China expresses concern after Japan's passage of security bills

2015-07-16 15:50:44

China called on Japan to refrain from damaging China's sovereignty and security interests after the passage of controversial security bills in Japan's lower house Thursday.

Japan's ruling bloc rams through controversial war bills in lower house

2015-07-16 13:56:57

Japan's ruling coalition led by PM Shinzo Abe rammed through a series of controversial security bills in the all-powerful lower house Thursday.

Malaysian ships ready for continuous search operations for MH370 in winter

2015-07-16 13:38:09

Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tionglai said Thursday in a statement that the ships have undergone winterization to reflect operational needs in the winter for the search of MH370.

China's VP to begin rare visit to Hanoi

2015-07-16 07:51:16

A top Chinese official will make a rare political visit to Hanoi on Thursday and is scheduled to have talks with Vietnamese leaders amid lingering maritime tensions between the two neighbors.

ROK, DPRK meet in Kaesong to discuss wage issue

2015-07-16 11:03:13

Delegates of the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) met Thursday in the DPRK's border town of Kaesong to discuss issues, including a wage hike for DPRK workers hired at the namesake factory park.

Amid protests, Japan passes defense bill

2015-07-16 09:40:47

A committee of Japan's lower house passed controversial security bills aimed at beefing up the role of Japan's military on Wednesday, despite strong domestic protests and concerns among neighboring countries.

Abe gov't forcing war bills triggers anger

2015-07-16 09:14:06

In a huge showing of public condemnation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ruling bloc's forcing through two constitutionally unsound security bills through a special lower house parliamentary committee Wednesday ahead of a full session vote, thousands gathered at the national Diet building to protest the move.

Chinese VP meets Japanese orphans raised by Chinese families

2015-07-16 08:58:08

Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao met with a group of Japanese orphans who were raised by Chinese families after the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.

Solar plane suspends journey in Hawaii after battery damage

2015-07-15 22:05:53

A team trying to fly a solar-powered plane around the world said Wednesday it is suspending the journey in Hawaii after the plane suffered battery damage during its record-breaking flight to the islands.

President Xi pledges stronger relations with Fiji

2015-07-15 21:53:17

Chinese President Xi Jinping met here on Wednesday with Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, vowing stronger relations and cooperation in agricultural technology and infrastructure.

Pakistan shoots down Indian spy drone: media

2015-07-15 21:31:46

The Pakistan army on Wednesday claimed to have shot down an Indian spy drone for violating territorial boundaries and for suspicious activities in the Pakistan administered area of Jammu and Kashmir.

Thai navy's plan to buy Chinese subs put on hold

2015-07-15 20:52:36

The Thai navy's plan to buy three newly-built submarines from China has been apparently put on hold by the military-led government.