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Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam hails ‘return to peace’ amid ban on anniversary protests

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Hong Kong – Hong Kong’s leader Thursday hailed her city’s “return to peace” after China imposed a security law that helped suppress a pro-democracy movement, ...

U.S. says it will block palm oil from large Malaysian producer

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The United States will block shipments of palm oil from a major Malaysian producer that feeds into the supply chains of iconic U.S. food and ...

Woman dies in New Delhi after gang rape, fueling outrage again in India

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Of the tens of thousands of rape cases reported in India annually, only a handful result in prosecutions, National Crime Records Bureau figures show.

U.S. military patch depicting drone and China stirs anger in Beijing

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 09:43
Chinese media reacts furiously after U.S. airmen show off patch of an MQ-9 Reaper drone superimposed over a red silhouette of China during an island ...

Australia approves major new fossil fuel projects

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 06:51
Sydney – Australia has approved two major new fossil fuel projects that proponents in the climate change-vulnerable nation say will create badly needed jobs despite ...

China objects to Ladakh status, Indian border activities

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 12:29
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

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 12:09
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

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 07:43
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

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 04:17
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

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 04:14
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

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 04:06
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

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 03:55
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.

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 03:55
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’

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 03:37
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 ...