Aug 24, 2016

Tokyo confirms Kanagawa man charged in China for alleged spying

One of four Japanese who were arrested by Chinese authorities between last year and early this year over alleged involvement in spying activities has been indicted, sources privy to Sino-Japan relations said Tuesday. The man from Kanagawa Prefecture was detained in May last year ...

Aug 22, 2016

Chinese envoy's visit Taiwan met with protests

A Chinese envoy arrived in Taiwan Monday for a city-to-city dialogue, amid a chill in relations between the sides following the inauguration of the island’s independence-leaning President Tsai ing-wen in June. The visit by Shanghai Communist Party official Sha Hailin marks a rare point ...

After Rio, Olympics headed for Asian venues seen as safe

Aug 22, 2016

After Rio, Olympics headed for Asian venues seen as safe

For the Olympics, it’s so long Rio, hello Asia. The next three Olympics are headed for relatively calmer ports of call in South Korea, Japan and China following the organizational drama surrounding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia and the Summer Games in Brazil, ...

Aug 22, 2016

China stages live-firing drills in Tonkin Gulf amid tensions

China’s coast guard launched live-firing exercises in the Tonkin Gulf on Monday, the latest in a series of military drills that come amid renewed tensions among disputants to territory in the South China Sea. The Maritime Safety Administration said ships and boats were barred ...

World's longest glass bridge opens over canyon in China

Aug 22, 2016

World's longest glass bridge opens over canyon in China

Tourists who suffer from vertigo need not apply. The world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened Saturday in China’s spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains — an inspiration for Hollywood blockbuster Avatar. Some 430 meters long and suspended 300 meters above the earth, the bridge spans a ...

Aug 21, 2016

Russian shot putter Kolodko stripped of London silver

For the third time in a week, Russia was stripped of a track-and-field medal Saturday after another athlete tested positive in a reanalysis of doping samples from previous Olympics. Evgenia Kolodko was disqualified and stripped of the silver medal in the women’s shot put ...

Chen claims men's badminton title

Aug 21, 2016

Chen claims men's badminton title

China’s Chen Long won gold Saturday in men’s badminton, 21-18, 21-18, handing Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei his third straight Olympic silver medal and signaling Chen’s place as the game’s new power. Chen fell face down on the court then rose weeping after his 2-0 ...