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China defends fishing ban, brushes off Vietnam's protest

May 18, 2015

China defends fishing ban, brushes off Vietnam's protest

China on Monday rejected Vietnam’s protest over Beijing’s seasonal fishing ban in the South China Sea, underscoring their dispute over ownership of islands and marine resources in the area. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the summer moratorium was an annual event and that ...

May 18, 2015

Kerry says North Korea far from resuming talks with U.S.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that recent North Korean “provocations” showed it was nowhere near taking the steps necessary for a resumption of denuclearization talks with Washington. Speaking at a news conference in the South Korean capital, Kerry also condemned “grotesque” ...

China tells its road-rage motorists to cool it

May 18, 2015

China tells its road-rage motorists to cool it

The horrific incident shocked the nation when it went viral in China earlier this month: a woman dragged from her car, thrown to the ground and kicked repeatedly in the face and head in a case of road rage in Sichuan. And it was ...

May 18, 2015

Vietnam opposes fishing ban declared by China

Vietnam said it resolutely opposes a temporary Chinese ban on fishing in a some parts of the Gulf of Tonkin, a maritime area shared by the two countries, in the latest of a series of disputes in and around the South China Sea. China’s ...

May 18, 2015

Singapore calls on Iran to investigate tanker shooting incident

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said Monday that it has requested the Iranian maritime authorities to investigate an incident last week when Iranian vessels fired shots at a Singapore-flagged tanker in the Persian Gulf. Alpine Eternity, the vessel that came under ...