China, South Korea look to improve ties with Beijing summit

BEIJING (AP) — The leaders of South Korea and China said Monday that they look forward to improved ties following a protracted disagreement over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system that Beiji...

China, South Korea, Japan meet over trade, regional disputes

BEIJING (AP) — The leaders of China, Japan and South Korea are holding a trilateral summit in China this week amid feuds over trade, military maneuverings and historical animosities. Most striking has...

Tour bus crash in eastern Taiwan, 10 Chinese tourists injured

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A tour bus carrying a group of Chinese tourists crashed in Hualien County on Thursday evening, with 10 passengers suffering moderate to critical injuries, according to the...

Xi may restrict Chinese tourism abroad to protect forex reserves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An editorial by Nikkei asserts that in order to prop up the Chinese Yuan, China may begin to strengthen restrictions on capital outflow and even travel by tourists abroad, pote...

China did not eliminate tour packages to Taiwan, says Tourism Bureau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwan Tourism Bureau rubbished the reports made by a travel association that China would eliminate package tours to Taiwan and has stopped renewing licenses starting this ...

China to stop issuing licenses to tour guides for Taiwan: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China is stopping with the issuing of licenses to tour guides taking groups to Taiwan in what is seen as the latest move by the communist country against its democratic ne...

Lack of tour groups causes hotel in southern Taiwan to close business

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Jan.4 the Boutix resort hotel in Kenting, Taiwan announced it was closing its doors and terminating the business. The news comes after a particularly difficult year ...

Just for kicks: Chinese tourist smashes 10 million-year-old stalagmite

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Chinese tourist in a cave in Guizhou was captured on video Monday deliberately kicking an ancient stalagmite until it broke off, before he casually walked away. At the he...

S. Korea's new president will engage North, reconsider THAAD

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Some of the key policies of Moon Jae-in, who has assumed presidential duties after being declared winner of Tuesday's election: ENGAGEMENT WITH NORTH KOREA ...

Chinese visitors to Taiwan drop in half

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The number of Chinese tourist arrivals to Taiwan dropped to 610,524 in the first four months of the year, representing a 50.2 percent plunge from the same period last year, acc...

AP FACT CHECK: Scientists question US admiral's certainty

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Neat certainties are rare in the North Korean nuclear crisis, which for decades has simmered and occasionally boiled over, without resolution. So it was jar...

AP Explains: Why S. Korea is debating US anti-missile system

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Amid alarm over North Korea's expanding nuclear weapons and missile arsenal, Washington and Seoul are speeding ahead with the installment of an advanced U.S. anti-missile sys...

At rising rate, Nepalis working abroad go home in coffins

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A tiny young woman crouches just outside the airport, crying softly into her thin shawl. It's cold out, but her sleeping toddler is heavy and warm in her arms. ...

At soaring rate, Nepalis seeking jobs abroad come home dead

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A tiny young woman crouches just outside the airport, crying softly into her thin shawl. It's cold, but her sleeping toddler is warm in her arms. Travelers sw...

At soaring rate, Nepalis seeking jobs abroad come home dead

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A tiny young woman crouches just outside the airport, crying softly into her thin shawl. It's cold out, but her sleeping toddler is heavy and warm in her arms. ...