General News

Air China flight diverted after man holds attendant hostage

Apr 15, 2018

Chinese authorities say an Air China flight diverted to land in central China after a passenger held a flight attendant hostage using a pen as his weapon

Taiwan leader inspects navy as China prepares drills

Apr 13, 2018

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has conducted a naval inspection ahead of planned military exercises by rival China

Cambodia opposition leader seeks Japan role in fair election

Apr 13, 2018

Cambodia's self-exiled opposition leader has urged Japan, his nation's biggest donor, to use its leverage and convince his nation's autocratic government to ensure that July elections are democratic

Global stocks mostly up as trade, Syria uncertainties ease

Apr 13, 2018

Global stock markets are trading mostly higher as US says it's open to trade talks with Pacific countries, consults allies before decisions on strikes in Syria.

Indonesia credit rating upgraded by Moody's

Apr 13, 2018

Moody's has upgraded Indonesia's credit rating due to increased confidence the government will maintain its recent track record of responsibly managing the national budget and interest rate policy

Asia cautious about possible Trump rethink on trade deal

Apr 13, 2018

Japan, Australia and New Zealand are reacting cautiously after President Donald Trump signaled he might reopen talks on a Pacific Rim trade deal that he pulled the U.S. out of shortly after taking office

China's March trade weakens, surplus with US at $15.4B

Apr 13, 2018

China's global trade balance swung to a rare deficit in March as exports shrank but its surplus with the United States, the center of a worsening dispute with Washington, stood at $15.4 billion

China traders, farmers shrug off risk of US soybeans tariff

Apr 13, 2018

Chinese farmers, traders say possible tariffs on US soybeans open opportunities to diversify, profit

Indonesia's Aceh to take caning indoors after backlash

Apr 13, 2018

Indonesia's conservative Aceh province will no longer allow canings for violations of Shariah law to be done in public, following international condemnation of the caning of two men for gay sex that damaged Indonesia's moderate image

China plans Taiwan Strait live-fire exercises amid tensions

Apr 13, 2018

China announced it will hold live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions over increased American support for Taiwan's government