Feb 3, 2016

U.S. says summit with ASEAN nations 'not anti-China'

A summit with Southeast Asian leaders that President Barack Obama will host this month is “not anti-China,” a State Department official said Tuesday. The meeting will bring leaders from the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations at the California resort of Sunnylands on Feb. ...

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

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

China arrests fourth Japanese over spying, government confirms

The government denied Monday that Japan carries out espionage activities abroad as it announced that Chinese authorities have formally arrested a fourth Japanese citizen on suspicion of spying. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, the top government spokesman, said China informed Japan last month that ...

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 ...

Here we go again with North Korea

Feb 1, 2016

Here we go again with North Korea

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The international community should agree upon the consequences of the next North Korean provocation, so that the next action brings it together rather than provides yet another opportunity for Pyongyang to divide and conquer.