Government And Politics

Philippines seizes drugs in upscale area, arrests 4 Chinese

Mar 20, 2019

Methamphetamine hidden in tea wrappers and biscuit cans seized in Philippines' second-largest drug haul this year, a sign of how the problem has persisted despite crackdown and an indication of international trafficking ties

Asian markets trend lower, tracking Wall St losses

Mar 20, 2019

Asian shares mostly lower, tracking Wall Street losses ahead of Fed meeting

Pro-Thaksin candidates adopt his name in Thai election

Mar 20, 2019

The name of ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra remains so potent in Thai politics that some candidates have changed their names so his supporters can register their loyalty at the ballot box

Concern raised over SKorean treatment of Bloomberg reporter

Mar 20, 2019

Journalists' organizations are raising concern over press freedom in South Korea after the ruling party singled out a reporter over what it claimed was a "borderline traitorous" article insulting President Moon Jae-in

Taiwan, US plan new talks this year in rebuke to Beijing

Mar 19, 2019

Taiwan and the U.S. will hold talks later this year as part of upgraded efforts to counter Beijing's growing pressure on the island for political unification

Asian shares mixed in muted trading ahead of US Fed meeting

Mar 19, 2019

Asian shares are mixed in muted trading as investors await US Federal Reserve meeting later in the week

China's Xi to make 3-nation Europe visit starting Thursday

Mar 18, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Italy, France and Monaco beginning Thursday

Global shares rise as investors watch US-China trade talks

Mar 18, 2019

Global shares gained as investors awaited signs of progress in negotiations on resolving a trade war between the two biggest economies

US Navy won't alter sail-bys at sea despite China maneuver

Mar 18, 2019

The U.S. Navy won't alter its so-called "freedom of navigation" sail-bys in the disputed South China Sea and has pressed ahead with such operations despite a dangerous maneuver by a Chinese ship against an American destroyer

China says 13,000 Xinjiang 'terrorists' arrested since 2014

Mar 18, 2019

China has arrested nearly 13,000 people it describes as terrorists in Xinjiang since 2014, the government said in a report issued to counter criticism of internment camps and other oppressive security in the traditionally Islamic region