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Hong Kong residents are mass buying Apple Daily newspaper to support free press

The public show of support came a day after police arrested HK's the pro-democracy newspaper’s founder, and raided its headquarters

12 Aug 2020 11:47 AM

China sends fighter jets to Taiwan amid US health chief's visit

China, which considers Taiwan to be a part of its terriroty, had promised unspecified retaliation to the US' plan to visit Taiwan

10 Aug 2020 3:29 PM

US health chief offers Taiwan 'strong' support in landmark visit

Washington had broken off official ties with Taiwan in 1979 in favour of Beijing

10 Aug 2020 11:30 AM

Japan's legacy of forced labor haunts ties with neighbors

Survivors of the camps, their families and supporters are still seeking compensation and atonement for the labour and suffering

10 Aug 2020 11:01 AM

The US visit to Taiwan: What's all the fuss about?

China is sensitive to any move that could amount to official recognition of Taiwan, such as when Tsai spoke to Trump after his election

10 Aug 2020 9:23 AM

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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law

Lai owns the Apple Daily newspaper and Next Magazine, two outlets unapologetically pro-democracy and critical of Beijing

10 Aug 2020 8:49 AM

Trump official lands in Taiwan for highest-level US visit since 1979

China described the visit as a threat to ‘peace and stability’, while the defence minister warned against US making any ‘dangerous moves’

09 Aug 2020 3:14 PM

Nagasaki hopes for a 'nuclear-free world' on 75th anniversary of atomic bombing

On August 9, 1945, Nagasaki was flattened in an atomic inferno three days after the first US atomic bombing in Hiroshima

09 Aug 2020 12:51 PM

'Unspeakable horror': The attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The twin bombings dealt the final blow to imperial Japan, which surrendered on August 15, 1945, bringing an end to World War II

09 Aug 2020 12:09 PM

US health chief to visit Taiwan, a COVID-19 success story

The trip is a geopolitical chess move in US' contentious relationship with China, which considers Taiwan part of its national territory

08 Aug 2020 11:21 AM

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US sanctions Hong Kong's pro-China leader, other officials

The officials are accused of cooperating with Beijing’s effort to undermine autonomy and crack down on freedom in Hong Kong

08 Aug 2020 10:12 AM

South Korean doctors strike over plan to boost medical student numbers

Doctors maintain South Korea already has enough medical professionals, but they should be better paid to encourage working in rural areas

07 Aug 2020 2:00 PM

Strict lockdown measures raise suspicions of virus outbreak in North Korea

An exchange between the country and the United Nations provides new clarity about what might be happening in North Korea

06 Aug 2020 3:06 PM

North Korea issues flood alert as South reports 16 dead

North Korea is particularly vulnerable to sustained heavy rain as many mountains and hills have long been stripped of vegetation

06 Aug 2020 2:42 PM

North Korea’s first coronavirus case tests ‘inconclusive’: WHO

The country had declared emergency and locked down its borers after a person was reported to have COVID-19 symptoms

05 Aug 2020 4:46 PM

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Malaysia police raid Al Jazeera's office, seize computers

Al Jazeera said the raid was 'an attack on press freedom as a whole' and urged Malaysian authorities to cease the criminal investigation

05 Aug 2020 10:21 AM

US announces 'highest level' visit to Taiwan in decades, likely to anger China

US remains the leading arms supplier to the island but has historically been cautious in holding official contacts with it

05 Aug 2020 9:45 AM

China vows to retaliate if Chinese journalists forced to leave US

The U.S. should immediately correct its mistake and stop its actions, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said

04 Aug 2020 4:01 PM

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan court allows India to recruit lawyer

The court ordered the ministry of foreign affairs to approach India and Jadhav again to make them a part of the hearing

04 Aug 2020 2:58 PM

Philippines returns to strict lockdown as virus surges

Medical groups had warned that the country was waging 'a losing battle' against the coronavirus amid an alarming surge in infections

03 Aug 2020 1:25 PM

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