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Jun 1, 2015

South Korea, China sign free trade pact

China and South Korea on Monday formally signed a free trade agreement that would remove most tariffs between Asia’s largest and fourth-largest economies, whose trade is already worth more than $200 billion. The pact — largely agreed in November and signed by the two ...

Jun 1, 2015

China to conduct live-fire military exercise near Myanmar border

China’s military will begin live-fire ammunition drills Tuesday near the country’s border with Myanmar, the Chinese defense ministry has said. The drill will be held in the southwestern province of Yunnan and aircraft will be banned from entering local airspace, the Ministry of National ...

Jun 1, 2015

China to punish officials who interfere in judicial cases

China’s top prosecutor will punish officials who attempt to interfere in court cases, the official Xinhua News Agency said Sunday, the latest move adopted by the government to boost the rule of law and instill confidence in the courts. The Supreme People’s Procuratorate said ...

Jun 1, 2015

Ailing Thai king returns to hospital

Thailand’s revered but ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej has returned to hospital in Bangkok for medical tests, the palace said Sunday, amid deep public concern over his health in the politically turbulent country. The 87-year-old king, the world’s longest-serving monarch, is treated as a near-deity ...

China not seeking conflict in South China Sea, admiral says

May 31, 2015

China not seeking conflict in South China Sea, admiral says

China will not subjugate its national interests, Adm. Sun Jianguo told a regional defense forum in Singapore, even as he painted a picture of a country willing to cooperate on matters including the disputed South China Sea. “China strives to play a constructive role ...