of ...

U.S. Congress threatens to ban Chinese officials unless Tibet is opened

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 15:04
The U.S. Congress has voted to demand access for U.S. diplomats, journalists and tourists to Tibet, threatening to bar the Chinese officials responsible for the ...

Scores of migrant girls quietly vanishing from Indonesia, tempted by chance to escape drought and poverty

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 02:01
The stranger showed up at the girl’s door one night with a tantalizing job offer: Give up your world, and I will give you a ...

Five convicted of trafficking Thai women for ‘sex slavery’ in U.S.

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 02:01
Five people on trial for an alleged ring that prosecutors said sold Thai women for sex in the U.S. were convicted Wednesday on sex trafficking ...

Despite gene-editing backlash, Chinese scientists still aiming for supremacy in experimental Crispr tech

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 22:56
Chinese scientists are pressing ahead with their attempts to perfect human gene-editing technology, even after one of their compatriots drew a global backlash for editing ...

North Korea food production fell this year, U.N. estimates

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 21:50
Food production has fallen this year in isolated, nuclear-armed North Korea, according to the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization.Rice and corn are the North’s main ...

Myanmar activists urge release of ‘Person of Year’ journalists who reported on Rohingya crackdown

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:57
Several dozen journalists and activists held a rally Wednesday in Myanmar’s biggest city to mark the anniversary of the arrest of two reporters for the ...

U.S. downgrades Pakistan in religious freedom rankings

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 06:53
The Trump administration on Tuesday placed Pakistan on its annual list of worst offenders for nations that it says infringe on religious freedom.Secretary of State ...

Kim Jong Un’s step-grandmother dies: South Korea

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 05:58
The second wife of North Korea’s founder Kim Il Sung — the step-grandmother of Pyongyang’s current leader Kim Jong Un — has died, the South’s ...

Kim Jong Un unlikely to visit South Korea before end of the year, Moon’s office says

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 02:13
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is not expected to visit the South before the end of the year, South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s office ...

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