Japan and South Korea reached an understanding this week on wartime inhumanity towards women. Beijing wants to make sure that Japanese 'ghosts of history' don't bring further trouble.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe phoned South Korean President Park Geun-hye with apologies for wartime behavior, saying the issue should not drag on 'into the next generation.'
Describing their expedition as a 'a patriotic voyage,' the protesters planned to camp on the island for three days in a symbolic act of defiance against China.
The World Bank estimates that Indonesia's economy has lost $16 billion due to the fires, which have been started to make room for pulp and palm oil plantations.
The government has cut its 30 percent target for women leaders in business and politics by 2020 to seven percent. Analysts say this slow progress bodes poorly for the world's third-largest economy.
The landslide debris came from a steep, man-made mountain of dirt, cement chunks and other construction waste that had been piled up over the past two years.
Try durable and precise instead. The rise of product quality in China is starting to create waves in the world's most dynamic economies.
Chinese military officials warned the US that flying an Air Force B-52 bomber over a Chinese-controlled man-made island in the South China Sea was a 'serious military provocation.'
China advocates 'cyber sovereignty' in international conference in Wuzhen. But a parallel UN Internet event this week saw most nations advocating universal standards including freedom of expression.
Tsai Ing-wen is 20 points ahead in polling for the Jan. 16 national election. A political landslide could put the Nationalist Party completely out of power for the first time in 70 years.
The English-language broadsheet has been sold for $226 million to Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant. The newspaper is renowned for its hard-hitting reporting on China.
The prominent advocate is charged with racial incitement and provoking trouble over social media postings that criticized the ruling party and its policies towards ethnic minorities in China.
Typhoon Melor (known as 'Nona' locally) slammed Monday into the eastern Philippines, canceling flights, schools, and ferries.
North and South Korea ended two days of meetings without any substantial results, South Korean officials said.
'Citizen suits' similar to class action suits offer a new way to hold companies accountable for environmental damage in China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases.
North Korea has indicated that it possesses the capacity for this powerful weapon, but these claims are difficult to verify.
Schools closed Tuesday in the Chinese capital as authorities issued their first ever 'red alert' over high levels of particles in the air.
For years, China has promoted a cross-border railroad system that would link its southwest provinces to mainland Southeast Asia. So far, progress has been halting and prone to political risk.
Seoul scholar Park Yu-ha bucked a sensitive national narrative on Japanese exploitation of Korean women. Defamation can be a criminal offence in South Korea.
Negotiators in Paris say it's essential to safeguard tropical forests in order to curb carbon emissions. Indonesia ranks among the top five emitters because of its errant forestry practices.
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