Asia Pacific Topics

Apr 20, 2014

Blue blood backed in Taipei mayor poll

Sean Lien, the son of former Taiwan Vice President Lien Chan, Saturday won the ruling Nationalist Party’s nomination to run for mayor of Taipei. The 44-year-old, who was born into one of the island’s richest political families, has promised to donate his mayoral salary ...

N. Korea protests to U.K. over hairdo ad

Apr 18, 2014

N. Korea protests to U.K. over hairdo ad

North Korea has written an official letter of complaint to Britain over a London hair salon’s poster implying leader Kim Jong Un has a bad hairstyle, the Foreign Office confirmed Thursday. The poster was put up to advertise discount haircuts at the M&M Hair ...

UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea

Apr 18, 2014

UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea

The head of the commission of inquiry that accused North Korea of crimes against humanity told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it must take action against “a totalitarian state without parallel in the contemporary world,” and he told reporters that most council ...

Apr 14, 2014

Forgery probe clears South Korean spy chief

South Korean prosecutors concluded Monday that the head of the national spy agency was not involved in the fabrication of evidence in an alleged espionage case. The National Intelligence Service has been accused of forging documents — including Chinese border control records — to ...

China investigates two more allies of former security chief

Apr 13, 2014

China investigates two more allies of former security chief

Two officials with ties to China’s powerful former domestic security chief, Zhou Yongkang, have been placed under investigation, Chinese media and officials said, amid ramped-up speculation that Zhou himself is being targeted. Zhao Miao, a standing committee member of the Communist Party committee in ...