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Feb 2, 2016

Senior Chinese official arrives in North Korea

China’s point man for North Korea arrived Tuesday in Pyongyang amid a flurry of diplomacy over the North’s recent nuclear test. The visit by Wu Dawei, China’s special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs, comes after North Korea said it successfully tested its first H-bomb ...

Feb 2, 2016

Foreign governments piling pressure on Malaysia over fund scandal

Malaysia may have absolved its prime minister in a huge corruption scandal, but foreign authorities investigating suspicious global fund flows are making clear they consider the affair far from over and that the net is tightening. Malaysia’s attorney general last week cleared Prime Minister ...

Feb 2, 2016

China legal aid center reportedly closed over foreign donations

A women’s legal aid center shut down in Beijing was probably ordered to close because it took money from overseas donors, state media said Tuesday after U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton backed its founder. Beijing police ordered the closure of the Zhongze Women’s Legal ...

Feb 1, 2016

Taiwan legislature elects new speaker from victorious DPP

Taiwan’s legislature on Monday elected a new speaker from the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party following its landslide victory in elections last month. Su Jia-chyuan on Monday became the first DPP speaker of the 113-seat body after the party trounced the ruling Nationalists in the ...

Feb 1, 2016

China arrests 21 over $7.6 billion Ponzi scam

Chinese authorities have arrested 21 people on suspicion of defrauding around 900,000 people of more than 50 billion yuan ($7.6 billion), state media reported, after an online peer-to-peer lender turned out to be a giant Ponzi scheme. Ezubao offered investors annual returns of between ...

Feb 1, 2016

China to execute two for killing British Tibetan monk

China has sentenced two men to death for stabbing to death a British monk in a financial dispute, state media said. The monk founded the first Tibetan monastery in Europe. Akong Tulku Rinpoche, co-founder of Scotland’s Samye Ling monastery, was found dead with multiple ...

Feb 1, 2016

China punishes 27 officials over teen's wrongful execution

Twenty-seven officials in China have been “penalized” for the wrongful execution of a teenager 20 years ago, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday. Hugjiltu was 18 in 1996 when he was sentenced and put to death for the rape and murder of a ...