China dismisses recent tension in South China Sea as 'old tricks'

2015-05-26 16:25:58

Defense Ministry spokesperson Yang Yujun on Tuesday labeled recent incidents in the South China Sea as "old tricks" used to stir tensions and smear the reputation of Chinese armed forces.

Traditional firefighters perform acrobatic stunts in Japan

2015-05-26 16:21:21

Men wearing costume of traditional firefighters perform acrobatic stunts atop a bamboo ladder following a memorial service for firefighters at Sensoji temple in Tokyo's downtown of Asakusa May 25, 2015.

Ten school children drowned in Laos' ferry accident

2015-05-26 15:56:57

Ten school children are feared drowned in Laos after the boat they were traveling in capsized in a major tributary of the Mekong, the Nam Ngum river.

Australia demands Japan forfeits right to submarine intellectual property

2015-05-26 15:12:16

Australia will demand Japan hands over all technology and intellectual property rights relating to its Soryu submarines if the Japanese government ends up winning the right to build Australia's next class of submarines.

Myanmar to repatriate 200 Bangladeshi 'boat people'

2015-05-26 10:31:13

Myanmar will repatriate 200 Bangladeshi "boat people" to their homeland rescued by the Myanmar navy under an agreement between the authorities of the two countries.

ROK, US, Japan to hold talks on DPRK nuke program

2015-05-26 10:16:15

Top negotiators of the Republic of Korea (ROK), the United States and Japan plan to meet in Seoul on Tuesday to discuss the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s nuclear program and ways of resuming the long-stalled six-party talks to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

China lodges representations over US military reconnaissance

2015-05-26 09:08:45

China has lodged solemn representations with the United States following a US military jet's reconnaissance in the South China Sea.

Japanese scholars call for recognition of 'comfort women' issue

2015-05-26 08:51:52

Sixteen associations of history scholars and educators across Japan issued a joint statement on Monday, urging Japanese politicians and media outlets to squarely face up to Japan's wartime atrocities, especially the"comfort women" who were forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels.

Embassy verifying 'video of kidnap'

2015-05-26 07:47:34

Chinese embassy in Pakistan is attempting to verify reports of a video purporting to show a Chinese kidnapped by Taliban-allied fighters in Pakistan.

China's Huawei to build undersea cable in SE Asia

2015-05-25 20:37:15

China's Huawei Marine Networks, a global submarine network provider, said on Monday that it won a bid to build the Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand (MCT) undersea cable system.

No human trafficking camps left in Thai south

2015-05-25 15:39:31

Thai police said on Monday there were no human trafficking camps left in southern Thailand following a month-long crackdown and the discovery of seven camps in mountainous jungle near the Thai-Malaysian border.

Malaysia finds 139 graves, 28 suspected trafficking camps

2015-05-25 15:13:05

Some 139 grave sites and 28 suspected human trafficking camps have been discovered near Malaysia's northern border with Thailand.