Asia Pacific

Samsung's J.Y. Lee Faces New Charges

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 10:36:37 +0000 - asia-pacific

Lee Jae-yong stands accused of stock price manipulation and other offenses as he sought to tighten his control over the major corporate empire.

TikTok Deal Faces Complications as U.S. and China Ratchet Up Tit-for-Tat

Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2020 21:58:21 +0000 - asia-pacific

China’s new export rules, which could delay or scuttle a sale of TikTok, have further turned giant companies into pawns in a geopolitical struggle.

Singing Dogs Re-emerge From Extinction for Another Tune

Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2020 22:25:01 +0000 - asia-pacific

The animal was believed to have disappeared from the highlands of New Guinea, but was found on the island’s Indonesian side.

India’s Economy Shrank Nearly 24 Percent Last Quarter

Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2020 19:10:51 +0000 - asia-pacific

It’s the biggest decline of any major economy. Economists say once the impact on the country’s vast “informal” work force is taken into account, the damage might be even worse.

India and China Face Off Again at Border as Troops Move In

Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2020 19:20:34 +0000 - asia-pacific

After months of efforts to defuse tensions, soldiers rushed to shout in each others’ faces again. Though the confrontation wasn’t bloody, where it happened was significant.

Girl in Taiwan Is Swept High by a Kite

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 01:10:48 +0000 - asia-pacific

Powerful winds swept a 3-year-old girl into the sky after she became entangled in the kite’s tail during a festival in Taiwan. The girl landed safely.

China Detains Cheng Lei, Australian Host for Chinese State TV

Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2020 15:50:55 +0000 - asia-pacific

The detention of Cheng Lei, who has long appeared on business programs for China’s international broadcaster, could add to tensions between Australia and China.

Curbs on Mongolian Language Teaching Prompt Large Protests in China

Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2020 15:12:09 +0000 - asia-pacific

“Mongolian is our mother language,” the students shouted. Rights activists say the demonstrations are the biggest in the northern region since 2011.

Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, Dies at 84

Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2020 17:37:17 +0000 - asia-pacific

A journalist turned politician, he was India’s president from 2012 to 2017 and wore many hats during a career that spanned political generations.

Indian Court Hands Down Symbolic Sentence for Outspoken Lawyer

Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2020 13:48:47 +0000 - asia-pacific

The case against Prashant Bhushan, a public interest lawyer who criticized the Supreme Court and its chief justice in tweets, was seen as a test of free expression in the world’s largest democracy.

'Abenomics' May Stay, but Japan's Economic Overhaul Is Incomplete

Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2020 04:01:08 +0000 - asia-pacific

The departing prime minister’s policies helped shake Japan out of decades of stagnation. But long-term restructuring efforts are needed to keep its economy charging forward.

Taliban Violated Afghan Deal With Shelling of American Bases, U.S. Officials Say

Posted on Sun, 30 Aug 2020 19:40:27 +0000 - asia-pacific

Rockets that U.S. officials say were fired by the insurgent group have landed around two bases used by American forces. A Taliban commander denied involvement.