ASIA/PACIFIC NEWS

Taiwan Retaliates Against Chinese Airlines, Hampering Lunar New Year Travel

In a statement released Tuesday morning about the dispute over the airspace, Taiwan’s presidential office said protecting the safety of all people flying...

Kiribati Ends Aerial Search for Missing Ferry Passengers

Photo A dinghy, left, was found in the Pacific Ocean late last month carrying seven survivors from a missing ferry from Kiribati; they were taken to the...

Ivanka Trump Arrives in South Korea for Games and Diplomacy

Despite South Korean hopes that Ms. Kim and Mr. Pence would use the Games as an opportunity for their own diplomacy, the two ignored each other in Mr....

For Taiwanese, Tests of Loyalty to China Bring Trouble in Workplace

But along with Chinese money has come Chinese migration. Hundreds of thousands of mainland Chinese have immigrated to Australia in the past decade. Many...

Trilobites: They’re Hosting Parasitic Worms in Their Bodies to Help Treat a Neglected Disease

At least two potential vaccines for “schisto” were recently approved for early stage human trials. The traditional path forward, which would cost...

China’s Censors Ban Winnie the Pooh and the Letter ‘N’ After Xi’s Power Grab

Anxious to suppress criticism, and maintain an appearance of mass support, the Communist Party’s censors have scoured the internet and social media for...

Protecting an Olympics Held in North Korea’s Nuclear Shadow

But there are still suspicions about the North’s intentions. “North Korea will cause trouble one way or another in order to interrupt the successful...

Second Afghan Governor Defies Kabul Order to Resign, Adding to U.S. Headache

The political infighting in the government-controlled area is posing another challenge. In December, Atta Mohammad Noor, the governor of Balkh Province,...

Gujrat Journal: Tragedy at Sea 3,000 Miles Away Resonates in Pakistani Village

Mr. Shabir left his hometown here, near Pakistan’s border with India, with his 24-year-old cousin, Mazhar Hussain, in December. Their families say the...

Donald Trump, Theresa May, North Korea: Your Thursday Briefing

_____ Photo Credit Money Sharma/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images • Hey, big spender. India’s government releases its annual budget today. Foreign...
In Peace Overture, Afghan President Offers Passports to Taliban

In Peace Overture, Afghan President Offers Passports to Taliban

The Taliban has yet to respond to Mr. Ghani’s proposal. But in a statement on Monday, they said they had asked American officials to talk directly to their political office, and not through the Afghan government. The statement also said that “military strategies which...

In Taiwan, Young Protesters and Ex-Presidents Chafe Against China

In Taiwan, Young Protesters and Ex-Presidents Chafe Against China

While Chiang is still revered as a strong leader by some older residents, many in Taiwan oppose the use of his likeness or name in public spaces. Statues of Chiang, once ubiquitous in Taiwan, are gradually being moved to a park in Taoyuan. Many support the removal of...

In Taiwan, Young Protesters and Ex-Presidents Chafe Against China

In Taiwan, Young Protesters and Ex-Presidents Chafe Against China

While Chiang is still revered as a strong leader by some older residents, many in Taiwan oppose the use of his likeness or name in public spaces. Statues of Chiang, once ubiquitous in Taiwan, are gradually being moved to a park in Taoyuan. Many support the removal of...

Explorer: Why Ipoh, Malaysia, Should Be on Your Travel Radar

Explorer: Why Ipoh, Malaysia, Should Be on Your Travel Radar

Chokodok (Malay for banana fritter) has accommodations above its intriguing, tumbledown, reggae-themed restaurant. Opened by two brothers who had spent some time in the islands off the coast of Peninsular Malaysia, it has tree trunks as decorations, the flotsam and...

The Interpreter: Xi Sets China on a Collision Course With History

The Interpreter: Xi Sets China on a Collision Course With History

The Harder Kind of Dictatorship If Mr. Xi stays in office for life, as many now expect, that will only formalize a process he has undertaken for years: stripping power away from China’s institutions and accumulating it for himself. It helps to mentally divide...

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