Asia/Pacific

Subscribe to Asia/Pacific feed
News on Japan, Business News, Opinion, Sports, Entertainment and More
Updated: 51 min 33 sec ago

China hammers message as survey ship returns to waters claimed by Vietnam

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 23:02
A Chinese survey vessel has re-entered disputed waters in the South China Sea, according to ship tracking analysis, after a tense monthlong standoff in the ...

Kashmir curfew to be eased after Thursday: governor

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 23:00
Restrictions on freedom of movement in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir will be eased after Independence Day on Thursday, the state governor has said, although ...

China refuses to allow U.S. warships to make port calls in Hong Kong

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 22:05
China has refused port visits to Hong Kong by two U.S. warships amid continued trade tensions and diplomatic spats between the two sides over pro-democracy ...

Hong Kong airport reopens after overnight clashes and mass protests

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 19:47
Hong Kong’s airport resumed operations on Wednesday, rescheduling hundreds of flights that had been disrupted over the past two days as protesters clashed with riot ...

Trump tips his hand, cites intel that China is moving troops to Hong Kong border, urges calm

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 14:38
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, citing U.S. intelligence, said China’s government was moving troops to its border with Hong Kong and he urged calm ...

Body believed to be Franco-Irish teen found in Malaysia jungle

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 06:03
A naked body believed to be that of a Franco-Irish teen who disappeared from a Malaysian resort was found in a jungle ravine Tuesday after ...

Citizen ‘heroes’ stop deadly knife rampage in Sydney

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 02:05
A knife-wielding man killed one person and attempted to stab several others in a central Sydney rampage on Tuesday before being chased and pinned down ...

Crop invaders: China’s small farmers struggle to defeat flying pest fall armyworm

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 01:15
Yan Wenliu leans on the side of his cart as he prepares to leave his sugarcane field in Southwest China, bewildered by the formidable new ...

Australian media chiefs slam curbs on press freedom

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 00:07
Australia’s tarnished reputation as a bastion of press freedom came under further attack on Tuesday, with media executives telling a parliamentary inquiry there are many ...

Surge in arrests of foreign teachers reported as China pushes to clean up education system

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 23:33
Arrests and deportations of foreign teachers in China have soared this year, lawyers, schools and teachers say, amid a broad crackdown defined by new police ...

Australia offers $340 million in climate funding to Pacific islands

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 23:29
Australia on Tuesday announced a 500 million Australian dollar ($340 million) climate change package for Pacific island countries, which have been increasingly vocal in demanding ...

Violence will push Hong Kong down ‘path of no return,’ warns city’s leader Carrie Lam

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 21:56
Violence during protests in Hong Kong will push the city “down a path of no return,” the city’s leader Carrie Lam warned on Tuesday.“Violence, no ...

U.N. probing 35 cyberattacks waged by North Korea in 17 countries in bid to raise nuclear funds

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 16:35
U.N. experts say they are investigating at least 35 instances in 17 countries of North Koreans using cyberattacks to illegally raise money for its nuclear ...

Malaysia shaman, foreign police join hunt for London teen who vanished from jungle resort

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 14:51
A Malaysian shaman joined police from Ireland, France and the U.K. on Monday in the search for a 15 -year-old London girl who mysteriously vanished ...

Drunken Australian busted in Bali over rampage

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 05:21
An Australian tourist was arrested in Bali after a drunken rampage that saw him fly-kick a motorcyclist, damage a convenience store and break into a ...

Hong Kong police unveil new weapon in arsenal against protesters: water cannon trucks

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 03:33
After tear gas and rubber bullets failed to stop more than two months of rallies, Hong Kong police Monday unveiled water cannon trucks as a ...

Hong Kong’s airport shut down after thousands of protesters converge on facility

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 03:12
All flights in and out of Hong Kong were canceled Monday after thousands of pro-democracy protesters flooded the city’s airport to denounce police violence.The abrupt ...

Australia’s Morrison says nation will spend $340 million on improving special forces’ capabilities

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 00:05
Australia will spend 500 million Australian dollars ($340 million) to improve the capability of its special forces troops, the first stage of a AU$3 billion, ...

Cathay Pacific warns it could fire staff if they support ‘illegal protests’ in Hong Kong

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 23:40
Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific warned its staff Monday that they could be fired if they “support or participate in illegal protests,” as the airline ...

Uneasy calm prevails in Indian Kashmir as people celebrate major Islamic festival

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 23:09
An uneasy calm prevailed in Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday as people celebrated a major Islamic festival during a severe crackdown after India moved to strip ...

Pages