General News

Duterte: China should temper its behavior in disputed waters

Aug 14, 2018

The Philippine president says China's claim to airspace above newly built islands and surrounding waters in the disputed South China Sea "is wrong" and Beijing should not tell others to leave those areas to avoid clashes

China urges Malaysia to address project woes through talks

Aug 14, 2018

China says it hopes that any problems Malaysia has with multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects will be handled through "friendly negotiation."

Global markets stabilize as Turkey jitters ease

Aug 14, 2018

Most global stock markets have steadied as worries subside over Turkey's currency crisis and its potential impact on other countries.

China blasts US military bill as interference in its affairs

Aug 14, 2018

China blasts US military spending bill that calls for plan to help self-ruled Taiwan improve its defenses as interference in country's affairs

Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise on trial for blasphemy

Aug 14, 2018

Indonesian prosecutors are seeking an 18-month prison term for a woman who was charged with blasphemy after she complained about the volume of a mosque's loudspeakers

South Korea bans driving BMWs under recall due to fires

Aug 14, 2018

South Korea bans driving recalled BMWs that haven't received safety checks following fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component

Hong Kong activist speaks to foreign press, defying Beijing

Aug 14, 2018

An activist who promotes independence for Hong Kong has given a speech to foreign journalists whose association defied the Chinese government's demand to cancel the event

Beijing appeals to US for fairness under investment law

Aug 14, 2018

Beijing appeals to US not to block business under new investment security law

Beijing: Anti-China forces are criticizing Uighur crackdown

Aug 14, 2018

China is blaming "anti-China forces" for the growing criticism of Beijing's policies in a far western region where large groups of ethnic Uighurs are being detained in internment camps

Asian markets mixed after Wall St falls on Turkey jitters

Aug 14, 2018

Asian stock markets mixed after Wall Street falls on jitters over Turkey