Bangabandhu’s autobiography translated to Korean

The autobiography of the Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman “The Unfinished Memoirs" has been translated into Korean language as part of celebrating his birth centenary.

Japan minister says necessary to 'wake up' to protect Taiwan

Speaking to the Hudson Institute think tank, State Minister of Defence Yasuhide Nakayama questioned whether the decision of many countries, including Japan and United States, to follow a "one-China" policy that has recognized Beijing rather than Taipei since the 1970s would stand the test of time.

Myanmar violence escalates with rise of ‘self-defence’ groups: report

Violence in post-coup Myanmar has escalated as anti-junta “self-defence” forces step up to take on the military, a report said yesterday, warning of an “enormous” human cost if the regime uses its full power in subsequent crackdowns.

Proposed changes to South Korea citizenship law face anti-China headwinds

South Korea is trying to increase its future working population by making it easier for children of foreign residents to become citizens, but its plans have run into trouble in the face of rising anti-China sentiment.

NKorea's Kim says food situation 'tense' due to pandemic, typhoons

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said the country's economy improved this year but called for measures to tackle the "tense" food situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic and last year's typhoons, state media said on Wednesday.

Philippines' Duterte will not cooperate with ICC probe into bloody anti-drugs campaign

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will not cooperate with an investigation into the country's bloody war on drugs planned by the International Criminal Court (ICC), his spokesperson said on Tuesday while defending the administration's record on human rights.

June 19, 2021
June 19, 2021

Apple Daily editor, CEO denied bail in Hong Kong

Two executives of Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, charged under a national security law, were denied bail on Saturday in a case that has drawn international condemnation and stoked fears over media freedoms in the financial hub.

June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021

Asia has wary welcome for G7′s answer to Belt and Road

A plan by the Group of Seven nations to counter Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative has been welcomed by countries in China's immediate orbit of influence but will need to overcome doubts about Western commitment to emerging market projects.

June 16, 2021
June 16, 2021

Proposed changes to South Korea citizenship law face anti-China headwinds

South Korea is trying to increase its future working population by making it easier for children of foreign residents to become citizens, but its plans have run into trouble in the face of rising anti-China sentiment.

June 16, 2021
June 16, 2021

NKorea's Kim says food situation 'tense' due to pandemic, typhoons

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said the country's economy improved this year but called for measures to tackle the "tense" food situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic and last year's typhoons, state media said on Wednesday.

June 15, 2021
June 15, 2021

Philippines' Duterte will not cooperate with ICC probe into bloody anti-drugs campaign

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will not cooperate with an investigation into the country's bloody war on drugs planned by the International Criminal Court (ICC), his spokesperson said on Tuesday while defending the administration's record on human rights.

June 15, 2021
June 15, 2021

China urges NATO to stop exaggerating 'China threat theory'

China's mission to the European Union urged NATO on Tuesday to stop exaggerating the "China threat theory" after the group's leaders warned that the country presents "systemic challenges".

June 14, 2021
June 14, 2021

China denounces G7 statement, urges group to stop slandering country

China denounced on Monday a joint statement by the Group of Seven leaders that had scolded Beijing over a range of issues as a gross interference in the country’s internal affairs, and urged the grouping to stop slandering China.

June 14, 2021
June 14, 2021

Taiwan says will be 'force for good' after unprecedented G7 support

Taiwan will be a "force for good" and continue to seek even greater international support, the presidential office said, after the Chinese-claimed island won unprecedented backing from the Group of Seven of major democracies.

June 14, 2021
June 14, 2021

Gas pipe explosion kills 12 in China

A gas pipe explosion in a residential community in a central Chinese city killed 12 people and injured 138, state media CCTV reported yesterday.

June 10, 2021
June 10, 2021

Military plane crashes near Myanmar's Mandalay, killing 12

A military plane has crashed near Myanmar's second-biggest city of Mandalay, killing 12 people, the city's fire service said in a post on social media.