Jul 11, 2014

Beijing hits back at Macau democracy vote

Beijing has slammed an unofficial referendum on electoral reform to be held in the gambling mecca of Macau, local media said Thursday, after almost 800,000 turned out for a similar poll in Hong Kong. The former Portuguese colony returned to Chinese rule in 1999 ...

Japan protests China paper's map of atomic clouds

Jul 10, 2014

Japan protests China paper's map of atomic clouds

Japan lodged a protest Wednesday with China over a newspaper’s depiction of exploding mushroom clouds in a map of Japan, calling it offensive. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that Japan, as the only nation to have suffered atomic attacks, will “never tolerate” ...

Jul 2, 2014

Alps executive says sorry for revisionist gaffe at Chinese factory

Around 1,000 Chinese workers went on strike after their Japanese boss denied Tokyo had invaded China and said its 1930s actions were to “help” the country escape colonial rule, state-run media reported Wednesday. The walkout took place Tuesday, the same day Japan loosened the ...

Students to end 24-day siege of Taiwan parliament

Apr 10, 2014

Students to end 24-day siege of Taiwan parliament

Students who have occupied Taiwan’s parliament for 24 days to protest a trade pact with China planned to leave Thursday after receiving assurances the deal they see as imperiling the island’s autonomy would undergo legislative review. The pact would allow Chinese and Taiwanese service ...

Mar 9, 2014

Korean hired by Japanese consulate attacked in South Korea

Anti-Japan protesters lashed out at a South Korean employee of the Japanese Consulate General in Busan earlier this month as he stepped outside to photograph the protest, sources said Sunday. Japanese consular officials reported the March 1 assault to South Korean police and told ...

Venezuela opposition hits out at heavy-handed crackdown

Feb 21, 2014

Venezuela opposition hits out at heavy-handed crackdown

Venezuelan opposition leaders condemned the government Thursday for its heavy-handed attempt to subdue a protest movement with nighttime sweeps that have turned many parts of the country into dangerous free-fire zones. Police, National Guard troops and members of private militias have swarmed through streets ...