Chinese military officer explains need for construction in disputed Spratlys
BEIJING--In a rare disclosure, a high-ranking Chinese military officer told foreign media about the need for construction and a base in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South...
Even on agreement document, Japan, China quarreled over English phrasing
BEIJING--Japan and China immediately engaged in a war of words--English words, that is--over a document released Nov. 7 to smooth the way for a summit between the leaders of the two ...
An iron production factory in Hebei province, China (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
China joins other nations to boost growth
BEIJING--China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Nov. 21 to re-energize the world's No. 2 economy, joining a growing list of major economies that are trying to encourage growth in the face of a global...
China courts put journalist on trial, reject Uighur scholar's...
Attorney: Prominent China rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang could face...
UPDATE: Hong Kong protesters break into gov't building, 4 arrested
Russian President Vladimir Putin (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Putin backs deeper ties with North Korea after meeting Kim envoy
MOSCOW--Russian President Vladimir Putin called for deeper ties with North Korea to improve regional security on Nov. 19, a day after holding talks with a personal envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
South Korea forms new safety agency
U.N. push to hold North Korea, Kim accountable for alleged crimes...
Senior North Korean official leaves for Russia
A man walks near a billboard of a tour in Japan outside a Japan National Tourism Organization office in Bangkok on Nov. 19. (AP Photo)
Thai embassy posts manners guide to fix 'inappropriate' tourist...
BANGKOK--Thailand's Embassy in Japan has some tips for Thai visitors: Don't put your chopsticks in the serving bowl. If driving, stop for pedestrians at crosswalks. And just because you have kids doesn't mean you can cut the...
Indonesian capital gets a Christian governor
Myanmar's Kachin rebels say 23 cadets killed by army shell
With eye on China, Obama seeks closer security ties with Japan,...

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