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Belgium seeks Uighur family in Xinjiang after police took them from its Beijing embassy

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 16:40
A Belgian diplomat was expected to travel to China’s restive Xinjiang region on Tuesday to confirm the whereabouts of a Uighur family that was escorted ...

Hong Kongers fearful of China’s grasp look longingly toward ‘democratic beacon’ Taiwan

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 05:59
For Hong Kong resident Yung Xiu Kwan, 67, a proposed extradition law that would allow people in the former British colony to be sent to ...

‘Sing Hallelujah to the Lord’: The unlikely anthem of Hong Kong protests

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 04:32
The Christian hymn “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord” has emerged as the unlikely anthem of Hong Kong’s protests against an extradition bill that have drawn ...

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologizes for extradition bill but says she won’t withdraw it

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 01:52
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam personally apologized for backing a bill that would allow extraditions to China for the first time, her latest move to ...

When it comes to North Korean nukes, Xi wants U.S. and Japan to know it still wields immense power

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:52
When Xi Jinping makes his first visit to North Korea as China’s president on Thursday, he’ll be broadcasting a message to the U.S. and Japan: ...

Hong Kong’s youthful opposition movement is largely leaderless

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:19
The largely youth-driven movement of black-clad protesters challenging Hong Kong’s government over an unpopular extradition bill is a coalition operating without a clear leadership structure.And ...

Cat filter goof leaves Pakistanis scratching their whiskers

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 22:00
It was a mistake that had some people in Pakistan scratching their whiskers.A regional minister was giving a briefing that was livestreamed on social media ...

Brain disease kills more than 100 children in India; lychee link suspected

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:05
More than 100 children in the Indian state of Bihar — home to some of the country’s worst health indicators — have now been killed ...

China harvesting organs from Falun Gong members, expert panel finds

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:19
China is murdering members of the Falun Gong spiritual group and harvesting their organs for transplant, a panel of lawyers and experts said on Monday ...

Durterte calls for calm over Chinese sinking of fishing boat

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 07:09
The Philippine president has called for calm amid an outcry after a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat, which sank and put 22 fishermen ...

‘Explosion’ near China-North Korea border causes small quake: authorities

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 06:46
A “suspected explosion” near the China-North Korean border caused a small earthquake on Monday, Chinese seismology authorities said, less than an hour after news broke ...

China’s Xi to make first visit to North Korea as president on Thursday

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 05:02
Chinese leader Xi Jinping will make his first visit to North Korea as president on Thursday, state-run media from both countries reported Monday, just over ...

Hong Kong protests a rare defeat for powerful Chinese president, analysts say

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 02:10
China’s powerful President Xi Jinping has been dealt a rare setback with the suspension of unpopular legislation in Hong Kong following massive protests, but Beijing ...

With future economic payout in mind, ASEAN appears unwilling to get tough on North Korea

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 00:27
In the year that has passed since the historic first U.S.-North Korea nuclear summit in Singapore, ASEAN countries have become unwilling to get tough on ...

Released from prison, Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong vows to join protests ‘soon’

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 22:00
Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong’s 2014 “Umbrella Movement” demonstrations, was released from prison on Monday and vowed to soon join the latest ...

Philippines asks U.N. to make protection of sailors a priority after South China Sea boat collision

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 21:18
The Philippines has asked the United Nations to make protecting life at sea a priority after the collision this month between a Filipino fishing boat ...

Chinese raids hit North Korean defectors’ ‘Underground Railroad’

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 21:02
A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea, the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22-year-old son on ...

Pakistan removes ISI spy agency chief after eight months and appoints hard-liner

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 20:35
Pakistan on Sunday appointed a hard-liner general as new chief of the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency, replacing the agency’s current head, Lt. Gen. Asim ...

Hong Kong police begin to clear streets of protesters after massive demonstrations

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 19:37
Hong Kong police and protesters faced off Monday as authorities began trying to clear the streets of a few hundred who remained near the city ...

Trump to raise Hong Kong protests with Xi at G20: Mike Pompeo

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 12:17
U.S. President Donald Trump will discuss the mass protests in Hong Kong with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, at the upcoming G20 summit, Secretary of ...

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