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S.Korea's Yoon suggests 'audacious' economic plan if N.Korea abandons nukes

South Korea's new president, Yoon Suk-yeol, said on Tuesday that North Korea's weapons programmes pose a threat but that he is ready to provide an "audacious" economic plan if the No...

Henry Kissinger proposes ‘Nixon formula’ to revive China ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said Friday (July 9) the United States and China should immediately sit down for talks using ex-President Richard Nixon’s 1...

China says common interests outweigh differences in ties with United States

Common interests between China and the United States outweigh their differences, Vice President Wang Qishan told a delegation of U.S. representatives on Friday (Jan. 29), amid heightened tensions betw...

Where is Jack Ma, China's e-commerce pioneer?

BEIJING (AP) — China’s best-known entrepreneur, e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma, made his fortune by taking big risks. The former English teacher founded Alibaba Group in 1999, when ...

Debut of Chinese e-finance giant derailed by fear of risks

BEIJING (AP) — The world’s biggest online finance company was racing toward a stock market debut when it was derailed by Beijing's anxiety about risks in the fledgling industry, jarring global investo...

Former aide to China's vice president named in anti-graft probe

A long-time colleague of Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan is under investigation for corruption and suspected of “serious” violation of the law, Chinese authorities have announced. Do...

Bannon's Chinese host an irritant to Communist Party

BEIJING (AP) — The self-exiled Chinese tycoon on whose 150-foot (45-meter) yacht President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, was arrested is a high-profile irritant to the ruling C...

China releases Japanese professor accused of spying

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hokkaido University Nobu Iwatani was released by the Chinese government Friday (Nov. 15) after being detained on suspicion of spying for two months. According to the Ja...

Japan set to celebrate Emperor Naruhito's enthronement

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is abuzz ahead of a ceremony Tuesday marking Emperor Naruhito's ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne. It is one of several formal ceremonies for Naruhito, 59, who...

Indonesia’s popular president sworn in for 2nd term

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who rose from poverty and pledged to champion democracy, fight entrenched corruption and modernize the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, was sworn i...

Indonesia's popular president to be sworn in for final term

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's popular president who rose from poverty and pledged to champion democracy, fight entrenched corruption and modernize the world's most populous Muslim-majority nat...

Pakistan police seek to unravel networks trafficking women

FAISALABAD, Pakistan (AP) — With waves of arrests, Pakistani investigators are trying to unravel trafficking networks that convince impoverished Pakistanis to marry off their daughters to Chinese men ...

Sold into marriage, Pakistani women endure rapes in China

FAISALABAD, Pakistan (AP) — At first, in her desperate calls home to her mother in Pakistan, Natasha Masih couldn't bring herself to say what they were doing to her. All the 19-year-...

PLA troops in Hong Kong awaiting orders from Xi: Boxun

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As protests in Hong Kong intensify over a proposed law that would allow for the extradition of prisoners to China, an inside source tells the news site Boxun that Chinese Presi...

Steve Bannon talks Taiwan and Hong Kong with Chinese exile Guo Wengui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Jan. 27, Chinese real estate tycoon and political exile, Guo Wengui (郭文貴) uploaded video of former U.S. presidential advisor Steve Bannon speaking on China-US relations...