Dec 8, 2014

South Korea pushing for summit with Japan, China

President Park Geun-hye said Monday that South Korea is working to hold a trilateral summit with Japan and China and establish more trust in East Asia. “The establishment of a framework of trust and cooperation in the East Asian region, including the Korean Peninsula, ...

Dec 8, 2014

23% of 'purified' water in China is polluted, tests show

Almost a quarter of purified drinking water tested by China’s top safety watchdog was substandard, with many products found to contain excessive levels of bacteria, the official Shanghai Daily newspaper said on Monday. The findings underline the challenge to controlling supply chains in China, ...

Dec 5, 2014

China gains foothold on American campuses, scholars say

China’s authoritarian government is gaining a foothold on American campuses by funding dozens of institutes that project a rose-tinted view of the Asian nation that compromises the academic integrity of U.S. universities, a congressional hearing has been told. Scholars of China testified that these ...

Dec 4, 2014

China faces dumping duties over exported chemical

China is dumping a chemical substance used in making beds and car seats in the Japanese market, the Japanese government said in a provisional determination Thursday. Toluene diisocyanate is being sold at an estimated dumping margin of 74.67 percent, according to the determination. The ...

Dec 4, 2014

Weighing Abe's Asian diplomacy

Japanese voters should consider the results of the Abe adminisration's diplomatic moves with regard to South Korea and China, when they cast their votes Dec. 14.