Government And Politics

Chinese customs data show December exports to US contracted 3.5 percent compared with year ago as Trump tariff hikes hit

Jan 14, 2019

Chinese customs data show December exports to US contracted 3.5 percent compared with year ago as Trump tariff hikes hit

China reports 2018 exports rose 7.1 percent, imports up 12.9 percent as U.S. tariffs imposed.

Jan 14, 2019

China reports 2018 exports rose 7.1 percent, imports up 12.9 percent as U.S. tariffs imposed.

Ghosn's wife slams Japan detention as 'draconian' in letter

Jan 13, 2019

The wife of Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn has written a letter to Human Rights Watch, an advocacy group, criticizing Japan's criminal justice system

Top US Navy officer to visit China amid heightened tensions

Jan 12, 2019

The U.S. Navy's top officer will visit China beginning Sunday amid increasing frictions between the two militaries in the South China Sea and other issues pointing to their rivalry for dominance in Asia

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

Jan 12, 2019

A Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse by her family has left Bangkok for asylum in Canada

The Latest: Canada grants asylum to Saudi woman

Jan 11, 2019

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will grant asylum to a Saudi woman fleeing alleged family abuse

UN expert: N.Korea nuclear talks should include human rights

Jan 11, 2019

A U.N. rights investigator says negotiations on North Korea's denuclearization must also include its abysmal human rights situation

China claims wins in returning fugitives, funds from abroad

Jan 11, 2019

China says 1,335 fugitives who fled abroad were returned to the country last year and more than $519 million in ill-gotten gains was recovered

Taiwan leader appoints new premier following election loss

Jan 11, 2019

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has appointed a close political ally as premier during a Cabinet reshuffle following the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's heavy losses in local elections

Asian stocks rise on Fed restraint, U.S-China trade hopes

Jan 11, 2019

Asian markets are mostly higher as investors cheer a more reactive Federal Reserve and U.S.-China trade talks