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New Zealand's Ardern says differences with China becoming harder to reconcile

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday (May 3) that differences between New Zealand and China are becoming harder to reconcile as Beijing's role in the world grows and changes. ...

UK eyes quarantine hotels for travelers to curb variants

LONDON (AP) — Britain appears ready to order some travelers arriving from abroad to isolate in hotels at their own expense in an attempt to stop the import of new virus variants. Va...

5 things to know about Japan's World War II surrender

TOKYO (AP) — World War II ended 75 years ago, but not all countries commemorate it on the same day. Wednesday is the anniversary of the formal Sept. 2, 1945, surrender of Japan to the United States, w...

SEEK Asia Appoints Peter Bithos as CEO as Asia’s Labour Markets Navigate COVID-19 Impacts

Peter Bithos brings 20+ years of experience in the TMT (Tech, Media and Telco) sector, including a decade building and growing P&Ls across Asia. Under his leadership, SEEK Asia aspires for 'next l...

Vandals paint 'F*** CCP,' 'TAIWAN NO.1' on Chinese consulate in NZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Monday (May 18) showing the Chinese consulate in New Zealand spray-painted with vulgar language insulting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and praising ...

New Zealand stands up to Beijing bullying over Taiwan's entry into WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Zealand on Tuesday (May 12) reaffirmed its support for Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization (WHO), despite pressure from communist China to back...

The Latest: South Korea reports 3 virus cases, China just 1

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

New Zealand rebukes China envoy for remarks on HK supporters, freedom of speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Zealand Foreign Ministry reportedly dispatched officials to the Chinese consulate in Auckland this week to chide the consul-general for comments made last week fol...

Taiwan ranked 2nd in Asian Competitiveness Report by Boao Forum Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan snatched the second place in an annual report evaluating the competitiveness of Asian economies, released at the annual conference for the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA)...

'5G without Huawei is like rugby without New Zealand,' Chinese company claims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese telecom giant Huawei has taken out advertisements in New Zealand newspapers to hit back at the country’s ban. The advertisement Huawei has produced equate...

New Zealand prime minister urged to protect academic from Chinese attacks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academics and human rights workers in New Zealand have urged the country’s prime minister to help protect a university professor and prominent China critic after she...

Anti-corruption group: Many exporters fail to punish bribes

BERLIN (AP) — Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International says more than half of global exports come from countries that regularly fail to punish bribing of foreign officials. ...

New Zealand changes tune towards China after warnings of unprecedented threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Monday, July 9 Acting Prime Minister of New Zealand Winston Peters and Defense Minister Ron Mark announced that the country was preparing to purchase four anti-submarin...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: SKOREA-POLITICS - South Korean prosecutors said Monday they want to arrest former President Park Geun-hye for the corruption allegations that triggered a huge political scandal...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: SKOREA-POLITICS — South Korean prosecutors grill the country's just-ousted president in a long-awaited investigation of corruption allegations that ended her rule and now threa...