World / Asia-Pacific

Kim has 'great expectations' for Games squad

[2014-07-21 07:17]

Democratic People's Republic of Korea leader Kim Jong-un has "great expectations" for his nation's athletes at the upcoming Asian Games in the Republic of Korea, state media said on Sunday, despite Pyongyang's earlier threat to boycott the event.

18 children, 1 man die in train-bus crash in India

[2014-07-25 10:03]

Eighteen children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India.

Ambassador denies China-Myanmar rail project cancelled

[2014-07-25 09:26]

Chinese ambassador to Myanmar Yang Houlan said the Chinese side did not give up the Kyaukpyu- Kunming railroad project and a Myanmar official said "it needs time to continue coordination."

UN requests Japan to redress 'comfort women' issue

[2014-07-25 09:26]

The United Nations Human Rights Committee raised its concerns on Thursday over the issue of "comfort women" and requested Japan to make immediate and effective efforts to redress this issue.

New DPRK economic zones to benefit investors

[2014-07-25 03:40]

Six new economic zones designated by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea mean opportunities for Chinese investors, but challenges like poor infrastructure remain.

Japan challenges China's sovereignty over islands

[2014-07-24 21:45]

The Japanese Foreign Ministry releases declassified diplomatic archives regarding the Diaoyu Islands, a move observers say attempts to challenge China's sovereignty over the islands.

Draw on the paddy fields

[2014-07-24 14:44]

Gigantic depictions on the paddy fields in Japan and South Korea.

13 school children die in train-bus crash in India

[2014-07-24 14:28]

Police say 13 children have been killed when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India.

DPRK hopes for better inter-Korean ties through Asian Games

[2014-07-24 09:27]

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Wednesday it is preparing for the 17th Asian Games and hopes its players and cheering squads would make the Asiad more enlivened and contribute to mending the stalled inter-Korean relations.

Report: Japan's military buildup cause for worry

[2014-07-24 03:47]

Japan's military buildup includes "unprecedented breakthroughs in all security and military-related domains", a Chinese think tank said on Wednesday, warning of the deteriorating security situation in the region.

Philippine gov't declares 2015 Chinese New Year as non-working day

[2014-07-23 17:57]

The Philippine government announced Wednesday in a proclamation on holidays that the Chinese Spring Festival in 2015 will be a special non-working day in the country.

Jakarta governor wins Indonesian election

[2014-07-23 10:11]

Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, was declared the winner Tuesday of the country's presidential election, calling it a victory for all of the nation's people.

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