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UN demands North Korea stop missile tests
The United Nations on Monday called on North Korea to put a stop to its ballistic missile tests following the latest launch at the weekend. “These actions threaten regional and international security,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. “We call on the DPRK to stop further testing and allow space to explore the resumption of meaningful dialogue.” The Security Council will hold a closed-door emergency meeting on Tuesday at the request of the United States, Japan and...

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:10:09 +0800

The curious timing of the China spy killing story
The New York Times’ page-one splash on Sunday reads like a spy novel by John Le Carre – except it was all real. Moles were planted by the CIA deep within the Chinese government; a ruthlessly efficient counter-intelligence operation by mainland spymasters exposed the whole spying network; and desperate and ultimately fruitless attempts were made by the Americans to alert and save those spies, up to 20 of whom were either executed or jailed. I am not going to wrap myself around the...

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:34:13 +0800

Jet owned by Elvis Presley to be sold at auction
A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley is set to be auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years. Elvis designed the interior that has gold-tonne woodwork, red velvet seats and red shag carpet. But the red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar has no engine and needs a restoration of its cockpit. says the 1962 red Lockheed JetStar was owned by Elvis and his father, Vernon Presley. It has been privately owned for 35 years and sitting on a tarmac in Roswell, New Mexico....

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:40:27 +0800

China ‘tops world’ in disaster-driven home exodus in 2016
China led the world in the number of people driven out of their homes by disasters last year, according to an international monitoring group. In a report released on Monday, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre of the Norwegian Refugee Council said 7.4 million people were displaced by disasters in China in 2016, followed by 5.9 million in the Philippines, 2.4 million in India and 1.2 million in Indonesia. China’s total for last year was double the figure for 2015, according...

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:30:00 +0800

Next stop Belarus: China gets rolling on direct Shenzhen-Minsk freight rail link
Services got rolling on Monday morning on a new 9,900km railway cargo route linking the Shenzhen port of Yantian with the Belarus capital of Minsk, adding another trade line to China’s planned economic corridor through Eurasia. A train with 41 containers, packed with Chinese products from mobile phones to car parts, is expected to take two weeks to reach Minsk via Central Asia. Chinese cities are jockeying to launch “direct cargo trains” to ­Europe to support President Xi...

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:15 +0800

China plans new science station in Antarctica
China has pledged to further ­expand its presence in Antarctica, including building its fifth ­research station on the largely ­uninhabited continent. Officials in Beijing said the country was still lagging behind the US, Russia and Norway in exploring and studying the polar ­regions, which did not match China’s status as “a great country”. But they said China had no ambition to exploit the vast resources underneath the frozen continent. “China is...

Mon, 22 May 2017 23:30:45 +0800

Brazilian President Michel Temer concedes he was ‘naive’ but remains defiant despite pressure to resign
Brazilian President Michel Temer said on Monday that he’d been “naive” to hold the late-night meeting which sparked an explosive corruption scandal, but insisted he’d done nothing wrong and wouldn’t resign. Temer, who faces multiple impeachment demands, told Folha newspaper he had innocently stumbled into the crisis threatening to bring him down just over a year since he replaced impeached president Dilma Rousseff. “Naivety. I was naive,” he said. The...

Mon, 22 May 2017 22:27:41 +0800

British towns that were once Labour strongholds appear destined to flip in favour of Theresa May’s Conservatives
In 1980, David Cottrell was among 10,000 steel workers who lost their jobs under Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher when the nationalised British Steel closed its plant in Shotton, northeast Wales. Now, 37 years later, Cottrell is 62 and owns the Creature Comforts pet shop in nearby ­Connah’s Quay. Despite the massive job losses in the area under Thatcher, it’s the Tories to whom the former Labour voter is turning this time around to safeguard the local economy....

Mon, 22 May 2017 22:14:54 +0800

Hong Kong police, firemen investigating death of man found unconscious in burning flat
A Hong Kong man who was found unconscious in a burning public housing flat on Monday afternoon has died, with police officers and firemen now investigating the case. Residents of Po Kan House in Po Lam Estate on Po Lam Road North were evacuated when the blaze broke out in the 21st-floor flat shortly after 4.30pm. “Firemen found an unconscious man in the flat. He was taken to Tseung Kwan O Hospital, where he was certified dead at 5.52pm,” a police spokesman said. No way out: How Hong...

Mon, 22 May 2017 21:52:56 +0800

Opinion: North Korea is addicted to missiles – if intervention fails, it’s war
With every missile launch, the risk of an armed conflict in North Korea rises a notch – and so it is with Pyongyang’s confirmation that it “successfully” launched another medium-range ballistic missile on Sunday. The weapon is now ready for military action, according to the state-run KCNA news agency, whose announcement seems to taunt the UN Security Council, which only last Monday warned North Korea to conduct no further missile tests. That demand itself followed a test...

Mon, 22 May 2017 21:40:58 +0800
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Russian Premier to meet Erdogan in Istanbul
Earlier this year, Erdogan praised the two countries' friendship, saying it is "strong enough to overcome their differences".

Mon, 22 May 2017 05:38:30 +0000

Will South Africa’s downgraded status pull the region down?
South African companies may now be less inclined to invest in other countries in the continent.

Sun, 21 May 2017 09:40:42 +0000

Tillerson, Yang speak after China-ASEAN agreement on South China Sea
The US conducts periodic air and naval patrols near the disputed islands that have angered Beijing.

Sat, 20 May 2017 05:37:48 +0000

Brazil: Currency, markets plunge amid Temer corruption allegations
The charges against Temer will likely strike a blow to his economic reforms package.

Thu, 18 May 2017 17:07:09 +0000

Russia, Italy to boost energy ties: Putin after talks with Italian PM
Italy has, in the past few years, stressed on Moscow's importance as a trade partner, a supplier of energy and a major player in attempts to end war in Syria.

Wed, 17 May 2017 12:09:48 +0000

Suspected US coalition air strike kills dozens in Syria – report
The deaths come as the UN convenes a sixth round of peace talks in Geneva.

Tue, 16 May 2017 09:45:58 +0000

Cholera outbreak kills scores in Yemen
Yemen's health system, already battered by two years of civil war, is unable to cope with this latest crisis.

Mon, 15 May 2017 09:00:34 +0000

China adds 4.65 million new urban jobs in Q1
The world’s second largest economy aims to create more than 11 million jobs this year.

Mon, 15 May 2017 08:09:48 +0000

China earmarks $124 bn for Belt and Road economic plan
China will provide aid worth $8.7 billion to developing countries and international organizations participating in the "Belt and Road" drive.

Sun, 14 May 2017 05:40:10 +0000

Xi meets world leaders ahead of economic forum
Xi and the Hungarian PM announced the establishment of the comprehensive strategic partnership.

Sat, 13 May 2017 09:55:32 +0000
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Climate Cowards — and Heroes
China’s and India’s progress highlights the short-sightedness of the Trump administration’s climate stance.

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:58:08 -0500

‘The Daily’: Pomp and Policy in Saudi Arabia
The president spent the weekend meeting with and formally addressing Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia. My colleague reports from the scene.

Mon, 22 May 2017 05:45:06 -0500

Why Send Germany a Statue of Marx? The Chinese Have Some Ideas
Is it to reinvigorate Communism in the state that birthed, then repudiated, the idea? Or just a chance to return defective goods? Online, it’s anyone’s guess.

Sun, 21 May 2017 18:22:13 -0500

The 5 ‘Handsome Girls’ Trying to Be China’s Biggest Boy Band
Meet the young women from China providing the soundtrack (and the dance moves) for the country’s androgynous urban trendsetters who reject traditional gender norms.

Sat, 20 May 2017 15:13:41 -0500

Killing C.I.A. Informants, China Crippled U.S. Spying Operations
At least 18 C.I.A. sources were killed or imprisoned in China between 2010 and 2012, one of the worst intelligence breaches in decades. Investigators still disagree about how it happened.

Sat, 20 May 2017 12:13:12 -0500

Duterte Says Xi Warned Philippines of War Over South China Sea
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines claimed that China’s leader told him not to “force the issue” of oil drilling in disputed waters.

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:49:31 -0500

Chinese Jets Flew Dangerously Close During Intercept, U.S. Says
The Air Force filed a formal protest with China, saying that two fighters had flown in an “unprofessional” way near an American military plane over the East China Sea.

Fri, 19 May 2017 07:44:37 -0500

The Case for Xenophilia
A writer walks across the globe and total strangers help him stay healthy and safe.

Fri, 19 May 2017 07:38:34 -0500

How to Woo Chinese Investors: With Visa Offers and the Trump Name
To lure money from China, the Kushner family business tapped a specialist that has faced legal fights and another that played up its political ties.

Fri, 19 May 2017 05:00:38 -0500

In China, Wives Fight Back After Their Activist Husbands Are Jailed
A startling outcome of China’s crackdown on outspoken rights lawyers and advocates has been the resistance movement formed by their wives.

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:55:27 -0500
Below, lion dance during Lunar New Year celebrations on Feb 20, 2015, at the International House of Philadelphia.