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Beijing (Reuters) - China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula should be "complete, verifiable and irreversible", Chinese state media said on Saturday (June 24), reporting the results of high level talks in ...
Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam is in China from today visiting Beijing, Tianjin and Dalian.
A political earthquake shook the Persian gulf and its neighbours on 5 June 2017 when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt all severed links with Qatar, a member of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Newscaster Mao Kobayashi and her husband Ichikawa Ebizo in 2010. Kobayashi died on June 22 after a battle with breast cancer.PHOTO: YOMIURI SHIMBUN/Asia NEWS NETWORK.
Beijing (AFP) - Rescuers pulled 15 bodies from an avalanche of rocks that buried a mountain village in south-west China on Saturday (June 24) as an increasingly bleak search for some 100 people carried into the night.
Choi Soon Sil, the confidante of former South Korean president Park Geun Hye, has been sentenced to three years in jail for soliciting favours for her daughter, as part of a huge influence-peddling and corruption case that brought about Park's downfall.
Beijing, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced today that the 15th East Asia Forum will be held in the central province of Hunan from June 29 to July 1st.
Seoul (Reuters) - South Korean president Moon Jae In said on Friday (June 23) engagement with North Korea would only be possible when the South has the security ability to overwhelm the North, the presidential office said in a media briefing.
Beijing (AFP) - Over 100 shopkeepers at a popular Beijing market held a rare street protest Friday (June 23) against what they call unreasonable eviction as the Chinese capital seeks to curb population growth.
Tokyo (AFP) - A female Japanese politician has resigned after an audio tape emerged of her violently attacking a male secretary, and reportedly threatening to crush his head with a lead pipe.
The UN's development agencies frequently operate in a political minefield. Stuck between the zealously guarded sovereignty of member states and the need to spur structural transformations, these agencies tread carefully.
Beijing, June 23 (Xinhua) -- The Foreign Ministry announced Friday that the 15th East Asia Forum (EAF) will be held in the city of Changsha in China's Hunan Province from June 29 to July 1. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a daily ...
Nathan Thomas, lead author of the study, found 38 per cent of mangrove areas observed in the study are affected by human activity.
ULAN BATOR (AFP) - A horse breeder, a judoka and a feng shui master will face off in Mongolia's presidential election on Monday (June 26).
This is a major challenge for commercial diplomacy between Southeast Asia and China. Alan Khee-Jin Tan is Professor of aviation Law at the National University of Singapore.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, a US official told Reuters on Thursday (June 22).
The ambitious "straddling bus" project - an elevated bus that allows cars to pass underneath - has hit a red light less than a year after it started trial runs.
Beijing - China has had enough of bad English signs and the jokes that come with them. A new standard for English translations has been issued and it is to take effect by Dec 1. The standard aims to improve the quality of English translations in 13 ...
Hong Kong (BLOOMBERG) - Before Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule, Communist leader Deng Xiaoping had a reassuring message for those worried about the departure of the British from the capitalist enclave.
And China Southern is strong in Australia and South-East Asia. With access to more slots in Beijing, China Southern and China Eastern would potentially get more access to lucrative North American routes, while their SkyTeam partners would get better ...
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (left) shaking hands with General Fang Fenghui, Chief of the People's Liberation army's Joint Staff Department, ahead of the inaugural US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue at the US Department of State in ...
Top anti-terror cop says IS plans in East Asia impossible. Adam Abu Bakar. | June 23, 2017. Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay says police have been actively monitoring discussion groups on Whatsapp and Telegram for possible IS-related Propaganda.
Welson Sim. Many in the swimming world have not this name, but soon they will. He's just starting to make his way into the world class competitive swimming scene.
The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to pool intelligence and tackle militant financing as fears grow that protracted fighting in a southern Philippine city could be the prelude to an Islamic State (IS) infiltration of the region.
Singapore: Malaysia and Singapore have been identified by supporters of the Islamic State (IS) terror group as part of its "East Asia wilayah" or state, a move ...
Supporters of the Islamic State have identified several countries in this region as their territory, and analysts expect more incidents of violence and sectarian ...
Singapore has been identified by supporters of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror group as part of its "East Asia wilayah" or state, a move that analysts say could embolden foreign fighters to carry out attacks here. The Republic was ...
Dog meat being served at a restaurant in Yulin yesterday. The Chinese dog meat festival is notorious, with the animals beaten and boiled alive in the belief that the more terrified they are, the tastier the meat.
Shanghai (AFP) - Handheld crossbows that can fire out needles and nails are the latest must-have toy in China but anxious parents want them banned before ...
Kuala Lumpur, Jun 21 2017 (IPS) - International recognition of East Asia's rapid economic growth, structural change and industrialization grew from the 1980s.
Gracing the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers in South-East Asia are the elegant RV AmaLotus and RV Samatha, boasting all-suite accommodation with private balconies.
The EU's policy for combatting human trafficking in South and South-East Asia should be more relevant to the needs of the region, and a fresh set of priorities is required, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors.
Japan's self-styled governance reformers have attempted to knit themselves into Japan's political fabric in different ways over the last 15 years.
A video of a policeman in China speaking what sounds like Singlish-influenced English has gone viral in the country, with several netizens applauding his skills.
South-East Asia officers board Japanese ship for South China Sea tour. Monday, June 19, 2017 - 17:03. 16a-ns-Japan's Maritime Self Defense Forces helicopter carrier Izumo-190617.
CFR South East Asia prices were assessed down at the USD 260/mt levels, a week on week fall of USD 10/mt. Prices fell mainly on account of ample product avails and poor regional demand trends.
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Rental umbrellas locked to a fence in Pudong district in Shanghai yesterday. A boom in bike-sharing and ride-hailing services has encouraged Chinese start-ups to share almost anything under the sun, from umbrellas and basketballs to concrete mixers, ...
Author: Kishore Mahbubani, NUS Try imagining a world where the Middle East is at peace. The thought seems almost inconceivable. Imagine a world where ...
The bodies of missing sailors were found in flooded compartments of the USS Fitzgerald, which came close to sinking after a collision with a container ship off Japan tore a gash under the warship's waterline.
On 12 May, Nepal signed a memorandum of understanding with China to cooperate on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The timing of the agreement, signed just two days before the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, is not surprising.
Beijing (Reuters) - A Chinese quantum satellite has dispatched transmissions over a distance of 1,200km, a dozen times further than the previous record, a breakthrough in a technology that could be used to deliver secure messages, state media said on ...
Japan and India's strong bilateral networks are being channelled into Africa, where both countries are actively involved economically, politically and strategically.
There are few places more suited to river cruising than South-East Asia. The Mekong flows through Cambodia and Vietnam, while the Irrawaddy bisects Myanmar.
2016 was called 'the year of the startup' in Vietnam. Never before has the Vietnamese government shown so much support for startups.
Beijing (AFP) - China is investigating claims of academic fraud involving mostly Chinese cancer researchers after more than 100 articles were withdrawn from a foreign medical journal.
Singapore's finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, accompanied by finance ministry officials, will be in South Korea today to attend the second annual meeting of the Asian Infrastructure investment bank (AIIB).
A dog feeding four rare newborn tiger cubs and a puppy on Wednesday at the Xixiakou Wild Animal Protection Zone in eastern China's Shandong Province.
North Korea is well on its way to becoming a nuclear-armed state with the Kim Jong-un regime impervious to coercion, sanctions or incentives.
Demonstrators protesting against the controversial "anti-conspiracy Bill" near the Parliament building in Tokyo yesterday, after the Upper House passed it.


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